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03.04.15: The Lobbyists

Jesus Torrealba, the head of the Mesa de la Unidad Democratica (MUD), announced today that Leopoldo Lopez, Antonio Ledezma and Daniel Ceballos would all be listed on ballots in this year’s anticipated parliamentary elections. 506 more words

Daily Update

Board Games and the Two-Player Misnomer

Every board game has a limit in terms of how many players it supports. At a certain point, a game isn’t going to work at all if there are too many or not enough players present. 557 more words


Why Nigerians must reject the second coming of Buhari

WHEN Muhammadu Buhari overthrew a democratically-elected government in a coup d”etat in 1983, Sani Abacha declared in his infamous radio broadcast: “(Our) health services are in shambles as our hospitals are reduced to mere consulting clinics without drugs, water and equipment.” 1,654 more words


"Venezuela president claims to have captured U.S. pilot accused of 'recruiting citizens to stage a coup'"

“An ‘American airplane pilot’ with ‘Latino roots’ has been detained by Venezuela’s government, accusing of spying and recruiting citizens to stage a coup, President Nicolas Maduro declared…. 64 more words


Bush, Cheney, Rubio banned from Venezuela; Maduro claims to have captured American pilot

Bloomberg Business reported Saturday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, believing the United States is planning a coup against him and his government, has ordered embassy staff from the country and banned George W. 334 more words

International Events

Pattern Recognition

I remember watching a special on Phyllis Schlafly, the right wing maven and defeater of the Equal Rights Amendment. (Her most recent pronouncement is that women should earn less than men so they will get husbands.) Ann Coulter spoke on the show, talking about how beautiful Mrs. 835 more words


Who Calls the Shots?: Boko Haram and the Legacy of Military Leadership in Nigeria

When Boko Haram operatives attacked a Nigerian military outpost near the village where I lived in northern Cameroon in 2011, locals condemned the assault. But they admitted that something had to be done about soldiers who, they said, regularly apprehended people and held them for ransom. 599 more words