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Lies, Damn Lies, and Economic Statistics

The title of this article is a minor adjustment of a favorite saw of Mark Twain’s, but I can’t imagine he’d grudge me the use because the intent is the same as the original. 786 more words

Politics & World Affairs

After Mandela

The passing of Nelson Mandela is particularly on my mind not only because he was a great man, but also because I’m heading back to South Africa in two weeks for my sister-in-law’s wedding. 334 more words

Politics & World Affairs

Egypt names liberal, secular, Nobel Peace Prize recipient ElBaradei as Prime Minister

Mohamed elBaradei, former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel Peace Prize winner, in 2011. (Peter Schneider / European Pressphoto Agency / January 19, 2011) 118 more words

International News

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Referencing the authors allusion to a 'narrow demographic' of the 'young and angry', it's useful to bear in mind that 50% of the population is 24 years old or younger.  This comes from the CIA World Factbook (I know, but it's full of useful details); which, although not updated since mid-May, probably hasn't changed much in the ensuing weeks.

The 11 Judges who authorize all U.S. Surveillance requests are appointed by just 1 man

Chief justice of the United States is a pretty big job. You lead the Supreme Court conferences where cases are discussed and voted on. You preside over oral arguments. 207 more words


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How can Snowden escape Obama's net? Freedom Flight!

Edward Snowden has finally been offered asylum by Nicaragua and Venezuela, the only countries willing to risk the vicious reprisals of the USA and protect a world hero. 858 more words

Stop State And Capitalist Criminals

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Interesting idea.