Madison Kienzle

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Understanding Syria: From Pre-Civil War to Post-Assad

How drought, foreign meddling, and long-festering religious tensions created the tragically splintered Syria we know today.<p><i>William R. Polk first wrote for</i> The Atlantic <i>during the Eisenhower administration, with a report in 1958 about tensions in Iraq. Soon after that, he was recruited from a</i> …

The Hui - China's preferred Muslims?

While the Muslim Uighurs are increasingly being persecuted, the largest Chinese-Muslim minority, the Hui, are under less scrutiny and thriving as a …

China

Prejudice you aren’t aware of (what to do about it)

Employment, education, healthcare, justice, housing. These are some of the central services in society because they help people live the best life …

Sexual Harassment

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italy

Why Bernie’s Bros Might Go for Trump

Anti-establishment liberals abandoned their party in 1968, and again in 1980. Why not 2016?<p>One of the great unknowns of the current presidential election cycle—a cycle without recent precedent in its unusual twists and turns—is whether the fall campaign will see a convergence of the populist left …

True

Florida man running for Senate sacrificed goat and drank its blood

A Florida man running for U.S. Senate is supported by neo-Nazis and acknowledged he once sacrificed a goat and drank its blood.<p>Augustus Sol Invictus …

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Full unedited text of Vladimir Putin's interview with Charlie Rose: What CBS left out

The day before his much-anticipated address to the UN General Assembly on Monday, CBS broadcast Charlie Rose's interview with Russian President …

The best apps to download for your Mac

Pixelmator<p>It's no secret that a Mac is one of the best tools available for getting things done — both in work and in play.<p>And Mac apps are the key to that. The following apps are the "must-haves," the ones that will actually change the way you use your Mac. These apps will take your movie-watching …

E.U. votes to distribute 120,000 asylum seekers across Europe

More than 477,000 people have reached the continent this year.<p>More than 332,000 people have reached the continent this year.<p>BRUSSELS — With Europe’s refugee crisis escalating, European leaders on Tuesday approved a plan to spread asylum seekers across the continent over the objection of Central …

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Russia to Continue Military Support to Assad Government, Says Vladimir Putin

U.S. officials have sounded the alarm over a more robust Russian military presence in Syria<p>MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said his government would continue to deliver military assistance to the Syrian regime amid concerns over Moscow’s military buildup in the Middle Eastern country.<p>“We …

Migrant chaos at Budapest train station; Germany says EU rules...

BUDAPEST/BERLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest’s Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as the biggest ever influx of migrants into the European Union left its asylum policies in tatters.<p>Around 1,000 people waved …

European Union

Data-driven documentary about war & peace

About the Project<p>The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that examines the human cost of the second World War and the decline in …

Mobile Devices

The Children of Strangers

Sue and Hector Badeau adopted twenty children who needed a home—but there were always more.<p>When Sue Hoag was twelve, she read a book, “The Family Nobody Wanted,” about a couple in the nineteen-forties who adopted a multiracial posse of twelve children, despite having very little room or money. Sue …

Empathy

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Jeb Bush on Sharknado: 'Strangest show I've ever seen'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said he needs someone to explain to him what "Sharknado" is all about.<p>His campaign published a video in which he says he doesn't understand Syfy's "Sharknado" series.<p>"I get to the hotel, like, 10:30 last night and I turn, I'm flipping around, …

Saudi king warns US of concern over Iran nuclear deal

KING SALMAN of Saudi Arabia voiced misgivings yesterday about the Iran nuclear deal to the visiting US defence secretary, as the battle for hearts …

Bucharest's Drug-Addicted Roma Are Being Left to Rot

Romania's most oppressed ethnic group is suffering from a drug-fueled HIV epidemic, and nobody gives a damn.<p>It was only when the drug ambulance pulled up near Bucharest's main train station that the city's forgotten people emerged from the darkness. Some had surfaced via a hole in the pavement from …

Why America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

Income Inequality

The Soviet Military's Eerily Detailed Guide to San Diego

During the Cold War, the Soviet military mapped the entire world in one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever undertaken (see this feature …

San Diego

Here's how the 'Suicide Squad' cast looks compared to their comic-book counterparts

That also makes it the perfect move.<p>While the trailer for "Suicide Squad" doesn't tell us much, it does show that the movie's basic hook is a great one, and that it leans into it <i>hard</i>: This is a team of some of the worst supervillains in a world where Superman exists, sent on missions where success …

Planet Politics: Germany Takes The Lead

WASHINGTON -- Germany finally is admitting the obvious.<p>Two generations and 70 years after a war that left it divided and in ruins, Germany is once again willing not only to play a leading role in Europe -- which it's been doing for years -- but to discuss its role openly and even proudly.<p>That was …

Ellen Pao is out at Reddit

Steve Huffman, Reddit's co-founder and original CEO, of the networking site is taking over the site immediately.<p>Pao told Re/Code's Kara Swisher that it was "mutual decision" and that she had "not" been fired. Pao took over the job as CEO after Yishan Wong stepped down in November.<p>Pao has been under …

Greece May Have To Sell Islands And Ruins Under Its Bailout Deal

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Europe

GREECE JUST TAUGHT CAPITALISTS A LESSON ABOUT WHAT CAPITALISM REALLY MEANS

The vote is huge lesson for conservatives and anyone else who thinks this is about a dilettante government of left-wing idealists who think they can flout the law while staging some kind of Che Guevara-esque dream:<p>Wrong.<p><i>This is what capitalism is really about.</i><p>From the beginning, Merkel and the EU …

Greece's former tax-collection chief just told us why the country has such a massive tax-evasion problem

It was a job given to a man called Harry Theoharis, who was the head of the country's tax-collection agency until last year. He tried to focus on reforming the country's revenue system, so that Greece could better deal with its crippling fiscal crisis.<p>But in June 2014, after just 17 months, …

Parks of the San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area<p>A hiking guide<p>Since I live here in the Bay Area, I've included some of my favorite local non-redwood hikes in this section. …