The Other Winner in Turkey’s Elections

June 22, 2018

Dogu Perincek looks set to be a winner in Turkey even if he does not make it into parliament. He’s been in and out of prison during Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule and is running against the president in the Turkish elections on June 24, with no chance of defeating him and little hope of winning...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Understanding “Humor”

March 23, 2018

Today’s lesson for education: jokes are the trees and humor is the forest. Don’t miss the latter for the former. As the world awaits the future reign of artificial intelligence in the realm of education, teachers can rejoice. A study reminds us of the importance of something typically human:...

Republican Politicians Troll the Media

March 13, 2018

Potential “bait” stories should have people reconsidering the way they watch the news. Republican politicians are trolling journalists with scandalous stories that end in a dud. Day after day, headline after headline, reporters covered the Nunes memo that, according to politicians, would...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Watching” with PlayStation Vue

March 08, 2018

You are what you watch, and you can be sure that some are watching what you are. Yahoo Finance’s feature, “Market Movers,” keeps track of the critical factors that are at work in the stock market. In this recent episode, we learn about the competitive positioning of Sony’s PlayStation...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Millennials Forget “Bravery” of WWI

March 01, 2018

Millennials seem to think the assassination of JFK led to the start of World War I.   The Telegraph waxes ironic, if not patronizing about the millennial generation’s ignorance of the facts associated with the official narrative of World War I. It appears that many of them think, for example,...

16 Women and Donald Trump

February 15, 2018

Women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted are making their voices heard. The US has slowly drawn the curtains back on the grim reality of the prevalence of sexual misconduct, and the nation’s leader stands at the forefront of this revelation. Considering that President Donald Trump...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Getting the “Job” Done

February 07, 2018

Robots and artificial intelligence may make humans redundant. In an article for the African publication The Elephant, Joe Kobuthi reminds us of a radical change taking place in Western economies, which he refers to as the “global North.” “A recent study conducted by two Oxford researchers...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Donald Trump and “Respect”

February 06, 2018

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter of “respect” to African nations following his alleged “shithole countries” comment. After famously referring to African countries along with Haiti as “shithole countries,” Donald Trump insisted on setting the record straight in a letter...

Now it’s Austria’s Turn

October 11, 2017

The right is set to be the big winner in Austria’s general election. Like its much larger German neighbor, Austria will elect a new parliament on October 15. Unlike Germany, however, there are still many open questions concerning the election outcome and its possible consequences. What is...

Hurricane Harvey Must Prompt Clarity, Anger and Action

August 31, 2017

Only about half of Americans believe human activity causes climate change, and their lack of knowledge contributes to a situation where the historically largest carbon emitter fails to show climate leadership.  Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast, delivering 40 to 60 inches of rain in...

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