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Islamic State may still have 30,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria, even after setbacks

BEIRUT — The Islamic State may still have in excess of 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq and appears to have rebounded from some of its worst setbacks, according to two new reports that call into question whether the militants are as close to defeat as the U.S. military has suggested.<p>The figures, …

Middle East

An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep

Attention all you happy high school graduates about to go off to college, as well as the many others returning for another year of higher education. Grandsons Stefan and Tomas, that includes you.<p>Whatever you may think can get in the way of a successful college experience, chances are you won’t …

College & University

Beneath the bravery of our most decorated soldier

One insider, an experienced SAS soldier, has vividly described intervening to stop Roberts-Smith bashing an unarmed Afghan whom two patrol commanders …

Corruption

Week 90

This week Trump’s battle with the media escalated as he ramped up his “enemy of the state” rhetoric, and his staffers and supporters followed his …

Donald Trump

The world is being undone before us. If we do not reimagine Australia, we will be undone too | Richard Flanagan

The bonfire of our vanities is fully loaded with the fuel of growing inequality, fear, and division<p>A government that claims to be of good heart to Indigenous Australia humiliated a generation of great black leaders<p>Most Australians would be horrified to learn the full extent of the massacres<p>Though …

Australia

Australian Foreign Affairs panel discussion: Indonesia and Australia - Can we be friends? - Australia-Indonesia Centre

Australian Foreign Affairs panel discussion: Indonesia and Australia – Can we be friends?<p>Posted on August 3, 2018 By Helen Brown<p><b>For those who care</b> …

Asia

The many ages experienced by your average football club supporter

A recent catch-up with a friend found us reflecting on being footy supporters. As we discovered, there can be different stages in a lifetime of club …

Soccer

‘Be brave’: Russian firm urges judge to nix Mueller indictment

Lawyers for a Russian company accused of financing a massive political influence operation in the United States urged a federal judge Friday to “be brave” and declare special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment invalid.<p>At a federal courthouse just steps from the U.S. Capitol, the Russian firm’s …

Donald Trump

It’s True: Trump Is Lying More, and He’s Doing It on Purpose

On Thursday, the Washington <i>Post</i> published a remarkable story on its front page revealing a recent spike in the number of “false and misleading claims” made by President Trump. In his first year as President, Trump made 2,140 false claims, according to the <i>Post</i>. In just the last six months, he has …

Donald Trump

Closing the gap AND reducing exclusions: how about a radically different approach at the beginning?

I think we are all capable of so much more.<p>This is another post about reception year, but I’d also like <b>secondary bods</b> to read this and see the bigger …

Pedagogy

8 Insights From Heartland Reporter Salena Zito’s Book About Trump’s America

It took four months to reach my turn in the library holds line for flyover country reporter Salena Zito and pollster Brad Todd’s 2018 book, “The …

Voting

Judge Brett Kavanaugh faithfully applies the law instead of making it up

As the chief law enforcement officer of Nevada, I suppose it is only natural that I care passionately about judges and their judicial philosophy. But …

Brett Kavanaugh

How Russia Persecutes Its Dissidents Using U.S. Courts

Russia’s requests to Interpol for Red Notices—the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant—against Kremlin opponents are being met with increasing deference by the Department of Homeland Security.<p><i>Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET.</i><p>A little more than six years ago, Sasha was on his way to a …

Russia

The Case for a Trump-Russia Conspiracy Just Got a Little Stronger

If proven true, the president’s alleged role in the Trump Tower meeting could help prosecutors make judgments about his “character, truthfulness, and culpability.”<p>CNN’s bombshell scoop Thursday night shined a bright light yet again on the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan and raised …

Donald Trump

It’s Never Been a Better Time to Study International Relations

Donald Trump has changed the world — and some people will understand it better than others<p><i>By</i> <i>Francis J. Gavin</i><p>International affairs education finds …

Donald Trump

Brain Development in Young Adolescents

Good News for Middle School Teachers<p>Just five years ago . . . a 13 year old was considered over the hill by some experts in terms of brain …

Teaching

A Theory of Trump Kompromat

Why the President is so nice to Putin, even when Putin might not want him to be.<p>The former C.I.A. operative Jack Devine watched Donald Trump’s performance standing next to Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, and his first thought was, “There is no way Trump is a Russian agent.” The proof, he told …

Russia

Why Critical Hope May Be the Resource Kids Need Most From Their Teachers

Tupac Shakur has been dead for over 20 years, and yet his music and lyrics are still popular with young people today. Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade thinks …

Teaching

Children, Learning, and the Evaluative Gaze of School

How many hippos are too many? Proposed cull raises questions

The hippo — really? That’s the common response when tour guides in Africa tantalize travelers with this question: “What’s the most dangerous animal on the continent?” Lion? Rhino? Elephant? No, no, no. Eventually, the tour guide delivers the answer with a twinkle in their eye: the hippo, yes, that …

Wildlife

The AFL's terrible idea that won’t die

The AFL loves nothing more than to meddle. Incapable of letting go of footy’s so-called glory days, HQ is forever tinkering with the rules in a …

Guns and religion: How American conservatives grew closer to Putin’s Russia

By Rosalind S. Helderman<p>, Reporter<p>Tom Hamburger<p>, Reporter<p>Growing up in the 1980s, Brian Brown was taught to think of the communist Soviet Union as a dark and evil place.<p>But Brown, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage, said that in the past few years he has started meeting Russians at conferences …

Russia

Trump-Putin: Your toolkit to help understand the story

<b>Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: it's complicated. We know, we've been trying to follow it all as well.</b><p>All the investigations into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election have put a focus on the relationship between the US and Russian leaders.<p>But there's a lot to …

Donald Trump

Authors steer boys from toxic masculinity with gentler heroes

Trump’s belligerent voice was getting all the attention. I felt I needed to counter his narrative and his voice Ed Vere, author<p>Children’s writer Ben Brooks is on a mission to redefine masculinity for young boys. “I want to help boys become better, happier men and open up a debate about what we …

Books

This House race could be a bellwether for the midterms

LEVITTOWN, Pa. — Here in the heart of the American suburb, the battle for the ultimate swing district is underway. The contest between incumbent …

Never Trumpers Will Want to Read This History Lesson

In the 1850s, disaffected Democrats made the wrenching choice to leave their party to save American democracy. Here’s what happened.<p>“I was educated a Democrat from my boyhood,” a Republican delegate confided to his colleagues at Iowa’s constitutional convention in 1857. “Faithfully, I did adhere to …

Democratic Party

‘Very stable’ Trump? European leaders beg to differ

The president’s wild shifts in tone left many NATO allies concluding no hidden strategy lies behind his unpredictability.<p>BRUSSELS — As a NATO summit he threw into chaos wrapped up Thursday, President Donald Trump cheekily declared himself a “very stable genius.”<p>The other world leaders present …

The Way Trump and the GOP Deal with Russian Attacks is ‘Textbook Treason’

This is an extraordinary moment. It is without equal not only in American history but in modern history.<p>The indictments of the 12 Russian military …