15 April 2018

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ICE Agents Feel More Empowered Than Ever to Arrest and Deport Even the Lowest-Priority Immigrants

From the time they first flirted at a party, Anne and Ludvin Franco were inseparable. It did not matter that Anne, a waitress, was Pennsylvania Dutch going back...   [ continue reading...]

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Reimagining governance

Getting the Centre, States and district administrations to work in tandem is crucial   [ continue reading...]

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“First past the post” is failing the Labour movement – it's time to mend our voting system

The inherent bias towards Tory seats in our voting system is set to get worse, and the arguments for reforming it...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia’s Telegram ban is just the start of the battle over online anonymity

The ban on the popular social network and messenging app heralds a new era of pressure on online privacy, includin...   [ continue reading...]

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Age, height, education

Every day in People’s Square in the heart of Shanghai, parents of marriage-aged single children trawl through handwritten personal advertisements and cons...   [ continue reading...]

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With Walkout and Rally Planned for Monday, Teachers' Anger Over Low Pay and Lack of Funding Spreads to Colorado

Julia Conley, staff writer"Educators are fed up...Colorado has, year over year over year, significantly underfunded our public schools.   [ continue reading...]

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Those Who Study and Those Who Know

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels have found a wide audience, from those who, like many of Ferrante’s characters, have little formal education to t...   [ continue reading...]

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Post Peak Minsky—Debt, Unsustainability, and Inequality

If we truly want to increase equality, then, it will have to be created at a sustainable level, and thus ones much lower than that enjoyed by the rich, middle-c...   [ continue reading...]

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Chelsea Manning on Trump's "Mission Accomplished" Tweet: "I Believe I Have Heard Those Words Before"

On Friday, the US, UK and France launched coordinated military strikes in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, over a week ago. The a...   [ continue reading...]

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Brexit Reopens Old Wounds in Northern Ireland

In less than 12 months, the United Kingdom will leave the EU. One of the hardest issues to solve is how to handle the border between Northern Ireland and the Re...   [ continue reading...]

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Mandate and allocations

The terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission raise questions about constitutional propriety   [ continue reading...]

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‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa

LGBT rights activists from across the Middle East and North Africa bring you on a journey of self-discovery, solidarity and strength...   [ continue reading...]

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Where Is the Democratic Outrage Over Trump's Illegal Attack on Syria?

The illegal airstrikes on Syria last Friday provoked a widespread but largely muted opposition from Democrats, which is not surprising since the Democratic Part...   [ continue reading...]

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Kentucky school teachers: why we're walking out on strike

As school teachers walk out across the US, in Kentucky they're storming the state Capitol and making big demands, reports striking teacher James H. Mi...   [ continue reading...]

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Is MSNBC Becoming Conservative? The Supposedly Liberal Network Loves Anti-Trump Republicans More Than Leftists

Loading up on semi-repentant conservatives and ignoring the activist left, MSNBC is doing the nation a disservice. In the wake of Donald Trump’s ele...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, Growing Up With the Threat of Pervasive Violence

Guns. In a country with more than 300 million of them, a country that’s recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing s...   [ continue reading...]

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Nuclear Keeps on Polluting, Long After Shutdown

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced on March 26, 2018 that in February 2017 LaCrosseSolutions had spilled 400 gallons of radioactively contaminated w...   [ continue reading...]

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What’s left? Italian movements after the triumph of the Five Star Movement

The new populist party captured public anger against austerity and corrupt elites more successfully than the radical left, writes Lorenzo Zamponi. So where next...   [ continue reading...]

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Want to feel unique? Believe in the reptile people

The internet is full of wild-eyed insinuation. Seemingly accidental events are not actually accidental. A few powerful people have hatched plots to bring about...   [ continue reading...]

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James Comey Had Some Very Not Nice Things to Say About Donald Trump

When portions of James Comey’s much-anticipated memoir, A Higher Loyalty, started appearing last week, it was widely reported that the former FBI director...   [ continue reading...]

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