Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nemtsov’s murder will not stop anti-Putin rally in Moscow

Reuters takes a look at an increasingly restive mood in Moscow. Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia’s future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin. … Continue reading

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Are you a Steadfast Conservative? A Solid Liberal? Or somewhere in between?

A new Pew Research Center political quiz might help you make that determination.

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BREAKING: Venezuelan president announces diplomatic sanctions against U.S.

The Guardian has the details. In a further deterioration of diplomatic ties between Venezuela and the US, President Nicolás Maduro announced on Saturday that he will curb the number of US diplomats allowed to work in the country and will … Continue reading

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“Jihadi John”: I was a “dead man walking” before fleeing to Syria

The Telegraph has the story. A British man identified in reports as the Islamic State (IS) murderer known as ”Jihadi John” feared he was a ”dead man walking” after run-ins with security services before fleeing to Syria to begin his … Continue reading

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Construction near Anfield continues

The Liverpool Echo shares some photos taken from drones as construction around Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, continues.

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Lobbyist brings gun to a state capitol building, will not be charged with a crime

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution has the story. Georgia state police will not charge a lobbyist who brought a gun to the state Capitol this week, saying he likely did it my mistake. WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta reports (http://bit.ly/1DlNhbA ) that … Continue reading

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Is Britain’s higher education policy no clearer than America’s?

Writing on his blog, (my friend) Richard Rudin examines higher education in Britain. Fast forward to the 2010 general election and the most prominent, often stated and clear pledge by the Liberal Democrats to scrap tuition fees (“for all students … Continue reading

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