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Are Teachers Suffering From a Crisis of Motivation?

Is it worth all this? (Michaeljung/iStock)
Is it worth all this? (Michaeljung/iStock)

The National Union of Teachers has published results of a survey in which 53 percent of teachers in England and 46 percent in Wales said...

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    Japan, by far the second-biggest economy in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) behind the US, played a key role in finalizing the trade pact in Atlanta... Read more

  • Syrian refugees and migrants walk in a field to cross the border between Greece and Macedonia on Aug. 29, 2015. (Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

    As Syrian Refugee Crisis Spreads to Europe, Lessons From Turkey

    In the first week of September, the Syrian refugee crisis finally came to Western Europe. Thousands of refugees who had been bottled up in Hungary... Read more

  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York on Sept. 28, 2015. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • David Suzuki

    Lick the Plate: The Ecological and Economic Costs of Food Waste

    Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family to appreciate the bounty of the fall harvest. Eating is both a highly social and... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) listens to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence, Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 7, 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti via AP)

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    Russia’s nascent Syria campaign has certainly gotten off to a rocky start: international skepticism of its aims, provocative forays into Turkish airspace, missiles apparently crashing... Read more

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    TPP Secrecy Puts Canada’s Internet Freedom on the Chopping Block

    Over the past two weeks, our government has been laying it on thick, trying to sell Canadians on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): the largest and... Read more

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    TPP Is a Good Deal for Canada

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally landed. The 12 countries who signed on to the deal announced on Oct. 5 in Atlanta still have to ratify... Read more

  • Members of the United Mine Workers of America rally outside of the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 7, 2014. The rally was held to protest regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that could impact the nation's coal industry and coal-related jobs. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The Climate Scare’s ‘Useful Idiots’

    A useful idiot is someone who supports one side of a philosophical debate while unaware of the overarching agenda driving the ideology they promote. The... Read more

  • A view of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Federal Reserve Rate Hike in Play for December

    NEW YORK—The recent slower pace of job creation likely takes an interest rate hike off the table when Federal Reserve policymakers meet in October but... Read more

  • Kyle Workman, his wife Christina, and their daughters Pepper (L) and Samantha attend a prayer service and candlelight vigil at River Bend Park to remember the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in nearby Roseburg, in Winston, Oregon, on Oct. 3, 2015. On Thursday 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage at the college killing nine people and wounding another nine before killing himself. Both Kyle and Christina were students at the school. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Mass Shooter Crisis: America, Wake Up

    America’s mass shooter crisis continues with the most recent heart-wrenching tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Oct. 1. Once again the soul... Read more

  • Shipping containers are loaded onto an international freighter at the international cargo terminal in Tokyo on May 21, 2014. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

    We May Have Cinched TPP, but Is US Trade a Lost Cause?

    President Barack Obama, with fast-track negotiating powers in his back pocket, managed to seal the biggest trade agreement of the World Trade Organization era this... Read more

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    OECD’s New Tax Proposals Won’t Stop Companies Shifting Profits to Tax Havens

    The news has been full of stories about how companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, and others are able to shift their profits... Read more

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    Why Latin America’s Multinationals Are Struggling to Go Global

    Latin American companies have been expanding their horizons over the last couple of decades. From Brazil’s Embraer, which has become a world leader in regional... Read more

  • David Suzuki

    Volkswagen Scandal Is a Sorry Sign of the Times

    Volkswagen was caught cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions tests by installing “defeat devices,” which allowed its diesel vehicles to pass nitrogen oxide emissions... Read more

  • Pope Francis addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 25, 2015. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    Pope, UN Sabotaging Development Goals With Climate Mitigation Focus

    By promoting the hypothesis that humanity controls Earth’s climate, Pope Francis and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon undermine many of the goals of the Sustainable... Read more

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    Don’t Cry for Codeine, Going Prescription Won’t Hurt Much

    I’ve previously made the case that all codeine-containing pharmaceutical products be sold with prescriptions. In summary, there is mounting evidence that over-the-counter, codeine-containing medications provide... Read more

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