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California Republicans face reality on climate change — and the ire of their party 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Grover Norquist and Patrick M. Gleason seem to suffer from the delusion that taxes are evil both in form and function. (“Angry taxpayers, leave Mitch McConnell alone and turn your attention to California's Republicans,” Opinion, Aug. 17.)

They decry the fact that we have a rational...

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Hard Brexit 'offers £135bn annual boost' to economy 20.8.2017 BBC: Business
Removing all trade tariffs would be 'economically superior', pro-Brexit economists argue.
Lessons learned at Cal State Fullerton have taken C.J. Ankrum to the Little League World Series 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

C.J. Ankrum is as hard and direct as a fastball under the chin.

“I would not describe C.J. as warm and fuzzy,” his wife, Mindy, said Saturday. “He’s not.”

So if you’re satisfied with good instead of great and don’t mind getting a participation ribbon instead of a gold medal, he’s probably not the...

Collected edges heavily favored Arrogate to win Pacific Classic at Del Mar 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was his usual cool self with $1 million on the line in the Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar.

Wearing designer sunglasses, a blue sports coat, a light red shirt, tan pants and loafers, Baffert was either texting on his smartphone or smiling as he greeted fans...

The Dodgers' front office swings for the fences with acquisition of Curtis Granderson 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It happened again. They did it again.

Late innings, out of nowhere, a screaming line drive, a sprint toward home, dust flies, fans gasp, victory appears.

It happened again. The Dodgers’ front office did it again.

The magic of this wondrous baseball team is nearly being matched, walk-off for walk-off,...

Doug Ghim follows father's advice, all the way to U.S. Amateur final 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

He didn’t hold on for too long to the intense bitterness of that crushing defeat from three years ago, but the pain of that moment has never been far from Doug Ghim’s mind. Saturday, he purged it from his memory bank.

Ghim, the seventh-ranked amateur golfer in the world, defeated Theo Humphrey,...

For much of Europe, soccer season is again a battle for second place 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

European soccer’s top leagues have been ruled by super clubs for much of the last decade.

Bayern Munich has won the last five Bundesliga titles in Germany, Juventus has captured the last six crowns in Italy’s Serie A, and Barcelona and Real Madrid have combined to win 12 of the last 13 championships...

Three up, three down: Bettis is back for Rockies, Stanton could be gone from Marlins 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A look at what’s trending this week in Major League Baseball:

3 UP

Welcome back: To beat cancer is inspiration enough. To sit out most of the season to beat cancer, then come back and throw seven shutout innings at Coors Field in your return? For the Colorado Rockies’ Chad Bettis, it means cheers...

Revolutionary Ferment: From the Russian Revolution to the Contemporary US 19.8.2017
While it's impossible to know when and where a revolution is going to happen and under what conditions, there is currently a broad radicalization taking place internationally and in the US, says labor historian and author Paul LeBlanc. While it's impossible to know when and where a revolution is going to happen and under what conditions, there is currently a broad radicalization taking place internationally and in the US, with large numbers of people not accepting the capitalist status quo, says labor historian and author Paul LeBlanc. (Photo by Darrian Traynor / Getty Images) With your support, Truthout can continue exposing inequality, analyzing policy and reporting on the struggle for a better world. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation. Labor historian Paul Le Blanc is the author of more than 20 books and has served as an editor of the eight-volume International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest (2009) and of the Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg (begun in 2013). Le Blanc has more than ...
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Hope India will act in a sovereign manner: Venezuelan Ambassador Augusto Montiel 19.8.2017 Hindu: National
India has been supportive of the country so far, says Augusto Montiel
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‘Then they came for me’: Hitler supporter’s haunting warning has a complicated history 19.8.2017 Washington Post
People outraged by President Trump's racial rhetoric are quoting Martin Niemöller, a Protestant priest who once shared Adolf Hitler's nationalist ideology.
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Beijing warns Washington as U.S. launches probe of China's IP practices 19.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
Beijing [China], August 19 :After US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation into China's intellectual property practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, Chinese Ministry of Commerce has warned United States, saying that "Beijing will take all appropriate measures to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests".
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Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser 19.8.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts....
Gray twins pitch, hit Rancho Santa Margarita to opening win in LLWS, 9-0 19.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Bobby Gray carried a no-hitter in the sixth inning and twin brother Joey provided the offensive support, driving in five runs with a first-inning grand slam and a third-inning single, to lift Rancho Santa Margarita to a 9-0 win over Walla Walla, Wash., in the Little League World Series opener for...

Dodgers put eyes on next Japanese phenom: Shohei Ohtani 19.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A few weeks after acquiring Yu Darvish, the Dodgers sent a sizable contingent of executives, including president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman along with broadcaster Orel Hershiser, to Japan to see the country’s newest phenom: 23-year-old pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani.

Ohtani recorded...

Happy Hour Roundup 19.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
GOP congressman defends Bannon: He got a 'very bad rap' 19.8.2017 The Hill
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) lamented White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's departure from the administration Friday, defendin...
A cosmopolitan case against world government 19.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A cosmopolitan case against world government
Getting charged up 18.8.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Research and smart trade agreements are needed to realise India’s ambitious electric vehicles target
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Bevy of belts should boost boxer Terence Crawford's pound-for-pound standing 18.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The obligatory talks surrounding Saturday night’s bout focused on Terence Crawford’s plan to defeat mutual two-belt 140-pound champion Julius Indongo and become the division’s unified champion. But the real discussions began after the pleasantries ended.

First, Crawford trainer Brian McIntyre wondered...

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