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  • Legalise it? Much harder than you think

    Legalise it? Much harder than you think

    There are rumours that the United States federal government may soon lift its ban on cannabis, but that wouldn’t end cannabis...

    • Apr 30, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Exposed: the twit behind the tweet

    Exposed: the twit behind the tweet

    The trolls hide behind screens. And I’ve wondered: if some of these online creeps were face-to-face with the woman they are...

    • Apr 29, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Black history makes impression in our schools

    Black history makes impression in our schools

    “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

    — Marcus...

    • Apr 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Even cranks can get free-speech protection

    Even cranks can get free-speech protection

    James Tracy is certainly a crank and also seems to be a terrible person. But Florida Atlantic University violated his academic...

    • Apr 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Airport deal reeks of political desperation

    Airport deal reeks of political desperation

    Charles Asnavour and Frank Sinatra once wrote a ballad called Young at Heart and the opening lyrics to the legendary song say...

    • Apr 26, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Prince’s legacy of black activism

    Prince’s legacy of black activism

    Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album...

    • Apr 26, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Losing Britain would not be so bad for Europe

    Losing Britain would not be so bad for Europe

    Discussions of a possible British exit from the European Union often centre on how the move would affect Britain...

    • Apr 25, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Prince and Bowie proved there is no right way to be a man

    Prince and Bowie proved there is no right way to be a man

    When the news came on Thursday afternoon that Prince had died at 57 at his home in Minnesota, a chorus went up that it was the...

    • Apr 25, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Fight to properly honour women far from over

    Fight to properly honour women far from over

    Harriet Tubman will officially be the face of a $20 bill. And, sure, it’s great news that the defiant, brave and inspiring...

    • Apr 22, 2016 8:00 am
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  • A history lesson on racism sparks change

    A history lesson on racism sparks change

    While teaching US history at a public charter high school, Julian Hipkins III noticed that students tended to assume that...

    • Apr 21, 2016 8:00 am
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