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Diamonds are not all girls' best friends

Diamond production and trade have for decades attracted the attention of consumers and civil society globally due to the testimonies of those …

Africa

A linguistic anthropologist explains why, um, “filler words” are OK to use

A few days ago, <i>The New York Times</i> published an article by Christopher Mele about so-called “filler words”, telling people to stop using them. Reporting on language often frustrates me, and this was no exception. In fact, thirty-odd linguists—including me—sent them a letter detailing our many …

Language

'It Can't Happen Here' – and (so far) it hasn't

<i>The Dystopia Project is Mashable's ongoing book series reflecting on what dystopian fiction has to tell us under a Trump administration.</i> <i>We'll debrief</i> …

The Will Of The People? In Defence Of Democracy

How do we respect the will of the people when the people have no say, no control, and the very tools of democracy are being perverted and used …

Pat Robertson: Opposition To Trump Is Revolt Against God

Pat Robertson explains that those opposing Trump are really fighting against God.<p>Spinning a bizarre conspiracy on today’s edition of “The 700 Club,” …

A Dishonest Rewriting of Democratic Racist History

The media is doing a terrible disservice to U.S. history, race relations, and the Democratic Party by dishonestly papering over the Democrats’ racist …

Televangelist Jim Bakker: Under President Trump, Christians Are No Longer “Second-Class Citizens”

Maybe the biggest lie to come out of <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s election is that Christians were finally going to get some respect… as if they weren’t on top of …

'Warmer than Hell' clothing drive by Boston's Satanic Temple chapter promotes religious diversity

The Boston Chapter of the Satanic Temple worked with Second Chances to bring warmth to those in need in Cambridge and Somerville, titling their …

Trump is bad for the US games industry

There is no shortage of arguments to be made as to why the presidency of Donald Trump will be a moral, ethical, humanitarian, legal, and/or …

Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, an announcement that came as the city's police released statistics showing no letup in the death toll that captured the nation's attention last …

Guns