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Bewildered by US Congresss apathy on mass shootings, Why US Congress will not pass gun laws, Myanmars openness to a Rohingya return is the first step, Saudi Arabias female driving ban lift is a smokescreen, Catalonia crackdown is democracys slow death

Bewildered by US Congresss apathy on mass shootings, Why US Congress will not pass gun laws, Myanmars openness to a Rohingya return is the first step, Saudi Arabias female driving ban lift is a smokescreen, Catalonia crackdown is democracys slow deathAround the world, people are aghast at the latest atrocity in the US..., writes Mark Kenny. The Las Vegas mass shooting is the worst in US history.... If ... Sandy Hook ... didnt shake the polity free from ... the National Rifle Association, then this ... wont.... To the Western world, the great republic is the apex of economic and strategic power. In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, theres a lot of talk in Washington about not politicizing this horror..., writes Lawrence Martin.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:04 -0400
Why Rex Tillerson hasnt quit; What Palestinian unity will, and wont, achieve; Thalers nudge worthy of the Nobel nod; The woman in the controversial Dove commercial; Choosing a leader for the Federal Reserve is not a game

Why Rex Tillerson hasnt quit; What Palestinian unity will, and wont, achieve; Thalers nudge worthy of the Nobel nod; The woman in the controversial Dove commercial; Choosing a leader for the Federal Reserve is not a gameHave you ever wondered why intelligent men (and women) in African governments will stay put in their positions even when ... their bosses abuse them?... writes Jenerali Ulimwengu. The thing in Africa is that a Cabinet post ... is an opportunity to chop as my West African friends would put it.... But you do not expect the same thing to apply to wealthy Western[ers].... Rex Tillerson, [President] Trumps secretary of state ... says he will not quit.... Come on, Rex! This is the same man who recently called his president a moron.... But what is it that makes Rex want to continue to serve...? For the last 10 years, the split in the Palestinian leadership structure has been primarily blamed for the extended stagnation of ... the Palestinian performance..., writes Hasan Abu Nimah.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:03 -0400
Readers write: Shared reading memories, appreciation of new Daily format

Readers write: Shared reading memories, appreciation of new Daily formatHaving experienced the pleasure of book ownership at a much younger age than Mr. Klose, my introduction to reading was on a far less sophisticated plane than The Cask of Amontillado. My first love was Robert Louis Stevensons A Childs Garden of Verses, followed by the Beatrix Potter animal stories, Nancy Drew mysteries, and eventually the English classics of Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and the Bront sisters.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:02 -0400
Top US politicians warn of democratic values at risk

Top US politicians warn of democratic values at riskFormer President George W. Bush talked about a rise in bigotry and casual cruelty. Former President Barack Obama observed that public life seems to be regressing from the 21st to the 19th century. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:30:48 -0400
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