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Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1BNew York Times columnist and MSNBC contributor Bret Stephens joins Bill to discuss his recent contr...
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In 2017, Canada will become the first G7 nation to fully legalize marijuana use. The stock prices of cannabis companies reveal investors are anticipating mil...
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https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/03/22/as-polands-government-punishes-judges-corruption-is-rising
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Judges who appeal to European law may be sent to jail
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https://www.courthousenews.com/san-francisco-looks-to-ban-hiring-of-cops-with-histories-of-misconduct/
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https://agsiw.org/tehrans-woes-open-diplomatic-opportunities-for-riyadh/
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Tehran's difficulties, including major unrest at home and in Iraq and Lebanon, could make the Islamic Republic more amenable to a real compromise with its Gulf Arab neighbors.
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https://albertapolitics.ca/2018/11/if-other-canadians-dont-think-alberta-should-go-suck-a-lemon-they-probably-soon-will/
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https://news.sky.com/story/eu-competition-chief-struggles-to-tame-dark-side-of-big-tech-despite-record-fines-11893440
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Fining tech firms like Google may be a futile way of forcing the market to change, Margrethe Vestager tells Rowland Manthorpe.
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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/9/16432358/gerrymandering-supreme-court-diagram
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on October 3 for a case that could create limits on gerrymandering. The case, Gill v. Whitford, specifically challenges the way the Republican state...
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https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/03/15/136607/darpa-is-trying-to-build-an-unhackable-open-source-voting-system/
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The US Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $10 million contract to design and build a secure voting system, Motherboard reports. The details: DARPA has handed the project to Oregon-based tech firm Galois. DARPA promises the system will be fully verifiable and transparent, allowing people to check that their own vote…
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https://fortune.com/2016/03/13/national-internet-sales-tax-bad-idea/
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The premise of fairness doesn't hold up.
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https://www.quantumrun.com/qr_dev/verdict-china-making-pakistan-client-state-its-debt-book-diplomacy
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How one BBC correspondent was locked out of China's top messaging app after posting photos.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/israel-netanyahu-heads-another-election-no-margin-error
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In the search for votes that will give him the victory he needs to help avoid prosecution, Israel's prime minister will push the envelope on issues at home and abroad.
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https://www.wired.com/story/italy-five-star-movement-techno-utopians/
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Direct democracy! Universal basic income! ... Fascism? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.
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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/08/internet-search-engines-may-be-influencing-elections
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Search result rankings heavily influence users’ opinion of candidates
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/expropriate-land-ramaphosa-cabinet
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To restore his party to its former glory, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to balance controversial changes such as land reform with more market-friendly ones.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/politics/john-bolton-africa-china.html
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In Africa, the president’s national security adviser said, the greatest threat is not from poverty or Islamist extremism but from an expansionist China, as well as Russia.
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https://thediplomat.com/2020/04/covid-19-in-asia-a-country-by-country-guide/
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of the coronavirus fallout for each government in East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia.
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https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040617-013714
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