The North Korean leader hasn’t been seen in public since early September, which one writer describes as “curious”; Uruguay’s José Mujica may be the most radical and generous president around; meanwhile, is the “Yes Means Yes” law an “ill-conceived detour” for feminism? These discoveries and more below.

Glorious Leader Kim Jong Un’s Glorious Disappearance On Saturday, a group of North Korean athletes convened for a peculiar meeting. While participating in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, they gathered for “evening longing for respected Marshal Kim Jong Un.”

Newsweek Places Editor’s Note Over Zakaria Archives There’s an editor’s note now sits on Newsweek’s author page for Fareed Zakaria.

‘Yes Means Yes’ Is a Bad Coupling of Feminism and the State California’s enacting on Sunday of the “yes means yes” law is a victory for some feminist activists but an ill-conceived detour for feminism.

Let’s Put Islamic State’s Menacing Advance into Perspective by… Looking at a Map For a week now, we’ve been getting nonstop scare stories about Islamic State’s menacing advance on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

Hands on With the $49 Device That Turns iThings Into Virtual Reality Headsets My body is in Metatecture’s street-level Toronto office, but the iPad Mini strapped to my face is teleporting me all around the city and beyond with the Retina screen’s crystal clarity.

Bernie Sanders: Longterm Democratic Strategy Is ‘Pathetic’ Senator Bernie Sanders sits down with Salon to talk inequality, the GOP, and whether or not he’ll run for president.

When a Haaretz Journalist Was Asked to Leave a Palestinian University An isolated incident snowballed into a wide debate whether Birzeit students’ right to a safe space where Israelis are not allowed should apply to leftists, as well.

Barack Obama as ‘Jimmy Clinton’ On November 4, 2014 the USA will hold its midterm Congressional elections.

Israelis Feel Betrayed by Celebrity Rabbi’s Corruption Sassi Gez, a star defense attorney who is a welcome guest in the courts of rabbis and Kabbalists, recounted to Al-Monitor Sept. 21 that he had seen with his own eyes how they achieve prominence and accrue unusual power.

How the IDF Abdicates Its Monopoly on Violence in the West Bank The IDF grants arrest and other powers to civilians in West Bank settlements and outposts but fails to ensure they are held accountable. In essence, the army has privatized law enforcement.

José Mujica: Is This the World’s Most Radical President? Uruguay’s José Mujica lives in a tiny house rather than the presidential palace, and gives away 90% of his salary.


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