Tania Guerrero Portillo

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Harvard Law students debate whether people protesting racism at Yale are 'fascists'

Bill Barlow, a third-year law student at Harvard, wrote an op-ed calling certain Yale protesters "fascists."<p>"This recent movement of university students to use administrative procedures to punish speech with which they disagree should be called by its rightful name: proto-fascism," Barlow wrote in …

Rights & Freedoms

From slum to bookshop, Brazil drug queen turns writer

Now 54, Raquel de Oliveira, once the first lady of the drug trade in the Rio de Janeiro favelas, has taken up the pen.<p>After a decade in treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction, she has just published her first novel, "Number One".<p>"Literature is the only thing that has kept me standing," says …

Brazil

JFK’s Forgotten CIA Crisis

During a spectacular dinner at Mount Vernon, Kennedy pressed Pakistan’s leader for help with a sensitive spy operation against China.<p><b>At Mount …

Slavery, the Nazis and the KKK: We can’t face the past, and it’s poisoning our future

Faulkner’s maxim is truer than ever — and while the whole world struggles with history, America’s denial is toxic<p>No quotation from American literature, with the possible exception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “boats against the current” passage, is repeated as often or carries as much resonance as …

Human Rights

How to Live Your Best Life, According to a Roman Emperor

Marcus Aurelius has been read for 1800 or so years now and he’s arguably just as relevant today as he was when he was ruler of the Roman …

Biographies

US pressured Norway to arrest & extradite Snowden, seize all devices – documents

The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter its territory in the aftermath of his leaks on …

Low-level NSA analysts can spy on Americans – Greenwald

NSA spying programs give access to US citizens’ private data to low-level analysts with little court approval or supervision, says Guardian …

Seventy Dead Migrants Found in Chicken Truck

Thursday’s grim discovery on an Austrian highway is just the latest in a series of horrifying tragedies as thousands journey to supposed safety in …

Air Force Launches Secretive Space Plane; 'We Don't Know When It's Coming Back'

The Air Force launched a secretive space plane into orbit Thursday night from Cape Canaveral, Florida. And they're not sure when it's returning to …

Military

Iraqi Report: US Special Forces now in direct combat with ISIS in Iraq

As one of my bosses in the Army was fond of saying, “We ain’t got time to do it right but we always got time to do it over.”<p>Now four years after …

World War II ended 70 years ago — here's the planned US invasion of Japan that never happened

The surrender came after months of bombing raids across the Japanese countryside, two atomic bombs, and the Soviet Union's declaration of war on the island nation.<p>The iron resolve of the Japanese was a major factor the US anticipated while planning the invasion of mainland Japan. The culture known …

History