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Editorial: ‘Me, me, me! Did I mention me?’ The greed of Illinois’ pay-us-first legislators

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The pile of past-due bills at the Illinois comptroller’s office stands at more than $12.8… Chocago Tribune That’s money owed to struggling families, small business owners, nursing homes, community colleges — most entities that rely on the state for… The stack of bills has been building for a decade but now reaching heights of wretched… Editorial: ‘Me, me… Read More »

2016 didn’t just give us “fake news.” It likely gave us false memories.

Memories and news

A psychologist explains how easy it is to form false memories — and what that means for the future of our shared reality. Brian Resnick VOX Here’s a reasonable fear: 20 years from now, very few people are going to agree on the details of our shared history. Recently, I spoke… 2016 didn’t just… Read More »

Press freedom undermined by European hypocrisy

Daily Sabah

We would like to have believed that the forced deportation of Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, along with the police violence against Turkish citizens and journalists on the night of March 11 in… The Editorial Board Daily Sabah Many who followed the incident from Turkey could not believe what they were seeing, expecting senior European officials to issue statements condemning what had happened or at least explain how such a thing could happen in… Press freedom ... Read More »

The international companies using only english

French food services group Sodexo Chairman of the Board of Directors and founder Pierre Bellon (2nd R), Sodexo's new chairwoman of the board  Sophie Bellon (3rd L) and Sodexo managing director Michel landel (2nd L) attend  the group's general meeting on January 26, 2016 in Paris. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY        (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

A growing number of global firms are using as English their main language – even if they are based in Japan or France. Bryan Borzykowski BBC News Nearly every meeting Keiko Claassen must attend at work is held in English. No big deal… The international companies… Read More »

Workplace diversity benefits society

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Workplace diversity is generally recognised as a positive thing. The Canberra Times Most organisations recognise the benefit of reflecting the community they serve and it’s good practice that helps an organisation to function better. Forty years ago… Workplace diversity benefits… Read More »

Dictatorships cannot solve African leadership problems

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The election season seems to bring some of the strangest ideas. Maina Kiai Daily Nation It bothers me when supposed intellectuals suggest that Kenya and Africa need benevolent dictators to solve our problems. It bothers me… Dictatorships cannot solve… Read More »

Why won’t YouTube and Google consider moderators to tackle online hate?

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There’s no easy fix of course, but it would help if internet companies faced up to their responsibilities as publishers, and tried the human approach Keith Kahn-Harris The Guardian In preparation for an article I am writing, I spent much of the other day researching neo-Nazi music. I explored the… Why won’t YouTube… Read More »

Six must-read opinions on Syria’s sixth war anniversary

Syria - Al Jazeera

On the day of the sixth anniversary of the civil war, here are the opinions that shed light on what happened in Syria. Al Jazeera Round Table Al Jazeera News “It’s the deeper societal and cultural work, not the Assad conundrum, that’s required to move Syria slowly, but surely, towards health.” “What is happening… Six must-read opinions… Read More »

The Dutch Gamble: Suppressing liberty to preserve it?

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A little over eight years ago, I received an invitation to meet then Senator Barack Obama. Taha Meli Arvas Daily Sabah Obama would be joining actor George Clooney for a fundraiser in Geneva. Looking back at… The Dutch Gamble… Read More »

The Guardian view on South Sudan: don’t punish the starving

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Parts of the country are already experiencing famine. The Guardian The government won’t help its people – we must Even in the… The Guardian view… Read More »

The Power Of Economic Inefficiency

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I’m a business guy. Robert Dickie III The Daily Caller I love free markets. I believe capitalism… The Power Of… Read More »

Afghanistan Is Now Trump’s War

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Before the White House responds to the Pentagon’s latest request for a troop surge in Afghanistan to counter insurgent forces that now control substantial parts of the country, it would serve administration officials well to… The New York Times Back in 2007, Gen. Dan McNeill, the top commander in Afghanistan, pleaded for reinforcements to the force of 26,000 troops he led, arguing it was “vitally important that the success Afghanistan has achieved not be allowed to… Afghanistan Is Now… Read More »

A Muslim ban is a ban is a ban is a ban

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THE NEW, watered-down executive order on travel from six predominantly Muslim nations that President Donald Trump signed Monday probably won’t bring the insane chaos at the airport or the last-minute court filings that his first stab at the… Editorial Boston Globe But one can certainly count on lawsuits challenging the… While now more… A Muslim ban… Read More »

Modern slavery: time to get on our knees and pray?

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Slavery past and present Jacob Sarkodee Ethos In 2010, I travelled to Ghana to reconnect with my extended family. Having been born… Modern slavery: time… Read More »

Is the church’s culture of shame increasing abortions?

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I have been the senior minister at St Barnabas Broadway, in Sydney’s inner city, for six years. Michael Paget ABC Before that I was on staff for another eight. In all that… Is the church’s… Read More »

Why We Believe Obvious Untruths

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How can so many people believe things that are demonstrably false? Gray Matter The New York Times The question has taken on new urgency as the Trump administration propagates falsehoods about voter fraud, climate change and crime statistics that large swaths of the population have bought into. But collective delusion… Why We Believe… Read More »