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Op-Ed: Paul Krugman on Syriza's policies

New York - Alexis Tsipras, leader of the left-wing Syriza coalition, is about to become prime minister of Greece. He will be the first European leader elected on an explicit promise to challenge the austerity policies that have prevailed since 2010.

Op-Ed: Vic Fedeli should propose eliminating minimum wage for youth

Toronto - Is anyone paying attention to the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race? Probably not because we're still hanging our heads in shame for voting for Kathleen Wynne's Liberals. But we should start honing in on this race.

Op-Ed: Duhhhmocracy — Kochs will spend $899 million on 2016 elections

Washington D.c. - Good news, paycheck watchers — you can be sure that at least two of America’s 312 million people will be well represented in 2016. The geriatric answer to the Olsen Twins, the Koch Brothers, will spend just under $1 billion in the 2016 elections.

The Humanities Action Lab seeks to end mass incarceration in USA Special

With 2.2 million Americans behind bars — the world's highest prison population per capita — 17 universities nationwide have committed to debunking mass incarceration through a series of traveling exhibits and public dialogues.

Small drone flies onto White House grounds and lands in the night

What the Secret Service describes as a small drone flew in from somewhere and landed on the White House lawns early today. The origin of the device is unknown but officials are looking to determine where it came from and may already have a suspect.

Op-Ed: Syriza party close to a majority in Greek election win

Athens - With more than three-quarters of election results in, the leftist, anti-austerity party Syriza, won a decisive victory and was projected to win 149 seats in the 300 seat parliament, just short of a majority.

Not again! Sarah Palin hints at run for 2016 nomination, maybe

Sarah Palin was back speech-making in Iowa Saturday and sort of said she is maybe mulling another near-run at the Republican nomination for the presidency, possibly. Now she didn't actually run the last time but she did come oh so close to, we think.

Op-Ed: Yemen government resigns after continued Houthi rebel's pressure

Sanaa - President Mansour Hadi and his government resigned on Thursday under pressure from Houthi rebels as negotiations were deadlocked according to Hadi.

Op-Ed: Haftar forces seize Libya central bank branch in Benghazi

Benghazi - The UN yesterday condemned an attack on the office of the Libyan Central Bank in the city of Benghazi in the east of Libya. The attack appears to have been carried out by forces loyal to CIA-linked general Khalifa Haftar.

Op-Ed: CA Supreme Court should ban religious conservatives in judiciary

Los Angeles - The California Supreme Court has voted to ban judges who are members of the Boy Scouts of America on grounds that the BSA discriminates against homosexual adults. It should go ahead and ban all judges who are religious conservatives.

Mitt Romney believes in global warming, says humans 'contribute'

The man who took the Republican banner into the last U.S. Presidential election told a conference last week that he believes in global warming. He even suggested humans played a role.

Op-Ed: Can Hezbollah and Syria really afford to confront Israel?

Recent clashes coupled with the escalation of tensions between Israel and the Hezbollah, along with its Iranian and Syrian patrons, brings to one's mind this very question.

Op-Ed: How to fix academic fraud in the NCAA

The NCAA academic scandal is continuing to gain ground in the news as a class-action lawsuit is filed in North Carolina. According to the plaintiffs, UNC and the NCAA failed to provide them with the education it promised. Want to fix the NCAA? Here's how.

Op-Ed: The analysis of questioning torture

In the framework of the rule of law, the only argument in support of a possible use of torture is a "time bomb." Where is the line drawn?

GOP congressman: Keep minimum wage low 'for minorities'

A Republican US congressman is raising eyebrows and ire after saying the minimum wage should be kept low for "minorities" and "unskilled" workers.

CIA report indicates value of brutal torture was inflated

Washington D.c. - In the years before the December release of a declassified Senate Intelligence Committee report that detailed the C.I.A.'s use of torture and deceit in its detention program, the agency conducted an internal review.

Leftist Syriza party poised for victory in Greek election

Athens - In an attempt to reassure the EU public and officials that a Syriza victory is not a threat to the EU, leader Alex Tsipras, has published opinion pieces in both the FInancial Times and earlier in a German newspaper, Handelsblatt.

Op-Ed: Hillary Clinton, U.S. should stop giving orders to Canada

Winnipeg - Former United States Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told an audience at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that Canada and the rest of the globe must defeat the "ideology of hate" and terrorism propaganda.

Op-Ed: Obama's State of the Union speech — left rhetoric, right action

Washington - Obama's State of The Union Speech(SOTU) was upbeat about the economy and in general about the US situation. He set out many progressive measures that he intends to include in a new budget.
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