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The Dark Side of Breast Cancer (Un)Awareness Month

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The history of Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s surprising origins is a matter of the public record:  “NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between...




  • Bulgarian MiG-21, training with Americans, but maintained by the Russians. (Wikimedia Commons)

    Russia’s Borders: Old Ties Pull Bulgaria in Two Directions

    Modern relations between Bulgaria and Russia began about two centuries ago when Russia sought geopolitical advantages in the Balkans and strategic access to the Turkish... Read more

  • Oh hey, just picking up a few Kanelbulle on the way home. (Victor Ochieng/Flickr)

    Why Would a Russian Submarine Be Lurking in Waters Off Sweden?

    Rumours of a Russian submarine hanging around off the coast of Sweden have inspired much Cold War nostalgia. But while there is of course the... Read more

  • A health worker checks questionnaires filled out by passengers while screening them for Ebola at the Roberts International Airport outside of Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 17, 2014. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Ebola Will Seriously Hinder Africa’s Economic Development

    Just as the African countries were overcoming the devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic, Ebola’s most recent epidemic is causing tremendous damage to the countries... Read more

  • A fruit bat at the Amneville zoo, eastern France, on April 22, 2010. (Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Ebola Bats: How Deforestation Unleashed the Deadly Outbreak

    Four decades after the first outbreak of the Ebola virus in Central Africa, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease abound. No one from the CDC... Read more

  • Russia’s gas giant Gazprom CEO, Alexei Miller (2nd R), and Gazprom’s board of directors chairman, Viktor Zubkov (R), attend the world biggest gas company’s annual meeting in Moscow on June 27, 2014, with the logo of Gazprom in the background. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Wall Street Is Killing Big Oil

    Lee Raymond, the famously pugnacious oilman who led ExxonMobil between 1999 and 2005, liked to tell Wall Street analysts that covering the company would be... Read more

  • Zephyr Teachout, an associate professor of law at Fordham University, in Brooklyn, on July 6, 2014. Teachout authored the new book "Corruption in America." (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Comments on Congress: Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

    Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the... Read more

  • Rachel Noerdlinger attends a meeting at National Action Network headquarters in New York on Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Strange Bedfellows Make Strange Politics: the Mayor’s Wife’s Chief of Staff

    Once you tug at the loose ends of the Rachel Noerdlinger story, the whole administration of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to unravel... Read more

  • People ride bikes past Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif., on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    It Takes a Mentor

    As high school seniors start to churn out their college applications, elite campuses are trying to catch the attention of high-achieving and gifted low-income students... Read more

  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) is welcomed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi before the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan on Oct. 16, 2014. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sanctions on Russia Will Backfire on the EU and the US

    Sanctions against Russia are undoubtedly having a negative effect on the Russian economy and on the political climate in the country. But they are also... Read more

  • David Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation)

    Commissioner’s Report Shows Canada Must Do More for Environment

    Canadians expect to have our environment protected, and to know how it’s being protected. A report from Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development... Read more

  • A fire on 36th Street in Brooklyn on Jan. 7, 2014. (American Red Cross Greater New York Region)

    Fire in the House: Help Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

    Last week, the American Red Cross was at the scene of a horrific Queens fire in which two young boys perished, devastating a family and... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama speaks in San Dimas, California, Oct. 10, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East: Passing the Baton in 2017

    In a period of about six weeks spanning August and September 2014, President Obama dramatically revamped his Middle East policy to put degrading and destroying... Read more

  • Why I Voted to Maintain the Property Tax

    When I first heard of the prospect of a Local Property Tax (LPT), I thought it would be a windfall tax for the county—where we... Read more

  • Actors re-enact organ harvesting and torture being done on Falun Gong practitioners, while demonstrators hold signs at a press conference to support House Resolution 281 against organ harvesting in China, at San Francisco City Hall, Sept. 5, 2013. (Epoch Times)

    China: When the Body Becomes a Marketplace for Transplant Organs

    Human dignity is inviolable. It is inseparable from the human being. How incomparably precious human dignity is often becomes clear only when one loses it... Read more

  • Aid workers from the Liberian Medical Renaissance League stage an Ebola awareness event in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 15, 2014. The group performs street dramas throughout Monrovia to educate the public on Ebola symptoms and the handling of people who are infected with the virus. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Ebola and Moral Panic

    In the wake of a Dallas hospital’s decision to release a Liberian patient with Ebola into the community—who later died of the disease after returning... Read more

  • Part of a carbon capture and storage facility is pictured at the Boundary Dam Power Station (background) in Estevan, Sask. on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Saskatchewan's power utility is heralding its carbon capture and storage project, touted as the world's first commercial-scale operation of its kind. But Dale Eisler questions whether it will amount to much. (The Canadian Press/Michael Bell)

    SaskPower’s Carbon Capture Megaproject: Canada’s Energy Saviour or Lipstick on a Pig?

    If you happened to be in Saskatchewan mid-morning on October 2, you might have noticed a giant sucking sound. It came from about 250 people,... Read more


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