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Secession to be put on the ballot in California in 2018

The victory of Donald Trump as the president of the United States was being dreaded by several members of the American electorate. Some of them had even vowed to leave the country if he won. However, instead of this action, they may have another

Planning to visit the US? Be ready to share your passwords!

The Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, was questioned about the Muslim ban by the House Homeland Security Committee when he revealed some information about an unexpected strategy under consideration; demanding passwords of US visa applicants. He was questioned about “increased and enhanced use

Will Putin gift Edward Snowden to Trump to strengthen their relationship?

Recent reports have been circulating that Vladimir Putin is willing to ‘hand over’ Edward Snowden to Donald Trump. The reports originated in an article by former deputy director of the CIA, Michael J. Morell, who wrote: “What better way for President Putin to cement

Who Are The Women Waging War On Environmental Damage?

They are your mothers, your sisters, your daughters and your friends. They are housewives, lawyers, doctors, scientists and artists. They represent everyone who feels that their voice is being muted or devalued. When, where and who? On January 21st, 2017, the day after Donald

Children have a psychological bias towards creationism, now it’s taught in schools

A Gallup poll suggests that 42% of Americans believe in a creationist account for explaining the existence of human kind. This is a surprising figure considering the overwhelming evidence and consensus for evolution by natural selection. Unfortunately, the creationist angle is strengthened by people such as

Bill allowing police to withhold body camera video passes Indiana House

Video from police body cameras would not be subject to Freedom of Information laws if a bill passes the legislature. Police departments around the country are investing in body cameras in light of cases like Michael Brown in Ferguson and Laquan McDonald in Chicago.

Looking at the “Evidence” in the Steven Avery case

Since the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” was released on December 18th, thousands have come into contact with the story of Steven Avery and, indirectly, his nephew Brendan Dassey. Thousands of calls and emails have been streaming into Manitowoc county, Wisconsin since it was

John Pilger on ISIS: Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the

This map should change the way you think about foreign aid

Criticism of foreign aid centers around the fact that it is largely ineffective at generating sustainable economic development or truly helping the world’s poor. But as this helpful map from the cost information website HowMuch.net reveals, one reason for that is that promoting development and

How the Obama administration shielded Wall Street from prosecutions

Similar to how the Obama administration simply forgave and forgot war crimes and illegal wiretapping during the Bush administration, the Obama administration offered the same type of amnesty for banks and bankers who had bitten off more than they could chew in 2008. Society’s