Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  The United States’ ranking improved in Reporters Without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index, published on April 20. At 49th place in 2015, the country now ranks 41st out of 180 countries. This improvement in ranking is, however, quite...
  On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching "Great year for censorship", an ironic campaign about 12 heads of state who will be throwing parties tomorrow to celebrate their victories over media freedom....
  About a quarter of the world’s population, or some 1.6 billion people, live in countries where water already is scarce, according to the World Bank. By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economies across large swathes of the globe...
  John Della Volpe, the polling director at Harvard, went on to personally interview a small group of young people about their attitudes toward capitalism to try to learn more. They told him that capitalism was unfair and left people out despite their hard...
  Clinton’s sole leftward economic conversion was on trade. Early in the campaign, Clinton told a reporter she opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which she had helped craft during her tenure at the State Department. This was real movement, but it...
Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts  have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient safety researchers provides some...
Perhaps the most enlightening evidence of the historical significance of prohibiting weapons on a college campus is found in the minutes of October 4, 1824, Board of Visitors of the newly created University of Virginia. Present for that meeting...
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a backroom master whose name was synonymous with political power in New York for a generation, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison, destined to take his place atop the state's crowded lineup...
A fascinating overview and analysis of the history of Syria, from post-WWII to the current quagmire of war, the rise of ISIS, and the battleground of the world’s powerful military countries. This talk was given on October 21, 2015, at the...
Upton Sinclair’s EPIC Campaign His 1934 California gubernatorial run created one of the most important mass movements ever,  helped push the New Deal to the left -- and inspired the birth of the modern political campaign.By Greg Mitchell -NOVEMBER...
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