Wednesday, August 27th
Cease-fire extended, but not on Hamas's terms "After 50 days of fighting that took some 2,200 lives, levelled large areas of the Gaza Strip and paralysed Israel’s south for the summer, Israeli and Palestinian leaders reached an open-ended cease-fire agreement..."
When journalists go missing "In some places, kidnapping and ransom negotiation was so common that there was effectively a functioning market with transparent prices, like a stock exchange."
The law-school scam "For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatised profits and socialised losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare."
Young blood "From teen-targeting vampires to Lady Báthory’s bloodbaths, we love stories of stolen youth. What if it were possible?"
The politics of racial attraction "I’ve run into enough stereotypes about Asian women to know that people can be attracted to me for racist reasons, just as they might reject me for racist reasons."
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