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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
There are good reasons why Europe’s Jews are so worriedRepublic, Germany's flawed experiment in democracy in the 1920s, has become tod
There are good reasons why Europe’s Jews are so worried
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 3 hours ago
Republic, Germany's flawed experiment in democracy in the 1920s, has become today's paradigm for the failure of state and society. By the end of Weimar, the government seemed to have lost control - vigilantes from the political extremes claimed... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today? - Commentary Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today? By John W. Whitehead February 08 2016 If you can t say Fuck you can t say Fuck...to whittle away at cherished First Amendment freedoms—which form the backbone o
Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today? - Commentary Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today? By John W. Whitehead February 08 2016 If you can t say Fuck you can t say Fuck...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 3 hours ago
to whittle away at cherished First Amendment freedoms—which form the backbone of the Bill of Rights—we have evolved into a society that would not only be abhorrent to the founders of this country but would be hostile to the words they used to birth... Read more
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FOX News
Sanders, Trump, Clinton, Cruz: There's not a dime's worth of difference between themif none of the candidates cares about increasing the inflationary pressures and
Sanders, Trump, Clinton, Cruz: There's not a dime's worth of difference between them
FOX News / Posted 11 hours ago
if none of the candidates cares about increasing the inflationary pressures and tax burdens on generations of Americans as yet unborn? What if they all want to spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year more than is collected in... Read more
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The Star
The WinnersBoth show that time and time again, when our ideas are put into use, the result
The Winners
The Star / Posted 19 hours ago
Both show that time and time again, when our ideas are put into use, the results are catastrophic if not horrific for the society. The good thing for us is that history classes and economics classes are seen as boring and irrelevant by most young... Read more
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The Washington Times
ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Many candidates, but no choicesif none of the candidates cares about increasing the inflationary pressures and
ANDREW NAPOLITANO: Many candidates, but no choices
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
if none of the candidates cares about increasing the inflationary pressures and tax burdens on generations of Americans as yet unborn? What if they all want to spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year more than is collected in... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
President Barack Obama's remarks today to Illinois legislatorsdiscovered was that despite our surface differences -- Democrats and Republican
President Barack Obama's remarks today to Illinois legislators
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
discovered was that despite our surface differences -- Democrats and Republicans, downstate hog farmers, inner-city African Americans, suburban businesspeople, Latinos from Pilsen or Little Village -- despite those differences, we actually had a lot... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Gays Get 7 Percent Marriage Licenses In Hamilton County, 2 Percent ElsewherereluctanceThe number of gays in Hamilton County tally at least three times as l
Gays Get 7 Percent Marriage Licenses In Hamilton County, 2 Percent Elsewhere
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
reluctanceThe number of gays in Hamilton County tally at least three times as large as the 1.7 percent of the American population said to be homosexual. Gallup says 3.8 percent of the adult population “identify themselves” as “lesbian,... Read more
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The Financial Express
Column: India’s tech adversityChinese have embraced the ideas of change and progress. And the embrace is repr
Column: India’s tech adversity
The Financial Express / Posted yesterday
Chinese have embraced the ideas of change and progress. And the embrace is represented by a broad consensus across their society—or so it seems. In our case, we simply do not seem to know what we want. But we have many loud elements who are quite... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
Why not make administrators our role models?unwittingly highlighted the preposterousness of what might best be termed the s
Why not make administrators our role models?
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted yesterday
unwittingly highlighted the preposterousness of what might best be termed the sporting contract - that timeless unwritten constitution that obliges professional sportsfolk to seek victory at any cost but behave like a pre-pubescent Mormon; the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Assessing pay of Wounded Warriors executiveSend them the money, and you know it will be used well. John Beyerle, Jacksonv
Assessing pay of Wounded Warriors executive
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
Send them the money, and you know it will be used well. John Beyerle, Jacksonville SELLING NATIONAL PARKS In the Constitution A recent letter writer has advocated selling national parks to offset the growing debt. A letter writer called... Read more
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Salon.com
BDS’s “South Africa moment”?: As states pass resolutions condemning BDS, it’s more important than ever to fight for Palestinian freedomthey all have in common is leveraging the power of state legislatures to silenc
BDS’s “South Africa moment”?: As states pass resolutions condemning BDS, it’s more important than ever to fight for Palestinian freedom
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
they all have in common is leveraging the power of state legislatures to silence criticism of Israel. This is unique in American political life—the harnessing of U.S. state bodies to protect foreign governments from criticism. One has to wonder... Read more
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Raw Story
The battle between populist Sanders and establishment Clinton is as old as the country itselfAfter the Revolutionary War was over and the Constitution was being worked out
The battle between populist Sanders and establishment Clinton is as old as the country itself
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
After the Revolutionary War was over and the Constitution was being worked out and presented to the states for ratification, Thomas Jefferson (then living in Paris as our envoy to France) turned his attention to what he felt was a terrible inadequacy... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Iowa high court to consider state’s ban on voting by felonscould clear up longstanding confusion over which of the state’s tens of thousan
Iowa high court to consider state’s ban on voting by felons
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted yesterday
could clear up longstanding confusion over which of the state’s tens of thousands of former offenders are eligible to vote. American Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP and other civil rights groups want the court to restore many of their voting rights... Read more
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Raw Story
An historian explains how Christian nationalists lie about Thomas Jefferson and his legacyBaptist Church, was worried about the future of the United States. In 1824 he g
An historian explains how Christian nationalists lie about Thomas Jefferson and his legacy
Raw Story / Posted 2 days ago
Baptist Church, was worried about the future of the United States. In 1824 he gave a speech before the membership of the American Bible Society (ABS) praising the formation of this new evangelical benevolent association as a triumph over “the age... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Election War Fearsis politics of militarism. For them, unless they have won, there cannot be any
Election War Fears
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
is politics of militarism. For them, unless they have won, there cannot be any other winner." The European Union, civil society activists, and members of the opposition have joined those calling for the army and police to be restrained and... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Dangerous Speech: Would The Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?whittle away at cherished First Amendment freedoms - which form the backbone of
Dangerous Speech: Would The Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
whittle away at cherished First Amendment freedoms - which form the backbone of the Bill of Rights - we have evolved into a society that would not only be abhorrent to the founders of this country but would be hostile to the words they used to birth... Read more
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The Washington Times
RICHARD RAHN: ‘Progressive’ means opposite of definitionrole for government, including the promulgation and enforcement of laws necessa
RICHARD RAHN: ‘Progressive’ means opposite of definition
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
role for government, including the promulgation and enforcement of laws necessary for the common defense and a civil society. Few of even the most ardent statists (including socialists and communists) want to see a return to only... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
There’s nothing American about Islamophobiavandalized, Muslims have been harassed and political leaders have questioned th
There’s nothing American about Islamophobia
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 3 days ago
vandalized, Muslims have been harassed and political leaders have questioned their patriotism. Hate crimes against Muslim Americans have tripled since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, according to The New York Times. The... Read more
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Raw Story
Georgia principal back on the job weeks after anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-poor Facebook postsIslamophobic slams on refugees. The school has a growing number of diverse stu
Georgia principal back on the job weeks after anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-poor Facebook posts
Raw Story / Posted 3 days ago
Islamophobic slams on refugees. The school has a growing number of diverse students and according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution they have a long-standing and strict policy for employees when it comes to social media: “A good question that... Read more
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Raw Story
What is the link between the Oregon militants and Mormonism?Finicum attempts to avoid police by driving a car — containing three other memb
What is the link between the Oregon militants and Mormonism?
Raw Story / Posted 3 days ago
Finicum attempts to avoid police by driving a car — containing three other members of the group they called Citizens for Constitutional Freedom — into a roadside snow drift. He emerges from the suddenly stationary vehicle with his hands... Read more
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Daily Maverick
US '16: Who’s Progressive and who’s not?progressivism was (and is) a “political movement that addresses ideas, impulses
US '16: Who’s Progressive and who’s not?
Daily Maverick / Posted 4 days ago
progressivism was (and is) a “political movement that addresses ideas, impulses, and issues stemming from modernization of American society. Emerging at the end of the nineteenth century, it established much of the tone of American politics... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Northeast Kansas happenings, Feb. 6will give a talk, “Firebrand: The Amazing Story of Bleeding Kansas Fighter Augu
Northeast Kansas happenings, Feb. 6
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
will give a talk, “Firebrand: The Amazing Story of Bleeding Kansas Fighter August Bondi,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Constitution Hall, 319 Elmore St. in Lecompton. A book signing will follow. Cost: Suggested donation of $3 for... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Why I oppose a dragnet prescription monitoring programcivilized men.” It finds support in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, an
Why I oppose a dragnet prescription monitoring program
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
civilized men.” It finds support in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The idea that there are vast spaces in our lives upon which government should not, and, by constitutional and... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Nobility of Good Lawyers With Bad Clientsland is dangerous—the end of federal stewardship, or even a radical cutback, wo
The Nobility of Good Lawyers With Bad Clients
The Atlantic / Posted 4 days ago
land is dangerous—the end of federal stewardship, or even a radical cutback, would be catastrophic for Western lands. Their constitutional theory, too, is toxic. It has evolved out of the semi-literate, overtly racist theories of Mormon extremist W.... Read more
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examiner.com
Feel the Bern through Socialismneeds for any size country has proven impossible. Redistributing resources is m
Feel the Bern through Socialism
examiner.com / Posted 5 days ago
needs for any size country has proven impossible. Redistributing resources is much more complex than simply allowing a society to decide needs through supply and demand. The best plans have failed and when those plans fail death and destruction... Read more
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The Hindu
Supreme Court refers plea against Section 377 to 5-judge Benchcriminalising consensual sexual acts of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Supreme Court refers plea against Section 377 to 5-judge Bench
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
criminalising consensual sexual acts of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adults in private, to a five-judge Constitution Bench for a possible back-to-roots, in-depth hearing. A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur... Read more
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Salon.com
Secrets of Donald Trump’s cult: This is why the angriest white voters will not leave his sideshrinking. Contemporary conservatism is a throwback ideology that is unpopular
Secrets of Donald Trump’s cult: This is why the angriest white voters will not leave his side
Salon.com / Posted 5 days ago
shrinking. Contemporary conservatism is a throwback ideology that is unpopular with a large and growing segment of the American public. The result of these two factors is a Republican Party and American conservative establishment that is under... Read more
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examiner.com
Election 2016 Run Down: Meet The Playersthat if he is the “chosen one” for the Democratic party and if successful in hi
Election 2016 Run Down: Meet The Players
examiner.com / Posted 6 days ago
that if he is the “chosen one” for the Democratic party and if successful in his Presidential endeavor will truly show the American trendies with their ideals of a break away utopian society, the iron fist of Communism. An alternative News Site... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Apocalypse now: Hollywood and the search for the sacred in American politicsidentity and purpose beyond what’s necessary for defense against imminent disas
Apocalypse now: Hollywood and the search for the sacred in American politics
The Daily Californian / Posted 6 days ago
identity and purpose beyond what’s necessary for defense against imminent disaster. We need this gloom and doom because the American mind requires it. Like Caesar needed Brutus, Montagues needed Capulets or the Road Runner needed Wile E. Coyote,... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment Schedule for Feb. 5-11.p.m. Mondays through Fridays. ■ Photography exhibit: Palm Beach through the le
Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment Schedule for Feb. 5-11.
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
p.m. Mondays through Fridays. ■ Photography exhibit: Palm Beach through the lens of Bert Morgan, Wednesday-Feb. 26. The Society of the Four Arts ■ “Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes, poet, and Ronald Searle,... Read more
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International Business Times
How video games reflect the right-wing politics of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz If he ever made it into office, he would discover, very quickly, that a lot of
How video games reflect the right-wing politics of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz
International Business Times / Posted 7 days ago
If he ever made it into office, he would discover, very quickly, that a lot of his policies are impractical and unconstitutional. But for now that doesn't matter. For now, he needs to appear decisive and concrete. He offers the American... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Accounting Tricks With Coca-Colaruled as Africa's last absolute monarchy since independence in 1968, was alread
Accounting Tricks With Coca-Cola
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
ruled as Africa's last absolute monarchy since independence in 1968, was already suffering from a voided Constitution, imprisoned opponents and the banning of all political parties. Coke stepped into Swaziland, incorporating... Read more
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The Hindu
The behaviour of guilty men: Julian Assangeis following path of truth and non-violence and he must be appreciated and supp
The behaviour of guilty men: Julian Assange
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
is following path of truth and non-violence and he must be appreciated and supported my all means. Bradley Manning is an American citizen in the employ of the US defense establishment. He is the one who actually downloaded and made those... Read more
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Salon.com
There is no GOP establishment lane! There is a proto-fascist, a Christian theocrat, and an Ayn Rand neoliberalin retrieving actionable intelligence information—is acceptable. 3. “God’s law
There is no GOP establishment lane! There is a proto-fascist, a Christian theocrat, and an Ayn Rand neoliberal
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
in retrieving actionable intelligence information—is acceptable. 3. “God’s law” should supersede the United States Constitution. 4. They are anti-science and do not believe that global warming is a real, scientifically proven, empirical... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
LinksYet another reason why the Iowa caucuses can go to hell.” From today Feb. 2, “
Links
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
Yet another reason why the Iowa caucuses can go to hell.” From today Feb. 2, “Quick takeaways from Iowa.” Will African American voters be the difference makers in Hillary’s installation as Clinton III? It’s quite possible the low turnout among... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Linksbanked close to $5 million for her speeches and appearances in the last 15 mont
Links
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
banked close to $5 million for her speeches and appearances in the last 15 months. Yes, she’s progressive, like a tax on society. A $300,000 speakers fee at a public university with all those children with video cameras makes plausible denial... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Cooleropinion that he sold out to the establishment long ago. The big turning point s
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
opinion that he sold out to the establishment long ago. The big turning point seems to have been when David Brooks urged Americans to “stay sane” and vote for Hillary. Paul Street is one of many writers of the “Bernie the Bomber” genre that... Read more
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New America Media
How US Handles Unarmed Black Dissent vs. Well-Armed White Dissentoutside the town of Burns, Oregon, about 300 miles southeast of Portland was do
How US Handles Unarmed Black Dissent vs. Well-Armed White Dissent
New America Media / Posted 7 days ago
outside the town of Burns, Oregon, about 300 miles southeast of Portland was done by a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom. Their standoff entered its second week at Final Call press time as the mother of the group’s leader... Read more
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Salon.com
American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever beforenearly everybody seemed to enjoy a good life, on the job and in the family. It
American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
nearly everybody seemed to enjoy a good life, on the job and in the family. It’s true that they didn’t work much, not by American standards anyway. In the U.S., full-time salaried workers supposedly laboring 40 hours a week actually average 49,... Read more
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Salon.com
They’ll always lose the culture wars: The right loves fighting lost causes– but liberals keep winningdifferences are going to heat up. But culture wars are also perennial because
They’ll always lose the culture wars: The right loves fighting lost causes– but liberals keep winning
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
differences are going to heat up. But culture wars are also perennial because of compromises made at the outset of the American experiment, not least the founders’ decision to bequeath to their descendants a republic that was “half slave and... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Head Scarf and Methe Ottoman Caliphate, which had been the last remaining Sunni Islamic Caliphat
The Head Scarf and Me
The New Yorker / Posted 7 days ago
the Ottoman Caliphate, which had been the last remaining Sunni Islamic Caliphate since 1517. Having introduced a secular constitution and a Western-style civil and criminal legal code, Atatürk shut down the dervish lodges and religious schools,... Read more
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The Atlantic
What Happened to America's Progressive Pro-Lifers?their cause as a struggle for civil and human rights, of a piece with social pr
What Happened to America's Progressive Pro-Lifers?
The Atlantic / Posted 8 days ago
their cause as a struggle for civil and human rights, of a piece with social programs like the New Deal and the Great Society. In a new book, the historian Daniel K. Williams looks at the first years of the self-described pro-life movement in... Read more
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The Advocate
Get a Load of Liberty Counsel's Client Rosterreasonable people, even those who have reservations about abortion, would likel
Get a Load of Liberty Counsel's Client Roster
The Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
reasonable people, even those who have reservations about abortion, would likely agree that women considering the legal and constitutionally protected procedure deserve to obtain factual information about it. Liberty Counsel apparently doesn’t... Read more
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PhysOrg
Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research showsdismayed him and his colleagues was the level of support that participants expr
Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research shows
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
dismayed him and his colleagues was the level of support that participants expressed for restricting the freedoms of Muslim Americans. "Of course, such restrictions based on religion and/or ethnicity clearly violate the U.S. Constitution, a fact... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speechyears of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20,
Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speech
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
years of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20, 1969, as Alabamians along with our fellow Americans stood breathless, watching and waiting for man to take that first historic step on the moon. With that first giant... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
TRANSCRIPT: Gov. Bentley's 2016 State of the State Addressyears of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20,
TRANSCRIPT: Gov. Bentley's 2016 State of the State Address
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 8 days ago
years of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20, 1969, as Alabamians along with our fellow Americans stood breathless, watching and waiting for man to take that first historic step on the Moon. With that first giant... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Which Philippines presidential hopeful will the US back?residence), will most likely get the smallest plurality of votes since the mult
Which Philippines presidential hopeful will the US back?
Asian Correspondent / Posted 8 days ago
residence), will most likely get the smallest plurality of votes since the multi-party system was adopted in the 1987 Constitution. There are five major contenders in the May 2016 elections with four of them within striking distance of each... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speechyears of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20,
Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speech
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
years of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20, 1969, as Alabamians along with our fellow Americans stood breathless, watching and waiting for man to take that first historic step on the moon. And it was Alabama... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
TRANSCRIPT: Gov. Bentley's 2016 State of the State Addressyears of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20,
TRANSCRIPT: Gov. Bentley's 2016 State of the State Address
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 9 days ago
years of Statehood. Those celebrations paused briefly on the night of July 20, 1969, as Alabamians along with our fellow Americans stood breathless, watching and waiting for man to take that first historic step on the Moon. With that first giant... Read more
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The Hindu
Supreme Court refers plea against Section 377 to 5-judge Bench: It’s no mental disorder, says petitionersKapil Sibal says penalising expression of consensual sexuality in private is un
Supreme Court refers plea against Section 377 to 5-judge Bench: It’s no mental disorder, says petitioners
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
Kapil Sibal says penalising expression of consensual sexuality in private is unconstitutional. In his opening argument on Tuesday to the three-judge Bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justices Anil R. Dave and J.S. Khehar, hearing a batch of... Read more
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