Opinion


The F-35 and the Incinerating Ski Slope Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Thank you all for inviting me. There is no place I’d rather be on earth day. And that includes marching for science at the March for Science in Washington. Although I certainly support marching for honesty, and I’d even march for the cause of getting more scientists to march — and any other..

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How U.S. Race Laws Inspired Nazis Monday, April 24th, 2017

James Q. Whitman's new book is called Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. It is understated and overdocumented, difficult to argue with. No doubt some will try. In cartoonish U.S. historical understanding, the United States is, was, and ever shall be a force..

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What Are The Super-Rich Democrats Waiting For? – OpEd Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Democratic Party loyalists are always complaining about the big-money fat cats behind the Republican Party’s candidates and platform. Over the last few election cycles, the Democratic Party has lost most state legislatures, governorships, the US Senate, the US House of Representatives and the..

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Don’t Be a United Airlines Passenger Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Do not sit still like a United Airlines passenger in a video when an injustice is happening. If the other passengers had simply blocked the aisles, corporate thugs could not have dragged their fellow passenger away. If everyone on board had demanded that the airline offer higher compensation until..

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Op-Ed: U.S., Russia must repel greed, fear Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

John D. Rockefeller was incensed. It was the 1880s, and oil drillers had struck such enormous wells in Baku that Russia was selling oil in Europe at prices that undercut Rockefeller's Standard Oil. Having ruthlessly swallowed his American competitors, Rockefeller now schemed to destroy Russian..

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Bikram Sambat- The glorious Era in Nepal

Bikram Sambat-2074, the New year is starting in Nepal form 14th April-2017. Bikram Sambat is the glory of Nepal. Bikram Sambat starts from Mekh Sankranti almost 13-15 April. In this day, from the very beginning of the morning a fabled pair of orchid flowers blooms (biggest white garland) at..

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Next Door Nepal: Hurdles on the Silk Route Monday, April 10th, 2017

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal did not sign any agreements during his week-long visit to China in March. All that Dahal said on his return was that the visit was a success and the two countries would move together on the path of common prosperity, executing all past agreements. In fact, his..

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Top 10 Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies About Syria Sunday, April 9th, 2017

1. Chemical weapons are worse than other weapons. This is not the case. Death and dismemberment are horrific regardless of the weapon. No weapon is being used legally, morally, humanely, or practically in Syria or Iraq. U.S. bombs are no less indiscriminate, no less immoral, and no less illegal..

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Nepal: Forecast 2017 – Analysis Saturday, April 8th, 2017

2016 began with difficult start for Nepal. Shortly after the massive earthquake and the disaster that followed, there was a shortage of fuel and essential supplies due to the ‘economic blockade’ imposed by Madhesis to pressurise the government to address their demands related to the newly..

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Is Reformation Of Islam A Viable Possibility? – Analysis Friday, April 7th, 2017

A lot of people agree that the Islamic world today is in urgent need of reformation.i In the minds of the vast majority of non-Muslims, the word Islam is directly associated with violence, terrorism, oppression of women and violation of human rights. Bad image In a reaction to an article..

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U.S. Leaders Release Joint Statement Opposing Trump Budget Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

By David Swanson, VIRGINIA: “Our environmental and human needs are desperate and urgent. We need to transform our economy, our politics, our policies and our priorities to reflect that reality. That means reversing the flow of our tax dollars, away from war and militarism, and towards funding..

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U.S. Out of Korea Monday, April 3rd, 2017

My biggest concern is not the embarrassment of a U.S. public afraid of the tiny impoverished nation of North Korea. If that embarrassed me, how would I survive what U.S. culture makes of ISIS, or -- for that matter -- the election of Donald Trump? My biggest concern is that U.S. war profiteers may..

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China’s Growing Military Ties With Nepal – Analysis Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

The Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor General Chang Wanquan undertook a three-day official visit to Kathmandu from March 23 to 25, 2017. Chang led a 19-member high-level military delegation to both Sri Lanka and Nepal. During his sojourn in Nepal, he met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari,..

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Let Trump Golf, Let the Public Draft the Budget

One idea behind a representative government is to approximate what the public as a whole would do if it had the time to sit down and consider each matter itself. Of course the entire U.S. public does not have that time. But when a random sample of the public is asked to take the time on one topic,..

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Nepal’s India-China Balancing Act Put to the Test Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (commonly known as Prachanda) finally visited China eight months into his second stint in office. Prachanda held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 27. Speaking to the media after his meeting with Xi, Prachanda said that the..

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Liberalism’s Communications Problem Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Liberals in the United States are relatively educated, yet extremely inarticulate when it comes to Trump, his budget proposal, or the U.S. military. In a typical email, Moveon.org sent out the message this week that nobody should confirm a Supreme Court nominee until it's determined that Trump is..

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