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‘For Bolivia’s indigenous majority there is no going back. The election in 2005 of Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, marked a watershed


‘"The jury believes they are hung." ‘The air suddenly went out of Department 106 when Judge Larry Paul Fidler told the courtroom Tuesday afternoon that the Phil Spector trial jury was deadlocked….


‘Will she flinch? For months now, that’s been the big question about Senator Hillary Clinton and health care. Nobody questioned her command of the issue or her interest in the subject. She’d…


‘Credit Gen. David Petraeus with trying to apply two essential rules of politics in his testimony before Congress last Monday: always sell high what you don’t have, and buy cheap. Petraeus sold…



‘Now Burns has turned his attentions to World War II, that monumental 20th-century pivot point that killed more than 50 million and was known to all who lived through it as "The…


‘"Extreme weather events" are likely to become more intense and more frequent, while higher global temperatures could affect crops and water supplies and spread disease, the report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel…




‘2012 is a meme on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. ‘An an example, Daniel Pinchbeck just launched the site "Postmodern Times," which is: ‘". . . a series of short…


While the September fashion magazines are touting alligator purses, crocodile coats and other exotic accessories, compassionate fashionistas should beware. These animals are often raised in deplorable conditions


Reason‘s Katherine Mangu-Ward examines the consumer backlash when Apple lowered its iPhone price point from $US599 to US$399. From vengeful bloggers wielding ‘attack PR’ to turbocapitalism masquerading as Biblical narratives, Mangu-Ward charts…



In The Shadow Of The Moon has reignited the public’s interest in space migration for the early 21st century. Two new books continue the trend: Michael Brzezinski’s Red Kremlin Rising and Michael…


New Rule: Erectile Dysfunction "We may never know what the World Trade Center meant to our enemies, but our inability to build anything on the site in six years symbolizes our national…




‘Asked in Tehran earlier this year about the possibility of a US military strike on Iran, a senior official laughed out loud. "Are you serious?" he asked. "They will never attack us….




‘"The most common type of gorilla is now "critically endangered," one step away from global extinction, according to the 2007 Red List of Threatened Species released Wednesday by the World Conservation Union."’…


‘Squirt.org spills all the juice about truck stops, adult bookstores, and other cum-dumping grounds around the country, for those who like cream with their tea rooms. The site was no doubt bookmarked…


‘Herbie Hancock’s new album, "River: The Joni Letters" (Verve), pays tribute to a pair of musical geniuses: Joni Mitchell, whose songs make up the album’s marrow, and Wayne Shorter, the extraordinary saxophonist…



‘Millionaire Steve Fossett has been missing since last Monday, when he took off from a Nevada airstrip for a short flight. Rescue crews have yet to find the famous adventurer or his…