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UBI (universal basic income) idea gains momentum

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The UBI experiment in Finland shows the point of such a program: providing long-term (theoretically, forever), but modest financial aid to all citizens regardless of who they are.

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Northern Ireland: Brexit’s biggest loser?

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Mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Public domain photo

For those over 35, the memories of the Troubles are still strong and poignant enough to consider the issue a most serious one.

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German elections: shadow-boxing in Sachsen

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It's no surprise that Dr. Frauke Petry will head the AfD's list of candidates for the German federal elections later this year, leaving her post as leader of the AfD in Sachsen. It may be of interest to know who is second on the list, and therefore a certainty for the Bundestag: Judge Jens Maier, charged with hate speech allegations. Photo: public domain

A story is brewing locally with possible national and international consequences.

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Holocaust memorial off-limits to AfD leader

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Björn Höcke at open house in Thüringer Landtag, 13 Juni 2015. By © Vincent Eisfeld / vincent-eisfeld.de, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons.

Either he is a hypocrite who likes to make controversial statements for fun and not for action, or Höcke intended to carry out some form of twisted protest at the very site of historical horror and regret.

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Post-truth era: fake news and the threat to freedom of speech

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In Trump's world, whoever speaks against him does not speak the truth and does not therefore deserve to speak.

The problem is that to Trump, his critics are the creators of fake news. A word against Trump is not a truth. What is “not truth” is now to be censored.

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Trumpocalypse now: time to bust some myths

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Tin foil hats are not a smart way to deal with the new global political reality.

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