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U.S. President Barack Obama’s new strategy to “degrade, and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is being met with widespread scepticism among both hawks and …

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The U.N. Security Council (UNSC), the only international body empowered to declare war and peace, continues to remain a silent witness to the widespread devastation and killings worldwide, including …

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CREDIT: Shutterstock If giving money to panhandlers makes you queasy but refusing them makes you feel like Ebeneezer Scrooge, one California city thinks it has a solution for you. There…

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Snow geese competing for evening resting spot at the Yolo Basin in Sacramento Valley, CA. CREDIT: flickr/Lisa Ouellette With California’s enduring drought keeping more than four-fifths of the…

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From: Ari Berman A panel of Republican judges issues a stunning decision reinstating Wisconsin‘s voter ID law before the midterms 

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From: Bryce Covert The country has made real progress toward reducing domestic violence—but VAWA can do more in ensuring economic security for survivors. 

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Lee Fang Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of ISIS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?

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Eli Friedman Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory’s political system…

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Jeffrey Wasserstrom Hong Kong’s democracy movement stands at a crossroads.

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Steve Fraser Why are multibillionaires dictating how America teaches its youth, provides healthcare and collects taxes? 

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Fox News joined at least five networks that announced they would stop or minimize airing a video released by TMZ showing former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice striking his then…

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Fox News host Eric Bolling speculated that House Democrats’ letter to the NFL commissioner demanding transparency on the League’s knowledge of Ray Rice’s domestic assault was simply part of a political effort to prop up a ”war on…

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Reuters and CNBC uncritically promoted a new report claiming that government regulations cost the economy over $2 trillion each year, ignoring any benefits of regulation. But the study uses the…

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Right-wing media scandalized President Obama’s assertion that the Islamic State does not represent Islam during a primetime address to the country on his plan to combat the threat of the Islamic State — a common differentiation that former President…

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). CREDIT: AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) decided to pick a fight with Hillary Clinton over climate change on Friday. The sticking…

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There’s a glaring hole in Weekly Standard senior writer Steve Hayes’ argument that media figures do not typically warmonger because “there was no drumbeat for war in Syria” — he himself…

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Fox News exploited witnesses to the Benghazi attacks to further its Benghazi hoax just days before a GOP-led select committee holds its first public hearing, even though these witnesses were…

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Fox News accused President Obama of ignoring warnings from President Bush about the ramifications of a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, claiming that Bush’s warnings in 2007 predicted the rise of…

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Right-wing media seized on a poorly sourced new report from Judicial Watch that claims the Islamic State poses an imminent threat to the U.S. homeland from the U.S.-Mexico…

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This weekend’s revelation that dozens of celebrities and famous personalities were victims of a targeted hacking aimed at exposing private, sexually suggestive photos has reopened the conversation about online security…

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CREDIT: AP A conservative think tank is protesting the federal Labor Day holiday by staging a work-in on Monday in a gambit to celebrate “the freedom to keep your…

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“Survival migration” is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of …

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In this column, Demba Moussa Dembele, director of the African Forum on Alternatives in Dakar, analyses the geopolitical reasons behind the recent summit in Washington between African leaders and the …

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CREDIT: AP Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday afternoon, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and other reports. News of Sam’s release came just before the…

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The dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif. CREDIT: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez At least one in four Californians get their…

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White House officials are debating whether Obama should announce a plan to defer deportations.

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From: William Greider Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men. 

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He cites potential distractions over renewed attention to a controversy from the Iowa 2012 caucuses.

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Night after night, Fox News doubles down on hate. Whether George Zimmerman, Bundy or Ferguson, it just gets worse. The continuing right-wing effort to make a hero out of…

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From: Michelle Chen Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

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Mary Kay Henry For America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.

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No other drugs even come close. When you think of the “deadliest drug,” what do you picture? Do you imagine dirty needles and pill bottles strewn across the floor?…

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Frank Lindh The father of a young man captured while fighting for the Taliban in 2001 reminds us of the “dark side” of US policy after 9/11.

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George Joseph Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face indifference—or worse—from administrators.

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The Colorado Independent criticized Fox News contributor Karl Rove and his political group for twisting its reporting into a misleading attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Democratic Sen…

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The Colorado Independent criticized Fox News contributor Karl Rove and his political group for twisting its reporting into a misleading attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Democratic Sen…

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International incidents are a prime opportunity to daydream about foreign leaders who’d make better presidents than Barack Obama, at least inside the conservative media bubble. David Cameron has now joined…

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International incidents are a prime opportunity to daydream about foreign leaders who’d make better presidents than Barack Obama, at least inside the conservative media bubble. David Cameron has now joined…

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An opinion column for The Daily Caller blamed gay and bisexual men for much of the military’s sexual assault problem, arguing that the 2010 repeal of the armed forces’ Don’t Ask…

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Fox News host Bret Baier raised the notion that a possible forthcoming executive order on immigration from President Obama may be government “shutdown bait.” In June, President Obama announced he was…

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