May 27, 2016
The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published on Thursday by Pew Research Center.  Pew surveyed over 4,600 people who told them that they’re increasingly using their favorite social media platforms — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even Snapchat — as their go-to sources for news. According to the study...
May 27, 2016
On one side, under the burning midday sun of Maracay in north-central Venezuela, hundreds of angry people have been waiting in line since 4am to buy food. On the other side, a group of military men guard the gate of a supermarket. The high-noon showdown is tense. “There is nothing left to sell. If you really wanted to buy food, you should have started queueing at two in the morning,” yells one of the military men. “That is...
May 25, 2016
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home in Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in which two Russians held in Ukraine were returned to Moscow. Handing over Savchenko, whose release had been demanded by Western governments and who has become a national hero in Ukraine, is likely to ease tensions between Moscow and the West a few weeks before the European Union decides whether to...
May 25, 2016
Oil firm accuses newspaper of ‘lack of objectivity’ on climate change reporting in ‘campaign’ against energy companies Keep it in the ground, this newspaper has argued for ages on fossil fuels. Then keep out of our annual meeting, replies ExxonMobil. Or, to quote Exxon’s media relations manager, Alan Jeffers: “We are denying your request [to attend Wednesday’s meeting] because of the Guardian...
May 24, 2016
New U.S. single-family home sales surged to a more than eight-year high in April and prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of a pick-up in economic growth that could allow the Federal Reserve to raises interest rates soon. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday new home sales jumped 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of619,000 units, the highest level since January 2008. The percent increase was the largest...
May 24, 2016
The mystery of whether Trump masqueraded as his own spokesman while owner of the New Jersey Generals endures. I didn’t get to do a lot of original reporting in 1985 as a clerk on United Press International’s sports desk in New York. My job was to move copy and box scores to our client newspapers as fast as possible, and so every night I took dictation from sportswriters around the country — at baseball stadiums or at...
May 23, 2016
Economist is finding unexpected allies — stock market investors Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century was dismissed by diehard critics as doctrinaire, statistically flawed and boring. Three years later the French economist’s broadside against rising financial inequality is receiving validation from an improbable quarter: stock market investors. Last week shareholders revolted ...
May 23, 2016
Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media Edward Snowden has called for a complete overhaul of US whistleblower protections after a new source from deep inside the Pentagon came forward with a startling account of how the system became a “trap” for those seeking to expose wrongdoing. The account of John Crane, a former...
May 20, 2016
Leading U.S. universities are pushing back against a proposed State Department rule that would bar foreign students from more research projects and classes involving information seen as vital to national security. The proposal by the administration of President Barack Obama reflects growing worries in Washington over a rise in intellectual property theft from foreign adversaries such as China. Research related to defense technology such as...
May 20, 2016
Sir Harold Evans, editor of the crusading Sunday Times of London from 1967 to 1981, is one of the greatest journalists of his generation. In 1984, Harry, as he prefers to be known, moved to the U.S. where he was appointed editor-in-chief of The Atlantic Monthly Press, editorial director of  U.S. News and World Report and subsequently president and publisher of Random House. He is currently editor-at-large at Reuters....


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May 27, 2016
On one side, under the burning midday sun of Maracay in north-central Venezuela, hundreds of angry people have been waiting in line since 4am to...
May 25, 2016
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home in Kiev on Wednesday after nearly two years in a Russian jail, part of a prisoner swap in...
May 24, 2016
New U.S. single-family home sales surged to a more than eight-year high in April and prices hit a record high, offering further evidence of a pick-...
May 23, 2016
Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media...
May 20, 2016
Leading U.S. universities are pushing back against a proposed State Department rule that would bar foreign students from more research projects and...

Value Blog

May 27, 2016
The scale is tipping from traditional media to social media as a source for news. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study ...
May 25, 2016
Oil firm accuses newspaper of ‘lack of objectivity’ on climate change reporting in ‘campaign’ against energy companies...
May 24, 2016
The mystery of whether Trump masqueraded as his own spokesman while owner of the New Jersey Generals endures. I didn’t get to do a lot of...
May 23, 2016
Economist is finding unexpected allies — stock market investors Thomas Piketty’s 2013 tome Capital in the Twenty-First Century...
May 20, 2016
Sir Harold Evans, editor of the crusading Sunday Times of London from 1967 to 1981, is one of the greatest journalists of his generation...

Altruism Today

May 27, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first implantable drug to deliver long-lasting medication to people addicted to...
May 25, 2016
Goodbye Gun Stocks is a searchable website that lets users make sure none of their investments are tied to the gun industry. As consumers become...
May 24, 2016
Source, New York Times On May 16th, NPQ asked “Is There a ‘There’ There?” in response to yet another...
May 23, 2016
Challenging our policies and perspectives on welfare and hunger. Hi, you’ve reached Just Harvest, this is — — — speaking...
May 20, 2016
INTERNATIONAL Bank of Somalia said it’s lending citizens as much as $1,000 to start businesses such as grocery stalls, as the Horn of...

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