With control of the House and the Senate too close to call, Republicans and Democrats are falling back on an American tradition: negative campaigning. There’s no doubt that it works, but does it have any other redeeming characteristics? Does it increase partisan mistrust that makes it harder to govern? Plus, Israel stage a retaliatory assault in Northern Gaza, and a Turkish intellectual is cleared of insulting Islam with remarks about 5000-year old Sumerian culture.
As Close Elections Go Down to the Wire, Campaigns Go Negative
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Turkish Archeologist Acquitted of Insulting Muslim Women
A 92-year old Turkish archeologist has been cleared of insulting Muslim women and inciting religious hatred with remarks about ancient Sumerian priestesses, but she is only...
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