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- Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan or participate in protests. Updated 2d ago
- Iowa Republicans think you're making too much money if you earn $10.10 an hour.
- North Dakota lawmakers want protesters to choke on tear gas and get run over.
- Almost as soon as astronomers turned their search towards small stars, they found a bounty of Earth-sized planets. Updated 5d ago
- The Fermi paradox: If habitable exoplanets are common, then where are all the aliens?
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One thing that France's Le Pen gets right: The flawed fundamental architecture of European economic policy.
Marine Le Pen and the National Front probably have no chance of winning France's upcoming presidential election. But according to Matthew Yglesias at Vox, they get one thing right: Europe's problems with a single currency.
Beyond this ideological grab-bag is a thoroughgoing and persuasive critique of European monetary arrangements (they also have a persuasive critique of the EU's deeply misguided directive on passenger railroad regulation). They cite Milton Friedman as an authority on the idea that the Eurozone is not an optimal currency area, and this is in fact the professional consensus. They rightly say that the inability of Eurozone member states to conduct independent monetary policy "condemns the people to austerity plans that do nothing but exacerbate the crisis." They say that "France should prepare, with its European partners, a return to national currencies that will permit a return to competitive devaluations" and this would, indeed, be a boon to the French (and Spanish and Italian and Belgian, etc.) economies.
As he adds later, "Le Pen deserves to be confronted where she's making the most sense, not the least."
Breadcrumb trail grows linking Honduran government to murder of famous activist.
Court documents obtained by the Guardian suggest indigenous activist Berta Cáceres was killed by affiliates of the country's American-trained special forces, not an ex-lover as previously contended. Among the arrestees is the former chief of army intelligence.
Cáceres won the Goldman Prize, the world's foremost environmental award, in 2015.
The night that Stone Cold Steve Austin played out all our fantasies about beating Trump up in front of thousands of people.
An extensive history of Trump's history with the WWE and the night that he took a Stone Cold Stunner from Stone Cold Steve Austin.
- Thanks to networking at Standing Rock, Native organizers and activists are ready to battle Trump on every front. Updated 6d ago
- Trump wants Native Americans to open their oil to private companies.
- An overview of Trump's pre-presidential interactions with Natives is about as ugly as you'd assume.
- In advance of a full repeal, Trump's FCC is undermining net neutrality. Updated 1w ago
- Killing net neutrality would vastly strengthen the relationship between where you get your data and what you can surf.
- Repealing net neutrality may spawn backlash from the very trolls whose platforms the regulations protect.
The Long Tail of the Attica Prison Riot
The Attica prison uprising lasted five days. Some people have spent four decades living with the cover-up. It took a historian 13 years to get to the bottom of what actually happened.
Announcing the 2017 Tournament of Books
It’s been a long, turbulent sleep, but now the Rooster wakes. Introducing the shortlist, judges, commentators, and Zombie poll for the 13th edition of The Morning News Tournament of Books.
Albums of the Year
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The best music from 2016 meant more than usual this year.
- McCain is building a reputation for standing up to Trump. He also says Palin was worth it. Updated 1w ago
- Mark Sanford holds a marathon Town Hall session with the Charleston chapter of Indivisible.
- Exactly one House Republican has called for an independent investigation into Russian interference.
- This is what quantum physics looks like in real time. Updated 2w ago
- Researchers used ancient starlight in an experiment and still found quantum entanglement.
- Tangled up in q? Why our certainty around entanglement recently increased by a factor of "ten million billion."