21 May 2018

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What’s in an election?

The significance of democracy does not lie just in the act of voting somebody to power, but in the way that power is exercised by those elected   [ continue reading...]

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What is 'surplus value' in Economics

This refers to the financial profits that a capitalist earns by underpaying his workers. The idea of surplus value was proposed by German philosopher   [ continue reading...]

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Miles to go for the new bankruptcy code

The new bankruptcy code yields its first success, but many wrinkles remain   [ continue reading...]

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'Iraq War Playbook' Returns as Pompeo Replaces Diplomacy With Threat to 'Crush' Iran

Jake Johnson, staff writerIn a speech at the right-wing Heritage Foundation on Monday that critics said should put to rest all lingering illusions that the Trum...   [ continue reading...]

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On the great Asian highway

India and China must forge an understanding to cooperate on regional connectivity projects   [ continue reading...]

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Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Prudish, Delusional and Selfish Religious Nuts: Study

In America, say all the hateful stuff you want and invoke the First Amendment while you're at it. If you can’t be legally implicated for inciting violen...   [ continue reading...]

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The classroom as the instructor’s castle

The autonomy of the teacher has been cramped, and it reflects in the state of higher education   [ continue reading...]

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The U.S. Considered Declaring Russia a State Sponsor of Terror, Then Dropped It

by Sebastian Rotella The attempt to kill a former Russian spy in England bore an ominous signat...   [ continue reading...]

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Steven Pinker’s ideas are fatally flawed. These eight graphs show why.

It’s time to reclaim the mantle of “Progress” for progressives. Steven Pinker...   [ continue reading...]

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How Mohammed bin Salman Has Transformed Saudi Arabia

Rosie Bsheer In just a few years, the crown prince has seized unprecedented power and wealth, imposed brutal repression to silence critics, and furthered a rec...   [ continue reading...]

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"Three Challenges In Contemporary Populism Research" by Yannis Stavrakakis

Today populism seems to be firmly back on the agenda. A series of recent events have shocked and scandalised our global public spheres, causing concern for the...   [ continue reading...]

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Taller than the trees

Japan’s elderly population is surging, and its birthrate is one of the lowest in the world. Concurrently, more women than ever are entering the workforce,...   [ continue reading...]

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Scourging Yemen

On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Saudi Air Defenses intercepted two Houthi...   [ continue reading...]

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World Cup No Time to Obscure Plight of Syrians

This is no time to obscure the plight of Syrians. World leaders should abstain from attending the opening ceremony of the World Cup...   [ continue reading...]

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Illinois Bill Would Allow Cops to Spy on Protesters Using Drones With Facial-Recognition Technology

On May 2, the Illinois Senate approved SB 2562, which would allow police to use drones equipped with facial recognition capabilities to spy on large public gath...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Are So Many Democrats Afraid of Impeachment?

John Nichols Party leaders need to make clear that impeachment is always valid when there is evidence of presidential wrongdoing, cover-ups, and corruption of...   [ continue reading...]

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"From Neoliberal Ruins To Recovery: Iceland Is Real Poster-Boy" by Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson

At a Nordic-Baltic Development Forum meeting, held in Riga some years ago, there arose a lively controversy on the relative merits of the Swedish (Nordic) model...   [ continue reading...]

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Supreme Court Rules for Businesses Over Workers

In a 5-4 decision, the court says employers can prohibit workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace.   [ continue reading...]

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Delphic priestesses were the world’s first political risk consultants

In 480 BCE, the citizens of Athens were in more trouble than it is possible for our modern minds to fathom. Xerxes, the seemingly omnipotent son of Darius the G...   [ continue reading...]

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72% of Democrats Say Opposing Trump Isn't Enough, Want Congressional Candidates to Push Progressive Agenda

Jessica Corbett, staff writerAmid congressional primary races and ahead of the November 6 election, a new poll found that 72 percent of Democrats and Independen...   [ continue reading...]

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