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    Hillary’s Campaign Is Built on a Shaky Foundation
    Mar20

    Hillary’s Campaign Is Built on a Shaky Foundation

    Samantha Sais/Reuters/The Atlantic The thing about the controversies shaking Hillary Clinton’s still-not-yet-presidential campaign is how utterly predictable they are. For example, communications that were supposed to be preserved turning up missing or deleted? We’ve heard that before. And now questions about sketchy foreign...

    Animals in the News
    Mar19

    Animals in the News

    It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include falcons catching bait dangled from from drones in Abu Dhabi, bats in the Czech Republic, Monarch butterflies in Mexico, a Florida dog rescued from being tied to a railroad track, cageless...

    How ISIS Succeeds on Social Media Where #StopKony Fails
    Mar16

    How ISIS Succeeds on Social Media Where #StopKony Fails

    A map of the top 50 Twitter PR presences in the UK and their respective followers ( Porter Novelli Global/Flickr ) Social networks offer an incredible tool for tapping into the collective unconscious, a virtual Jungian arena in which competition might be expected to amplify the critical values and anxieties of millions of people in real time. In...

    Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?
    Mar16

    Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

    Davide Monteleone “All comes from the Jew; all returns to the Jew.” — Édouard Drumont (1844–1917), founder of the Anti-Semitic League of France I. The Scourge of Our Time The French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, the son of Holocaust survivors, is an accomplished, even gifted, pessimist. To his disciples, he is a Jewish Zola, accusing...

    Beauty in the Ceasefire: A Pageant in Donetsk
    Mar09

    Beauty in the Ceasefire: A Pageant in Donetsk

    Over the weekend in Ukraine’s breakaway republic of Donetsk, self-proclaimed authorities celebrated International Women’s Day by holding a beauty pageant. The contestants were all female soldiers fighting with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Presenting portraits of themselves, and modeling in both dresses and military fatigues,...

    Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6
    Mar06

    Photos of the Week: 2/28-3/6

    This week we have images of Holi in India, a mine rescue in Ukraine, a public caning in Indonesia, Purim celebrations in London, Hawaii seen from orbit, the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a robotic traffic cop in Kinshasa, a Benjamin Netanyahu cupcake, and much more.This article was originally published at...

    Boris Nemtsov and the End of Two Eras
    Mar03

    Boris Nemtsov and the End of Two Eras

    Sergei Kapukhin/Reuters As remembrances poured in over the weekend for murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, writers appeared to mourn not just a man but a moment in Russian politics, when critics of President Vladimir Putin seemed to be at the height of their power. That moment, many acknowledged, had passed well before Nemtsov was...

    The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov: More a Shock Than a Surprise
    Feb28

    The Assassination of Boris Nemtsov: More a Shock Than a Surprise

    People gather at the site where Boris Nemtsov was recently murdered, with St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin walls seen in the background, in central Moscow, February 28, 2015 (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) Hours after Boris Nemtsov was slain on Friday night near the Kremlin, Russian president Vladimir Putin vowed to seek justice:...

    A Russian Opposition Leader, Gunned Down
    Feb28

    A Russian Opposition Leader, Gunned Down

    Sergei Karpuchin/Reuters Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow shortly before midnight on Friday night local time. The Russian Interior Ministry told the Associated Press that Nemtsov had been shot four times while walking on a bridge near the Kremlin. Nemtsov had been expected to help lead a major opposition rally in...

    Leonard Nimoy Lived Long and Prospered
    Feb27

    Leonard Nimoy Lived Long and Prospered

    Fred Prouser/Reuters A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday at the age of 83, will be remembered best for his star turn as Mr. Spock, the half-Vulcan, half-human officer, on Star Trek. But his exploits as a...

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