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Preview Of Martin Scorsese-Produced Grateful Dead Documentary Announced

From April 8 to 10, Asbury Park will host The Asbury Park Music In Film Festival. One of the events being held as part of the festival will include a …

Bernie Sanders’ Long History With Alternative Medicine

On the day of his crushing victory in the New Hampshire primary, 74-year-old Bernie Sanders shot hoops with his grandkids. He has a good mid-range …

Pluto May Be A Planet Again, Thanks To A New Discovery

It’s rare you come across passionate arguments in astronomy, but whether Pluto is a planet has turned out to be a touchy subject. The New Horizons probe mission, which has sent back some of the best photos and information we have about the once and future planet, has revived the debate — especially …

The savage philosophy of Donald Trump: How he doubled-down on his terrifying foreign policy

Even as his campaign has begun losing some momentum, has ratcheted up the violent rhetoric<p>Is there a luckier politician in America than Donald Trump? Just as he starts to lose some altitude in the race, having to face a certain deluge of media scrutiny all day Sunday and Monday in the wake of the …

Are the Constants of Physics Constant?

When Max Born addressed the South Indian Science Association in November 1935, it was a time of great uncertainty in his life. The Nazi Party had …

Why Did Hillary Clinton Need a Private Server? The Answer Makes Bernie Sanders President

Hillary Clinton is the only Secretary of State to delete 31,830 emails, from her own private server and without government oversight. Thus, we haven't seen all her emails yet. In fact, there are over 30,000 emails that the FBI or Bryan Pagliano might have been able to access, but none of us will …

Who are the most powerful people in music? Jay Z? Kanye? Beyoncé? No, it’s old white men

The publication of Billboard’s Power 100 list for 2016 has finally put an end to the filthy rumour that the music business is dominated by old white men.<p>Sorry … of course it hasn’t. The annual poll ranks the most powerful people working in all areas of the industry, and is dominated by white men of …

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Obama Urges Russia to End Syria Assault

Western strategic failure plays into Putin’s hands in Syria and Europe

It is now accepted by most independent commentators: Russia, or rather Vladimir Putin, has achieved an easy geopolitical coup in the Middle East. It has been allowed to do so primarily because of Washington’s weakness. Leaders of the most powerful country in the world have bottled out, albeit for …

Middle East

Syria crisis: Strikes on hospitals and schools kill 'up to 50'

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Russia doubles down in Syria

Russia may not want a war with Turkey, but there are signs it is softening up Russian public opinion in case it needs to make the case for conflict. …

Syria's Assad doesn't see ceasefire possible within a week | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday any ceasefire did not mean each side had to stop using weapons, and nobody was capable of securing the conditions for one within a week.<p>“Regarding a ceasefire, a halt to operations, if it happened, it doesn’t mean that each party …

Syrian Truce Is Dead, and Russia's in Charge

Syria's cease-fire deal was born in Munich, in the early hours of Friday morning -- and pronounced dead in the same town within a day, a development …

Syria cease-fire would help Assad, allies secure control of Aleppo

Syria’s largest city has become the biggest prize for embattled President Bashar Assad and his Iranian and Russian backers, as the Obama …

Syrians risked it all in a deadly game of poker. Assad had the better hand

In pre-2011 Syria, the word “revolution” never had a positive connotation in my head. The military coup in which the Ba’ath party took power in 1963 is called a “revolution” in Syrian school curriculums. One of the three state newspapers was called Revolution. The word was associated with the …

Middle East

Russian Prime Minister Warns There Will Be A “Permanent World War” If Saudis Invade Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>It’s a joke. We couldn’t wish [for] more than that. If they can do it, then let them do it — but talking militarily, this is not easy for a country</i> …

Assad and Putin Will Likely Disregard the Syria Cease-Fire and Destroy the Opposition

Airstrikes destroyed multiple medical centers in Syria Monday, killing dozens of civilians and leaving tens of thousands without health care. Both Russian and Syrian warplanes operate over the region.<p>The strikes occurred amid discussions of a cease-fire to be implemented by Thursday. On paper, the …

Support in Russia for Syria strikes drops double digits to 59 percent

The survey, by the independent Levada Center, showed that 59 percent of Russians backed a continuation of Moscow's air campaign in Syria, which began on Sept. 30, compared to 27 percent who were opposed.<p>Approval levels were slightly higher than a Nov. 15 Levada poll which found 55 percent of …

Saudi Arabia and Turkey rolling back on rhetoric to send troops into Syria

Saudi Arabia and Turkey appeared Monday to be rolling back rhetoric on sending troops to Syria, as officials said they’d wait to see if a planned …

Middle East

Kurds carve out new reality in northern Syria

Amid the chaos in northern Syria in recent months, several themes have emerged.<p>The first is that Islamic State has been spared from intensified Russian airstrikes and advances by pro-regime forces. The second, and potentially more important development, is that one of the war’s least visible …

Middle East

One of the Obama administration's biggest gambles in Syria is completely backfiring

His comments come two days after Turkish artillery began firing on YPG positions in northern Syria from Turkey's southern border, targeting Menagh airbase near Azaz that the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had reportedly captured from Islamist rebel groups days earlier.<p>"The YPG …

US election 2016: George W Bush campaigns for brother Jeb

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Is Nevada feeling the Bern? A top staffer makes the case.

The woman running Bernie Sanders's campaign in Nevada has experience with insurgent presidential candidates — and doing Latino outreach for them.<p>Bernie Sanders has momentum. After an unexpectedly close race in Iowa and an overwhelming victory in New Hampshire, the Nevada Democratic caucuses on …

Sanders pushes back on DNC reversal on contributions

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSorry, there’s not going to be any 'blue tidal wave' this fall Senate Dems …

Democratic Debate: Bernie Plays It Straight While Hillary Plays Politics

The Democratic debate in Wisconsin presented a fascinating contrast of two very different approaches for conducting a political campaign.<p>One candidate focused on presenting ideas and positions for the voters to evaluate. The other candidate focused on destroying the opponent.<p>Bernie Sanders …

Republicans Are Being Eaten Alive by a Monster of Their Own Creation

February 15, 2016 by Lauren Nelson<p>In yet another Republican primary debate, the cast of clowns that pass for presidential candidates convened for a …

Republicans might not have standards in this election, either

For all their inveighing about “traditional values under attack” and the “cultural decline” in America, Republicans seem to be contributing to the problem in this election season. At least a plurality of GOP primary voters seems to revel in, or at least ignore, a spasm of deplorable behavior.<p>How …

Sanders as Democratic Nominee Makes No Sense

It is becoming more difficult to take Bernie Sanders seriously as the potential Democratic nominee for president. When he decided to run as a Democrat many were generally supportive even knowing he was an Independent and a socialist and had previously dumped on the Party. Yet over the years he …

Clinton: Obama likely to pressure GOP with high court pick

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Hillary Clinton predicted Monday that President Barack Obama will nominate someone who's already been confirmed by the Senate to …

The Anger Election of 2016: How Will We Handle Our Anger?

With the outsized victories of outliers Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary, the essence of 2016 becomes clear: This election is about anger. Trump is riding a dangerous xenophobic anger among Republicans, while Sanders is riding a righteous anger among Democrats at a …