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The 16 worst-case scenarios that could mark president-elect Trump’s first 100 days

<b>(Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>from a Scalia clone on the Supreme Court to building the wall<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>November 11, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>America’s system of political checks and balances may vanish in the first 100 days of a Donald Trump presidency and …

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I was held after reading a book on a plane – we need to rethink our terror laws | Faizah Shaheen

It has been an overwhelming few weeks, but the reaction to my book about Syria has raised important issues about the treatment of Muslims and how we tackle radicalisation<p>A few weeks ago, as I prepared for my honeymoon in Turkey, the usual concerns of a Muslim traveller went through my mind. Will I …

How Technology Will Not Save the World

The United States is currently tangled up in a racially charged debate around police violence, or maybe better put, excessive and biased use of force against people of color.<p>We have seen riots and demonstrations over the past few weeks, reminiscent of the worst days of the '60s and '70s, and the …

This Easter, Religious Leaders Join Forces to Denounce U.S. Drone Policy

Today, Brave New Foundation released a short video documenting religious leaders coming out against the use of Just War Theory to defend President Obama's drone policy.<p>Franciscan Friar Joe Nangle said it well: "How can we hold our heads high when remote-controlled, killer aircraft like drones are …