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Women: A Benchmark of Saudi and Iranian Reform

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by James M. Dorsey

With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom’s economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemon, women’s sports is emerging as a benchmark of reform, and one that so far is less than promising.

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Man For All Reasons

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As evidenced by his hair, Donald J. Trump is pretty much wrong all the time. Every time. About everything. Except when he isn’t. One example is, should he become president, Mexico indeed will build a wall. To control our immigration. “Get me the hell out of here. Por favor?” Hell, Canada might have to build one as well. “Hey, let me in dere, ya hoser. S’il vous plait, eh?”

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The Drug War Is Teetering -and That’s Good!-

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The drug war is teetering. Support for ending this federal fiasco continues to grow all across the political spectrum. The latest instance is the United Nations — if you can believe that, where officials from all over the world have been discussing the possibility of ending this failed, deadly, destructive, and corrupt government program.

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Why Obama Opposes Brexit

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During his UK visit, Obama’s London Telegraph op-ed was duplicitous like all his remarks. The headline alone gave it away this time, saying “(a)s your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater.”

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'Temple Entry' for women -- and untouchables

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Trupti Desai of Bhumata Brigade was beaten up the other day simply for entering the sanctum of Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur in Maharashtra in a dress that is generally used by women in Punjab. Once used only by the Punjabis, the dress is now common all over India, including remote places of the North-East and South India, presumably because it offers ease in carrying out regular activities and daily chores inside the house or outside.

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