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A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million?

This year marks a century since some women got the vote; a century since the end of the first world war; 50 years since the 1968 revolts; 70 since the founding of Israel and the NHS. All have been well marked. So it is striking that the centenary of one of the most devastating events in human …

Disease

15 Things You Should Know Before Pressing the Shutter Button to Take a Photograph

Taking a photograph isn't merely about pressing the shutter button. Aside from the technical considerations like exposure, there are things like …

Landscape Photography

Why Evangelicals Love Israel

The order of end-time events can vary, but in general they share the view that the Messiah’s return will follow the restoration of Israel as a kind …

Hey 'Speak English' guy, you forgot something

<b>(CNN) —</b> This morning I watched the viral video from the Fresh Kitchen deli in Manhattan, where a man is seen confronting staff and customers because he heard some diners speaking Spanish and the staff responding in Spanish.<p>The man yells: "Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should …

Linguistics

Trump Says Russia Inquiry’s Overreach Is a Scandal ‘Bigger Than Watergate!’

WASHINGTON — President Trump asserted on Thursday that federal investigators attempted to infiltrate his 2016 campaign with a confidential informant — a scandalous overreach, he said, that would be “bigger than Watergate!”<p>In some sense, many analysts have said, he is right: Efforts by a hostile …

Donald Trump

7 Timeless Lessons From the Masters of Photography

Learn From the Masters: Mobile EditionDear friend, if you haven’t heard the exciting news already– MASTERS is now available as both a digital and …

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Trump is running America just like his businesses — right into the ground

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly pledged that if elected, he’d run government like a business.<p>“If we could run our country the way I’ve run my company, we would have a country that you would be so proud of,” he promised during one debate.<p>Well, he was half right. Trump has …

Donald Trump

Even the most severe critics of the US president should worry about this subtle form of anti-democratic abuse<p>America doesn’t have coups or tanks in the street. But a deep state of sorts exists here and it includes national security bureaucrats who use secretly collected information to shape or curb …

Donald Trump

Inside Rex Tillerson’s Ouster

The last days of his brief and chaotic tenure as Secretary of State.<p>Rex Tillerson’s team was fighting again. “So, who’s going to go in with him?” Margaret Peterlin, his chief of staff, was saying. She looked me up and down with an expression that suggested she’d discovered a pest in the house. We …

James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive.

<b>A HIGHER LOYALTY</b> <b><br>Truth, Lies, and Leadership</b><br>By James Comey<br>290 pages. Flatiron Books. $29.99.<p>In his absorbing new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.<p>“This …

Good Riddance, Mr. Speaker

PHOENIX — In 2016, Wisconsin turned red for Donald Trump but Paul Ryan’s Janesville remained stubbornly blue — so perhaps it is no surprise that the speaker of the House won’t seek re-election. For Republicans, this is an unalloyed good. For his entire career, Mr. Ryan has been the wunderkind who …

Donald Trump Sure Has a Problem With Democracy

Though George Washington was elected unanimously, he was always a reluctant president. He pursued a second term in 1792 only at the urging of his cabinet, and in 1796, when he insisted it was time to step down, he famously warned that not to do so risked a return to the very tyranny Americans had …

Donald Trump

Why Does President Trump Fear the Truth?

For a man who insists he has done nothing wrong, President Trump sure acts like he has something big to hide.

NYT Editorial Board Unloads On Trump: 'The Law Is Coming'

"Mr. Trump now has real reason to be afraid."<p>The New York Times editorial board has issued another searing indictment on President Donald Trump’s character and leadership.<p>In a blistering piece published Tuesday, the Times’ editorial board taunted the president about Monday’s FBI raid of the office …

Converting to Buddhism as a Form of Political Protest

Low-caste Indians are leaving Hinduism en masse—partly to stick it to their prime minister.<p>SHIRASGAON, India—More than 500 low-caste Hindus filled the Veera Maidan, an open field at the edge of a dusty Maharashtra village, on a recent Sunday night. Neighbors openly gawked from porches as the …

India

The True Damage of Trump’s ‘Fake News’

Many people, including many Republican lawmakers, dismiss President Trump’s attacks on The Washington Post, CNN and other news organizations as just one of those crazy — but ultimately harmless — things he does to blow off steam. They’re wrong.<p>Yes, Mr. Trump hasn’t been able to implement many of …

Journalism

Vladimir Putin, the Most Influential Man in the World

Who is the most influential human being on the planet? My vote goes to Vladimir Putin.<p>Putin has established himself as one pole in the great global debate of the era, the debate between authoritarianism and democracy. He has a coherent strategy to promote his authoritarian side of that debate. He’s …

Political Science

‘A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

They may now regret it but they knowingly unleashed the forces that have led to this lack of trust and loss of privacy<p>Left unregulated, this market will continue to be prone to deception and lacking in transparency<p>“Dumb fucks.” That’s how Mark Zuckerberg described users of Facebook for trusting him …

Cambridge Analytica

Why Gabriel García Márquez’s magical realism is so enduring

The writer would have been 91 years old today.<p>Gabriel García Márquez, whose 91st birthday is the subject of today’s Google Doodle, was an undisputed giant of 20th century literature. He gave the world <i>100 Years of Solitude</i> and <i>Love in the Time of Cholera</i>. He won a Nobel Prize, and after his death in …

Literature

America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care

Trump’s gravest responsibility is to defend the United States from foreign attack—and he’s done nothing to fulfill it.<p>As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter.<p>Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too consumed by rage and …

Fake news is not the real problem

It’s the Internet’s fault, we’re told. Brexiters and Remainers, Republicans and Democrats — every side of every political dispute now lives in its own separate reality, bellowing “fake news!” at every attempt to breach their borders of belief. The fragmentation of the media, coupled with the …

How Tyndale Taught Us English

Luther’s 95 Theses were written, as their opening says, “out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it” (<i>amore et studio elucidende</i> …

Theology

China’s Ambitious New ‘Port’: Landlocked Kazakhstan

KHORGOS, Kazakhstan — China’s largest shipping company has poured billions of dollars into buying seaports in Greece and other maritime nations around the world. But the location of its latest big foreign investment has given a curious twist to the expanding ambitions of the China Ocean Shipping …

China

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Recruitment

Trump's dangerous America First path: This is how empires crumble

Once we wondered how on earth we could have lost Vietnam. We should ask a similar question now as China claims our global economic leadership role.<p>Who lost Vietnam?<p>This question consumed American policymakers and scholars in the last quarter of the 20th century. Their focus was military: How could …

Geopolitics

America and the Great Abdication

Don’t mistake Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the world for isolationism.<p>When great powers fade, as they inevitably must, it’s normally for one of two reasons. Some powers exhaust themselves through overreach abroad, underinvestment at home, or a mixture of the two. This was the case for the Soviet …

Geopolitics

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

Americans Are Allowing Trump To Turn U.S. Into Russia, Garry Kasparov Warns

"Time to pick a side," the activist chess champ says.<p>Russian chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov has a chilling warning for Americans: While you’re distracted by the bully in the White House, democratic institutions are being ripped apart.<p>Kasparov said he sees some of the same …

Sonia Gandhi Leaves the Stage

With Hindu nationalism ascendant, what does the future hold for India’s first family and its pluralist legacy?<p>In 1994, Sonia Gandhi published a book of photographs from her private life with her late husband, Rajiv Gandhi. It included a dozen pictures from their trips to Italy, where she had grown …

India