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Earth Day: Conflict Over the Future of the Planet

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:03:56 +0000

On this Earth Day, it is difficult to look at the state of the planet and the current political leadership and see much hope.



Will Congress Write the President a Blank Check for War?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:04:18 +0000

A new bill would effectively make the transfer of the war power from Congress to the president complete. It is hard to imagine a worse time in American history for this to happen.



Israeli Politician Calls for Stripping Natalie Portman of Citizenship

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:40:29 +0000

The actress lands in the center of a controversy after declining to attend the Genesis Foundation awards ceremony in Jerusalem because of her distress at “recent events" in Israel.



Syria Pummels Islamic State-Held Districts in Damascus

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:37:27 +0000

Government forces use warplanes, helicopters and artillery in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.



Chinese Auto Show Signals Ambitions to Go Electric

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:02:06 +0000

The event also showcases the electric car industry’s scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.



Actor Verne Troyer of ‘Mini-Me’ Fame Is Dead at 49

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:34:47 +0000

No cause of death is given, but representatives for the tiny actor issue a statement that mentions depression and suicide.



World’s Oldest Known Person Dies at 117

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:21:42 +0000

Nabi Tajima had 160 descendants. Her death leaves another Japanese woman, almost 117, recognized as the planet's oldest person.



Jessica Hagedorn’s Love Letter to 1970s San Francisco Comes to Stage

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:48:26 +0000

The Filipina writer talks about her passion for literature, the influence of poet Kenneth Rexroth and adapting "The Gangster of Love."



EU to Scrap Tariffs on Mexican Agricultural Products

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:07:55 +0000

The deal updating a 20-year-old free trade pact comes amid uncertainty about Mexican and European commercial ties with the U.S. under the presidency of Donald Trump.



American History for Truthdiggers: Flowering or Excess of Democracy? (The 1780s)

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:17:38 +0000

What lessons did the founding generation take from the American Revolution, and why do we forget the early republican experiments?