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Firearms, gun control and politics

Bloomberg Topics: Gun Control The Guardian: US gun control Mother Jones: Guns President Obama’s statement on the Roseburg shooting “This is a political choice that we make to allow this to happen every few months in […]

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The Papacy 2015

30 September – 2 October The real story behind the pope’s meeting with Kim Davis On Friday, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released an extraordinary statement, personally approved by Pope Francis, debunking nearly everything that has […]

Middle East region
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Middle East & Arab World

Brookings Middle East and North Africa Dreams of Kurdistan — A journey through Kurdish identity. (Al Jazeera Magazine) Kurdistan is a kind of dream: an ancient one that floats across cities and valleys, through crumbling souks […]

Greece and eurozone
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Greece in 2015

Greek Debt Crisis 2015 Live updates from Reuters on the debt crisis in Greece The Guardian: Greece Project Syndicate: Greece and the Fate of the Euro The Conversation: Grexit Greeks apologise with huge horse THE nation […]

Media wordle
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Media Matters 2015

Ryerson Review of Journalism Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications Time for Change: The CBC/Radio-Canada in the Twenty-first Century (July 2015) “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read […]

Canada International Relations – Trade
October 3, 2015  //  No Comments
Government of Canada: Canada’s Free Trade Agreements Shhh! Let’s have an international trade meeting and not ...
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Wednesday Night #1752
September 30, 2015  //  No Comments
What a week! Mohammed Fahmy was pardoned by Egyptian President al-Sisi.and released from prison. Now that he is safe, wr ...
Canada economy 2015
September 27, 2015  //  No Comments
ADOMAIT, MINTZ and RAGAN Three economists grade the leaders’ performances on the election trail 22 September An intell ...
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Climate change, uncertainty & natural disasters 2015
September 27, 2015  //  No Comments
UN & Climate Change Weather is not climate, and anecdotes are not statistics. Politicians discussing global warming. ...