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Let’s #MakeAmericaHealthyAgain

Obamacare - The Daily Caller

#MakeAmericaSickAgain may have shown up in your Twitter or Facebook news feed during the past few days. Heather Madden The Daily Caller Proponents of the Affordable Care Act are currently pushing that hashtag to drive their argument that, if the law is repealed and replaced, then millions of Americans will lose their health coverage and be put at risk. While it may get headlines… Let’s #MakeAmerica… Read More »

Don’t Be Fooled—Rex Tillerson Hasn’t Separated From ExxonMobil

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It looks like the company has left a back door open for Tillerson’s return. By George Zornick The Nation Rex Tillerson’s nomination to be secretary of state in December raised an immediate and clear conflict of interest: As the… Don’t Be Fooled… Read More »

Sorry, But The Republican Party Isn’t ‘Extremist’

Republican - The Federalist

Liberals have been making the same argument for 35 years (at least). It’s still not true. David Harsanyi The Federalist In Slate, Jamelle Bouie asserts that the “Republican Party in 2017 isn’t an ordinary political party. It is an ideological outlier… Sorry, But The Republican… Read More »

Europe kills the cookie monster

Students of the Catholic University of Lyon use laptops to take notes in a classroom, on September 18, 2015 in Lyon, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD        (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Commission’s proposed e-Privacy Regulation would restrict how companies listen in on calls and messages. Laurens Cerulus Politico Ever clicked “Yes” to an online pop-up banner that read, “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions” — even though you didn’t and had no idea what would happen to your personal data? This regulation is for… Europe kills the cookie… Read More »

Obama farewell warns of threats to American democracy

Obama - The Star

The man whose election had once seemed to herald a new American era of inclusion and harmony spent much of his farewell address warning the country about threats to its very democratic fabric. Daniel Dale The Star WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama called for the same things he has been calling for this whole time: unity, decency, hope. But when Obama stood at… Obama farewell warns of… Read More »

The mysterious masked women of Iran

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The face mask worn by many Bandari women is probably the most striking of all their unusual attire. Rodolfo Contreras BBC News A jumble of cultures The people in Hormozagan… The mysterious masked… Read More »

EU spots opportunity in Brexit to fix funding wars

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 29: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti speaks during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the German federal Chancellory on August 29, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Merkel and Monti discussed the crisis in the Eurozone, part of a series of meetings that Merkel has held after the summer break during heightened concerns over the economies of Italy, Greece and Spain.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

The UK’s departure could be used to change the tone of the budgetary debate. Paul Taylor Politico PARIS — Britain’s impending exit from the European Union is a unique opportunity to shake up, simplify and detoxify the way the EU funds itself. That is the message of… EU spots opportunity in… Read More »

Gasolinazo protests: The symptom of a bigger crisis

Mexico - Al Jazeera

Mexico is seeing yet another wave of protests and violence and gas shortages are not the real problem. Edgardo Buscaglia Al Jazeera News In the past few weeks Mexico has witnessed an unprecedented spike in social violence caused by gasoline shortages and a 14 to 24-percent rise in prices. This increase, officially justified with… Gasolinazo protests: The symptom of… Read More »

Romania’s corruption fight is a smokescreen to weaken its democracy

Romania - The Guardian

Turning a blind eye to this abuse of power risks encouraging other European nations to follow its example David Clark The Guardian The recent rise of the populist right in Hungary and Poland has raised the alarm about the future of democracy in Europe, as constitutional safeguards, media pluralism and civil society come under sustained attack. But there is another threat… Romania’s corruption fight… Read More »

Asean GDP all set to surpass the UK this year after Brexit

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Strong growth suggests the regional grouping’s economy will become larger than those in the UK, France and India this year Johan Nylander Asia Times The slump in pound sterling after the Brexit vote to leave the European Union will mean the economy of the ASEAN group of 10 Southeast Asian countries will likely surpass the UK this year, something unthinkable not that long ago. Rajiv Biswas, chief economist on… Asean GDP all set to surpass the… Read More »

Will Turkey leave NATO?

A Turkish flag (R) flies among others flags of NATO members during the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo - RTSRWLT

In 2013, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then Turkey’s prime minister, surprised many with his statement about the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Yekaterina Chulkovskaya Al Monitor Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin, he said: “Get us out of this suffering [of trying to join the European Union]. We are willing to finalize a… Will Turkey leave… Read More »

Could Turkey swing over to the Russian camp?

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Even though, historically, Russia has a weighty past with Turkey, and even though it has not forgotten the personal rôle played by current President Erdoğan, to its detriment, during the the first Chechen war, it can not fail to be interested by the… Thierry Meyssan Voltaire  Could Turkey swing… Read More »

“Undercover Investigation”: How Many British MPs Are Working for Israel?

Israel - Global Research

Al Jazeera are to be congratulated on an undercover investigation exposing something most of us could probably have guessed: that some Israeli embassy staff in the UK – let’s not pussy around, Mossad agents – are working with senior political activists and politicians in the Conservative and Labour parties to subvert their own parties from within, and skew British foreign policy so that it benefits Israeli, rather than British, interests. Jonathan Cook Global Research One cannot really blame Israel for doing this. Most ... Read More »

Putin Lucked Into The Only GOP Nominee Who Would’ve Wanted His Help

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WASHINGTON ― In an alternate universe, the Republican nominee for president holds a news conference to denounce Russian interference in the coming election. S.V. Date  The Huffington Post He calls out the long-known links between Russian spy agencies and WikiLeaks, and… Putin Lucked Into… Read More »