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Climate change: this Canadian study actually has some good news

While many studies on climate change have readers bracing themselves for the latest and most dire warnings before they even scan a paragraph, a new report out of Montreal’s McGill University actually delivers some good news. The study, published yesterday in the journal Nature, called “National-level progress on adaptation“, looked at how various countries are adapting to the prospect of climate change. And it found some surprising progress. Comparing stats from two separate rounds Read more […]


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Clinton Jumps To Massive Lead In New Iowa Poll

In one of the first polls taken in the wake of Vice-President Biden’s decision not to run for President and her appearance before the House Select Committee investigating the Benghazi attack, Hillary Clinton has jumped to a massive lead in Iowa: With Vice President Joe Biden officially out of the running and the Benghazi testimony behind her, Hillary Clinton has surged to a 41-point lead in the first caucus state of Iowa, according to results out Tuesday from the latest Monmouth University Read more […]


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Clinton and Sanders spar openly in first debate

Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders have sparred over US involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate, outlining competing visions for a party seeking to keep the White House for a third straight term. Yet in a moment of political unity – and levity – Sanders leapt to Clinton’s defence on the issue of her controversial email practises as secretary of state. “The American people are sick and tired of hearing Read more […]


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Colonel Kurtz: Assads Heart of Darkness

Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal masterpiece Apocalypse Now explores themes of war, civilization and humanity. Many themes of this 1979 class remain more relevant today than ever. Replacing the Vietnam War (which provides the backdrop to the movie’s plot) with the contemporary Syrian Civil War, and Colonel Kurtz with President Bashar Al-Assad, one can begin to get a sense of the similarities. Rampant material destruction, immense loss of civilian life and a stalemated military situation Read more […]


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Democrats Coming Under Increasing Pressure Over Debate Schedule

Democratic Party officials are coming under an increasingly vociferous attack regarding a debate schedule that many grassroots Democrats describe as being designed to protect Hillary Clinton: Calls for more Democratic presidential primary debates grew so loud at a party convention in New Hampshire Saturday that the party’s chairwoman had to raise her voice during her opening remarks and break from her speech to shout back at attendees. Chants of “More debates” and “We Read more […]


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Persecuted Group Holds Rally to Support Lawsuits Against Former Chinese Leader

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—At a rally on Saturday English-speaking residents in the Los Angeles area were introduced to an eye-opening new trend in the Chinese community. As of Sept. 9, more than 170,000 people inside China and around the world have filed lawsuits against the former leader of China with China’s highest court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, China’s state prosecutor. They have accused former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Jiang Zemin Read more […]