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How, and why, the Tories have suddenly reshaped leaders’ debates

<i>The 2015 federal election will require political parties to work harder than ever to capture the attention of the electorate. This story is part of Adam Radwanski's new assignment looking at how the party machines across the country are preparing.</i><p>Seemingly out of nowhere, Stephen Harper's …

You’ve got Lyndon Johnson all wrong: The real story of how a conservative Congress passed the Great Society

Yes, LBJ was savvy and imposing. But he did not arm-twist his way to success — and neither could Barack Obama<p>Lyndon Johnson hated being vice president. He was at heart a legislator who had been relegated to the sidelines of legislation. For almost three years he had watched John F. Kennedy fumble …

Political Science

How Do You Make Amends When Your Nazi Grandfather Was One of the Worst Mass Murderers in Human History?

Rainer Höß's grandfather was a top exterminator at Auschwitz and his family denies the Holocaust to this day, but he's devoted himself to righting their wrongs any way he can.<p>If there was a pin-up boy for the age-old axiom, "You can choose your friends, but not your family," Rainer Höß would …

Auschwitz

27 Holiday Cookies That Are Almost Too Cute To Eat

The best holiday crafts are the ones that double as dessert.

Cookies, brownies and bars

<i>Jell-O in cookies. Who knew?</i><p><i>Use this recipe to make spritz cookies — that is, cookies you form with a cookie press — or just drop the dough by</i> …

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Tourism

Syrian Women Know How to Defeat ISIS

To the Islamic State, Syrian women are slaves. To much of the rest of the world, they are victims.<p>It’s time we expose their real identity: an …

Middle East

World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo's personal duel with Lionel Messi is affecting his performances for Portugal

Even the best players on the planet must remember that national pride takes precedence over personal accolades - Cristiano Ronaldo could learn from Luis Figo<p>“The weight of the world on his shoulders” read one headline in the Brazilian press, as <b>Portugal</b> prepared to face the United States in Manaus …

At Home In Paris

There is a wonderful café in Bastille, an area in Paris’ 11th <i>arrondisement</i> — a neighborhood near the city’s center.<p>The summer I spent in Paris, I …

The WikiLeaks Mole

How a teenage misfit became the keeper of Julian Assange's deepest secrets - only to betray him<p>On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, …