Tim Knievel

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Rethinking Douglas MacArthur

Fifty years after his death, it’s time America’s most misunderstood military genius got his due.<p>Great lives, fully lived, cast long shadows. Fifty years after his death, it’s not unusual to hear people rank Douglas MacArthur among America’s worst generals—alongside Benedict Arnold and William …

India PM Narendra Modi presses Pakistan's Sharif on militants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1079000/1079864_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524799900_aa7cfe03de1f389545b3e8694715428a<p><b>India's new PM Narendra Modi has urged his Pakistani counterpart to crack down on militants and speed up the trial of the 2008 Mumbai attacks suspects.</b><p>…

India

Who, What, Why: What language would Jesus have spoken?

<b>Israel's prime minister has verbally sparred with the Pope over which language Christ might have spoken. Several languages were used in the places where Jesus lived - so which would he have known, asks Tom de Castella.</b><p>Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis appeared to have a momentary disagreement. …

Linguistics

China to scrap millions of cars to improve air quality

<b>China plans to remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards by the end of the year as a way of improving air quality.</b><p>More than 300,000 vehicles will be decommissioned in the capital Beijing.<p>Recent findings from the state's environmental agency showed that 31% of the air …

Pollution

Hollande calls for EU to reduce its role

French President Francois Hollande has called for the European Union to reduce its role "where it is not necessary" after Eurosceptic parties made sweeping electoral gains across the bloc.<p>Reacting to the spectacular success of parties like France's own National Front and the UK Independence Party …

Why the Queen still reigns in Canada

ON May 18th Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, started a four-day tour of Canada, a country where his mother is still head of …

India’s strongman

THE most important change in the world over the past 30 years has been the rise of China. The increase in its average annual GDP per head from around …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Europe's Democratic Deficit Is Getting Worse

Voter participation in European Parliament elections is low—and getting lower.<p>By the end of this weekend, about 380 million Europeans will have the opportunity to elect some 751 representatives to the European Parliament—the largest unicameral legislature by size of electorate. There, delegates …

Admit It, Political Scientists: Politics Really Is More Broken Than Ever

Scholars restrain themselves out of fear of being seen as partisans, but what's happening now is different, and false equivalence is no virtue.<p>The widespread public belief that our political system is dangerously broken is often met with skepticism among longtime students of American politics. …