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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

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Shaun White and the US “Flag”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Shaun White and the US “Flag”

by    Peter Isackson

In the age of Donald Trump, could patriotism be flagging? The US media was abuzz with Shaun White’s apparently unpatriotic behavior after winning a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Unlike Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics or Colin Kaepernick on American football fields, White was not trying to make Read More

The Bigger Problem within Oxfam’s Sex Scandal

The Bigger Problem within Oxfam’s Sex Scandal

by    Shelley Briggs Callahan

Who is monitoring the charities that the public perceives as moral leaders? Oxfam, one of the UK’s largest and best known charities, is currently entangled in a scandal following revelations that senior staff members engaged in sexual misconduct during the 2010 Haiti earthquake recovery effort and had hired prostitutes while working in Chad in 2006. Read More

The Long War of Ottoman Succession

The Long War of Ottoman Succession

by    Ian McCredie

Time and history may be moving in Iran’s direction when it comes to its ambition to fill the power vacuum in the Middle East. On February 10, at the end of an extraordinarily violent week, the Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that crossed into Israeli airspace, and then bombed the drone launch site Read More

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