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The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Macron Puts French “First”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Macron Puts French “First”

by    Peter Isackson

French President Emmanuel Macron wants to give Donald Trump a run for his money. In November 2017, France’s young and new president, Emmanuel Macron, profited from a visit to Africa to launch a new, updated approach to postcolonial conquest. He predicted that French would become the first language of Africa. He called his audience to Read More

The Ideology That Unites Trump and the Authoritarians He Admires

The Ideology That Unites Trump and the Authoritarians He Admires

by    John Feffer

It’s about propping up “besieged majorities” in multiethnic countries. Washington and New Delhi are having a mutual lovefest these days. Donald Trump is popular in India — where only 17% of the population considers the president “intolerant,” compared to a global average of 65% — and he has warmly welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Read More

Antibiotics Are Becoming Less Effective Due to Excessive Use

Antibiotics Are Becoming Less Effective Due to Excessive Use

by    Anna Cizek

In his 1945 Nobel lecture, Alexander Fleming predicted that the improper use of antibiotics would cause future clinical failures. Penicillin, discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928, became known as the “miracle drug” for its instrumental role in the Second World War, when the Allied forces relied heavily on the antibiotic to treat wound infections and Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Legitimate” Exercise of Free Speech

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Legitimate” Exercise of Free Speech

by    Peter Isackson

An activist faces prison for criticizing the Chinese government’s suppression of Tibetan identity. Various media outlets are reporting the story of a Tibetan activist, Tashi Wangchuk, threatened by the Chinese government with 15 years in prison for the crime of “inciting separatism.” Diverse human rights groups have come to his defense. A spokeswoman for Amnesty Read More

The AR-15 Explained

The AR-15 Explained

by    Fair Observer

Mass shootings are occurring across the US in unprecedented numbers, yet the government has failed to ban some of the most deadly weapons. Gun control has been a hot topic of debate for years in America, but the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has triggered fury from Americans. On February 14, Nikolas Cruz opened Read More

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