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Ireland’s Abstention on Gaza Vote at UN is a: ‘Dereliction of Proud History in Foreign Affairs’

In a joint statement, Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Brendan Smith TD have criticised Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan’s decision that Ireland should abstain from a UN Human Rights Council resolution to set up a commission of inquiry into atrocities in Gaza. 216 more words

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Democracy in a Digital Age? Join Model Westminster's brilliant event

My friends over at Model Westminster are running a brilliant event on the 12th of August that I think you should know about.

You can find all the… 86 more words

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"The Daily Caller has been called"

“Daily Caller Editor Vows To Investigate ‘Bizarre Claim’ Cuban Spies Used His Site To Spread A Fake Senate Sex Scandal”

The naiveté of Americans at large regarding Cuba doesn’t seize to amaze me. 954 more words

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Goodman: "Can ObamaCare Be Fixed? Part II."

By John Goodman Filed under Health Alerts on April 2, 2014 with 38 comments

The reason we have so many problems in health care is that almost everywhere we look, people face perverse incentives — patients, doctors, employers, employees, etc. 1,311 more words

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It's a matter of perspective -

The now not so uncommon adage that “anything can and will be made political” rings loud and clear – again in public education. The controversy over Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a prime example. 654 more words

Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Appalachia; Beeka Quesnell Reports from Southwest VA

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. 898 more words

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