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Thought for the day: on political correctness

Thought for the day: on political correctness

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within ...

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A single patriarch is father to half of modern European men

A single patriarch is father to half of modern European men

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Bernie Sanders: as radical as Eisenhower, says radical Chomsky

Bernie Sanders: as radical as Eisenhower, says radical Chomsky

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Catholic Church of Mexico advances towards Aztec Mass

Catholic Church of Mexico advances towards Aztec Mass

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What should it be: is 'they' singular?

Some hold that 'they' can be used as a singular pronoun when referring to persons of unknown or unspecified gender. What gives?

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