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Chicago Tribune
Madigan plays double dare as session deadline loomsthan a quarter century ago, House Speaker Michael Madigan used his power to pas
Madigan plays double dare as session deadline looms
Chicago Tribune / Posted 45 minutes ago
than a quarter century ago, House Speaker Michael Madigan used his power to pass a state income tax increase entirely with Democratic votes and without any foreknowledge by Republican lawmakers or a GOP governor. "It is bold. It's audacious. And... Read more
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Ekklesia
Children's mental health and NeoliberalismSince 2010 funding for children’s mental health services has been steadily cut,
Children's mental health and Neoliberalism
Ekklesia / Posted an hour ago
Since 2010 funding for children’s mental health services has been steadily cut, whilst demand has increased. This, coupled with huge cuts to other local authority services, has led Dr. Peter Hindley of the Royal College of Psychiatrists to say... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Worms Are TurningZimbabwe as the world follows recent events in the southern African nation wher
The Worms Are Turning
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
Zimbabwe as the world follows recent events in the southern African nation where street protests, solo demonstrations and social media protests are becoming the in thing. The first worn to turn may have been Itai Dzamara, who has since... Read more
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The Oklahoman
E.J. Dionne: Trumpism is made in Europefree-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. T
E.J. Dionne: Trumpism is made in Europe
The Oklahoman / Posted 5 hours ago
free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. The American right has typically been anti-government, reverent of the Constitution, suspicious of political strongmen and resolute in insisting that "American... Read more
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The Age
Getting photo ID so you can vote in the US is easy. Unless you're elderly, poor, black, or Latinoname was discovered. Photo: Washington Post Houston: In his wallet, Anthony S
Getting photo ID so you can vote in the US is easy. Unless you're elderly, poor, black, or Latino
The Age / Posted 11 hours ago
name was discovered. Photo: Washington Post Houston: In his wallet, Anthony Settles carries an expired Texas ID card, his Social Security card and an old student identification card from the University of Houston, where he studied math and physics... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Getting photo ID so you can vote in the US is easy. Unless you're elderly, poor, black, or Latinoname was discovered. Photo: Washington Post Houston: In his wallet, Anthony S
Getting photo ID so you can vote in the US is easy. Unless you're elderly, poor, black, or Latino
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 11 hours ago
name was discovered. Photo: Washington Post Houston: In his wallet, Anthony Settles carries an expired Texas ID card, his Social Security card and an old student identification card from the University of Houston, where he studied math and physics... Read more
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Canberra Times
Getting photo ID so you can vote in the US is easy. Unless you're elderly, poor, black, or LatinoHouston: In his wallet, Anthony Settles carries an expired Texas ID card, his
Getting photo ID so you can vote in the US is easy. Unless you're elderly, poor, black, or Latino
Canberra Times / Posted 11 hours ago
Houston: In his wallet, Anthony Settles carries an expired Texas ID card, his Social Security card and an old student identification card from the University of Houston, where he studied math and physics decades ago. What he does not have is the one... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
The Birth of the Stupid Party. CategoryPolitical historians have noted the long-term political consequences of Richard
The Birth of the Stupid Party. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 11 hours ago
Political historians have noted the long-term political consequences of Richard Nixon’s southern strategy which peeled Southern white voters – particularly evangelical Christians – away from the Democratic Party. What hasn’t received as... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
University of Calgary to host an inside scoop on Canadian politicsIt is often described as the academic Olympics, but the upcoming Congress of th
University of Calgary to host an inside scoop on Canadian politics
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 hours ago
It is often described as the academic Olympics, but the upcoming Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences that runs for the next week at the University of Calgary is actually more like an academic show and tell, where researchers from around... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Dionne: Trumpism is a European importfree-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. T
Dionne: Trumpism is a European import
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 hours ago
free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. The American right has typically been anti-government, reverent of the Constitution, suspicious of political strongmen and resolute in insisting that "American... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Ruiz: Puerto Rico doesn't owe anything to U.S.comparable to those of Greece and Detroit. The U.S. territory’s public debt has
Ruiz: Puerto Rico doesn't owe anything to U.S.
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 12 hours ago
comparable to those of Greece and Detroit. The U.S. territory’s public debt has ballooned to more than $72 billion, and the government is already defaulting on its payments to bondholders. Some members of Congress are proposing a fiscal control... Read more
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Op-Ed News
How the DLC Democrats Helped to Make Donald Trump Presidential Candidatethis position? Many reasons, of course, but one which not too many observers ha
How the DLC Democrats Helped to Make Donald Trump Presidential Candidate
Op-Ed News / Posted 12 hours ago
this position? Many reasons, of course, but one which not too many observers have talked about is what the policies of the Democratic Party have been since that time in the mid-1980s when Bill Clinton (with the former Goldwater Girl, Hillary... Read more
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Daily Record
Former First Minister says Britain should be leading in EuropeCREATED by a civil war in the Tory party, promoted by the cheap politics of Uki
Former First Minister says Britain should be leading in Europe
Daily Record / Posted 16 hours ago
CREATED by a civil war in the Tory party, promoted by the cheap politics of Ukip, fuelled by growing English ­nationalism and inspired by a contempt for foreigners, this EU referendum debate is dangerous, divisive and dishonest. Never in the history... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Hedge Fund Billionaire Slams Democracy, Says The "Tyranny Of The Majority Is An Unhealthy Development"and trying to lift himself up by the handle." The billionaire investor highlig
Hedge Fund Billionaire Slams Democracy, Says The "Tyranny Of The Majority Is An Unhealthy Development"
Zero Hedge / Posted 17 hours ago
and trying to lift himself up by the handle." The billionaire investor highlights eight current policies and proposals by governments, central banks, and potential presidents; and exposes their dismal failures to adhere to the basics of... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Ennahda chooses ‘Tunisiafication’the Arab Spring, that began in Tunisia and later spread to Egypt, Libya, Yemen
Ennahda chooses ‘Tunisiafication’
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 19 hours ago
the Arab Spring, that began in Tunisia and later spread to Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria in 2011. The decision by Ennahda, led by veteran politician Rached Ghannouchi, to distance itself from political Islam can also be seen as an attempt to... Read more
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LinuxInsider.com
Google Challenges Right to Be Forgotten in French High CourtGoogle on Thursday filed an appeal with France's supreme administrative court o
Google Challenges Right to Be Forgotten in French High Court
LinuxInsider.com / Posted 23 hours ago
Google on Thursday filed an appeal with France's supreme administrative court over an order from a privacy regulator requiring it to scrub certain search results around the world under a law called "the right to be forgotten." The March order from... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
MEC Qedani Mahlangu - Gauteng Health Prov Budget Vote 2016as Deputy Chief Justice: "The second lesson was the love I have continued to h
MEC Qedani Mahlangu - Gauteng Health Prov Budget Vote 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
as Deputy Chief Justice: "The second lesson was the love I have continued to have for our people. And they are entitled to live in a just and socially inclusive society. Where their dignity and self-worth is in-tact and well cherished. They... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Statement On the Cabinet Meeting of 25 May 2016coincided with Africa Month, which commemorates the founding of the then Organi
Statement On the Cabinet Meeting of 25 May 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
coincided with Africa Month, which commemorates the founding of the then Organisation of African Unity, now called the African Union (AU). Cabinet welcomes the progress made in resolving students' issues, which should not have caused... Read more
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Salon.com
Andrew Sullivan is blind: It’s elitists who helped give rise to America’s neo-fascist movementAccompanying this alleged excess of democracy is a mania for equality that lead
Andrew Sullivan is blind: It’s elitists who helped give rise to America’s neo-fascist movement
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
Accompanying this alleged excess of democracy is a mania for equality that leads to all manner of pointless leveling of social classes along with an undermining of authority. As chief witness for the prosecution, he calls to the stand no less... Read more
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dna
Relevance of Nehruinto action at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. These strong-armed activists go
Relevance of Nehru
dna / Posted yesterday
into action at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. These strong-armed activists got a fillip from the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Rajasthan when Nehru’s name had been deleted from school text books. But this retaliatory stand from the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Paul Ryan in another fight he doesn't want - this time over LGBT rightsHouse Republicans were engulfed in a nasty intraparty civil war Thursday, as an
Paul Ryan in another fight he doesn't want - this time over LGBT rights
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
House Republicans were engulfed in a nasty intraparty civil war Thursday, as angry social conservatives helped torpedo a routine spending bill in a fight over gay rights that is further dividing a party already riven by the candidacy of Donald... Read more
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The Washington Times
Bernardo Alvarez, top Venezuelan diplomat accuses media of exaggerating problemsof American States (OAS), told a Washington think tank Thursday that critics ar
Bernardo Alvarez, top Venezuelan diplomat accuses media of exaggerating problems
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
of American States (OAS), told a Washington think tank Thursday that critics are playing up the problems faced by the government of populist President Nicolas Maduro in order to provoke international intervention. “We don’t believe in using... Read more
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Deseret News
America's moral obligation in the global refugee crisisAround 8 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes by violence or
America's moral obligation in the global refugee crisis
Deseret News / Posted yesterday
Around 8 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes by violence or other social upheaval in 2015, the largest number ever recorded in a single year, according to the U.N. While Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the global refugee... Read more
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iol.co.za
No good blaming victims of capitalismcentralisation and concentration of capital and wealth; the financialisation of
No good blaming victims of capitalism
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
centralisation and concentration of capital and wealth; the financialisation of the economy; the systematic attack on the social functions of the state have been features of this economy since before our democratic breakthrough in 1994. Our... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Key House spending bill fails over LGBT controversyWASHINGTON — In an embarrassing blow for Speaker Paul Ryan, the House on Thursd
Key House spending bill fails over LGBT controversy
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON — In an embarrassing blow for Speaker Paul Ryan, the House on Thursday failed to pass its annual spending bill funding water and energy programs after a contentious debate over rights for LGBT federal workers. Republicans came under... Read more
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Reuters
Mississippi governor to join suit against Obama transgender policydirective that tells schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching
Mississippi governor to join suit against Obama transgender policy
Reuters / Posted yesterday
directive that tells schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity. The lawsuit led by Texas, the most significant legal challenge to this month's directive, said the federal government and Obama... Read more
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Eye Witness News
States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against UStelling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender
States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against US
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as “a massive social experiment.” Ramping up the simmering battles over contentious cultural issues in America, the states, led by Texas... Read more
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Zero Hedge
"We Will Fight This All The Way To The Supreme Court" - 11 States Sue Obama Over Transgender Bathroomstelling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender
"We Will Fight This All The Way To The Supreme Court" - 11 States Sue Obama Over Transgender Bathrooms
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment." The 11 states' lawsuit accused the administration of taking that argument too far and improperly,... Read more
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The New Statesman
Leader: Against neverendumsquotas were determined on ethnicity and where some communities were forcibly re
Leader: Against neverendums
The New Statesman / Posted yesterday
quotas were determined on ethnicity and where some communities were forcibly repatriated to countries that they never called home. This is not some dystopia led by a British Donald Trump. It is what the UK could have looked like had the... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Philip Mirowski: This is Water, or Is It the Neoliberal Thought Collective?” The Political Movement that Dared not Speak its own Name” started out as an a
Philip Mirowski: This is Water, or Is It the Neoliberal Thought Collective?
Naked Capitalism / Posted yesterday
” The Political Movement that Dared not Speak its own Name” started out as an address to a conference of historians of the social sciences, but seems to have touched a nerve with some economists, judging from many responses of my colleagues and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Unanswered Questions in Fashola's Power Roadmapconcessioned rather than sold. This was in the light, not only of the massive c
Unanswered Questions in Fashola's Power Roadmap
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
concessioned rather than sold. This was in the light, not only of the massive capital outlay which selling would have entailed but also in the light of other considerations such as water rights issues especially given the centrality of water to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Democracy On Trial' - Interpretations Lost in Translation - Glimpse of 'Iron Lady' ResurfacesMonday summed up the truncated complications of many sceptics regarding the ong
'Democracy On Trial' - Interpretations Lost in Translation - Glimpse of 'Iron Lady' Resurfaces
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Monday summed up the truncated complications of many sceptics regarding the ongoing probe into bribery allegations unveiled by the London-based Watchdog group, Global Witness. "This process is selective justice. There are many government... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Niger Delta Avengers militants shut down Chevron oil facility– which, analysts have warned, is headed for a full-blown crisis – the attacks
Niger Delta Avengers militants shut down Chevron oil facility
Guardian Unlimited / Posted yesterday
– which, analysts have warned, is headed for a full-blown crisis – the attacks on Africa’s biggest petroleum producer have led to a rise in global oil prices. The latest attack comes as Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, prepares to celebrate... Read more
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iol.co.za
The myth of Africa’s growing middle classinternational agencies and think-tanks began a discourse that then entered Afri
The myth of Africa’s growing middle class
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
international agencies and think-tanks began a discourse that then entered African and development studies. This in turn led to calls for policies to be redirected. Countries were urged to strengthen their middle classes. The leading proponents... Read more
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Rappler
US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom usein San Diego, California, USA. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA WASHINGTON, USA
US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
in San Diego, California, USA. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA WASHINGTON, USA – Eleven US states are suing the federal government over guidelines telling public schools to let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, in a major... Read more
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Christian Today
11 US States take on Obama administration over transgender bathroom rulingtelling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender
11 US States take on Obama administration over transgender bathroom ruling
Christian Today / Posted 2 days ago
telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment". The administration's guidance was issued on May 13 amid a national debate on transgender issues sparked... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Modi Balance SheetThe BJP Government of Mr.Narendra Modi came into power at the Centre on 26th Ma
Modi Balance Sheet
Central Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
The BJP Government of Mr.Narendra Modi came into power at the Centre on 26th May 2014 and has completed 2 years in office. Obviously it is time to look into its performance and its salient features. The election plank of the BJP and Modi against the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Democracy Without Parties?could readily identify an NPN partisan based on his defence of "green revolutio
Democracy Without Parties?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
could readily identify an NPN partisan based on his defence of "green revolution", the agricultural policy of the federal government, mass housing, preference of "qualitative education" over the "free education" of the UPN. The NPN even... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Modi govt @ 2: Govt befriends social media to ‘follow’ the electoratewrote a Facebook post. It got hundreds of likes, and newspapers published it pr
Modi govt @ 2: Govt befriends social media to ‘follow’ the electorate
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
wrote a Facebook post. It got hundreds of likes, and newspapers published it prominently the next day. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has befriended the social media like no other.... Read more
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Inquirier.net
US states sue White House over transgender bathroom usestudents use the bathroom of their choice, the latest twist in a bitter legal s
US states sue White House over transgender bathroom use
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
students use the bathroom of their choice, the latest twist in a bitter legal standoff with the White House. The move led by Texas further escalates a national feud over an issue that has become a lightning rod both for the transgender... Read more
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The Washington Times
J. KENNETH BLACKWELL: Confusing Main Street with Wall Streetpeople increasingly believe the current system to be rigged against them. Washi
J. KENNETH BLACKWELL: Confusing Main Street with Wall Street
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
people increasingly believe the current system to be rigged against them. Washington is far more responsive to well-heeled elites than the middle class and working people. Of course, politics always has meant attempting to take advantage of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Trumpism: Made in Europefree-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. T
Trumpism: Made in Europe
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import. The American right has typically been anti-government, reverent of the Constitution, suspicious of political strongmen and resolute in insisting that “American... Read more
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NBC News
States Move Quickly in Suing Over White House Transgender PolicyObama administration told the nation's public schools that they must honor the
States Move Quickly in Suing Over White House Transgender Policy
NBC News / Posted 2 days ago
Obama administration told the nation's public schools that they must honor the choices of transgender students, 11 states filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday to block the directive. The ACLU labeled the lawsuit "a political stunt," and some... Read more
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Business Insider
How the military could play 'king-maker' in Venezuela’s political crisisbe forced to pick a side in the country's ongoing political strife. As tension
How the military could play 'king-maker' in Venezuela’s political crisis
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
be forced to pick a side in the country's ongoing political strife. As tension in Venezuela intensified in recent weeks — social unrest driven largely by deep economic distortions and the contentious political environment — the military and other... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
State officials sue US government over transgender bathroom policy11 U.S. states sued President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday, seeki
State officials sue US government over transgender bathroom policy
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
11 U.S. states sued President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday, seeking to overturn a directive from the federal government that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. Ramping... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
US states sue White House over transgender bathroom useHouse. A heated national debate over access to bathrooms by transgender people
US states sue White House over transgender bathroom use
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
House. A heated national debate over access to bathrooms by transgender people is sweeping the United States The move led by Texas further escalates a national feud over an issue that has become a lightning rod both for the transgender... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Central African Republic: Four priorities for the new presidentdrivers of conflict. The crisis that erupted at the end of 2012 – the country’s
Central African Republic: Four priorities for the new president
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 days ago
drivers of conflict. The crisis that erupted at the end of 2012 – the country’s worst since independence – tore apart the social fabric. With the factors that led to it still unaddressed, CAR could backslide. Politicians and rebels are still able... Read more
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New York Post
Eleven states sue White House over schools’ ‘bathroom law’Officials from 11 states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday, seeking to
Eleven states sue White House over schools’ ‘bathroom law’
New York Post / Posted 2 days ago
Officials from 11 states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday, seeking to overturn a directive from the federal government that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. Ramping up the... Read more
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The Atlantic
How the World Workssaying the same thing, suggesting that Japan's business system might be based o
How the World Works
The Atlantic / Posted 2 days ago
saying the same thing, suggesting that Japan's business system might be based on premises different from those that prevailed in the West. Professor Iwao Nakatani, the man I went to Hitotsubashi to meet, was one of the most respected members of... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
11 states sue over bathroom policyRamping up the simmering battles over contentious cultural issues in America, t
11 states sue over bathroom policy
Otago Daily Times / Posted 2 days ago
Ramping up the simmering battles over contentious cultural issues in America, the states, led by Texas, accused the federal government of rewriting laws by "administrative fiat." "Defendants have conspired to turn workplace and educational settings... Read more
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