How social learning made us hugely successful as a species

What distinguishes humans is social learning — and teaching. Crucial to learning and teaching is the value of free expression. And we need political leaders who support environments of social peace and cooperation. Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by now at amazone --> List Price: $30.00 New From: $14.00 in Stock Used From: $12.19 in Stock ...
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Presidential Power Gets a Booster Shot, No Matter Mueller's View

McGahn flatly refused to take any step to remove Mueller as Trump fumed over the Russia investigation in his first year as president. Trump’s lawyers cleared the way for people in the White House to speak to Mueller, as part of their strategy to provide prosecutors with everything they needed short of interviewing the president himself.

San Fernando Valley election race yields large campaign chests for several candidates, despite crowded field

The candidates in a special election to fill a northwest San Fernando Valley Los Angeles City Council seat are starting off flush. A little over a month is left before the 12th district special election primary on June 4, and candidates seeking to take over Mitchell Englander’s unexpired term have already reported bringing in nearly $1.2 million in contributions and spent about $333,000. The field is crowded with 15 candidates, but that does not appear to have stopped six of them from being able...
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Endangered wetlands offer vital wildlife habitat and, often, a reason to fight about coastal development

Between Southern California’s popular beaches and much-traversed mountain trails lies an unsung natural landscape, teeming with its own special wildlife. As you head outdoors to celebrate Earth Day weekend — or to simply connect with nature and leave behind the anxieties of urban life — one option is our area’s often overlooked coastal wetlands. In Orange and Los Angeles counties, more than 90 percent of the estuaries, lagoons and other coastal waters that existed in the 19th century have been l...
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Tories told to back HS2 rail link or face decades in opposition

Business leaders in north of England issue warning to party leadership hopefulsTory leadership contenders have been warned that opposing the HS2 line will destroy the party’s prospects in key seats for decades, amid concerns that the project will be targeted in the race to replace Theresa May.Senior figures inside Whitehall, industry and across local government are worried that leading candidates could back either scrapping or seriously scaling back the £56bn scheme in an attempt to win support ...
Tags: HS2, Rail transport, Conservatives, Conservative leadership, Politics, UK news

As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had […]
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This 2015 Facebook/Instagram post was 'earliest evidence' of Russia's attack, says Mueller report

The redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the two-year-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes an interesting revelation about the first known incident of Russia attacking our political process. They did it through Facebook. A rally of 'Confederate' patriots was promoted on Facebook. The rally was to take place in Houston in November 2015. The partly redacted Mueller report released Thursday states that this was the "...
Tags: Post, Picks, Politics, Russia, The Mueller Report, Trump

Inslee says impeaching Trump ‘should not be off the table’

Gov. Jay Inslee's call for impeachment to remain "on the table" fell short of rival 2020 presidential contender, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who said the House should start impeachment proceedings.
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What a Watergate Expert Thinks of the Mueller Report

"I was just struck by how many echoes there were"
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Mueller Report Book Editions Shoot to Top of Best-Seller Lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Robert Mueller is now a best-selling author. Book publishers’ forthcoming editions of the special counsel’s report zoomed to the top of the Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s lists of book best-sellers Friday. That comes a day after the report was publicly released, culminating the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election […]
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Jeremy Corbyn's Easter message urges everyone to support refugees

The Labour leader is calling on people to offer the hand of friendship to those in need [Author: Keir Mudie]
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Tories plot to oust 'calamity' Theresa May by June 30 as 76% say she must quit

Activists want to rip up party rules that say the Tory leader has until December 2019 before facing another leadership challenge [Author: Dan Bloom]
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Brexit: Tories in meltdown as almost HALF of councillors set to vote for Farage

An eye-watering Survation poll shows just 52% of Tory councillors are planning to back their own party for the European Parliament [Author: Dan Bloom]
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They opened the box on Schrodinger's Probe to reveal the Rashomon Report: It says exactly what everybody thought it was going to say. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) April 19, 2019 [Author: Tam]
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Mueller Report Print Editions Shoot to Top of Best-Seller Lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Robert Mueller is now a best-selling author. Book publishers’ forthcoming editions of the special counsel’s report zoomed to the top of the Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s lists of book best-sellers Friday. That comes a day after the report was publicly released, culminating the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election […]
Tags: News, Politics, Amazon, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller

Srećko Horvat: ‘The current system is more violent than any revolution’

The philosopher and activist counts Yanis Varoufakis, Slavoj Žižek and Julian Assange as friends, and his new book calls for a global liberation movement to bring down capitalismUp until the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1991, foreigners were not allowed to visit the beautiful Dalmatian island of Vis, then home to a major naval base. Two years ago it was the location for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, doubling as the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi.One way of looking at the transformation from mil...
Tags: Philosophy books, Politics books, Books, Politics, Croatia, Europe, World news, Culture

Stephen Colbert Tears Into Trump’s Mueller Report Response: ‘That’s Not How an Innocent Person Reacts’

"I'm guessing that's not how an innocent person reacts"
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Brexit: Tom Watson blasts 'mealy-mouthed' Labour over second referendum

Deputy leader Tom Watson says Labour cannot 'sit on the fence' - and says fully backing a second referendum is the only way to beat Nigel Farage [Author: David Hughes, Dan Bloom]
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Volatile is the new normal for unpredictable European elections

Next month’s EU poll is almost impossible to call as party loyalties crumble and voters look left, right and beyondThe likelihood that Ukraine will elect a comedian as president this weekend is no laughing matter for serious students of European politics fretting over the outcome of next month’s EU parliamentary elections. The expected victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a policy-free parvenu who leads the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, by 35 points could be seen as the ultimate triumph for the anti-p...
Tags: 2019 European parliamentary elections, Opinion polls, European Union, European elections, Europe, World news, Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is not worried by Nigel Farage and is confident ahead of elections

EXCLUSIVE: The Labour leader dismissed the ex-UKIP chief's new Brexit Party as 'simple populism' [Author: Keir Mudie]
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Tory councillors refuse to campaign for next month's EU elections

Conservatives from Derbyshire council say veto is in protest at failure to deliver BrexitA group of Conservative councillors is refusing to campaign for the party in European elections in a protest against the government’s failure to leave the European Union.In the first example of its kind, Tories from Derbyshire county council have written to the party’s headquarters saying they will not deliver leaflets or canvass for the party’s candidates next month. Continue reading...
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Theresa May calls for an end to persecution of Christians in Easter message

The Prime Minister says everyone must stand up for the rights of people to practise their religion [Author: Keir Mudie]
Tags: Politics, Keir Mudie

Yvette Cooper: Lyra McKee's murder shows fragility of peace in Northern Ireland

The fragile politics and security of Northern Ireland are ignored too often, even though this is happening in our own country [Author: Yvette Cooper]
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After 2 years of Russia probe drips, are you numb to it all?

WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years there’s been the drip-drip-drip of the Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet-tweet of President Donald Trump assailing it. Numb yet? The slowly rolling revelations may have worked in Trump’s favor by diluting the impact of a damaging report by Robert Mueller laying out “substantial evidence” of the president interfering in […]
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Second referendum is only way to beat Nigel Farage, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader in shock intervention that threatens to ignite row at party’s highest levelsLabour will never defeat Nigel Farage if it continues to “sit on the fence” over Brexit and offers only “mealy-mouthed” support for a second referendum, the party’s deputy leader says today.In an extraordinary intervention that exposes the tensions at the top of the party over Brexit strategy, Tom Watson warns that Labour will lose to Farage’s new “far right” Brexit party in May’s European elections ...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, Tom Watson, Labour, UK news

Don McGahn Emerged as a Key Player in the Mueller Report

McGahn's decisions during the Mueller probe are just one reason why he is likely to be viewed in hindsight as one of the pivotal players of Trump's first term.
Tags: Uncategorized, Mueller Report, President Donald Trump, White House

Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to US conservative groups

Maria Butina admitted to working under the direction of Alexander Torshin and with an American political operative on a multiyear scheme to establish unofficial lines of communications with Americans who could influence U.S. politics.
Tags: Nation, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, World

North Korea Criticizes National Security Advisor John Bolton on State Media

Earlier this week, North Korea test-fired what it called a new type of "tactical guided weapon"
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Jeremy Corbyn: 'Young people shouldn't fear being worse off than their parents'

EXCLUSIVE: Sunday Mirror's Keir Hardie gets a taste of day-to-day life with the Labour leader on the campaign trail [Author: Keir Mudie]
Tags: Politics, Keir Mudie

Aliso Canyon becomes a hot topic anew in LA City Council District 12 race

Four years after a massive gas leak was detected at the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility, the race for Los Angeles Council District 12’s seat has rekindled the controversy. All 11 candidates at a recent forum said they believed the 3,600-acre facility needs to be closed. That earned enthusiastic shouts from the audience. “It would be close to political suicide to take any other position,” said Larry Levine, a political consultant who is not representing any candidates in this race. The ...
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