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Bob Crow in Rojava

The next issue of <i>Jacobin</i><i>,</i> “Journey to the Dark Side,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount.These days, the fight against ISIS is …

Socialism

Autism link to herpes during pregnancy may be overstated, experts say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A herpes flare-up during early pregnancy doubles the odds of a woman giving birth to a child who is later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study published Wednesday in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.<p>The authors believe a mother's immune …

Public Health

Truth to Power

The next issue of <i>Jacobin</i><i>,</i> “Journey to the Dark Side,” is out now. Subscribe for the first time at a discount.“It is the responsibility of …

Political Science

Tories widen lead over Labour to 13 points in new poll

Observer/Opinium survey shows support for Conservative party at 40% against 27% for Labour, with Jeremy Corbyn’s approval rating at 17%<p>The Tories have opened up a 13-point lead over Labour, according to a poll for <i>The Observer</i> that suggests Jeremy Corbyn’s party has been losing support ahead of next …

Voting

Binghamton University graduates make $5K more than national average

Fleishman Center data shows Watson graduates make $63K on average, CCPA graduates make $32.5K<p>Binghamton University graduates pursue a diverse set of …

How to Build an Autocracy

The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本<p>It’s 2021, and President Donald Trump will shortly be sworn in for his second term. The 45th president has visibly aged over the past four years. …

Donald Trump

Venezuela: A Balance Sheet of 2016 and Perspectives for 2017

The Bolivarian Revolution is at one of its lowest points since President Chávez’s electoral victory in 1998. On top of the defeat in the December …

Venezuela

Rich students flock to elite colleges, study finds, but graduating college levels playing field

Although students who come from wealthy backgrounds are far more likely to attend highly selective colleges than students from poor families, rich …

College & University

Social science must return to qualitative research to understand social and political shifts

Social science has become increasingly beholden to analysis derived from big data: large numerical sets analysed computationally, write <b>Pamela …

Trump Administration

3 Things Sociologists Learned by Studying the Women’s March

The Women’s March was the largest protest in U.S. history, and reached seven continents. Already, it’s an undeniable expression of a resistance …

Study: Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks

DETROIT (AP) — Young drivers aren't alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths.<p>Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind the wheel, run a red light or driven faster than the speed limit in the last 30 days, according …

Autonomous Cars

EU: Migrant deaths in Mediterranean rising despite more aid

BRUSSELS (AP) — Migrant deaths have risen to a record level on the Libya-to-Italy Mediterranean Sea smuggling route, and the increasing number of rescue boats trying to prevent mass drownings there might actually be helping the smugglers, the European Union's border and coast guard chief …

North Africa

Hate Crimes Are Reportedly on the Rise in the U.K. Ever Since Brexit

The U.K. has seen a significant rise in reported hate crimes in the three months since the country voted in a referendum to leave the European …

Paul Nuttall

2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade, erasing improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, a leading safety organization said Wednesday.<p>Fatalities rose 6 percent in 2016, reaching an …

Autonomous Cars