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Catalonian independence protest

Will Catalonia Secede From Spain?

Catalans are fed up with Madrid’s austerity and corruption—making November’s referendum nonbinding has only postponed the confrontation.

by Andy Robinson

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.
Posted Oct 8 2014 - 2:20pm
The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.
Posted Oct 22 2014 - 1:18pm
The president knows US policy has been a failure. Here’s how he can make a breakthrough, in the little time he has left.
Posted Sep 30 2014 - 5:48pm

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To believe that our nation has always been exceptional requires a suppression of ordinary skepticism and a belief that calls for extraordinary arrogance.

Catalans are fed up with Madrid’s austerity and corruption—making November’s referendum nonbinding has only postponed the confrontation.

Onnig Kardash at the April 24 Armenian Genocide Commemoration, 1967

An Armenian-American writer asks if the Armenian obsession with genocide recognition is worth its emotional and psychological price.

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Senators Carl Levin and James Inhofe’s call to send weapons into a war zone is a transparent ploy to provoke Russia.

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