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Killing of rationalists

Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh’s killing has created a great stir in the media. Somebody has described the killing as the “Sword” winning over the “Pen”. From what appears on the surface it might seem true that an array of free-thinkers, including Lankesh, have been killed by unknown assailants, generally presumed to be belonging to the Hindu extreme right.

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The Supreme Court Failed Us on Vietnam

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With last night’s beginning of Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Vietnam War, the war will be brought back to the front burner for national discussion and debate.

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The growing affinity between Netanyahu’s Israel and the West’s far-right

Last week, these cheerleaders for Jew hatred described 27-year-old Yair Netanyahu as “awesome” and “a total bro” for posting a grossly anti-Semitic image on social media.

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How they spent their summer vacation

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And so we bid a hearty “Welcome Back” to our elected representatives as they reluctantly trudge back to Washington following their annual summer recess and the fact that it sounds like a holdover from elementary school is no accident.

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Tackling the elephant in the room

The awarding of the FIFA World Cups 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar was all about politics, says James M. Dorsey in this comment about sports autonomy or the lack hereof.

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