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The right to vote should be restricted to those with knowledge

Who should hold power: the few or the many? Concentrating power in the hands of a few—in monarchy, dictatorship, or oligarchy—tends to result in power for personal benefit at the expense of others. Yet in spreading power among the many—as in a democracy—individual votes no longer matter, and so …

Political Science

This is exactly why Donald Trump is right about George W. Bush and 9/11

The Donald has taken Jeb Bush to task for defending his brother’s record on 9/11. Shockingly, he’s making sense<p>For the first time perhaps ever, Donald Trump was right about something. There exists irrefutable evidence that George W. Bush and his national security team was repeatedly warned about …

One of the newest, most viable forms of clean energy could beat all other existing options

One of the newest, and seemingly most viable forms of clean energy, could be poised to outperform all of the existing options, including solar: algae biofuel.<p>Algae are found throughout the Earth's oceans, where they employ photosynthetic processes to create energy using sunlight. Some types of …

A Paris 'Beach Party' Turns Into A Middle East Protest

Paris turns a bank of the River Seine into an urban beach every August, providing a respite for Parisians who can't get away for a summer vacation.<p>This year the Israeli seaside city of Tel Aviv was the theme for what was supposed to be a day of music and food trucks set amid sand, umbrellas and …

Apple’s electric car is real, and it’s almost ready for testing

Apple is definitely working on a self-driving car project, and according to some new documents, Project Titan appears to be further along than anyone thought.<p>Rumors of Apple’s car project first starting surfacing at the beginning of this year, with an announcement not expected until 2020 at the …

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Are the polls skewed?

This week’s polling results have skeptics asking: Are these numbers the real deal?<p>Donald Trump is on top in Iowa, Ben Carson is hot on his heels, and Bernie Sanders has flown past Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.<p>That’s the snapshot polls captured this week. It’s a far cry from the Bush-Clinton …

Greek coast guard 'deliberately' sunk migrant boat in Turkish waters, fisherman's film alleges

A film shot by Turkish fishermen shot a few days ago apparently shows Greek coast guard vessel leaving an overloaded inflatable boat of Syrians to sink after "piercing it with a lance" in Turkish waters<p>A Greek coast guard vessel allegedly sank a rubber dinghy full of Syrian refugees, including …

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Bernie Sanders Continues To Electrify Crowds. The Justice Department Has Clinton's Email Server. See The Difference?

The Sanders and Clinton campaigns are going in opposite directions, primarily because Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are the antithesis of one another. Although both analyzed the same intelligence reports in 2002, the Vermont Senator voted against Iraq, while Clinton called her vote a …

America’s new trillion-dollar fighter jet under fire again

It’s tough being the world’s most expensive weapon system. Years behind schedule and billions over-budget, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program has …

Is Schumer Setting Us on Another Path to War?

The framework agreement that the U.S. and its international partners reached with Iran that blocks Tehran's pathways to building a nuclear bomb is barely a week old, yet the usual suspects have already denounced it as a "bad deal."<p>To the opposition of the Iran deal, President Obama recently stated, …

A top US official who was against the Iran nuclear deal said he fears 'national interest' is hurt by the partisan fight

Gary Samore, who stepped down as president of United Against Nuclear Iran because he supports the agreement, said a political battle between Congress and the White House had crowded out the "pragmatic center."<p>"This looks like it will be a straight-out political battle between Republicans and some …

Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in stunning new 2016 poll

The poll gives Sanders a 44-37 lead over Clinton in the run for the Democratic nomination in the state.<p>It signals that Clinton will face a tougher-than-expected challenge in the important first-primary state, as voters in the Granite State remain unenthusiastic about her candidacy.<p>According to the …

A faction inside Greece's government wants to ally with Russia and go back to the drachma

But Tsipras is losing the far-left wing of his leftist Syriza coalition, which has belatedly figured out that Tsipras' bailout negotiations have been a disaster. Those leftists want a return to the drachma and closer ties with Russia, according to Ekathimerini, the Greek news service.<p>To recap: …

Will This Cop-Killing Spark Turkish Civil War?

Two police officers were just murdered in revenge for a suicide bombing. Between ISIS and the Kurds, President Erdogan is up his ears in …

35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality

The money given out in Wall Street bonuses last year was twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned combined<p>While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it. He has even blasted the …

Talks with Afghanistan given seal of approval by hideaway head in annual message on Taliban’s website on eve of Eid<p>Taliban leader Mullah Omar has hailed as “legitimate” peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan’s 13-year war, in his first comments on the nascent dialogue.<p>“If we look into our …

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Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Colorado poll: Most back pot

A majority of Colorado voters supports both the legalization of marijuana as well as allowing same-sex marriage in the state, according to a new poll.<p>In a 54 to 43 split, voters in the state support the law legalizing the drug, which went into effect in January, the Quinnipiac survey released …

Burma's Muslims Are Facing Incredibly Harsh Curbs on Marriage, Childbirth and Religion

Last March, sectarian riots roiled central Burma, and at least 48 people, mainly Muslims, were slaughtered by machete-wielding thugs. Buddhist monks …

Egypt's army chief expected to resign, paving way for presidential campaign

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will resign from the armed forces on Wednesday, two senior military sources have confirmed, paving the way for a long-awaited presidential campaign and a return to strongman leadership for Egypt.<p>Sisi has been spoken of as a potential head of state since he …

In New Poll, ‘Sobering’ News for Both Parties on Midterm Elections

Battleground pollsters report Democrats and Republicans are ‘universally despised’—but marijuana referendums might boost voter turnout in …

Dissent among scientists over key climate impact report

<b>Senior scientists and government officials are meeting in Japan to agree a critical report on the impact of global warming.</b><p>Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will publish their first update in seven years on the scale of the threat.<p>Leaked documents speak of significant …