Under Siege

The Best Action Movies of 2018 (So Far)

Despite the range of fiery, computer-generated explosions on display at your local multiplex, this is a peculiar historical moment for the action …

Comic Books

Remote control repression: Israel tested its latest weapons against the Great March of Return

Over the course of the Great March of Return protests which started on 30 March, 115 Palestinians were killed and a further 13,000 were injured. Many …

Israel

Trump shames Democrats for defending violent MS-13 gang

President Trump on Wednesday called on Capitol Hill Democrats to help him in the battle against the vicious MS-13 gang by dropping their lockstep …

Immigration

raceAhead: Kendrick Lamar Gives A Lesson on the N-Word

Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Kendrick Lamar gave the world a lesson in pragmatic linguistic competence recently, when he halted a live performance …

Kendrick Lamar

20 History Audiobooks You’ll Want to Listen To

Oftentimes, we are compelled to a particular historical moment or event because of how the story was told to us. This is particularly true in …

Books

PICS: Staff traumatised after shocking attack on Gugulethu Library

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town on Wednesday appealed to communities and neighbourhood watches to help protect key community structures, this after …

Cape Town

What Market Players Are Saying About the Turkish Lira's Freefall

Turkish markets are under siege as traders pounce on a currency open to attack by a paralyzed central bank.<p>The lira has fallen off a cliff since …

Stock Markets

Pete Carroll betting future on improved Seahawks run game

May 23,2018<p>Since becoming head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, Pete Carroll has led the franchise to six playoff appearances, three NFC West titles and a Super Bowl victory.<p>Yet, despite all of this success, Carroll and his philosophies have come under siege to an extent following a …

Seattle Seahawks

Why are police officers under siege?

America's Treatment of Palestinians Has Grown Horrendously Cruel

Shutterstock<p>On May 14, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiled for pictures in front of the new U.S. embassy in …

Israel

The Ohtani Show is awesome, but Mike Trout is history

TORONTO - Shohei Ohtani is a ghost, his aura the only trace of him in the visitor's clubhouse at Rogers Centre until he seemingly apparates onto the …

Baseball

Imagining a World Ruled by Women

BERLIN — Nuclear brinkmanship, unending war, impending environmental catastrophe. Our world is an absolute mess. Would things look different if women were in charge? That’s the starting point for Yael Bartana’s aptly titled “What If Women Ruled the World?” at the Berlin Volksbühne, a conceptually …

The Arts

Amazon's DC Comics Graphic Novel Memorial Day Sale is Massive

Amazon frequently runs sales on Marvel digital graphic novels, but a big sale on DC Comics doesn't happen quite as often. However, they're busting …

Board Games

The Manchester bombing anniversary shows why terrorists will never win

<i>We cannot be complacent about the threat we face, but on such matters we are relatively united</i><p>This Tuesday marked one year since the Manchester bombing. On May 22, during a concert by the young singer Ariana Grande, Salman Abedi walked into the Manchester Arena with a homemade shrapnel bomb and …

Manchester Bombing

2018 NFL Over-Under Win Totals: New-look Seahawks still dangerous, but stepping back

Seattle's defense could be better than people think, but the offense should have some major question marks to it<p>We're entering into uncharted …

Football (U.S.)

No graduation, no true love: U.S. teens share what they’ll miss with #IfIDieInASchoolShooting

Unfinished school projects.<p>No prom. No wedding.<p>No high school graduation.<p>These are just some of the things students in the United States fear missing …

World News

Trump returns to LI Wednesday to talk about MS-13

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will return to Long Island Wednesday afternoon to highlight the region's spate of MS-13 gang-related deaths as …

Donald Trump

Chicago in Venice: A first look at the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Watch out, Donald Trump!<p>When this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale opens Saturday, the U.S. pavilion, shaped for the first time by Chicagoans, takes aim at the “us” and “them” mentality behind the president’s proposed wall along the border with Mexico. And its exhibits lob other intellectual …

Mississippi River

Truth and Ethics Are Under Siege in Pakistan’s Media

<i>Truthdig is proud to present this article as part of its Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting, a series from a network of female correspondents</i> …

Liberal View

One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism: It Pours Down

<i>From now until at least the midterm elections in November, we’ll be featuring essays from powerful cultural voices alongside one simple thing, chosen</i> …

Humor

Rahul Gandhi is right, democracy is in danger; from BJP's political rivals who are willing to subvert all rules

We frequently come across phrases such as "democracy in danger", "secularism at stake", "Constitution and institutions are under attack" in political …

India News

Amazon & Microsoft’s Move to Blockchain: Centralized Companies Into Decentralized Ecosystem

Bitcoin, and the idea of digital cash, has taken hold of the banking sector as banks and financial institutions start to experiment internally with …

Blockchain

Gaza Strip: A look back at how we got here

It’s been 20 years since Gaza had high hopes of being something other than the Hamas-run isolated tragedy it has become.<p>><br>• ><p>Hamas militants attend the …

Israel

Governor's post-Santa Fe school safety meetings happening largely in private

Long list of recommendations emerging from the first-day session<p>Image 1of/42<p>Caption<p>Close<p>AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and nearly two dozen government …

Guns

School Shootings Are Becoming the New Normal

It has become a waking national nightmare, a recurring horror that we can’t explain or defend but that we are condemned to repeat. We know it will …

Guns

Fascist Policing: Cops Have Lost The Morel High Ground

PINAC recently posted a story about entirely routine police abuse of authority:“We let them in and as soon as the police officer walked in he asked …

Mushrooms

Charting a slow-motion breakout attempt, Dow 25,000 (still) under siege

Editor’s Note: This is a free edition of The Technical Indicator, a daily MarketWatch subscriber newsletter. To get this column each market day, …

Investing

Activists join forces against D.C.-area bids for Amazon’s second headquarters

Activists are organizing against the Washington region’s bids for Amazon.com’s second headquarters, saying governments shouldn’t offer tax subsidies to a wealthy company when they haven’t devoted enough money to public schools, mass transit and the poor.<p>In a meeting Tuesday night, about 100 …

Domestic Violence

2018 World Stamp Championship brings collectors to Israel

Philatelists rejoice! The 2018 World Stamp Championship is coming to Jerusalem May 27 to May 31.<p>The championship, one of the most prestigious stamp …

Israel

Chairman Of Weighs & Means Committee Kevin Brady: I Hope Paul Ryan Stays As Our Speaker Till The Very Last Day

<b>Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX-8)</b> introduced landmark welfare reform legislation that restores the promise of the 1996 welfare reforms under Clinton/Gingrich. This is the next big welfare push from the House. Especially after spearheading tax reform, Brady …

Republicans