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Why The Arabs Don’t Want Us In Syria

By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, www.politico.eu<p>| Educate!<p>Above Photo: John Foster Dulles (right), Republican Party Foreign policy expert, is greeted by his …

Middle East

Islamic Extremism is a Product of Western Imperialism

Orlok | Shutterstock.com<p>As we struggle to come to terms with the latest terrorist attacks in Brussels, it is important that we understand the causes …

Middle East

The system is just this rigged: Dark money, Citizens United and the secret story of how big money stole our democracy

<b>Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump (AP/Steve Helber/Reuters/Chris Keane/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Congressmen beg for bucks. Super PACs run the show. Dark money flows into state legislatures. This is why we’re mad<p>Wendell Potter • Nick Penniman<p>March 20, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Nation on the Take: …

Campaign Finance

The 'war on terror' isn't working

Here's a question that ought to be at the center of the presidential campaign, but has been strangely absent: What strategy should the United States pursue to counter the problem posed by violent radical Islam?<p>Sure, several candidates vow, if elected, to escalate the ongoing military campaign …

Hood Canal Cabin

Set off the Puget Sound fjord and surrounded by forest, the Hood Canal Cabin takes advantage of its picturesque location with a vertical design. …

From ally to enemy: New U.S. State Dept.-designated terrorists fight in extremist group supported by CIA in ’80s

<b>President Reagan meeting with Afghan militants in the Oval Office in February 1983 (U.S. Government's Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)</b><p>The CIA and US allies funneled weapons to the Afghan extremist group Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin — an ally turned enemy<p>Ben Norton<p>March 11, 2016 3:38pm (UTC)<p>The U.S. …

How Jonathan Segal Finds Creative Freedom Through an "Architect as Developer" Model

Because we are the architect acting as the developer, we eliminate the change orders, we eliminate the RFIs, we eliminate the job directives - …

Courtyard House on a River / Robert Hutchison Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This small residence located on the banks of the White River five miles from Mt. Rainier quietly blends …

A Bold Transportation Plan for Urban America—Dead on Arrival

The DOT’s $98 billion 2017 budget has a lot to recommend it, and virtually no chance of approval.<p>The U.S. Department of Transportation’s newly released fiscal 2017 budget is about 70 pages long, but you need only look at the cover to catch its drift. The lead image shows the pedestrian-friendly, …

Urban Design

Richard Meier's first project in South Korea is a waterfront hotel for the Winter Olympics

American architect Richard Meier says his first Korean project, the Seamarq Hotel, has qualities that are similar to influential homes he designed in …

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

Rural Studio’s $20K House has such innovative design that it’s changing the entire housing system–from mortgages to zoning laws.<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University’s design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible …

What John Kerry won’t ever acknowledge: The U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia is self-destructive — and even crazy

<b>John Kerry (Reuters/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Secretary Kerry says U.S. friendship is as strong “as we ever had,” but Saudi fuels, supports and exports extremism<p>Ben Norton<p>January 27, 2016 12:57pm (UTC)<p>"Folks, we have as solid a relationship, as clear an alliance, and a strong friendship with the Kingdom of …

Middle East

24 Sci-Fi Novels You Can Read for Free

These Project Gutenberg books will open your mind to imaginative worlds<p>Science fiction has been around as a genre for more than 200 years. That's such a long time that many of the greatest works have fallen into the public domain, providing a way to get free and easy access to many of these …

Liberland: hundreds of thousands apply to live in world's newest 'country'

Accessible only by car via miles of winding, dusty Croatian roads, Gornja Siga – current population zero – is an unlikely testing ground for a plan to shape the world’s political future. It is a secluded area where verdant forest meets white sand on a western bank of the river Danube. The only …