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Salon.com
4 ways the atheist movement is failing (and how it can improve)This article originally appeared on Born in the shadow of September 11, the Ne
4 ways the atheist movement is failing (and how it can improve)
Salon.com / Posted 7 hours ago
This article originally appeared on Born in the shadow of September 11, the New Atheist movement took up the mission of pushing back against religious dogma and warning the world about the danger of unchecked fundamentalism. In the years since, this... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Are female comics as funny as men? Great answers to a stupid questionWhen Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal" premieres on TBS Monday night, late-night te
Are female comics as funny as men? Great answers to a stupid question
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 hours ago
When Samantha Bee's "Full Frontal" premieres on TBS Monday night, late-night television will no longer be exclusively hosted by men. But lest ye be tempted to ask Bee or any other woman whether they are as funny as men -- or feel like arguing that... Read more
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Herald Sun
‘I would bring back a lot worse’SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation ta
‘I would bring back a lot worse’
Herald Sun / Posted yesterday
SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates say they would revive its use. One of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. “I would bring back... Read more
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Perth Now
‘I would bring back a lot worse’SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation ta
‘I would bring back a lot worse’
Perth Now / Posted yesterday
SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates say they would revive its use. One of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. “I would bring back... Read more
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Adelaide Now
‘I would bring back a lot worse’SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation ta
‘I would bring back a lot worse’
Adelaide Now / Posted yesterday
SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates say they would revive its use. One of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. “I would bring back... Read more
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News.com.au
What it’s like to be tortured by the CIAUS President Barack Obama admits US officials 'tortured some folks' after the S
What it’s like to be tortured by the CIA
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
US President Barack Obama admits US officials 'tortured some folks' after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Courtesy WH.com This Washington Post picture from 2004 shows US Sergeant Michael J Smith holding a dog in front an Iraqi detainee at Abu... Read more
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News.com.au
‘I would bring back a lot worse’Republican Ted Cruz compares himself to Bernie Sanders2:28 Republican presiden
‘I would bring back a lot worse’
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
Republican Ted Cruz compares himself to Bernie Sanders2:28 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz compared himself to Democrat rival Bernie Sanders in an address to his supporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday. He stressed that politics was... Read more
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The Courier Mail
‘I would bring back a lot worse’SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation ta
‘I would bring back a lot worse’
The Courier Mail / Posted 2 days ago
SEVEN years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates say they would revive its use. One of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. “I would bring back... Read more
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Raw Story
Bernie Sanders lacks foreign policy experience — but also other candidates’ errorsAs Bernie Sanders has risen in the polls, he has been taking increasing heat fo
Bernie Sanders lacks foreign policy experience — but also other candidates’ errors
Raw Story / Posted 3 days ago
As Bernie Sanders has risen in the polls, he has been taking increasing heat for some of his apparently vague foreign policy positions and the fact that his campaign does not have a team of establishment foreign policy advisers, unlike typical... Read more
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Salon.com
In debate, Hillary Clinton boasted that she is supported Henry Kissinger, accused war criminal who oversaw policies that led to millions of deathsHillary Clinton boasted in the fifth Democratic presidential debate Thursday ni
In debate, Hillary Clinton boasted that she is supported Henry Kissinger, accused war criminal who oversaw policies that led to millions of deaths
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
Hillary Clinton boasted in the fifth Democratic presidential debate Thursday night that she is supported by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, an accused war criminal who oversaw policies that led to the deaths of millions of people. I was... Read more
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Salon.com
“Changing your politics is usually traumatic”: Why Republican converts like Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are so influential — and complicatedMore than any president since perhaps FDR, Ronald Reagan is remembered as much
“Changing your politics is usually traumatic”: Why Republican converts like Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are so influential — and complicated
Salon.com / Posted 5 days ago
More than any president since perhaps FDR, Ronald Reagan is remembered as much for his quips and his one-liners as for his policies. There’s the one about the “nine most terrifying words in the English language”; there’s “trust, but verify”; there’s... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Constitutional dissonanceRichard Brown�s letter of Jan. 19 � after you parse the meaningless, �There are
Constitutional dissonance
Rutland Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Richard Brown�s letter of Jan. 19 � after you parse the meaningless, �There are those who [�],� the tortuous effort to invent a realistic issue, the labored contrivances and the disgraceful misapplication of the cautionary tale, George Orwell�s... Read more
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The New Statesman
SRSLY #29: The One Where They Take it SeriouslyWhen Memoirs of Hadrian was published in 1951 it included a postscript in which
SRSLY #29: The One Where They Take it Seriously
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
When Memoirs of Hadrian was published in 1951 it included a postscript in which its author, Marguerite Yourcenar, explained why she had fixed on the 2nd century AD as the setting for her novel. “Just when the gods had ceased to be, and the Christ had... Read more
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Yahoo News
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 elections On Monday, more than a year of bluster and posturing will come to a head, as
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 elections
Yahoo News / Posted 8 days ago
On Monday, more than a year of bluster and posturing will come to a head, as the first votes in the presidential-primary process are cast and the first... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 electionsOn Monday, more than a year of bluster and posturing will come to a head, as th
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 elections
Stamford Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
On Monday, more than a year of bluster and posturing will come to a head, as the first votes in the presidential-primary process are cast and the first delegates are allotted in Iowa. Almost 20 presidential candidates have cooked pork chops with... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 electionsOn Monday, more than a year of bluster and posturing will come to a head, as th
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 elections
Connecticut Post / Posted 8 days ago
On Monday, more than a year of bluster and posturing will come to a head, as the first votes in the presidential-primary process are cast and the first delegates are allotted in Iowa. Almost 20 presidential candidates have cooked pork chops with... Read more
135 related stories
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Business Insider
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 electionsOn Monday, more than a year of bluster and posture will come to a head, as the
Inside the complex process that decides who wins the first big victory of the 2016 elections
Business Insider / Posted 8 days ago
On Monday, more than a year of bluster and posture will come to a head, as the first votes in the presidential primary process are cast and the first delegates are allotted in Iowa. Almost 20 presidential candidates have cooked pork chops with state... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The Noise of Time, Julian BarnesIn the late 70s, a group of young writers assembled for boozy Friday lunches at
The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
In the late 70s, a group of young writers assembled for boozy Friday lunches at Bursa, a Turkish-Cypriot kebab house on the fringes of Bloomsbury distinguished by its proximity to the offices of the New Statesman. The literary editor, Martin Amis,... Read more
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Guelph Mercury
Good people don’t go to heaven"Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try. No hell below us, Above us on
Good people don’t go to heaven
Guelph Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
"Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try. No hell below us, Above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today..." So opens the 1971 song by John Lennon which easily became the most famous song of his solo career. Although many have... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Book Review: A virtuoso featThe literary editor of that magazine, Martin Amis was, by all accounts, the sta
Book Review: A virtuoso feat
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 days ago
The literary editor of that magazine, Martin Amis was, by all accounts, the star of a show that included James Fenton, Christopher Hitchens, Clive James and Ian McEwan. Amid such a crowd it's hard to imagine Julian Barnes getting a word in. On... Read more
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Orange County Register
Newport Beach lecture series attracts a diverse array of luminariesYou might not know Roz Chast by name, but if you’ve ever seen a copy of The New
Newport Beach lecture series attracts a diverse array of luminaries
Orange County Register / Posted 18 days ago
You might not know Roz Chast by name, but if you’ve ever seen a copy of The New Yorker, you know her cartoons of lumpy-looking, often neurotic, people stressed by life’s everyday challenges. If you’ve seen former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart’s... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Showing jihadists empathy: Sam HarrisThe new atheist whose views on Islam Ben Affleck calls 'gross' and 'racist' say
Showing jihadists empathy: Sam Harris
Sky News Australia / Posted 18 days ago
The new atheist whose views on Islam Ben Affleck calls 'gross' and 'racist' says no one has more empathy than him for Islamic terrorists. Sam Harris, neuroscientist, preeminent new atheist and philosopher, is in Australia on a speaking tour with... Read more
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Evening Standard
And Yet ... Essays by Christopher HitchensChristopher Hitchens, nearly five years after his death, seems in his writings
And Yet ... Essays by Christopher Hitchens
Evening Standard / Posted 19 days ago
Christopher Hitchens, nearly five years after his death, seems in his writings as pertinent as he ever did. This, the latest — and, we are told, the last — edition of his essays written for periodicals such as The Atlantic and Slate, touches on a... Read more
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Times of Malta
Mother Teresa of CalcuttaPope Francis has announced that will be recognised as a saint by the Catholic
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Times of Malta / Posted 22 days ago
Pope Francis has announced that will be recognised as a saint by the Catholic Church this year. This good news has been received with joy by many of her admirers both in the Church and outside. Mother Teresa was born in... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How Hatton Garden's OAP raiders were cream of criminal underworldLong before Hatton Garden, he played a key role in an equally spectacular and a
How Hatton Garden's OAP raiders were cream of criminal underworld
Daily Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
Long before Hatton Garden, he played a key role in an equally spectacular and audacious crime that continues to make headlines – the disappearance of bullion from the £26million Brink’s-Mat gold heist. Reader was for years the quietly-determined... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie
Stamford Advocate / Posted 28 days ago
"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought the most appropriate person to give me the award was Bowie," said Rodgers, who produced Bowie's platinum-selling "Let's Dance" album. "And he did give me the award, but... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie
Connecticut Post / Posted 28 days ago
"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought the most appropriate person to give me the award was Bowie," said Rodgers, who produced Bowie's platinum-selling "Let's Dance" album. "And he did give me the award, but... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie
Greenwich Time / Posted 28 days ago
"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought the most appropriate person to give me the award was Bowie," said Rodgers, who produced Bowie's platinum-selling "Let's Dance" album. "And he did give me the award, but... Read more
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The News-Times
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought
Westport’s Nile Rodgers remembers friendship, work with David Bowie
The News-Times / Posted 28 days ago
"I was being honored by my charity (We Are Family Foundation) and they thought the most appropriate person to give me the award was Bowie," said Rodgers, who produced Bowie's platinum-selling "Let's Dance" album. "And he did give me the award, but... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
BOWIE'S BOOKS: Read just like a rock starBilly Liar by Keith Waterhouse (1959) Waterhouse's seminal novel about a worki
BOWIE'S BOOKS: Read just like a rock star
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 28 days ago
Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse (1959) Waterhouse's seminal novel about a working class teenager living with his parents in Yorkshire who spends his time fantasising of life in the big city must have had a strong influence on the young David Jones... Read more
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Yahoo News
Despite worldwide fame, Bowie kept illness a secret CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH TO SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016 - FILE - In this June 3, 2002
Despite worldwide fame, Bowie kept illness a secret
Yahoo News / Posted 28 days ago
CORRECTS DATE OF DEATH TO SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2016 - FILE - In this June 3, 2002, file photo, Iman, left, … NEW YORK (AP) — Nile Rodgers suspected a couple of years ago that his old friend David... Read more
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Denver Post
Despite worldwide fame, Bowie kept illness a secretNEW YORK (AP) — Nile Rodgers suspected a couple of years ago that his old frien
Despite worldwide fame, Bowie kept illness a secret
Denver Post / Posted 28 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Nile Rodgers suspected a couple of years ago that his old friend David Bowie might have health problems, but had no idea he was terminally ill. "I was being honored by my charity (the We Are Family Foundation) and they thought the... Read more
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ABC News
Despite Worldwide Fame, Bowie Kept Illness a Secret"I was being honored by my charity (the We Are Family Foundation) and they thou
Despite Worldwide Fame, Bowie Kept Illness a Secret
ABC News / Posted 28 days ago
"I was being honored by my charity (the We Are Family Foundation) and they thought the most appropriate person to give me the award was Bowie," said Rodgers, who produced Bowie's platinum-selling "Let's Dance" album. "And he did give me the award,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
'Why I'm finding it harder to call myself a liberal student'"Often I’m not convinced the Stepford Students really believe in what they’re s
'Why I'm finding it harder to call myself a liberal student'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
"Often I’m not convinced the Stepford Students really believe in what they’re saying or doing, they just like to be seen as liberal heroes." I have never found it more difficult to identify as a liberal than since starting university. Firstly, this... Read more

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