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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Indian energy giant Adani on Monday achieved a " key milestone " in completing its massive and controversial Carmichael coal mine project in Australia—a project, according to a marine conservation group, "that will super charge climate change and sound the death knell for our Reef." The achievement comes thanks to Queensland's Coordinator-General...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
While far-right populist forces in Italy and beyond are claiming Sunday's...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer—who some thought might...

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On his 181st birthday, a salute to the dazzlingly incisive Mark Twain - born Samuel Clemens - the "true father of our national literature." A cranky, witty, clear-eyed moralist who never met a bullshit piece of political malarkey he didn't rush to eviscerate, he long ripped "public office (as) private graft." What would he have made of our current con man catastrophe? In his honor, maybe this: "Patriotism is defending your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."