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Political Totalitarianism in America

(Photo via Twitter@mattdpearce Matt Pearce LA Times correspondent)

“It’s my way or the highway!” “You’re either for us or against us!” “You’re un-American.” Am I talking about Donald Trump and his followers and their crazy ideas? 655 more words

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It must be stated again in all candor that equality presupposes force on account of its unnaturalness. Force is the end of liberty as well as of fraternity.

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Follow the Money

One of the strangest permutations of modern politics is the “highly paid social activist” – that is, the individual who postures as a person who is “out there taking risks” and is a selfless, dedicated “force for change” while making hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. 191 more words

Abortion

DWS: Superdelegates and the Democratic Party Primary

“…it’s never occurred that our party’s nominee has been selected by super delegates…” — Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Interview with All Due Respect — (VIDEO) http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/trackers/2016-05-02/wasserman-schultz-sanders-is-wrong-about-superdelegates…

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A people’s movement to revive a river

A group of villagers from Malakpur in Shamli district of western Uttar Pradesh, India are trying to breathe new life into Katha, a 150-km long river which is dead now. 145 more words

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TRT World: News from Turkey, 10 April-1 May 2016

The Week in Turkey (April 24 – May 1)

Military units deployed in Kilis: The Turkish military has increased its presence in the country’s southeastern border province of Kilis. 1,194 more words

Current Affairs

'Water man of India' Rajendra Singh bags Stockholm Water Prize

An award known as “the Nobel Prize for water” has been given to an Indian campaigner who has brought water to 1,000 villages. The judges of the Stockholm Water Prize say his methods have also prevented floods, restored soil and rivers, and brought back wildlife. 77 more words

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