Slate
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Some states are realer than others: Jeff Sessionsrecent comments on Hawaii (“an island in the Pacific”) cast doubt on the Aloha State’s legitimacy. That’s not surprising, Dahlia Lithwick writes . It’s just more Trumpian rhetoric positioning diverse and cosmopolitan places as “less American.”
The Huffington Post
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In an era of profound cultural transformation, elections and referendums have very real consequences ― such as the repeal of environmental regulations or crackdowns on press freedom. But as much as they reveal how markedly divided societies are at this historical moment, they settle little. For those who are nostalgic for an ideal past, the challenges of a complex future wrought by globalization, digital disruption and increasing cultural diversity remain unresolved. For those looking ahead, there is no going back. The present political reaction is only the first act, not the last. It is the beginning, not the end, of the story of societies in fluid transition. The recent Turkish referendum , like Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump s election , fits a pattern of a territorial divide. Residents in large cities and coastal zones linked to global integration and cosmopolitan culture represented just under half of the vote; rural, small-town and Rust Belt regions linked more to the traditions and economic structures of the past were just over half.
TIME - Global Spin
2 days
France Unbowed's Jean-Luc Melenchon and Les Republicans' Francois Fillon are just three percent behind, each on 19%. The closeness of the race means French expatriateswho number some 1.3 million could be a deciding factor in which of the four leading candidates will secure the two places in the second round of voting on May 7. Among London's cosmopolitan French community, Macron is surely the favorite. A March 31 poll found that the pro-E.U. candidate has a lead among French nationals living abroad, globally: 36% would vote for Macron and 33% would go for right-wing Fillon, while Le Pen is at 9% and far-left Melenchon with 8%. El Harrar, who is an equity broker at French company , is upbeat about his candidate's chances. He describes the former Socialist economy minister as a candidate who has crossed the traditional right and left political spectrum.
Abduzeedo
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Washington Free Beacon
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He bet that the message of America First would bring victory there while retaining the traditional Republican base in the Sunbelt. Worked for him. But it might not work for the GOP. Since Trump was inaugurated we have witnessed an outpouring of wrath and enmity and activism, from the women's march to the town hall protests to the better-than-expected results in special elections in Kansas and Georgia. Has the self-important "resistance" been organized, rehearsed? Yes. But that doesn't make the emotions it has harnessed any less genuine. The professionals, the secure, the content, the beneficiaries of the globalization want to preserve the status quo. They don't want immigration to stop, or goods to become more expensive, or the value of a college degree to diminish. They are happy. They like things the way they are. Their vision of the economy—high-tech, diverse, information-driven, and cosmopolitan—is opposed to Trump's nationalism, to his preference for concrete and steel and ore.
TYT YouTube
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It turns out that young women in America have a pretty unfavorable view of Ivanka Trump. Cenk Uygur, Francis Maxwell, and Hannah Cranston, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go Read more here: http://www.refinery29.com/2017/04/149659/ivanka-trump-poll-young-women-negative-view "Ivanka Trump has been under a microscope in the past couple of weeks. First, news broke out that she would get an office in the West Wing, but no official role, which caused a lot of outrage. Then, her father's administration said Ivanka would have an unpaid gig as special assistant to the president. And when she gave her first interview since her father assumed office, the reaction of the public was less than stellar. Things don't seem to be looking up for her, either. A new SurveyMonkey poll released Monday in Cosmopolitan found that only 21% of young women between the ages of 18 and 34 have a positive view of the first daughter.
BBC News 24
3 days
cosmopolitan city Paris is, much like London when we had the Westminster attack recently, there will try to get the that not only to the local residents, but also all foreign visitors. The Champs-Elysees is such a representative sight of.
BBC News 24
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run. In terms of communication with the concerned public, presumably that has to remain a priority, even though the police may not know exactly what is happening? No, absolutely. They're in mind what a cosmopolitan city Paris is, much like London when.
Asia Today
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BBC Two England
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metropolitan turn of mind, he believes in globalisation, he believes in a cosmopolitan view of the world. If the Conservative Party can't retake the ball like that, whatever you think, like or dislike George.
Channel 4
4 days
that he is a formidable talent. Actually, he has been a strong voice for causes he believes in, liberal interventionism and an outward looking and cosmopolitan vision of conservatism. It is a pity. That is the outgoing George.
Al Jazeera
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Parisians, many of Arab descent, have been marching in the streets of the capital in protest at Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, in blockaded Gaza and the Occupied West Bank. Paris is a cosmopolitan city and certain areas of France are extremely ethnically diverse. Some cities like Marseille have large Muslim, immigrant populations and while the figures are much lower for the capital, the question of identity is now a burning issue for many young people whose parents emigrated from the MENA region in the 1960s and 70s. France today is arguably still quite mono-cultural. Nationalism is on the rise across Europe and Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front is a leading contender in the upcoming presidential elections. The hijab is banned in high schools and government offices, as is the burkini on some beaches. This film is about the combined effect of growing Islamophobia, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the plight of the Palestinians and the 2011 Arab revolutions on the young middle and working class from immigrant backgrounds.
Al Jazeera
5 days
Parisians, many of Arab descent, have been marching in the streets of the capital in protest at Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, in blockaded Gaza and the Occupied West Bank. Paris is a cosmopolitan city and certain areas of France are extremely ethnically diverse. Some cities like Marseille have large Muslim, immigrant populations and while the figures are much lower for the capital, the question of identity is now a burning issue for many young people whose parents emigrated from the MENA region in the 1960s and 70s. France today is arguably still quite mono-cultural. Nationalism is on the rise across Europe and Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front is a leading contender in the upcoming presidential elections. The hijab is banned in high schools and government offices, as is the burkini on some beaches. This film is about the combined effect of growing Islamophobia, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the plight of the Palestinians and the 2011 Arab revolutions on the young middle and working class from immigrant backgrounds.
TYT YouTube
5 days
It turns out that young women in America have a pretty unfavorable view of Ivanka Trump. Cenk Uygur, Francis Maxwell, and Hannah Cranston, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go Read more here: http://www.refinery29.com/2017/04/149659/ivanka-trump-poll-young-women-negative-view "Ivanka Trump has been under a microscope in the past couple of weeks. First, news broke out that she would get an office in the West Wing, but no official role, which caused a lot of outrage. Then, her father's administration said Ivanka would have an unpaid gig as special assistant to the president. And when she gave her first interview since her father assumed office, the reaction of the public was less than stellar. Things don't seem to be looking up for her, either. A new SurveyMonkey poll released Monday in Cosmopolitan found that only 21% of young women between the ages of 18 and 34 have a positive view of the first daughter.
Adweek
5 days
There's a fun bit of terminology in today's announcement by Cosmopolitan magazine. Meredith Bryan, who started late last month at the Hearst publication as senior deputy editor, news, counts among her duties the creation of 'big "zeitgeist-y" packages.' Love it. Bryan, who spent seven years with O, the Oprah Magazine, and worked previously as a...
BBC News 24
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had weeks ahead for all! Thank you very much for joining us. That announcement was made just before 11:15am. Scheduled for 11:15am. When they announced it at mine out, nobody knew what was coming but the BBC Cosmopolitan editor tweeted that she had heard from one.
BBC News 24
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BBC Cosmopolitan editor tweeted that she had heard from one source that the election was going to be called for the 8th of June. Within five minutes, Theresa May confirmed that. You're watching BBC news. There will be a Commons vote on the proposed election tomorrow. Labour have said they will vote with the Government, with Jeremy Corbyn welcoming the election as a chance to "stand up" for the people of Britain. The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Mrs May's announcement was "one of the most extraordinary.
ITV4
6 days
That kind of thing works, because we've got an extremely good entry, a very cosmopolitan entry of drivers that Ford have put together. Piastri coming under big pressure. This is a very good drive by York. It is
The Economic Times
8 days
But it was an election between secular forces and communal forces. On the BJP’s performance and prospects in 2018 After its win in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP was under the illusion that there is a Modi wave across the country. Yeddyurappa was talking as though he had already become the chief minister. But this is Karnataka, the land influenced by the thoughts of Basavanna (the 12th century social reformer), sages and Sufi saints. Karnataka is not UP. It is the most secular, cosmopolitan state. On whether he will contest assembly elections as the CM candidate The Congressvictory trail to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will begin from Karnataka. I will lead the campaign. Where I will contest from and whether I will be the next CM — these will be decided by the party. I had earlier decided not to contest the assembly elections, but seeing the arrogance with which the BJP is conducting itself, I have now decided to contest.
BBC News 24
9 days
I think it really revitalised the city. People will come down from all over the country because Brighton is a cosmopolitan place, a great place to visit. It's easy to get to buy a car and everyone can jump on the train. People want to come and see the stadium and see how.
The Iran Project
14 days
A group of university students from Malaysia did just that last Winter. They visited Mehr News Agency after a trip around the cosmopolitan Tehran and one to the holy city of Qom 140 kilometers to the south of the capital and home to the shrine of Fatimah Ma'sumah, many religious seminaries and institutes, the Astane Museum, and the Mosque of Jamkaran. Their visit to Qom, the center for Shia Islam, gains special significance as one takes into account the hardship currently faced by Shia minority in the Sunni-majority society of Malaysia where Shias are banned from promoting their religion and are discriminated against as the Islamic Sects Council of Malaysia recognized Shiism as a diversion from true Islam since 1996 and Sunni Malaysians are discouraged from interacting with the Shias. Speaking to Mehr News Agency correspondent, Shaysa, who pursued a bachelor’s degree of political science at the University of Malaysia, said visiting Qom had left such a great impact on her as she had never been to such a city before.
The Economic Times
14 days
By Sandhya RavishankarUnmindful of the searing heat of Chennai summer, candidates travel in autorickshaws strapped with blaring loudspeakers and set up tiny stages in the kurukku sandhus (narrow lanes) of the congested Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) constituency in North Chennai. The fiercely fought battle is not just for the 2.62 lakh electorate — mostly poor and middle-class voters in a cosmopolitan constituency — but also for an answer to a political question that has been roiling Tamil Nadu since the death of J Jayalalithaa last December: who is the rightful political heir of the former chief minister? This was, after all, her constituency. She fought and won from here after she was acquitted in a disproportionate assets case in 2015, and again in the assembly poll of 2016. That is why the RK Nagar by-poll, scheduled for April 12, is being keenly contested and watched, despite its result having no effect on the stability of the government.
The Event Chronicle
17 days
You’ve probably never even been to another country, but when you’re certain, you’re certain, right? Regardless of whether or not your nation is the greatest, the problem is your blind certitude, your willful ignorance stinking up the place and closing your mind into a xenophobic fly trap. You’ve yet to mature into one with cosmopolitan disposition, someone who understands that everything is connected in an interdependent web that binds the planet into one organic whole. And so the superior ideal of world-patriot has eluded you. You’re so busy ballyhooing statist propaganda , you dont even realize there are strings dancing you into a patriotic puppetry that keeps you blind to the way the world actually works. God forbid you should slip that blindfold off and learn how to see beyond the shadows cast within the cave of statism that has kept you in the dark for far too long.
The Event Chronicle
17 days
Soros’s native Budapest in 1991, not long after the fall of communism and the start of Hungary ’s uneven transition to democracy. The school is known as a center for research in the social sciences, with programs led by internationally prominent educators. The university has also given a platform to dissident voices, particularly in the period since Mr. Orban, who helped popularize the termilliberal democracy,” came to power in 2010. Proponents of illiberal democracy place majority rule over civil liberties and minority rights, and they say that financiers like Mr. Soros are part of an elite capitalist class that puts cosmopolitan values over national interests. While one should not expect more from a newspaper whose largest shareholder is an alleged member of the a Mexican drug cartel (see DEA: Yes,' Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim Is Linked to Drugs ), it is interesting that the Orban government has been a strong opponent to the open immigration policy, a policy that Darth Soros' Open Society organizations would certainly philosophically support.