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Supermarket halts production in China after six-year-old girl finds plea for help inside card

Tesco says it has suspended production at a factory in China alleged to have forced foreign prisoners to help make charity Christmas cards and also withdrawn them from sale.


December 25, 2019

Ram Dass, a spritual leader and pioneer of the US psychedelic movement, has died at home in Hawaii, aged 88.

Born Richard Alpert, he worked with Timothy Leary in the 1960s on research into LSD at Harvard before travelling to India and studying spiritualism.

He was well k...

At the beginning of the House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry focused on President Trump last month, Stephen Castor, a staffer for the Republican minority offered his thoughts on the situation. Referring to the rough transcript of...

December 21, 2019

President Donald Trump has become only the third president in history to be impeached by the US House of Representatives. 

Another - Richard Nixon - stepped down before certain impeachment.

But none of the others were removed from office. 

So what happened to their popula...

December 21, 2019

President Trump's reelection campaign ripped Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade for a since-deleted tweet that included a photo of four Post reporters with the caption "Merry Impeachmas" on Wednesday night after President Trump was impeached in two nea...

The inspector general report on the Russia investigation was thorough, but it also raised some head-scratching questions

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz created waves in Washington last week with the release of a lengthy report about the origins of...

Impeachment looks like a victory for Democrats, but their lurch left will prove far more consequential.

The Democrats think they’ve just had a big triumph. The president’s been impeached. But Republicans see themselves as gaining the upper hand. 

The House couldn’t lift...

December 14, 2019

Proposed reforms will coddle the old and squeeze the young

After months of talks, endless delays and a week of disruptive strikes, the French government finally unveiled on December 11th its long-promised pension reform. The good news is that it has decided to press ahe...

December 14, 2019

Survey reveals that half of Americans would consider living “off the grid” in order to keep their data safe.

Despite findings, third of respondents admit they still do not take any precautions when shopping online.

NEW YORK — The digital age we all currently live in has...

Just as was true when the Mueller investigation closed without a single American being charged with criminally conspiring with Russia over the 2016 election, Wednesday’s issuance of the long-waited report from the Department of Justice’s Inspector General reveals that...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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