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Housing or Dotcom: Which Bubble Does Cryptocurrency Mania Resemble?

<i>Marc Hochstein is the managing editor of CoinDesk and a former editor-in-chief of American Banker.</i><p><i>The following article originally appeared in</i> …

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The forgotten dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

In that fraught and unsettled spring of 1968, Kenneth Jadin had a problem.<p>The 25-year-old architecture professor at Howard University needed a chunk of land. A big, big chunk of land.<p>Jadin and others had been tasked with the difficult challenge of figuring out how and where to house thousands of …

Lifestyle

America’s student debt crisis 'is worse than we thought'

• <b>A new Brookings Institution report projects substantially worst student loan defaults than previous estimates.</b>• <b><br>The report predicts as much as 40% of students could be in default by 2030.</b>• <b><br>There are $1.4 trillion in US student loans outstanding, making it the second biggest source of household debt</b> …

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Why Martin Luther King Jr.'s Lessons About Peaceful Protests Are Still Relevant

<i>The following feature is excerpted from TIME</i> Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Life and Legacy, <i>available at retailers and at the Time Shop</i><p>Revolutions tend …

Black History

NYC pols get the publicity they want — by getting arrested

City Councilmen Jumaane Williams and Ydanis Rodriguez got precisely the publicity they were seeking — by getting themselves arrested.<p>Fine. But don’t …

Opinion

Coverage of Iran Protests Misleadingly Illustrated With Photos of MEK Demos

<i>by Adam Johnson</i><p>When it comes to covering protests in other countries, it seems any vague picture of brown people protesting can stand in for those …

Iran

Exclusive sneak preview of David Frum’s new book Trumpocracy

“Democracy is a work in progress. So is democracy’s undoing.” So begins Canadian-American political analyst David Frum’s new book <i>Trumpocracy: The</i> …

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Inside the Fight to Keep Liverpool's Punk Scene Alive

It's a far cry from the Beatles.<p>“The punk scene is probably the only scene in Liverpool,” said Ollie Fontaine, drummer for a pop-punk group called …

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Russia & Iran’s Temporary Marriage: Staying Together for Global Domination

<b>Bottom Line:</b> <b>Russia and Iran have forged a strategic symbiotic relationship anchored in economic, defense and energy cooperation. But as the Trump</b> …

Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India: Despite country's UN vote on Jerusalem, ties with Israel will remain strong - Firstpost

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu's six-day visit to India from 14 January – the second by an Israeli prime minister in 12 years – comes at a time …

Israel

Brooklyn City Councilman Jumaane Williams to announce challenge to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, sources say

Insiders suggest Jumaane Williams could declare his candidacy against Kathy Hochul next week<p>A Brooklyn lawmaker is getting ready to challenge the …

Democratic Party

Diversity Is a Top Priority for a New Wave of Comics Publishers

In awkward stutter step, corporate comics have attempted to get woke in recent years. The Big Two publishers, Disney-owned Marvel and Time …

Entertainment

A critic taken with Lithgow’s ‘Stories by Heart’ lists 10 other favorite solo shows

NEW YORK — In the delightful “John Lithgow: Stories by Heart,” an actor known for great intelligence and range devotes two hours on a Broadway stage to advancing that reputation. Enacting with consummate skill and physical grace a pair of short stories by Ring Lardner and P.G. Wodehouse, Lithgow …

Entertainment

Occupy Wall Street Protestor Gets 1 Cent In Damages After Lawsuit

An Occupy Wall Street protestor was awarded just one cent after suing NYC over his arrest during the 2011 demonstrations.<p>DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — An …

New York City

Just as Trump Cheered Iran Protests, the Supreme Leader Once Cheered Occupy Wall Street

It’s so easy and so wrong to judge social movements from afar. The protests in Iran were important, but not in the ways that those thousands of miles …

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My School Was a Scam, So I Was Able to Default on My Student Loans

<i>Shortly before he left office,</i> <i>President Barack Obama approved a plan</i><i> that would fully erase the debts of tens of thousands of students who attended</i> …

Education

From bloomers to Golden Globes red carpet, a brief look at the history of protest fashion - Firstpost

You may be forgiven for mistaking it for an elitist gesture. Or, on the other hand, for being completely on board with it. The all-black dress code …

Black Lives Matter

A new study says much of the rise in inequality is an illusion. Should you believe it?

Everyone agrees inequality grew. The question is how much.<p>Few economics findings have penetrated the public consciousness in recent years as much as this one: Income inequality has exploded in recent decades, and the top 1 percent in particular have made out like bandits.<p>Economists Emmanuel Saez of …

Social Justice

Greta Gerwig, Aaron Sorkin: Hollywood Must Change

Frank Bruni, a Times Op-Ed columnist, hosted an online conversation with Greta Gerwig, the writer and director of “Lady Bird” (winner of two Golden Globe Awards, one for best motion picture, musical or comedy), and Aaron Sorkin, the writer and director of “Molly’s Game” (a Globe nominee for best …

Opinion

Modern Monetary Theory: the economic basis for expanded social spending and greater shared prosperity

The last 40 years has seen a steady rise of deficit-hawking, in which the world's postwar social safety nets are shredded because the state "can't …

Economics

How about an emergency meeting for US double standards?

For more than a year, the United States has been engaging in a widespread purge of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. …

News (China)

How liberal Democrats use lies to get what they want

<i>"There’s something happening here." — Buffalo Springfield, 1967</i><p>Every major leftist movement the world has seen has been totalitarian by nature. …

Juanita Broaddrick

The U.S. Wanted to Discuss Iran. Russia Brought Up Black Lives Matter.

UNITED NATIONS — Efforts by the Trump administration to marshal a muscular international response to Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters appeared to backfire on Friday, as members of the United Nations Security Council instead used a special session called by the United States to lecture …

News

Russia Will Pay 'Huge Price' for Backing Iran, says Trump Adviser McMaster

Russia is going “to pay a huge price” for supporting Iran’s regime and its vision for the Middle East, President Donald Trump’s top security adviser …

Russia

Summoning Is the Best Tolkien-Obsessed, Anti-Fascist Metal Band in the World

Stream the iconic Austrian fantasy metal duo's new album, 'With Doom We Come,' and read their thoughts on capitalism, composing, and why Nazis don't belong in black metal....<p>Heavy metal has always embraced fantasy, and whether you dig Tolkien or not, it's impossible to deny the appeal of a band …

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The deep state: How a fringe foreign idea reached the forefront of American consciousness

The deep state: a concept that in this decade swelled from the margins into the mainstream, going global last year. These days it’s taken on an evolving meaning, progressing from its origins in the Middle East into an Americanized model.<p>So what is it?<p>The deep state is understood as a perceived …

U.S. Politics

The Book That Blew Up Washington

Donald Trump, ‘Fire and Fury,’ and the never-ending shocks to the system<p>Shows you what I know. In the final days of December I told friends that 2018 …

Donald Trump

From Y2K to Today: A Timeline of Celebrity Feminism

Given recent activism on the part of celebrity women—from the #MeToo movement to the Time’s Up Campaign—it’s easy to forget there was a time not that …

Feminism

VICE Meets Molly Crabapple

We sit down with the artist, writer, and activist to hear how she went from chronicling nightlife to sketching life at Guantánamo Bay.<p>On <i>The VICE Guide to Right Now</i>, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and …

Prison

Tillerson emphasizes US support for Iran demonstrators

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Trump administration supports the aspirations of Iranian protesters, including calls for a "peaceful transition of government."<p>"At some point, people will decide this is not how they want to live any longer," Tillerson told CNN's Elise …

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