Tammy Hodgson

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Samantha Bee's review of On Tyranny

4.5 Stars<p>This is one of those books that everyone should pick up, and probably sooner rather than later. Not just Americans either, though the book …

Timothy Snyder - "What Can European History Teach Us About Trump’s America?"

#J11 Global Day of Action: One Year Ago Today

<b>#J11 Global Day of Action: One Year Ago Today</b><p>Crazy how much (or how little) has changed.<p><i>The movement evolves…</i>

Authenticity in assessment, (re-)defined and explained

For a while I’ve been banging the drum of the importance of definitions and I was reminded of its importance at the weekend as I took part in the …

Peter MacKay faces balancing act with justice agenda, court rulings

Prostitution laws, assisted suicide just two issues that will complicate law-and-order program<p>Revamping the nation's prostitution laws was decidedly …

Keystone resistance sparks 700% spike in cash offers for land

One offer apparently jumped from $8,900 in 2012 to $61,977 this month<p>Cash offers have been skyrocketing for holdout Nebraska landowners who are …

Senate pushes envelope on gridlock

Pent-up frustration over a lack of Senate votes threatens to muck up even the least controversial measures that come before the chamber.<p>After the recent scuttling of bipartisan bills on energy efficiency and expired jobless aid, the knotted-up chamber is reaching levels of gridlock that may make it …

India's dangerous 'food bubble'

India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a growing share of the water that irrigates …

Here's Why Developing Countries Will Consume 65% of the World's Energy by 2040

China and India hold the world's fate in their hands as energy use skyrockets in poorer countries.<p>The Energy Shift now under way is as much geographical as it is technological. Case in point: By 2040, the developing world will account for 65 percent of the world’s energy consumption, according to a …

Globalization Helps Preserve Endangered Languages

NEW YORK: No one should be too surprised to overhear an endangered language spoken in the heart of Manhattan – endangered because their speakers have …

Language

In U.S., 67% Dissatisfied With Income, Wealth Distribution

Democrats and independents are more dissatisfied than Republicans<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with the way income …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Practical PBL: The Ongoing Challenges of Assessment

Both types of students benefit from the option of choosing their role in project cycles to increase motivation. These students should explicitly hear …

Organizing for Action – Medium

How Good Is Good Enough? - Educational Leadership

MASTERY: An action demonstrating or involving great skill or power … to perform a notable deed or wonderful feat. Consummate skill, ability, or …

Canada Post employees call Harper a ‘serial job killer’ as hundreds protest decision to end door-to-door delivery

Hundreds of unionized Canada Post employees marched through downtown Ottawa on Sunday to protest the recent decision to phase out door-to-door …

Ukraine protesters mourn killed demonstrator in Kyiv amid crisis

President Yanukovych called a 'murderer' as protester mourned<p>Thousands of Ukrainians chanted "Hero!" and sang the national anthem on Sunday, as a …

CPAC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

Five Reasons to Fear the Debt Ceiling

The global economy is facing a bizarre man-made threat: Radical legislators in the U.S., issuer of the world’s most trusted currency, think forcing …

Everyone The U.S. Government Owes Money To, In One Graph

If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who the government owes money to — all the holders of U.S. Treasury debt, broken down by category and by how much government debt they hold.<p>Notes<p>The graph includes debt owed to the Social …

All dried up

CHINA endures choking smog, mass destruction of habitats and food poisoned with heavy metals. But ask an environmentalist what is the country’s …

Water

Officials: U.S. drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders.<p>Mehsud, …

Career fair

The United Nations Secretariat works for peace, development, international cooperation and human rights. It is responsible for peacekeeping and …