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Conservatism as the Highest Form of...

Conservatives always need to be on the look-out for new arguments to defend their positions, despite their conviction that there is “nothing new …

Big Economic Theory Underpinning Libertarian Economics Is Total Baloney

Since the 2014 midterm elections, Democrats have been trying to figure out what happened. There are probably dozens, if not hundreds, of reasons for …

“People could die and that’s OK”: Why the right’s free-market health philosophy is ludicrous

With this week’s insanity, it’s time to call GOP’s health care approach what it is: a death trap for the non-rich<p>It was startling to see physician and Senator Rand Paul claim the other day that people on disability were faking bad backs and anxiety to get on the dole and cheat the taxpayers. These …

Hackers steal tens of millions of customer records from the US' second-biggest medical insurer

Hackers have stolen tens of millions of customer and employee records from Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, after they were able to break into a database containing personal information for around 80 million people. Anthem says the hackers were able to obtain names, …

TransCanada CEO says Canada needs to resolve conflicts over pipelines

Canada's push to become a global resource powerhouse is at risk of failing unless government leaders take action to resolve the many conflicts holding up key projects, the head of the company behind the Keystone pipeline says.<p>TransCanada Corp. chief executive officer Russ Girling said Wednesday …

Oil

Smart babies can spot a bully at one year old

At just 13 months, babies can comprehend what constitutes bullying, friendship and what it means to be a bystander, a study has found<p>Babies are smarter than previously thought and can understand complex social situations at 13 months old, psychologists have claimed.<p>They can comprehend what …

University of Missouri

Norwegians could face jail for giving homeless people food or money if new law passes, critics say

Anyone offering a homeless person a cup of coffee or a sandwich on the streets in Norway could soon risk six months to a year in jail under a …

Homelessness

Giant rodent the size of a buffalo roamed earth three million years ago

The largest rodent ever to have lived may have used its front teeth just like an elephant uses its tusks<p>A "guinea pig" the size of a buffalo that lived three million years ago had a bite as strong as a tiger's, scientists have learned.<p>Experts believe it may have used its giant rodent teeth in the …

Beer Store has donated $1.1-million to Ontario politicians

The Beer Store's corporate owners have funnelled more than $1.1-million to Ontario politicians in the past decade, as they successfully held on to their lucrative private monopoly.<p>The company – owned by foreign brewing giants Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, Molson Coors Brewing Co. and Sapporo Breweries …

Canada

Obama may again need an executive order to close notorious prison

Barely a year from now, Barack Obama will climb aboard Marine One for the last time and the big green-and-white helicopter will lift off the White House South Lawn ending eight years of his presidency.<p>Tuesday, in his last State of the Union address to Congress, the President will lay out what he …

Thai authorities issue arrest warrants for 2 suspects wanted in Bangkok mall blasts

Thai authorities issued arrest warrants Wednesday for two suspects wanted in connection with a pair of small bomb blasts outside a luxury shopping mall in Bangkok that wounded one person.<p>Police have released blurry images of two men seen on closed-circuit camera footage close to where the homemade …

Extremism