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Maxim Gorky and the Socialist Realism

Maxim Gorky (1868-1936)<p>On June 18, 1936, Russian writer <b>Alexei Maximovich Peshkov</b>, better known as <b>Maxim Gorky</b> passed away. He was the founder of the …

Trump Supporters ‘Tricked by the Devil’ are Now Facing Financial Ruin: ‘I Feel So Stupid’

Eddie Devine voted for Trump, but worries he may go out of business. Here's why.Small business owners who supported Donald Trump are complaining …

Calgary’s ban on public weed-smoking has a racial impact

Thousands of Canadians across the country are attending 4-20 events this year, even though cannabis consumption in Canada will soon be legal. But in …

Cannabis

Sixties Scoop survivors calling for renegotiation of settlement agreement

She was five years old when she realized she and her brother were different.<p>Running around in the store, she called out to her mom that she wanted a …

Canada's ghost towns

Cheryl Santa Maria<b><br>Digital Reporter</b><p>Monday, April 2, 2018, 3:48 PM - During Canada's 150-year history, numerous communities have lived and died.<p>Some …

Susan Martinuk: Trudeau ignoring huge marijuana problems in rush to fulfil campaign promise

When Justin Trudeau promised to legalize the use of recreational marijuana, he no doubt felt it would be one of his easiest and most rewarding tasks …

Walmart 'sincerely apologizes' over confusion around program for people with intellectual disabilities

Walmart is apologizing two days after it said it would end involvement in a program that gives on-the-job training to people with intellectual …

Disability

Little boy to finally walk after crowdfunding pays for surgery

A three-year-old boy born with a disorder that affects growth in his right leg has finally had his specialist surgery after a mammoth crowdfunding …

NRA Political Arm at Odds With NRA Members

Twice a week, my wife participates in a swim program. On February 15, she came home crying. That morning, as she swam laps, she couldn’t shake the …

North Korea sets a dangerous trap for Trump. Disaster is far more likely than a Nobel.

The summit looks like sheer impulse from a president frustrated that nuclear diplomacy is more complicated than running a hotel or a golf course.<p>President Trump’s decision to participate in a summit with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un is a dangerous idea. If it works, and Trump actually succeeds …

North Korea

Trump administration nixes ban on hunted elephant tusks being carried into the U.S.

In November 2017, President Donald Trump called the hunting of elephants for their trophy tusks a "horror show."<p>It appeared that Trump, who lacks …

Judge blasts Canada Revenue Agency for ruining B.C. couple’s lives | The Star

VICTORIA — A Vancouver Island couple has been awarded nearly $1.7 million in damages after a judge criticized the Canada Revenue Agency for the …

First casualty of Trump's trade war is his country's reputation

Can the United States be trusted anymore?<p>When we hear about President Donald Trump's latest overnight tweets on trade, the first reaction of most …

This may be the scariest thing Donald Trump has said as president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has said lots -- and lots -- of controversial things since he started running for office almost three years ago. But, something he said over the weekend -- at a party fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort -- struck me as particularly tone-deaf and dangerous.<p>Speaking …

Donald Trump

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

Why a fulfilling sexual life with HIV matters

“I went through a long period, seems like ancient history now, but I remember when I was first diagnosed, I felt so dirty. Like everything about me …

Royal Military College punishes entire corps of officer cadets because some wore jeans off campus

The university that trains the Canadian Forces’ future officers is punishing almost 1,000 of its students because an unknown number of them have been …

Trump Repeats Nixon's Folly

This president isn’t the first to embrace a “trade war” to bolster his populist credentials—but in the end, it’s ordinary people who will bear its cost.<p>President Trump just raised the price of cars, beer, vacations, and apartment rentals.<p>That’s not what most headlines say. Those headlines say that …

Donald Trump

California family found living in filthy desert shack, parents arrested

Two Southern California parents were arrested for suspicion of child cruelty after deputies found their three children living in a squalid desert …

Trump Is ‘Losing a Limb’ With the Departure of Hope Hicks

When Hope Hicks walked into President Trump’s private study on Wednesday to inform him that she planned to leave the White House — concluding a can’t-make-it-up run in which Ms. Hicks, a woman with zero political experience three years ago, became the closest aide to the most powerful man in the …

Donald Trump

Bob Layton Editorial: Classroom calibre

The best thing to stop a bad guy with a gun, is with a good guy with a gun. We’ve heard that comment several times.<p>Now, in the wake of the Florida …

How guns became such a deeply ingrained part of the American identity

This month's tragic slaughter in a Florida high school has prompted national outrage and mobilized young people around the state and the country. But it has led to little besides a minimal state proposal in Florida that has not yet been formalized nor passed and to the cancellation of some airline, …

Florida shooting first responders describe moment they entered school

<b>(CNN) —</b> As more details emerge about the Florida high school massacre that left 17 people dead, some of the first officers who rushed to the scene are sharing their accounts of the moment they arrived.<p>Coral Springs Police Department officers detailed their experiences Friday after reports emerged …

Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows

The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with them new customs, new burial practices, and beautiful, distinctive bell-shaped pottery.<p>The very existence of the Beaker folk …

Archaeology

Trump offers plenty of ideas but no concrete plan on guns

The White House said the president, who echoed NRA talking points in a West Wing gathering with law enforcement, is ‘going to take input from a lot of folks.’<p>Arming teachers. “Hardening” schools. Strengthening background checks. Raising the age for gun purchases. Banning bump stocks. Reopening …

Guns

'I hear you': Trump brought speaking notes to meeting with school shooting survivors

U.S. President Donald Trump largely listened during a meeting at the White House with teen survivors of school violence and parents of child victims …

Parkland father, Andrew Pollack, gives emotional speech to Trump about murdered daughter

Donald Trump

Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

It’s indisputable: A broadband internet connection is vital to full participation in our society and economy. Increasingly, government services and …

No Surprise Here: Trump Is Blaming The Victims For The Florida School Shooting

On Wednesday, Americans were forced to witness another very horrific — yet very familiar — sight: A young man opened fired at Majority Stoneman …