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It was chilling enough to learn that President-elect Donald Trump’s team was discussing the idea of a  registry for Muslim immigrants . The news grew even more alarming when Carl Higbie, a Trump surrogate, defended the notion by citing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Now, people in search of a ray of hope are turning to actor-turned-activist George Takei and his inspiring 2014 TED Talk .

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When Your Candidate Loses

16Nov

The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted

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Anything Is Possible

16Nov

If there’s anything that Donald Trump has taught us, it’s that anything is possible in America. Any crazy-ass thing, no matter how insane, no matter how fucked up, is possible.

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A large stretch of road that was swallowed by a massive sinkhole in southwestern Japan has reopened just one week after its collapse. It took just two days for workers in the coastal city of Fukuoka to fill in the hole ― described as 98 feet long and 49 feet deep ― and repair the road and water mains, according to local reports. The city reportedly spent the following days testing the road to make sure it was safe before opening it to the public Tuesday morning.

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This article is cross-posted on TheCommunity.com Authors: Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Patron of WithOneSeed Andrew Mahar, CEO, Xpand Foundation As the aftermath of the US election fixes our attention internationally, and will continue to do so as we wait to see what happens next, the issue of climate change is only accelerating in urgency. We must not allow ourselves to lose focus, particularly on the climate talks currently underway in Marrakech (COP22)

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The good news about the civil rights struggle, suggests a new PBS special, is that we’re winning it. The less good news is that it will never be won

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Earth To Trump: Go Green

14Nov

Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true.

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Notice to Trump: We’re Ready

14Nov

On January 14, thousands will converge in Washington, D.C. as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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In Cinzana, Mali, cooperative vegetable gardens were established with access to water, tools & land, to diversify their food and livelihoods (Photo:UNDP) After last year’s successful adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate negotiators and activists are now on their way to Morocco.

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An Everyman’s Guide To Moving To A New City

14Nov

Congratulations! You got the job offer you’ve been working toward since you graduated college. There’s just one hitch ― you live in Brooklyn, and they’re in Chicago. Looks like you’ll need to plan a big move, stat

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Sorry, Orson. This time we’re invading Mars, not the other way around.

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Why Do Women Hate Each Other?

14Nov

For the first time in my 50 years on this earth, I have started to doubt that I will see a woman president in my lifetime. There I said it. I have had to wrestle with, and accept a fact so foreign and unexplainable to me: a lot of women seem to have an innate bias against other women

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By AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun – Asian Millennials, born between the early 1980s-early 2000s, are eating out more often and more interested in traveling abroad than Western counterparts. In particular, Millennials in emerging markets such as China and India are seeing their average wage increase and their buying power will increase further in the coming years. Let’s look at the spending habits of the Millennials in Asia.

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Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.

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Staying the Couse on National Security Policy

12Nov

Since last Tuesday, U.S. allies and adversaries along with the American people have been wondering what the election means for their future

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My wife came down to breakfast Thursday morning still in a daze over the outcome of the election. She said, poignantly, “I feel just like I did after my father died. I used to wake up each day with a sense of dread saying ‘that really didn’t happen, did it?’ But it did happen, just like this election happened, and I’m having that same sense of dread”

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What If Trump Turns Out To Be Great?

12Nov

What is the best we can hope for a Trump presidency? If Trump’s election proves anything, it is that the ideas which used buttress the old ruling elite no longer hold sway.

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Last week, we pre-empted our usual Talking Points format for a pre-election column.

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We are in an exciting time for biomedical innovation, but there is still much to be done to realize science’s promise. President-elect Donald Trump will need to work to ensure an environment where innovation and ingenuity here in the United States continue to thrive. And we have some ideas about where to start.

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By Yiannis Giokas In the last decade, we’ve witnessed a major shift in the way IT departments operate. Today, many organizations are faced with competing choices in speed, availability, stability and cost optimization

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What Will I Tell My Children?

09Nov

What Will I Tell My Children? I was in bed by 9:00 pm last night

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Is President-Elect Trump A Climate Disaster?

09Nov

Anyone concerned with US politics and climate change may be nervous after Tuesday’s national election. He said he would ‘cancel’ the Paris Agreement , although what this means is unclear.

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Guest author Pei Pei Liu is an Edward J. Meade Policy Fellow

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One Day To Go In A Battleground State

08Nov

“If I had Aladdin’s lamp for only a day, I’d make a wish and here’s what I’d say…” Lexington, North Carolina: It feels very much like Ground Zero here. Hillary will wrap up her campaign in Raleigh tonight. Here in the “Piedmont” people on both sides believe that whatever they can do in the final hours can make the difference, not just for North Carolina, but for the country

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By Kevin Hoffman The number of Illinoisans who voted early, before Election Day, has reached record levels.

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After we turn 50, we all start to worry about cardiovascular disease and what to do about it. We might also fret about dementia and whether we will get Alzheimer’s — and arthritis is an ailment we prefer to do without. The inability to sleep, loss of energy, fatigue, anxiety, and depression might rear their ugly heads as well.

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Last Call To Stein Voters And Stay-At-Homers

06Nov

Some folks who identify as progressive — and therefore oppose Clinton — still think it is OK to vote for Jill Stein in so-called safe states. I urge you to think again. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the only hope to advance a progressive agenda is to build a unified, integrated progressive movement at the local, state and national levels

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The Ark and the Election

05Nov

The Unicorn is a Mythical Beast. James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden Although my readers do not come to this space to get ideas for vacations they may wish to take, many of my readers may be looking for respite after suffering through the last 12 months of what is known as presidential politics

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This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought the Supreme Court to legalize interracial marriage.

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With luck the US presidential election results will be decisive on November 8. There will be a clear winner and no election disputes will emerge. Yet as the polls tighten nationally and in critical swing states there are possibilities of a contested election

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Being your own boss can be great, you set your own hours, location, there’s no ceiling on how much money you can make, but there’s a dark side of being your own boss that’s often overlooked, which most entrepreneurs are simply not prepared for. This is likely a big factor in why 90% of startups fail within the first year. With great freedom, comes no freedom whatsoever.

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Co-Authored by Maclen Zilber, Democratic Strategist and Campaign Consultant based in Hollywood, CA Despite the recent scandal swirling around FBI Director James Comey stemming from his controversial and unprecedented engagement in the 2016 race for the White House, most public opinion polls continue to show that Hillary Clinton has a firm structural electoral college advantage in the race to become America’s 45th President.

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Losing Perspective Amidst the Spin

05Nov

FBI Director James Comey’s brief letter to eight Congressional committee chairpersons updating them that that the FBI would investigate further emails from Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton found on the computer of her aide’s husband, Anthony Weiner, has shifted the Presidential polls. FBI director James Comey feared “being misunderstood,” but surely he knew that Mr. Trump and partisan media would swing into full conspiracy theory combat.

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Making Art In The Internet Age (4)

04Nov

Works in the exhibition #INSTALARITY by Alonsa Guevara, Marc Trujillo, and Justin Tecson.

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Idolatry And The U.S. Climate Change Divide

04Nov

Photo credit: Pixabay In his book The Dynamics of Faith Paul Tillich famously defines one’s object of faith as that for which one is willing to sacrifice everything. Some people sacrifice friends and family for money or fame.

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‘Green News Report’ – November 1, 2016

04Nov

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It’s the behemoth media platform that has a hand in a large proportion of US TV ad spending.

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Image: University of British Columbia Walking and cycling are good exercise, but in urban settings, increasing your breathing rate can mean inhaling more polluted air. In a new study , Alex Bigazzi of the University of British Columbia has pinpointed optimal walking and cycling speeds to minimize exposure to air pollutants

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Forgotten Bits of Subway Stations

03Nov

Artist Manu Saluja exhibits a body of work depicting the New York City subway system in ​her solo exhibition Passage: ​Paintings of Urban Life . She paints figures well, but the paintings that leap out at me include no people at all: they are closeups of details of the weathered stations themselves

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Fifty-One Presidential Elections on Tuesday

03Nov

The United States electoral system is complex and sometimes hard to phantom. Under the United States Constitution, there will be fifty-one separate elections for President in each of the fifty states plus Washington DC on Tuesday, not one

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By James M. Dorsey Two high-level meetings in recent months involving senior military commanders and intelligence officials and/or top-level government representatives spotlight Pakistan’s difficulty in coming to grips with domestic and regional political violence resulting from decades of support of militant Islamist and jihadist groups for foreign policy and ideological reasons. Overcoming those difficulties could determine Pakistan’s future, the nature of its society and its place in the world.

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The Man Behind the Mustache

02Nov

The first time I heard about the Movember Foundation was when my sister sent me an article about a group of guys in Australia who were growing lip-lawns for charity. And, when I finished reading it, I had some very mixed emotions

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If you were eating at an Ichiran restaurant right now, you wouldn’t be reading this article.

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If anyone knows healthy food has a reputation for being bland, it’s Amanda DeJesus. After having a heart transplant at age 15, she had to radically change the way she ate to stave off heart disease

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Xi’s Political Allies Emerge

02Nov

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday – As Chinese President Xi Jinping received a potent boost to his status in the sixth plenum of the 18th Central Committee that concluded on Oct. 27, Xi’s close allies are emerging. Unless there is a rapidly changing situation in the future, Xi’s people are expected to hold a key position in the government for at least 10 years.

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Global Health Keeps Chaos Away

01Nov

Global threats are rising.

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STEEL RAIN – Ep.9

01Nov

Updated every Tuesday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents  present at the continuing protests against the  Dakota Access Pipeline  (DAPL) in North Dakota.

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I laughed so hard I started to cry

31Oct

How many times have you heard that, or lived it? I bet I’ve lived it a thousand times. And yet, try as I might I can’t recall living that moment in reverse

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Eddie: Hallandale, Florida, October 27, 2016

30Oct

Eddie works at the local medical supply store where I recently got my new mobility scooter.

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Comey Again?

30Oct

James Comey’s decision to inform Congress that the FBI had discovered emails on a laptop belonging to disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner that may be relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server has roiled the presidential campaign with days to go before the election. His letter provided little details about the emails, leaving the ambiguous discloser subject to interpretation and wild speculation by Trump supporters. At a Friday rally, Donald Trump hailed the news as “bigger than Watergate,” even though all of the emails may be just copies of those released earlier to the FBI.

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Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you’re not alone. More than 50% of people don’t feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the Harvard Business Review .

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By Richard Flory , University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Since the late 1970s, American evangelicalism has been largely identified with right-wing politics. Conservative religious values entered the political sphere through movements such as Moral Majority and Focus on the Family that opposed gay rights, abortion, feminism and other liberal issues.

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A Brief History Of The Taco

28Oct

Even baby boomers have a difficult time remembering when tacos–like pizza–weren’t a ubiquitous part of the culinary landscape.

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Markus Berktold is the mayor of Seeg. The 3000-person village is one of Bavaria’s most beautiful

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Sustainable Style in Los Angeles – Part 1

28Oct

Sweltering California weather – check. A-Game required regardless – check.

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CultureZohn: Fall Colors POP at Mass MoCA

28Oct

Nick Cave, Until, Mass MoCA There is nothing so sweet as combining nature and art. Rearview of new-ish Tadao Ando reflecting pool, Clark Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass The last time I wrote about this magical elixir was when Creative Time took over the north end of Central Park in a site specific installation of dancers, sculpture and sailboats.

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The job of language translators and interpreters is never easy, but the task becomes especially dicey in the realm of politics. Differing interpretations of a turn of phrase, after all, have been known to lead to war . The challenge is even greater when the translator is attempting to interpret words and phrases that even native speakers find hard to understand .

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Arun Kumar deliberately avoids the term “programmatic” when talking about advanced television’s audience targeting potential. “All we’re trying to do is take some of the principals behind programmatic

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Where There Is No Vision There Is No Business

26Oct

How can you make success happen if you can’t envision it? Small business ideas are just that ideas

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TOKYO ― Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to China last week was about economics, not security, and vowed to stand on Tokyo’s side over the disputed South China Sea when the time came. Earlier in the day, Duterte reiterated his harsh words for long-time ally Washington, saying he might end defense treaties

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Grilled Cheese Recipe Grilled Cheese with prosciutto on a bed of rocket is a warm and gooey gourmet delight that takes less than 5 minutes to make but the combination of salty cured meat with thick smoked mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of truffle will transport you to Italy with every bite. This is 10 times better then buzzfeed grilled cheese. Watch Grilled Cheese video recipe: Ingredients: 1 x full scamorza cheese (Smoked Mozzarella) ½ glass of white truffle oil (you can substitute this for Evoo if you don’t have any) 4-5 slices of prosciutto 100g fresh rocket Utensils: 1 x medium size non-stick flat saucepan 1 x serving spatula (not plastic) 1 x serving board (preferably wooden) Method: 1

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Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday June 14, 2016.

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Liz Lee, Senior Strategist, Gyro While B2B brands may observe the success of Broad City Emojis and see how Red Bull can dominate on Snapchat , they struggle to see the takeaways that can help them communicate their own brand value to the new class of millennial business decision makers. One place to start taking cues is by looking at employer branding and recruitment. Unsurprisingly, the first line of research into the way millennials make decisions in the workplace comes from those who are in charge of attracting and retaining them.

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Making Overwork History in Japan

25Oct

It is not a new problem. Death from overwork has been publicly discussed for decades in Japan. Yet the recent suicide of a woman in Tokyo to escape the ravages of overwork at Dentsu has come to represent how endemic the issue has become for many who seek a better life in Japan.

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Part 3 of a series on Rotterdam’s efforts to become a sustainable and “climate-proof” city. The city and port of Rotterdam

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Along with the Haymarket and Sacco and Vanzetti trials, the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during the McCarthy-era stands as among the gravest miscarriages of justice in American history. In the last few months, the Rosenberg family has amassed over 13,000 signatures (http://www.rfc.org/ethel) calling on President Obama to issue an executive proclamation nullifying the guilty verdict for Ethel modeled after what Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts did on the 50th anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti.

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Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.

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Girls are brave. Some men know this

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Counteracting Absenteeism in the Classroom

24Oct

By Alyssa Nucaro When I started this school year, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of some familiar faces. I am teaching 7th grade English and, as the first few weeks of school went by, I began to see that some of my students were already missing school

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Unlike most seeds, Seed Food and Wine Festival never started small. It was a great big vegan celebration when co-founders Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber launched it two years ago.

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Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, recently concluded a ten-day visit to Sri Lanka. She visited Colombo and a range of other locations

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The December 7, 2015 political agreement signed by the representatives of the General National Congress in Tripoli (Western Libya) and the House of Representatives in Tobruk (Eastern Libya), along with the cast of other ad hoc political figures and political party representatives, spearheaded by then-UN envoy Bernardino Leon , came to life with much ordeal and international praise. The reached accord, after years of negotiating back and forth, established a nine-member Presidential Council (PC) headed by a little known and colorless member of the House of Representatives, Mr.

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Several explosions went off on Sunday in two locations near a park in the  Japan ese city of Utsunomiya, killing one person and injuring three, state broadcaster NHK reported. The cause of the blasts was not known, NHK said. The police said they were investigating whether the incidents at the two sites were linked, but did not give further details.

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These 2 Rednecks Hate Trump

22Oct

Jackie and Dunlap of Red State Update http://youtube.com/travisandjonathan sure do hate Trump. Here, look

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Pop quiz: What does the term “automated love hotel” conjure in your imagination? a) A place to have sex with robots b) A hotel that eliminates the “check-in/check-out of shame” by automating the “front desk” c) A place where two complete strangers can meet and fall in love automatically d) All of the above, maybe If you were in Japan, you would know the answer, instinctively

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When it’s Alzheimer’s should the person be told the diagnosis?

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Without taking her eye off the ball, Hillary Clinton (D-NY) should immediately start campaigning against gridlock. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) should nationalize the race for Congress on this issue. Same for Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

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This summer, I studied again the Histories of Herodotus, the father of history. I join those who are of the opinion that Herodotus legacy and works –as compared to Thucydides for example — are not appropriately valued

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Why Let Them Insult Your Intelligence?

18Oct

Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge have been recently stating that liberals are using hurricanes to further their political agenda.

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