ONLY IN ITALY – Speaking of fascism, that was a real fascism: The owner of an Italian beach club which exalts the achievements of Benito Mussolini was ordered to remove all references …

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GOOD NEWS FROM IRAQ – The Iraqi forces have declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, as AFP declares victory for Obama: The Iraqi military’s hard-fought victory over the Islamic State …

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END OF THE MATING GAME – Social progress versus evolutionary biology: A dearth of marriagable men has left an “oversupply” of educated women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility, …

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FROM WOODWARD AND BERNSTEIN TO WOEFUL AND BLACKMAIL – The chronicles of modern journalism: In 1974, the media brought down the president. In 2017, the media couldn’t bring down the …

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JIHAD FOR FUN AND PROFIT – Nice for some: Canada’s Liberal government will apologise to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr and pay him around C$10 million  in compensation, two …

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES – You’ve made it another year. Just. At least 25 Democrats are backing a bill that would create a congressional oversight commission — a group with …

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IDENTITY POLITICS – EVERYONE CAN PLAY THE GAME – Viewers are “confused”: Maverick MP Bob Katter had viewers confused Monday night when he said he sometimes “identified as a blackfella” …

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LEST WE FORGET YASSMIN ABDEL-MAGIED – As she leave us (temporarily)… https://twitter.com/yassmin_a/status/881710467541909506 Curiously, #NewAdventure involves moving to another racist, sexist, bigoted, Islamophobic, sham-democratic Western country, and not, say, back to …

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INTERSECTIONALITY OF PALESTINIAN IDIOCY – The “rally” looks pretty unimpressive, despite its prime location, but I strongly suspect these sorts of views are worryingly representative of the Palestinian community in …

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PIRATES OF THE CARAPEAN – The Magic Kingdom gets a slight makeover: At Disneyland, pirates can still drink, pillage and fight. But the swashbuckling tradition of abducting and exploiting women is …

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