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It’s No Wonder Iranians Hate America

When will the U.S. stop reminding them how legitimate their grievances are?<p>“Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran.” So a senior British official was quoted as saying to Newsweek in 2002, witnessing the competitive bellicosity in the Bush administration’s run-up to the war …

Geopolitics

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta<p>What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and …

Geopolitics

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds

In the years since I researched and wrote <i>Mean Mothers</i>, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different; perhaps …

Psychology

Nuclear Deterrence: A Failed Doctrine?

The threat of nuclear war is an existential threat to everything positive that humanity has achieved so far<p>HANDOUT / REUTERS<p>In the nuclear armed …

New Research Proves That All Things Being Equal, Nothing Is Equal for Black Boys

Perhaps you’ve heard the decades-old conservative cure for systematic racism. When confronted with any statistic that shows widespread inequality, …

American democracy is failing. The courts are finally starting to notice.

Democracy’s lost decade.<p>There is something profoundly wrong with the United States of America’s system of government.<p>For proof, briefly take stock of …

The US is reportedly considering a 'bloody nose' attack to humiliate North Korea — here's how it could go down

As North Korea's nuclear and missile programs make leaps and bounds in advancement, the most powerful military on earth has sat just a few dozen miles away in a seemingly helpless position — but that may be about to change.<p>Multiple reports out of the White House indicate an internal debate over a …

North Korea

It was sex all the time at this 1800s commune, with anyone you wanted and none of the guilt

<b>Life at the Oneida Colony was kind of a like a key party, but no one had cars and everyone was doin’ it for Jesus.</b><p><b>(This article is the first in a</b></b> …

Faith

Shot by cops and forgotten

Police shoot far more people than anyone realized, a VICE News investigation reveals<p>An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known.<p>Police shootings aren’t just …

Racism in Boston: African-Americans Have a Median Net Worth of $8, New Report Shows

Boston's reputation as a racist city was put to the test by <i>The Boston Globe</i>'s Spotlight investigative team of reporters. They analyzed data, surveys …

China should send 30,000 troops into North Korea

In confronting North Korea adamant pursuit of nuclear weapons, so far nothing has been effective. Pledges to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula have failed. United Nations resolutions have failed.<p>Increasingly severe sanctions have failed. And insults not only fail but also reinforce the hard-line …

North Korea

Why We Need to Confront the Billionaires’ Paradise

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Some Of America's Wealthiest Tell Congress To Raise Their Taxes, Not Cut Them

More than 400 millionaires and billionaires penned a letter to Congress.<p>American millionaires and billionaires are banding together to urge Republicans in Congress to raise their taxes instead of cutting them.<p>In a letter first reported by The Washington Post on Sunday, more than 400 of America’s …

Middle-class

Donald Trump’s North Korea Border Visit Raises Fears for President’s Safety

The White House has yet to decide whether President Donald Trump should visit the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea during his …

Grisly pics show mass whale slaughter in remote Faroe Islands hunts

Gruesome pictures given to Fox News show the mass slaughter of whales and dolphins in a series of hunts in the waters around the Faroe Islands this summer.<p>The pictures were taken by volunteers from the ocean conservation group Sea Shepherd Global posing as tourists on the Faroe Islands, a Danish …

Faroe Islands

We have to rethink what “educated” means in a post-truth world

It used to be fairly easy to explain what it means to be educated. Education involves schooling, and as a general rule, the more schooling you have, the better educated you become. Unfortunately, as I will argue below, that answer may no longer be sufficient; there is evidence to suggest that the …

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.<p>Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an …

Government

Capitalism in America has been on a suicide mission for 40 years

On August 2, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record-breaking 22,000—its fourth 1,000-point advance in less than a year. That same day, I read the first sentence in Peter Georgescu’s new book, <i>Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation</i>: “For the …

Income Inequality

A North Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk …

The women fighting for white male supremacy

“It was women that got Trump elected,” Lana Lokteff, one of the most prominent women in the American alt-right, told an audience earlier this year at an “ideas” conference in Stockholm. White women, she means, but when Lokteff — whose pale skin, long blonde hair, and light blue eyes help make her a …

Are Millennials Experiencing a Crisis of Masculinity?

It’s not easy being a straight, white male these days. Sure, we’ve still got it <i>far</i> easier than any other demographic, but there has never been a …

Should the rich be taxed more? A new paper shows unequivocally yes

Measuring tax paid against share of income earned and wealth owned reveals the US tax system has become less progressive – and in Britain it is a similar picture<p>Denis Healey never actually said he intended to squeeze the rich until the pips squeaked. The man who would soon be Labour chancellor was …

Economics

There are still hundreds of Confederacy symbols across the US — here's where they are

In an overnight operation on Wednesday, four Confederate monuments were removed from Baltimore, Maryland, following an order by Mayor Catherine Pugh and a vote by city council just days earlier.<p>Officials in Lexington, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Florida; and Memphis, Tennessee, have also said in recent …

You're not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth

If you’ve read an article or two about economic inequality in the United States at any point in the past decade, chances are you’ve come across a chart like this:<p>The left-leaning Economic Policy Institute has been producing that graphic, and ones like it, for years now. It shows that in the …

Capitalism's excesses belong in the dustbin of history. What's next is up to us

It’s time to dethrone capitalism’s single-minded directive and replace it with a more balanced logic, laying the foundations for a better, more equitable world<p>Back in February, a college sophomore called Trevor Hill stood up during a televised town hall meeting in New York and put a simple question …

Universal Basic Income

2017 World Wypipo Tournament, Round 4: The Hateful 8

Ten days ago, 64 melanin-deficient standouts grabbed their flip-flops, business suits and privilege to compete in the world-renowned battle to see …

What you can learn from ancient coffee rituals around the world

For many caffeine lovers, coffee drinking is less of a habit and more of a sacred ritual. In fact, the history of coffee rituals around the world is …

400 US mercenaries 'deployed on ground' in Ukraine military op

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement