Category Archives: Burkina Faso

Opposition opposes new electoral code law proposed by government in Burkina Faso

Apparent change in independence of national election commission (CENI) and the thorny question of how to organize voting for Burkinabè abroad. Au Burkina Faso, l’opposition se mobilise contre un projet de loi modifiant de code électoral…. La semaine dernière, les … Continue reading

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Jesuit Superior General basically says women can and should be presidents of Jesuit universities

You see, I wrote, “basically” there which I think is what he meant. Fr. Sosa gave the opening address at the conference, which celebrated and encouraged the need for women’s voices to be heard in the church and in the … Continue reading

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Larry David and anonymous donations

FAVL gets several anonymous donations a year and I have no idea who they are from… (they come from a fund or a bank).  So let me say thank you right here! What’s intriguing about anonymous giving, and other behaviors … Continue reading

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There was something that indeed bothered many readers of Philip Roth

Dara Horn nails it! I was the kind of boy who enjoyed reading Roth and Bellow when I was 16, and my mother read him religiously (pun intended). But part of my brain always knew the novels were trashy, in … Continue reading

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Appoline Traoré, Naky Sy Savane et Amélie Mbaye : Leur film “Frontières” à Angoulême

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Resilient Social Contracts and Sustaining Peace from the International Peace Institute

Participants at this event discussed how social contracts manifest themselves in and adapt to different contexts, transcending from what are often unsustainable, ephemeral elite bargains into more inclusive ones with durable arrangements for sustaining peace. The findings of the research … Continue reading

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Libertarians need to think more about this tendency of humans to band together and discriminate

The argument that “the market” will erode or make less profitable discriminatory behavior has no theoretical support. It could, but it also could not. Lots of economics theory has been written about this. In the hallways of a rural Oregon … Continue reading

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