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Most recent Epoch Forum blogs and columns

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    The Oasis

    Welcome. Drop in for a while. When you can’t sleep or you’re bored waiting for lunch hour, come enjoy a chat with friends. You don’t... Read more

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    The Common

    This is a place to discuss the news, politics and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You can come in and feel at home... Read more

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    The New Forum

    This is a place to discuss the news, politics and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You can come in and feel at home... Read more

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    Anjar

    This is a place to discuss the news, politics and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You can come in and feel at home... Read more

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    Last call

    Welcome. Drop in for a while. When you can’t sleep or you’re bored waiting for lunch hour, come enjoy a chat with friends. You don’t... Read more

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    Petra

    This is a place to discuss the news, politics and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You can come in and feel at home... Read more

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    The Open Bar

    Welcome. Drop in for a while. When you can’t sleep or you’re bored waiting for lunch hour, come enjoy a chat with friends. You don’t... Read more

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    The Arena

    This is where the gloves comes off. If you can’t stand the heat, go to other rooms found at Epoch Forum.          (*Colosseum photo via Shutterstock)... Read more

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    House of Commas

    This is a place to discuss news, politics, and those uniquely Canadian slings and arrows of mildly outrageous fortune. Come on in, take off your... Read more

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    Happy Hour

    Welcome. Drop in for a while. When you can’t sleep or you’re bored waiting for lunch hour, come enjoy a chat with friends. You don’t... Read more

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    The Public House

    This is a place to discuss news, politics, and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, made specifically for Brits, by Brits (well, not exactly,... Read more

  • President Barack Obama speaks about the National Security Agency (NSA) and intelligence agencies surveillance techniques at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC, January 17, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama’s Enhanced Oversight to NSA’s Surveillance Program – Empty Words or a Meaningful Reform?

    Based on the philosophy of preserving the NSA programs but making them more transparent and protective of privacy rights, the president outlined several changes. But... Read more

  • fishermen drive bottle-nose dolphins into a net during their annual hunt off Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Sept. 2, 2010. A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, one day after U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the inhumanity of the practice. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

    Should Japan Stop Its Annual Dolphin Hunt?

    A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt Monday, a day after U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the... Read more

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    Rabin Square

    This is a place to discuss the news, politics and the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. You can come in and feel at home... Read more

  • Authorities stand outside Cobb theater after a shooting in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Authorities say a retired Tampa police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over cellphone use at the theater. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Cliff Mcbride)

    Is Society Becoming More Violent?

    In the wake of a movie theater shooting that left one person dead, do you feel that society is becoming more violent?  What do you... Read more

  • Local residents in Charleston, W.V. continue to arrive at distribution centers to load up on bottled water Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 after a chemical spill Thursday in the Elk River that has contaminated the public water supply in nine counties. Frustration is mounting for many of the 300,000 West Virginia residents who've gone three days without clean tap water. (AP Photo/Michael Switzer)

    Was the West Virginia Chemical Spill Preventable?

    “The Elk River spill wasn’t an isolated accident. It was the inevitable consequence of weak regulatory enforcement over many years, made possible by our collective... Read more


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