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Felled by charges of mismanagement, the chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has resigned.

The departure of Rafael Moure-Eraso was first reported on the board’s Twitter account Thursday evening. In Continue →

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The Originalist Q&A with playwright John Strand

by Kali Borkoski on March 27, 2015

The Originalist Q&A with playwright John Strand

The Originalist is playing at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. from now until May 3. John Strand, the playwright, was kind enough to answer a few questions:

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Democracy Now! 2015-03-27 Friday

by Democracy Now! on March 27, 2015

Democracy Now! Friday, March 27, 2015
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by Ron Paul

Rapid changes are occurring in Yemen. Ever since United States had to leave its military base there, other powers have been lining up to benefit from the chaos. Continue →

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Let Go of Control: How to Learn the Art of Surrender

by Dr. Amy Johnson on March 26, 2015

Let Go

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” ~Proverb

I’ve noticed that things go much more smoothly when I give up control—when Continue →

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There Is No Expert on You

by Lori Deschene on March 26, 2015

Confused Woman

“Believe nothing no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.” ~Buddha

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Watch Amy Goodman call for accountability at a recent discussion on "The Bush Doctrine and Combating Terrorism."

"If we really care about national Continue →

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  Russia’s continuing intervention in Ukraine is more than a stark rejection of Euro-Atlantic integration, says a new RAND Corporation report. It has shattered the vision that has guided North Continue →

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Time to clean up Latin American democracy?

by Demdigest on March 26, 2015

Compared with Europe or North America, democracy in Latin America must struggle against big obstacles, including poverty, gaping income inequality and corruption, The Economist notes: Another is poor institutional design. Continue →

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Although the US government has been signaling since 2010 that it intends to invest in modernizing its nuclear capabilities (beginning with the April 2010 Nuclear Posture Review Report) and modernization Continue →

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Russia’s Security Council on Wednesday warned that the United States could be seeking to foment a revolution in Russia, The Moscow Times reports: The council said in a statement on its website that the U.S. national security strategy adopted Continue →

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  The former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González has announced that he will join the legal defense of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López (left) and Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma. The former Socialist premier’s decision has Continue →

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A Hard Rain of Lobbying on Clean Water Act Rules

by Clark Mindock on March 26, 2015

(US Department of Agriculture via Flickr)

(US Department of Agriculture via Flickr)

Representatives of farmers unions, cattle interests and lumber companies, plus municipal representatives from across the country, filed into the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Continue →

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  Cuba today proposed that a pending human rights dialogue with the United States begin on Tuesday in Washington in parallel to ongoing negotiations about restoring diplomatic relations, Reuters reports: Continue →

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Asia’s democracies need to promote greater inclusiveness, social cohesion and participation if they are to provide a compelling alternative to China’s authoritarian development model, an international conference heard this week. Continue →

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It’s patent day at the Court on the last day of March, with a pair of arguments in patent cases. First up is Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises. You should be Continue →

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An opinion on opinions

by Richard Booth on March 26, 2015

An opinion on opinions

When the curtain rose for oral argument in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, on November 3, everyone thought the issue was whether a statement of Continue →

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There are parasites of all kinds in poor countries, Nicholas Kristof writes for The New York Times: One variety is intestinal, the worms that afflict countless children. In a hospital Continue →

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Give us our daily scandal

by Davide Del Monte on March 26, 2015

Give us our daily scandal When Transparency International announces the results of the Corruption Perceptions Index in December and Italy performs badly again, there will always be at least one commentator who feigns surprise. How Continue →
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The Economic Costs of Separatist Terrorism in Turkey

by Bilgel, F., Karahasan, B. C. on March 26, 2015

Turkey has been suffering from separatist terrorism and the political conflict it implies since the mid-1980s, both of which are believed to have a negative impact on economic welfare. This Continue →

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Once a set of civil war actors reach a final peace agreement, a number of different implementation sequences are possible as the negotiated provisions are put into practice. We focus Continue →

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