It’s a fallacy that only millennials can get behind progressive leaders; humans have whittled down the world’s wilderness to less than 20 percent; and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of “ethnic cleansing” is a “staggering act of chutzpah.” These discoveries and more below.

Jeremy Corbyn Shows It’s Not Just the Young Who Still Want Change Whatever people think of Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters, it’s probably fair to say there is an assumption that they are young.

America’s Monopoly Problem: How Big Business Jammed the Wheels of Innovation This decline in dynamism in the U.S. economy has coincided with the rise of extraordinarily large and profitable firms that look discomfortingly like the monopolies and oligopolies of the 19th century.

Why Print News Still Rules I’ve been an online journalist for 20 years—and still, you’ll have to pry my newspaper from my cold dying hands.

Planet Is Going Through ‘Catastrophic’ Wilderness Loss, Study Says Just over 20 percent of the world can still be considered wilderness.

The Real Message Behind Netanyahu’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Speech Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent actions have brought to an end 50 years of Israeli deception about the temporariness of the settlement enterprise.

Donald Trump Recently Gave an Interview That Should Be Shocking — but We’re Numb Donald Trump went on CNBC recently, and, over the course of a wide-ranging interview, once again reminded the world of the most fundamental fact about his candidacy — he doesn’t really seem to understand any aspect of American public policy.

How Israel Aims to Redefine ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say.

Can Students Who Are Constantly on Their Devices Actually Learn? My college students are never entirely present in class, addicted to texts and tech. Is there any hope left for learning?

How Art Criticism Emerged from the Catalogues of the Paris Salons “Words could not express what an agreeable spectacle this was for me to see all at one time such a prodigious quantity of every kind of work,” wrote Jean Rou in his Mémoires inédits et opuscules.

Trump Campaign Sides With Netanyahu: Palestinians Seek ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Jews Trump’s adviser on U.S.-Israel relations tells Haaretz that Palestinians want “their so-called state” to be, “as the Nazis said, judenrein” or devoid of Jews.

Someone Invented a $50 EpiPen — When Will It Arrive? Douglas McMahon, an M.D. with a food allergy, made an EpiPen alternative that he wants to sell for $50. Why can’t he?

How the Orchestra Is Arranged by the Biology of the Brain Imagine yourself at a concert hall looking at a symphonic orchestra on stage. Have you ever noticed that high-pitched strings sit left of low-pitched strings?

Mexico’s Proposed Senate ‘Anti-Trump’ Bill Would Revoke Treaty That Ceded Western United States You could call it tit-for-tat with a dash of Mexican drama.

Parents’ Judginess of Other Parents Is Making Their Kids Less Able to Deal With Life Crime rates have been dropping steadily for 20 years in most American cities. But you wouldn’t know it to look at the way Americans raise their kids.

Elizabeth Warren’s Latest TPP Warning Backed by 200 Legal Scholars Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) warned Wednesday that the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS or “corporate court”) provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will give big, multinational corporations “leverage” to “threaten and intimidate governments that dare take actions that threaten profit.”

Aleppo Isn’t the Worst Problem With Gary Johnson In what universe and era can we be living if Donald Trump is merely the second least informed candidate for the Presidency?


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