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In Africa, a Link Between Phones and Freedom

Uganda’s putting porn on the “naughty list” and Zimbabwe’s trying to block WhatsApp, but Africa’s mobile revolution is real and its impacts are just beginning to be felt.

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Ukraine Starts Cleaning Its Augean Stables

Two dramatic moves by Ukraine’s governments against corruption give one hope that Ukraine may be able to turn the corner.

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We May Not Be Doomed to Painful Bacterial Deaths After All

Scientists have successfully tested an antibiotic-free drug. This could be the first steps to solving the problem of the growth of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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Jack Shafer of Politico has the best piece yet examining the post-election phenomenon of “fake news” panic—the idea, which spread rapidly among establishment figures in the wake of the election, that Americans were fooled en masse into voting for Donald Trump by nefarious propaganda, funded in part by the Russians. His key contribution is to highlight the elitism […]

Putin's FoPo Pivot

With the incoming Trump Administration talking about cooperating with Russia, it was no surprise that Putin would take a more conciliatory tone towards the West.

Pipeline Politics

Less crude traveling by pipeline just means more crude traveling by rail. That’s a danger to public health.

Blue Model Blues

The looming fiscal disaster is worthy of attention from the new Republican government in Washington.

Enviro-Mental

So much for that “green” energy source.

Andrew Jackson Lives

Trump’s view on the subject helped him get elected.

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