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Hey libertarians: Do you want more freedom and less government? You can’t have both

Government is the only organization that can enforce freedom.<p>I'm glad to pay my tax dollars for government services that enable me to be left alone to live the life I want without other people spoiling my party or me spoiling theirs. Libertarians think more freedom results from less government. …

Political Science

How do you change a macho parliament? Talk about the reality of rape

Michelle Thomson’s measured, moving account of being raped when she 14, given at a House of Commons debate yesterday, was testament not only to her great bravery but also to the importance of the personal in parliamentary politics. In her speech, on the UN International Day for the Elimination of …

Feminism

Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Changed Debate

(Image: LW / TO; Adapted: Matthew Henry, Damian Gladal)<p>Once again, private capitalism's contradictions, flaws and weaknesses threaten its own …

Human Rights Day: Dawoodi Bohra women launch petition to ban female genital mutilation - Firstpost

<b>Mumbai:</b> A group of women belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra community, who underwent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), have launched a petition seeking …

Politics, Plurality And Inter-Group Relations In Indonesia: Strengthening Tolerance – Analysis

In a democratic society where people are free to spread ideas, acts of intolerance are inevitable. There are, however, established strategies to …

ANONYMOUS: Anarchy & Adolescence

<i>Anonymous</i> follows the exploits of one Alex Danyliuk (<b>Callan McAuliffe</b>), a young Ukrainian immigrant living in suburban Canada. He eks out a meager …

Rami Malek

Why I parted ways with Fidel Castro

<b>Preface</b><p><i>This article was written as a response to Fidel Castro's valedictory speech at the Seventh Cuban Communist Party Congress back in April 2016.</i> …

Ohio, Texas and Other Battlegrounds for Abortion Rights

With just over a month to go before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office, abortion rights advocates have reason to be fearful. During …

“Rhetoric of Fascism” on the rise in US and Europe: UN human rights chief

Want to sleep peacefully? Pray this prayer of the night

The best way for a good night's sleep is to reclaim your inner peace and rest with a heart united to God<p>God in heaven,<br>O Creator,<br>O One who loved me …

Self-improvement

Ben Shapiro on Steve Bannon, the alt-right, and why the left needs to turn down the outrage.

<i>Ben Shapiro is a conservative columnist, former</i> Breitbart <i>editor-at-large, and Never Trump–er who’s now facing anti-Semitic threats from the</i> …

Donald Trump

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read this week

It’s easy for progressive readers to remain insulated in a liberal bubble but voices on the right have insights about the incipient Trump era too<p>So you want to get out of your bubble: try reading these conservative websites<p>Last week, I argued that liberal, progressive readers could make an effort …

Donald Trump

Sometimes There Are More Important Goals Than Civility

Confronting racism can be crucial, even when it’s not persuasive.<p>In the brushfire wars since Donald Trump won the presidency, skirmishes over how to speak to his coalition of voters have consumed liberals. Leading the vanguard in those conversations is a collection of writers and thinkers of …

Race & Ethnicity

Unbridled capitalism is the 'dung of the devil', says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land.<p>In one of the longest, most passionate and sweeping speeches of his …

Native Americans

Sustainable development is failing but there are alternatives to capitalism

In the face of worsening ecological and economic crises and continuing social deprivation, the last two decades have seen two broad trends emerge among those seeking sustainability, equality and justice.<p>First there are the green economy and sustainable development approaches that dominate the …

Sustainability

What We Talk About When We Talk About Class

Photo by Samuel Mann | CC BY 2.0<p>In the course I teach on social class in America, I show students how capitalism generates inequalities in wealth, …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

New Social Compact10 hours agoHigher Education for Sustainable Development Middle East23 hours agoA New Era at the State Department?<p>Trending<p>Southeast …

We should take concerns about the health of liberal democracy seriously

Are citizens really turning against democracy? It might be hard to tell until it's too late.<p>Imagine you are an otherwise healthy 30-something who starts feeling weird. You are sometimes short of breath. You get migraines. Your feet start to swell a little. But otherwise, everything seems fine.<p>You …

New York Times

The Challenges Facing Globalization

If trade deals are renegotiated, what does it mean for globalization? Host Steve Inskeep talks to analyst David Wessel and NPR's Frank Langfitt, who is reporting from Sunderland, England.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>We have a global conversation this morning about resistance to globalization. …

European Union

Donald Trump is actually a fascist

<i>Michael Kinsley is a columnist for Vanity Fair magazine and a contributing columnist for The Post.</i><p>Donald Trump is a fascist.<p>When you call somebody a fascist, you can mean any number of things. Often, it means no more than “somebody I don’t like.” It is an all-purpose epithet, usable by anyone …

Donald Trump

'This Is Not Your Country' - Identity And Nationalism Post-Brexit

"This is not your country" - my neighbour said to me 20 years ago after a louder-than-usual party the previous night. I was a newly-arrived student …

What Is Religion?

"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip.<p>"Man creates religion to suit himself. …

Religion

Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart

Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and why<p>What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and …

Mental Health

Erdogan’s Mighty Hypocrisy Towards Israel Is Surpassed Only by His Repressive Islamist Agenda

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: Wikipedia.<p>On Sunday afternoon, as residents of southern Israel were enjoying the last days of summer …

Israel

Obama Admin Forbids Lawmakers From Taking Photos Of Illegal Immigrant Facility

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to …

Feds Threaten Journalist With Prison Over Report On Illegal Immigration » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

The Department of Defense has threatened me with imprisonment in response to our report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in …

Why Did Sanctions Fail Against North Korea?

They were hailed as the most “comprehensive,” “robust” and “unyielding” sanctions to date against North Korea’s pariah government. Yet just six …

North Korea