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0 Why I am not donating to the most effective charity

GiveDirectly has the strongest case of any organization for a donation. It works and has the evidence to back up the claim. Knowing this, I did not give to them this year. I, like many other Americans, wait until the end of the year to do my charitable giving. As a…

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0 How Bill Gates stopped worrying and learned to love the MDGs

Bill Gates was not thrilled about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they were launched in 2005. The goals were meant to set tangible targets for the world and individual countries to achieve by 2015. Though he eventually came around to love them. Bill and Melinda now sing their praises…

World Politics
2 Asking the NSA: Who killed Dag Hammarskjöld?

aAnew 61-page report that points to “significant new evidence” that would provide conclusive proof of whether the plane was shot down. The only problem is that the evidence is held by the US government’s National Security Agency (yes, the same gange that we’ve recently learned is also reading your email and listening in on your phone calls). And the NSA refuses to de-classify the information.

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0 Why is the red line at chemical weapons?

allvoices US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately about the abhorrent act of Syrian forces deploying chemical weapons to kill hundreds of people last week. “What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality,” said Kerry. “Let me…

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