Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sudanese Christian woman to be freed

The Christian Science Monitor reports that a Sudanese woman condemned to die because she had converted to Christianity will be freed. A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for “converting” to Christianity is expected to be released soon, a government official said on … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding in public

The New Republic offers this perspective on America’s fascination (and revulsion) about breastfeeding. After reading it, take our poll:

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New York Times: Fixed soccer matches are common

The New York Times offers an explosive report examining evidence of previous international soccer matches being fixed and notes that such illegal activities could affect World Cup matches. FIFA’s investigative report and related documents, which were obtained by The New … Continue reading

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Great. Your next president will not care about you.

Politico suggests that in an era of presidential elections awash in big-money donations and curry favoring, the chance that a candidate will care about Joe and Josephine American is shot. It’s not just that the total sums pouring into our … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe, to the West: We told you this would happen

Politico reports that the West shouldn’t at all be surprised by the recent aggressive actions taken by the Russian government because had those leaders been listening, they’d have heard their counterparts in Eastern Europe predicting it would happen. The countries … Continue reading

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Want a hotel in Dublin? It’s gonna cost you. A lot.

The Independent examines a new study that suggests hotel prices in Dublin are higher than many other major international cities. The average hotel cost here is €132, with the average five-star cost €225 and the average three-star cost at €101, … Continue reading

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Ten years of YouTube and smartphones have changed us

The LA Weekly offers an interesting assessment on how ten years of over-hyped celebrity “news” has changed our culture. In May 2005, the same month that Cruise went on Oprah, the world of celebrity changed. Perez Hilton and the Huffington … Continue reading

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