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The ideological battle dividing the world is perfectly illustrated by this fight over a Polish museum — Quartz

Following last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, where a confrontation between a march of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and counter-protesters turned violent, a long-standing debate surfaced over the difference between history and memory. Is tearing down Confederate monuments erasing history, like US president Donald Trump says? Or is it changing “how we remember history,” as one historian […]

US debt ceiling debate casts shadow on Tokyo stocks- Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — A looming debt ceiling showdown coming amid a legislative logjam in Washington has heightened concerns that U.S. political dysfunction could keep Japanese equities depressed for longer. The Nikkei Stock Average fell to a three-and-a-half-month low Friday. Three concerns over the Trump administration are behind the drop: trade friction, gridlock in Congress and a […]

Charlottesville: A monumental week of debate over the nation’s identity

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (CNN) – Violence in Virginia last weekend fanned running national debates about race and free speech, and could resonate politically and socially for weeks or even years to come. The country watched in dismay on August 12 as right-wing demonstrators — including white supremacists and neo-Nazis upset in part over the city’s […]

Safe injection site debate a political sham | Inside Politics

The Aug. 8 City Council discussion on a resolution opposing a safe injection site for heroin addicts in Federal Way was not the city’s finest moment of thoughtful or reasoned debate. Actually, there was no debate, as the whole topic seemed more contrived as political theater, in the guise of public policy, for the benefit […]

Charlottesville: A monumental week of debate over the nation’s i

By Jason Hanna CNN (CNN) — Violence in Virginia last weekend fanned running national debates about race and free speech, and could resonate politically and socially for weeks or even years to come. The country watched in dismay on August 12 as right-wing demonstrators — including white supremacists and neo-Nazis upset in part over the […]

Rumors of Ivanka, Kushner visit triggers debate on privacy

The recent rumored presence of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at a posh local getaway has area residents split on whether the couple deserves the same privacy afforded to other rich and famous visitors, or whether the family of President Donald Trump should be prevailed upon to engage with Vermonters on political topics through protests […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali says burqa debate about equality of women

Author, ex-politician and feminist critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali has waded into the burqa debate sparked by Pauline Hanson’s Senate stunt. The Somali-born scholar – who once wore the burqa herself – says the debate over the controversial head-covering is about the equality of women. While also calling Ms Hanson’s behaviour unparliamentary, she says […]

Ugly debate must not be political reality

It is easy to escape into a fantasy world, but we need to proactively keep our public dialogue productive. The world is divided like never before; those who watch Game of Thrones, and those who don’t watch Game of Thrones (but who cannot escape hearing about it). And then there’s North Korea and the US. Moving back […]