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China’s Clickbait Nationalism

Sensational headlines, misleading translations -- it’s how Chinese state media keeps its citizens angry at Japan.

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From A-Bombs to Zeppelins: 120 Years of Stories in 1 Million Minutes of AP Footage

Nelson Mandela “taking his first steps into a new South Africa.” John F. Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. Beatlemania. Atomic bomb tests. Apollo 11. The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The top 10 sites to folow if you want to understand Iraq

As Iraq has returned to the headlines and the United States and its allies are getting involved militarily again there is increased interest in the country. Here in no particular order is a short list of ten Internet sites that will keep you up to date on the politics, security, and economic situation in the nation.

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Lindsey Graham Should Have Bombed His Cell Phone to Stay On-Message

South Carolina's hawkish senator dials up a response to Donald Trump's revealing his personal cell-phone number.

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Why China’s Propagandists Love the Internet

The Internet is supposed to bring freedom — but the Communist Party is finding creative ways to use it for its own ends.

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It’s a Damn Good Deal

Don't listen to the inevitable naysayers right now — there's a decade of juicy "leaks" about Iranian malfeasance to come.

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