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Money and the Individualist–Collectivist Divide

Guillermo Calvo
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Politics, in large measure, deals with the art of reconciling individual and collective interests. The overwhelming majority of humanity (with the possible exception of abandoned children who grew up ...

Having a Word with Myself

Méave Gallagher
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General Elections is seeing a lot of pointless debates with Scottish MSPs that aren't even up for election. They are mostly filled by devolved issues and a big pile of virtue signaling. The debate on ...

Collaborative Affairs

Guillermo Calvo
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A group of murderers, rapists, robbers, embezzlers and their attorneys and publicists sit around a huge rectangle of tables set with linen and silver and crystal discussing what to do about the violen...

Laura Kuenssberg

Johnny Vedmore
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A few years ago I wrote a Blog where I questioned the so called 'impartiality' of the BBC. It wasn't the first time I had noticed a stream of blatant propaganda which could only benefit the Conservati...

Reflections on Political Insults and Incoherence

Guillermo Calvo
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Perhaps my writing and my sharing of information that I find relevant during this Orwellian period (hopefully not an epoch) in United States history is proving somewhat meaningful, at least as gauged ...

Black Republicans?!

Jasmine
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Black Republicans are not a major topic in the mainstream media, and the reason for that is simple: to them, we don't exist. Black conservatives are largely kept out of sight and out of mind, and the ...

For Unity

Dr. Williams
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Every few decades there have been moments that seem to suggest the United States might somehow get it's act together. Unfortunately, today there have been no moments that even come close to signaling ...

Dear Donald...

Méave Gallagher
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I have now witnessed the same pattern 3 times: the Scottish Referendum, Brexit and the 2016 American presidential race; all were similar before, during and after the results were announced. I am not an American, but technically, the new American president and his sons can play football for Scotland internationally, so I will not be belittling the American president and the electoral college's system for insuring that the largest states don't determine the president for all states. Plus, he's a s...

Welcome to Caerdydd

Johnny Vedmore
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Proud land of Wales

It’s Not as Painful as It’s Made Out to Be

Guillermo Calvo
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Headlines concerning the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the proposed GOP replacement for Obamacare scream that 23 million Americans will be deprived of health care if it passes. As too often...

The Manchester Attack

Amy King
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They tell you as a kid that if a boy pulls your pigtails, it means he likes you. As you get older and boys grow meaner, it's because they're intimidated and need to assert their masculinity. So what d...

How Close Are You to Being a Terrorist?

David Bulley
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After 9/11, most people in the industrialized modern world asked ourselves an important question. How could anyone do such a thing? For most of us the question was merely rhetorical. But for social sc...

Rich or Russia

Guillermo Calvo
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While the Rich family, for its own reasons, has succeeded in shutting down Fox News’ explorations concerning the murder of their son Seth, the issue is transcendental. It affects both international re...

Playing Russian Roulette With the Trump Administration

Michael
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This is my very first attempt into writing articles, so I would urge everyone to sit back and relax, grab a cup of tea and a biscuit, you may just learn something. As a global citizen, I have found my...

Manchester Tragedy Sees Suicide Bomber ID'd, Humanity Rising

Christina St-Jean
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Terror has hit the world's youngest, and once again, humanity is showing its resolve. Pop sensation Ariana Grande had just finished her concert in a packed Manchester Arena when concertgoers heard a l...

We Must Stand Together

George Fairclough
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Everywhere I look I am reminded of the barbaric event that happened yesterday in Manchester. For those who aren’t up to speed, 22 people attending Ariana Grande’s concert in the Manchester Arena were ...