Dutch elections halt alt-right in its tracks

Progressive parties claim lion’s share of the votes

In a dramatic rebuff to the fascistic wave that has steadily creeped across Europe, the Netherlands yesterday turned over the keys to government to a melange of centrist and progressive parties, with the Green-Left and Socialist parties seeing the biggest gains.

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Best countries in the world, according to the world

U.S. drops rank to seventh among nations

The results are in from U.S. News and World Report’s annual best countries ranking, conducted in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania and BAV Consulting.

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War on cannabis continues

Nature’s pharmacy will not receive a reprieve under Trump

To anybody who faintly hoped that marijuana may be begrudgingly accepted by the Trump-tinted GOP brand, you should guess again: that hope died when a long-time bigot from Alabama got nominated for Attorney General.

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Caitlyn Jenner: Trump booster-turned-critic?

Trans-star’s latest political statement reveals hypocrisy, greed

Caitlyn Jenner tweeted a video criticizing the Trump administration’s decision to return transgender bathroom rights back to the states yesterday, calling it “a disaster.”

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TRAPPIST-1 star system a treasure trove of cosmic delights

What the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets means

Depending on your level of curiosity or cynicism, NASA’s recent discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may either be met with marvel or indifference.

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The agony and the ecstasy of Islamophobia

Why the political left and right both get it wrong

Rookie UN chief Antonio Guterres recently suggested that Islamophobia is a principal driver of terrorism during a visit to Saudi Arabia, pointing to the propaganda value that anti-Islamic speech and policies give to ISIS.

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The Davis Museum’s “Art-Less” approach to Trump’s executive order

Exhibit highlights contributions to its galleries made by immigrants

From February 16th to February 21st, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College will be taking an active stance on President Trump’s executive order barring entry into the country from seven predominantly Muslim nations through Art-Less.

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