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China's crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces

BEIJING (AP) — In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Shadowy foreign forces are funding, directing and encouraging activities bent on destabilizing China's government and …

China

If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn't Let Us Do It

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."--Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union<p>No, America, you don't have to vote.<p>In fact, vote or don't vote, the police state will continue to trample us underfoot.<p>Devil or deliverer, the candidate who …

Political Science

The terrible recovery from the Great Recession is due to Congress' economic incompetence

A joint session of Congress meets to count the Electoral College vote from the 2008 presidential election the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images In a story in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> last Friday, reporter Eric Morath notes that the …

Economics

Chinese activist charged with 'subversion' for attending a meeting and a conference

A Chinese court on Friday found a Christian activist guilty of "subverting state power," primarily for discussing political issues with other activists at a restaurant and attending a religious conference in Taiwan.<p>After a one-day trial, the Second Intermediate People's Court in Tianjin, a …

The Switch by Chris Goodall – solar power is finally taking over

The transition to solar is happening faster than predicted, and now power can be stored when the sun isn’t shining. This book is a guide to the latest exciting developments<p>A sense of drift and apathy has pervaded the global warming and renewable energy debate for too long. The fossil fuel companies …

Renewable Energy
Religion

Grading the Obama Economy, by the Numbers

It's the economy, stupid.<p>That was how Bill Clinton singled out economic conditions as the most important issue in his 1992 presidential election campaign. Eight years earlier, candidate Ronald Reagan asked: "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?"<p>Today, some eight years after the …

Economics

Trump-Pence is the Most Anti-Catholic Republican Ticket in Modern History

As goes the Catholic vote, so goes the nation? It sure seems that way. Catholics have voted for the winner of the popular vote in almost every …

Donald Trump

Aren’t more white people than black people killed by police? Yes, but no.

Dylan Noble died on the last Saturday of June.<p>Police in Fresno, Calif., received a report of a man walking a downtown street with a rifle, but when they arrived, they instead found Noble speeding by in his pickup truck.<p>When they tried to pull him over, the 19-year-old led police to a nearby gas …

Law Enforcement