German recluse’s ‘Nazi art trove’ much bigger than first thought

By Agence France-Presse Around another 60 artworks, including pieces by Monet and Renoir, have come to light at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose earlier discovered art hoard is suspected to contain Nazi-looted works. The latest pieces were found at the…

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Obamacare is widening the gap between “red” and “blue” America

By Joshua Holland, Moyers & Company The fact that the citizens of “red” and “blue” states live in what are essentially two countries with very different governments has largely flown under the radar, but it may become the defining story of our time. The two major parties are…

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Philippine top court approves controversial law giving poor women access to free birth control

By Agence France-Presse Millions of poor people in the Philippines will have access to free contraceptives for the first time after the nation’s top court on Tuesday approved a deeply controversial birth control law. The Supreme Court’s ruling was hailed by supporters as a…

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UK Government Report Whines About Giving “Climate Change” Skeptics Air-time

By William Teach Why yes, yes, climate change believers are all about the fascism and restriction of speech
(Wired UK) The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee has recently delivered a report on the state of climate knowledge and communication in the country. Although it…

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Anne Fortier on the Case for Libertarian Novels

http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/ngillespie/2014_04/annefortier2.jpg?h=281&w=250 By Reason.com

How
can a freedom-loving writer make the greatest impact for liberty in
the world today? That’s the question posed by novelist and
libertarian Anne Fortier. For her, the chosen path has always been
through fiction. Even as she pursued a doctorate in the history of
ideas in…

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Pele’s hair turned into diamonds for soccer legend’s richest superfans

By Travis Gettys Pele has unveiled an unusual line of diamonds using strands of the football legend’s own hair, local media reported. The man many regard as the sport’s best player of all time presented the ultimate superfan souvenir in Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup that Brazil…

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