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Scottish independence: Spain ‘would not allow Scots automatic EU entry’ – Politics – Scotsman.com

A SENIOR member of Spain’s ruling People’s Party has said the Spanish government would oppose automatic entry to the European Union for an independent Scotland. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, the European Parliament’s vice-president, became the first leading Spanish politician to suggest publicly that a fear of separatist movements in Catalonia and the […]

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Good Catholics can not be Democrats argues Kansas Irish American politician | Irish News and Politics spanning the US, Ireland and the World | IrishCentral

Steve Fitzgerald, an Irish American Republican candidate for the Kansas State Senate has stated that Catholics should not be Democrats because the party supports gay marriage. “My main point is that the Democratic platform and policies nationally are an attempt to redefine marriage in effect to say what Christ has […]

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FSA threatens to take fight to Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut | News , Politics | THE DAILY STAR

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels said they have detained 13 Hezbollah members and threatened to take the fight to Hezbollah’s stronghold in Beirut’s southern suburbs unless the party ends its support for President Bashar Assad’s regime. “We [vow] to take the battle in Syria to the heart of the [Beirut] southern suburbs if [Hezbollah] does not stop […]

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Britain in talks on cybersecurity hotline with China and Russia | Politics | The Guardian

Britain has begun tentative talks with China and Russia about setting up a hotline to help prevent cyber-emergencies from spiralling out of control. The discussions are at an early stage but they reflect anxiety from all sides that a calamity in cyberspace, whether deliberate or accidental, could have devastating consequences unless there is a quick […]

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motherjones:

Chart of the Day: We really have no idea who’s paying for campaign ads.

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza says that Twitter — yeah, that thing with the bird — is damaging political journalism, because people aren't as willing to talk on the record thanks to all the gaffes.

shortformblog:

I’ve been meaning to write a piece about this. We were talking earlier about the daily gaffes and Twitter and the news cycle, and I’m totally as much to blame for helping that atmosphere as anyone. We all engage in tweeting and commenting and hammering these guys when they say something off message. It’s created a crisis for political journalism. People genuinely do not think it is in their interest — both White House and campaign officials, both campaigns, it’s not a partisan thing at all, it’s Democrats and Republicans — they genuinely do not believe it’s in their interest to talk in an unguarded way. Because even if they trust you to get the context 100 percent right, it doesn’t matter, because they know that a liberal or conservative blog, or a campaign ad, will just grab something out of context and run with it and create some damaging meme.

I’ve been doing this for 15 years, and it’s worse now than it’s ever been. If you think about it from their perspective for a second, you can’t totally blame them. Lately I’ve realized it’s harder than it’s ever been, and these campaigns want to exercise complete and total message discipline. In the current media environment, that’s the whole game. There’s pretty serious tension between running a campaign and running a transparent and open White House. We often complain about this, and rightfully so, but we have to recognize some of the blame here.

What are the odds the Etch A Sketch gaffe would’ve become a thing had Twitter not existed?

Activate the Mechanism!: When they say it's not about race

abaldwin360:

Interesting analysis in NYT op-ed. If you match up the parts of the country where people are most likely to search Google for racist terms — think N-word jokes — you are most likely to be in a part of the country where Barack Obama underperformed at the polls against standard expectations for a…

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Barticles: Okay, So When Would Be Good For You?

barticles:

“Now is not the time to scale back our commitment to education,” said President Obama yesterday. The remark suggests that there is some other time when it would be appropriate to scale back our commitment to education.

“Now is not the time” is one of Obama’s favorite locutions. But not just

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wnyc:

Timeline | The City’s Use of Stop-And-FriskWNYC created an interactive look back at the start of the policy, the legal challenges it has faced, as well as how the numbers have increased over time.

The Political Notebook: The One-Percentification of Higher Ed

thepoliticalnotebook:

It’s graduation season in an economic downturn, so it’s time to reflect on the sorry state of college affordability, student loans and job prospects in the US. Being a twentysomething here in the US, I take discussions like these incredibly personally.
This afternoon I read this comment piece…