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Is “liberal democracy” dead in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump? It depends what you mean

The election of Donald Trump was made possible by a collective loss of faith in democracy. But it’s not too late<p>As the year of Trump and Brexit comes to a close, the general consensus among the liberal intelligentsia seems to be that democracy in America and around the world is in deep trouble.<p>And …

Mideast Diplomats: Trump is Better Than Obama

At a high-level conference in Morocco, Arab diplomats say they would rather have a U.S. administration that spouts anti-Muslim rhetoric to get …

War Culture, Militarism and Racist Violence Under Trump

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> TruthOut.<p>When history repeats itself with a vengeance, it generally signals a crisis of memory, historical …

Conservatives can be convinced to fight climate change with a specific kind of language

Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is only one prominent example of a long-standing conservative tradition of eulogizing the past. Progressive politicians often campaign with the promise of a better future. But conservatives recognize that pledging to restore a golden past …

Climate

If our protests against Donald Trump aren't strategic, they will fail | Stephen Crowley

Taking to the streets, blocking traffic or marching on Washington will not be enough. What we must do is unite single-issue protests under a broader banner<p>Related: Donald Trump's presidential transition is basically reality television | Richard Wolffe<p>The US is now more politically divided than at …

Discover four of our favourite styles of landscape photos, including winter scenes, countryside and black white.

Our favourite landscape photos<p>Ever wondered what makes some Landscape shots stand out more than others?<p>Photographer Miles Willis has looked at some …

Inside Amazon's clickworker platform: How half a million people are being paid pennies to train AI

Internet platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk let companies break jobs into smaller tasks and offer them to people across the globe. But, do they …

Former CIA chief calls Trump ‘Moscow’s useful idiot’

President Barack Obama says the US will retaliate against Russia for allegedly hacking and trying to influence the US election. But President-elect Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge the intelligence assessment that Putin’s Russia did anything of the kind.<p>The former head of the Central …

Robert Reich: 4 syndromes of passivity in the face of pending Trump tyranny

<b>President-elect Donald Trump arrives for a rally in a DOW Chemical Hanger at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP)</b><p>We need everyone in the peaceful resistance army, starting January 20<p>Robert Reich<p>December 17, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p><i>This</i> …

Rand Paul writes superb defense of the Bill of Rights on its anniversary

Conservative and Libertarian favorite, Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, is often one of the first to come to mind when people think of a true freedom loving politician. He’s not afraid to butt heads with his own party if Republicans set themselves to defy the principles they claim to stand …

Jan Gehl's 5 Rules for Designing Great Cities

Danish architect Jan Gehl is a world renowned expert in all things related to urban design and public spaces. He obtained this expertise by …

Urban Design

Kyoto Wok-Cafe - Interior Design & Branding

Today, we would like to share this Interior Design and Branding project from an asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Behind this project, …

Graphic Design

Don't Give Up on Eggnog Until You Try George Washington's Recipe

Before there was Ina Garten, there were our Founding Fathers.<p>For a few short days every year, it is perfectly acceptable to drink creamy, booze-laced punch from a dainty cup. Especially if it's a version of the creamy, booze-laced punch George Washington used to serve over the holidays at Mount …

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. “Moral as well as legal obligations will be fulfilled …

Leadership

8 Cognitive Biases That Will Drive The Future Of Marketing

The human mind is a delicate thing. We like to think that we’re logical, reasonable, and objective in our decision-making—even when we’re strongly affected by our own personal feelings—but the truth is, we’re bad at being objective.<p>There are a number of cognitive biases—flaws in the way we perceive …

Critical Thinking

Election officials focus on whether voter ID laws contributed to Hillary Clinton's defeat

Starting with John F. Kennedy's victory over Richard Nixon in 1960, Delia Anderson had voted in 14 straight presidential elections.<p>She had cast her ballot at the same polling place for years, never with a glitch. This year, however, a volunteer driving her to the polls mentioned that she would be …

War Algorithms Will Save Lives Unless They Kill Us All

When is a weapon "fully autonomous?"<p>Imagine, if you can, you’re a navy sailor out at sea. Your country’s at war, and suddenly, an enemy missile is …

Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?

Donald J. Trump’s election has raised a question that few Americans ever imagined asking: Is our democracy in danger? With the possible exception of the Civil War, American democracy has never collapsed; indeed, no democracy as rich or as established as America’s ever has. Yet past stability is no …

Is income inequality always a bad thing?

Income inequality is on the rise. Many economists and analysts take it as given that inequality does economic harm. But for something that has become conventional wisdom, there is surprisingly little evidence to make a definitive case that income inequality is bad for the economy.<p>First, the facts: …

Income Inequality

William Faulkner's Hot Toddy Recipe Is the Secret to Surviving Winter

A cocktail lesson from the boozy Southern writer.<p>William Faulkner's affinity for alcohol was no closely guarded family secret. Should you find yourself at Faulkner's grave in Oxford, Mississippi, the only appropriate way to pay homage to the great Southern wordsmith is to take a swig of bourbon, …

How Google's search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias

Search and autocomplete algorithms prioritize sites with rightwing bias, and far-right groups trick it to boost propaganda and misinformation in search rankings<p>Google’s search algorithm appears to be systematically promoting information that is either false or slanted with an extreme rightwing bias …

Algorithms