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Russia is losing the space race … again

Last Tuesday, the Russian news agency TASS ran a story with a surprising statement. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin believes that Russia should by no means seek competition with Elon Musk and his company SpaceX on the market of launch vehicles, because this segment constitutes a tiny 4% of the overall market of space …

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In apparent nod to ’90’s Republicanism, Newt Gingrich is outraged about a nude statue again

Finally, a bit of good old-fashioned news of the sort we’d have gotten back in the pre-Trump Republican era, back in the days when Newt Gingrich was fretting about morals between adultery sessions and evangelical leaders were warning people that the cartoon characters were turning their children gay. And what’s that? Newt Gingrich is responsible …

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Puerto Rico is plunged into darkness again as another blackout hits the entire island

Things continue to worsen by the day in Puerto Rico. Seven months after Hurricane Maria, the island continues to struggle with power grid and infrastructure issues. Even though power had been restored in many homes and businesses, this catastrophe marks the second largest blackout in world history. And on Wednesday, yet another island-wide blackout occurred, leaving a struggling population even …

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No indication in the US that the country is at war again

It was a beautiful sunny Spring day yesterday in Philadelphia, birthplace of the United States. Crowds of people took advantage of temperatures that were in the ’80s for the second day in a row to stroll the streets of Center City, shopping and patronizing the various restaurants and coffee shops. The only sign that the …

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Trump again calls Comey a ‘slimeball’ ahead of book release

Donald Trump’s morning tweet comes ahead of James Comey’s interview with ABC to be broadcast in full on Sunday evening Donald Trump is again calling James Comey a “slimeball” ahead of the publication of the former FBI director’s new book. Trump’s morning tweet comes ahead of Comey’s interview with ABC to be broadcast in full …

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Orban the opportunist: Hungary’s Trumpian leader wins again

In mid-September of 2015, Hungarian authorities deployed large numbers of riot police, many in armored vehicles, to disperse crowds of refugees trying to cross the country’s border with Serbia. As the BBC reported at the time, quoting a statement from the then U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Gutteres, “UNHCR was especially shocked and saddened …

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Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly threatened (again) to quit last month after blow-up with Trump

Word has it that Donald Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, one of the alleged adults in the regime now squatting in the White House, had a screaming match in the Oval Office with his boss last month and, while walking back to his office, muttered something interpreted as a threat to quit. A source told …

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Donald Trump Wimps Out on Baseball’s Opening Day Once Again

The president's fragile ego can't bear the prospect of being loudly booed. A long Washington Post piece about baseball's opening day and the century-old tradition of presidents attending the season's launch features this wonderfully blunt and cynical assessment, from the authors, on why Donald Trump has abandoned the practice. Why, then, has Trump refused to appear at the …

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International Elections Digest: One thing is sure in Hungary vote—Democratic norms will lose again

Leading Off ● Hungary – parliament (April 8) Hungary has been ground zero for a worrisome retrenchment of democracy and the rule of law that has spread through Eastern Europe over the past decade. In the wake of the Great Recession, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s radical right-wing Fidesz party won a supermajority in parliament in …

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Twitter Again Suspends Fringe Republican Senate Candidate Who Promoted Conspiracy Theories Online

The candidate believes, without evidence, that the site is targeting him for his political beliefs. A Republican running for U.S. Senate in Arizona has been suspended from Twitter after posting conspiracy theories about the Parkland school shooting massacre, the Phoenix New Times reported Friday. “Recently, [Craig] Brittain had been spreading gross conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting survivors, …

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