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Fears of Missiles, and Words

On some emotional level, one might be able to see why Donald Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea if it endangered the United States. The North’s nuclear program is a growing menace, its warmongering tirades are unquestionably unnerving, and peaceful solutions to the …

Fascism, American Style

As sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Joe Arpaio engaged in blatant racial discrimination. His officers systematically targeted Latinos, often arresting them on spurious charges and at least sometimes beating them up when they questioned those charges. Read the report from the Justice Department’s …

This Isn’t the Venezuela I Married

When my husband, the Venezuelan opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Leopoldo López, proposed to me in 2006, he told me that marrying him meant marrying Venezuela. I was wary of politics, but I was so moved by Leopoldo’s idealism and love for our country that I said yes.<p>At that time, …

Human Rights

How the green energy bullies drive poverty

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Although climate change ranks at or near the bottom of issues most important to the American people, the Obama administration …

Stress and poverty may make you old before your time

Stress can wear you down and make you old. Everybody knows that, and so do our cells.<p>For ages, the biggest stresses were infection, starvation, malnutrition, exhaustion, trauma, toxins and exposure to the elements. They damage an organism’s cellular machinery and trigger a cascade of biochemical …

America’s Poverty Problem Hasn’t Changed

The only thing that has is one of the ways the Census Bureau chooses to measure it.<p>On Wednesday, the Census Bureau released its latest data on income and poverty for the country, and despite a falling unemployment rate and a rising GDP—two promising macroeconomic signs—things haven’t improved all …

Demographics

Why Promising Students Struggle to Escape Poverty

Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t.<p>Despite the challenge of growing up in tough areas with few resources, thousands of inner city kids manage to excel academically. But even some students who seem to thrive early on run a …

How to End the Cycle of Poverty

In 2014, the official overall poverty rate in the United States was at almost 15 percent. For children under the age of 18 years old, that statistic jumped significantly to more than 21 percent--almost a full quarter of our nation's children. We have heard the phrase "cycle of poverty" repeated for …

Nearly half of Indians survived on less than Rs38 a day in 2011-12

How much of India is poor? And by how much has that number reduced over the years? This is an old debate and the answers to these questions vary …

Economics

There's an even better solution to poverty than a $15 minimum wage

Sanders, ever the radical, stood behind the popular $15 minimum wage figure that will soon take hold in California and New York. Clinton, who's long pushed for $12, updated her position in support of $15 figure.<p>Both could be misguided.<p>While raising the minimum wage does make sense on paper — …

Indigenous peoples around the world still live in greater poverty, report finds

A vast majority of Indigenous peoples around the world live in poverty and have poorer health outcomes than the rest of the population, a world-first …

Where do the (multidimensionally) poor live? Depends on their race.

Poverty is about a lack of income. But there are other dimensions of poverty too, including a lack of employment opportunities, health care or …

How poverty hurts our children most

I grew up in multicultural Hawaiʻi, where traditions from all over the Pacific Rim often acquire new cultural meanings long after losing their original purposes. During my childhood years, my family and I spent many a weekend attending baby <i>luʻau</i> hosted by family, friends, and coworkers. To …

Poverty to blame for most youth homelessness worldwide

By Andrew M. Seaman<p>(Reuters Health) - In most cases, poverty is the main reason children and teens worldwide end up homeless or living on the streets, according to a new review of past research.<p>About 40 percent of youths reported poverty as the main reason they were homeless, according to the …

University of California

Just 10 percent of world military spending could knock off poverty: think tank

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World military spending rose 1 percent in 2015, the first annual increase in four years, a Stockholm think tank said on Tuesday as it estimated 10 percent of this could cover the costs of global goals aiming to end poverty and hunger in 15 years.<p>The …

This is how the Nigerian ‘witch’ boy who nearly died of hunger looks today

Remember the Nigerian boy who was found abandoned and starving on the streets this past January? The boy was taken in by a Danish aid worker and is …

Talking to the people who raise your favorite breakfast fruit

I’ve been in Costa Rica over the past week visiting farms certified by the Rainforest Alliance. You’ve probably seen their frog logo on tea boxes and …

101 Reasons Why Evolution is True

<i>These reasons will work from the general to the specific. I’ve used links to articles in Wikipedia as much as possible because Wiki articles are</i> …

Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism

1. In 1968, in <b>Epperson v. Arkansas</b>, the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The …

Inherit the Wind: An Historical Analysis

Shop Now<p>The film and play of the most publicized creation/evolution trial of all time are seriously biased and inaccurate.<p>Rarely does a year go by …

U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolution

A comparison of peoples' views in 34 countries finds that the United States ranks near the bottom when it comes to public acceptance of evolution. …

Probing Question: Why is teaching evolution still controversial?

Penn State political scientists Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer explain that, despite 40 years of court cases ruling against teaching creationism in …

Surprising Number Of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution (VIDEO)

One in three Americans doesn't believe in evolution, according to new survey results from the Pew Research Center.<p>The results, released Monday in report on views about human evolution, show that 33 percent of Americans think "humans and other living things have existed in their present form since …

Aliens Make Crop Circles, Best Evidence Ever | Strange

<b>Story Views</b><p>Crop circles are one of the things no one can really explain, the government say there hoaxes but that explanation cannot be used for some …

Does 'UFO snapped over crop circle' prove aliens really ARE behind wheat field formations?

GETTY•JONAUSTINFrancine Blake snapped a<p>Francine Blake insists she captured this picture of a UFO hovering over a circle and years of research has …

ALIENS MAKE CROP CIRCLES, BEST EVIDENCE EVER - Cosmic Wakening

Crop Circles: Best Evidence

By Stephen Wagner on Unknown Date on Paranormal.About.com<br>Although science regards them as no more than clever man-made designs, many researchers say …

Crop Circles

The sergeant, who has not been named, was off-duty when he saw the figures standing in a field near Silbury Hill, and stopped his car to …