Democracy

Jeb: Romney is a 'patriot'

by Jesse Byrnes on January 30, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) praised Mitt Romney on Friday after the former Massachusetts governor announced he would not launch a third White House bid. "Mitt Romney has been a Continue →
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Across the Muslim world, an apparently endless stream of brutal violence is drowning out the memory of the Arab Spring, notes a leading analyst. But there is one exception to Continue →

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People rally to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline in front of the White House January 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA

People rally to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline in front of the White House January 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA

Yesterday’s Senate vote on the Continue →

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The problem with Nigeria’s democracy

by Demdigest on January 30, 2015

The presidential contest between Nigeria’s incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and main rival General Mohammadu Buhari from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is too close to call, according to the Continue →

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How Good Is the Islamic State at Governing?

by Russ Wellen on January 30, 2015

Government building in Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa pictured. (Photo: Beshr O / Flickr Commons )

Government building in Islamic State de facto capital Raqqa pictured. (Photo: Beshr O / Flickr Commons )

I’m sure many of us have had the thought: Why not just let Continue →

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Democracy Now! 2015-01-30 Friday

by Amy Goodman on January 30, 2015

Democracy Now! Friday, January 30, 2015
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Deadbeat politicos outrun federal enforcers

by Dave Levinthal on January 30, 2015

Go ahead: Break election laws and violate tax rules, inviting federal fines you never pay.

You might just end up like civil rights leader Al Sharpton, who now hosts MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Continue →

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Insiders aiding online, off-shore loan sharks

by Jim Hightower on January 30, 2015

When it comes to pursuing their prey, sharks are master maneuverers. Loan sharks, that is.

These days, this usurious species goes Continue →

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DHARAMSHALA, January 30: The Tibetan Prime Minister Dr Lobsang Sangay will participate in ‘Rally for Tibet’ to commemorate the 56th Tibetan National Uprising Day in Paris, France, organized by the Continue →
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Ten Tibetan nomads detained in Chengdu

by Phayul Latest News on January 29, 2015

The Chinese authorities have detained around ten Tibetans on Wednesday for participating in a protest against forced land grab outside a hotel where the third session of the 12th Continue →
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10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Be Happy

by Henri Junttila on January 29, 2015

Happy Man on the Beach

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Continue →

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6 Inspiring Quotes That Can Change Your Life

by Anna Gragert on January 29, 2015

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When I am having a rough day—when I feel tired, sad, doubtful, or stressed—I spend time looking up inspirational quotes.

I’ve memorized several, pulling them out when need be. These quotes Continue →

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Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, right, joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, after winning a critical procedural vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. The oil and gas industry has contributed more than $367,000 to Hoeven

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, right, joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. Continue →

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Court allows Texas execution

by Lyle Denniston on January 29, 2015

Court allows Texas execution

The Supreme Court on Thursday evening cleared the way for Texas to execute death-row inmate Robert Charles Ladd, a new indication that the Justices will leave states with wide leeway Continue →

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Louisiana inmate in key case to be freed (UPDATED)

by Lyle Denniston on January 29, 2015

Louisiana inmate in key case to be freed (UPDATED)

(UPDATED 6:11 p.m.) George Toca has now been released, his lawyers said in a statement.

A Louisiana prison inmate whose life sentence is under review by the Supreme Court was on the verge Continue →

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Has DRC’s Kabila revealed his true colors?

by Demdigest on January 29, 2015

There are 17 scheduled elections in Africa this year, and the spotlight will again be on which president leaves honorably, which one stays put, which one rigs the vote, and Continue →

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Democracy aid at 25: time to choose?

by Demdigest on January 29, 2015

Over the past decade, a cascade of negative developments has called into question or even toppled assumptions about democracy and democracy aid that prevailed in the 1990s, notes Thomas Carothers, Continue →

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The year 2014 left Europe in a precarious position, analysts Peter B. Doran and David Armitage write for the Center for European Policy Analysis. The illegal annexation of Crimea by Continue →

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Rendered Perspective Clarence Thomas Center Chapel (Hillary Johnson, SCAD student)

Rendered Perspective Clarence Thomas Center Chapel (Hillary Johnson, SCAD student)

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has recently completed its restoration of the Clarence Thomas Continue →

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is one of the Democrats cosponsoring a repeal of the medical device tax. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is one of the Democrats cosponsoring a repeal of the medical device tax. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Nearly five years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Continue →

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  Bill Browder’s Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice is a sizzling account of his rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic Continue →

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