Rants & Raves

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Unremarkable New York : The Death of a Once Great City .The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence

Unremarkable New York Unremarkable New York New York has been my home for more than forty years, from the year ...
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Ireland Abortion Referendum

Ireland Abortion Referendum – Ireland overturns abortion ban

Ireland Abortion Referendum Ireland Abortion Referendum The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% ...
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Indian Elections Sale – Why bribes usually don’t buy votes for politicians

Indian Elections Sale What prompts a voter in India to cast her ballot in favour of a candidate? Typically, her ...
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Apologies Matter

Apologies Matter – Catholic church’s role in residential school system

Apologies Matter Pope Francis should apologise for the Catholic Church’s role in the residential school system, writes Charlie Angus. Apologies ...
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Death Sentence

Death Sentence – Which countries executed the most people last year?

Death Sentence Death Sentence Global executions saw a small drop last year, but large numbers of those given the death ...
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