Archive - March 13th, 2017

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

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“If we—or our friends or the pundits on CNN—spent less time pontificating and more trying to work through the implications of policy proposals, we’d realize how clueless we are and moderate our views. This, they write, ‘may be the only form of thinking that will shatter the illusion of explanatory depth and change people’s attitudes.’ […]

Revised Trump travel ban suffers first legal blow

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“In the days after Trump’s Jan. 27 directive banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven-majority Muslim countries, about two dozen lawsuits were filed challenging its legality. At least five judges issued orders blocking parts of Trump’s original order. “Several of the states involved in those cases now appear to be lining up behind […]

South Korean court throws president out of office; two die in protest

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“‘We did it. We the citizens, the sovereign of this country, opened a new chapter in history,’ Lee Tae-ho, the leader of a movement to oust Park that has held mostly peaceful rallies in downtown involving millions, told a large gathering in Seoul. “Park becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from […]

World Faces Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945, U.N. Official Says

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“O’Brien told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that more than 20 million people across four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and famine. “‘We stand at a critical point in our history,’ he said. ‘Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death.”=’” Conflict and […]

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