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Philip Gan: Graduate schools for public policy/affairs?

My friend wants to do graduate study in public affairs or public policy (Masters or PhD) at a university in the US. She is a Cuban-American, politically progressive but not radical despite my efforts, especially in relation to economic class. She is considering applying to Princeton and other universities, but will consider other schools that I recommend. Read more…

michael edwards: The Comfort of Customized Facts

Being a veteran, many of my Facebook friends are conservative. They tend to like their firearms and dislike Black Lives Matters protesters, “Why can’t they all be like Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish?” Recently I found myself in an inane argument where I tried to prove that Black Lives Matter was not the Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Are We in for Another Increase in Military Spending?

  At the present time, an increase in U.S. military spending seems as superfluous as a third leg.  The United States, armed with the latest in advanced weaponry, has more military might than any other nation in world history.  Moreover, it has begun a $1 trillion program to refurbish its entire nuclear weapons complex.  America’s Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Remarks on Luis L. Tijerina’s essay ‘The Russian and Syrian Alliance’

Nasir Khan, July 2, 2016 In his paper Luis Lazaro Tijerina fills in much-needed information to understand Russian and Syrian relationship. While discussing the salient aspects of the relationship, first, between the Soviet Union and Syria and, then, after the fall of the Soviet Union, between Russia and Syria, the author has provided a sound Read more…

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Nasir Khan: The Forces of Darkness and Ignorance in Pakistan

Nasir Khan, June 23, 2016 The tragedy that started in 1947 in the shape of Pakistan and in the name of Islam has continued uninterrupted since then. In this country, Islam was transformed into a cult of ignorance and darkness and then into a cult of death and violence. Muslim leaders and politicians initiated their Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Will the Guardian Correct an Atrocious Article by Julian Borger?

This article by Julian Borger on Venezuela’s economy sates that “By IMF figures, it has the world’s worst negative growth rate (-8%), and the worst inflation rate (482%). The unemployment rate is 17% but is expected to climb to near 30% in the coming few years.” The IMF values that Borger reports are projections for 2016, not confirmed data Read more…

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Mark Evans: Occupy +

Resurrecting Occupy and Breathing Life into Shared Program by Taking it to the Streets There is a new initiative called People for a Shared Program (P4SP). As its starting point this new initiative uses a document co-authored and / or signed by 87 people, many of whom are well known and generally respected on the Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Broken Systems – Real Alternatives

Green Time TV Broken Systems – Real Alternatives by Don Fitz When systems break down, it’s time to develop new ones. July Green Time episodes explore systems of energy, health care, nuclear power, capital punishment, and animal agriculture. Residential energy efficiency can play a key role in reducing demand for electricity. In the first July Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Another day, another outrageous lie in the WAPO about Venezuela

To see how terrible the western media is, just follow its Venezuela coverage. In a Washington Post op-ed, David Ignatius wrote  “Delay would also allow Maduro’s supporters more time to organize militias to sustain the leftist movement organized by Venezuela’s volcanic dictator Hugo Chávez, who died in 2013.” Ignatius lies causally and extravagantly about the past while also Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Mariana Zuñiga takes her rotten journalism to the Washington Post

Zuñiga’s recent BBC article was horrible (and never corrected by the BBC). She used it to spread one unsubstantiated whopper after another. Now she takes to the Washington Post to write “In a country where inflation is soaring toward 700 percent and the economy shrank 10 percent last year…” Venezuela’s GDP shrank 5.7% last year. The Read more…

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