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Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

5 Reasons Why Many Scots Will Vote For Independence

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence could mark the end of the United Kingdom, a 307-year-old sovereign state made up of England, Scotland...

In Stunning Twist, England Leaves United Kingdom Instead of Scotland!

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.16.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

It is rumored that the British were forced to make this sudden decision when the Scots threatened to invade England wearing nothing but kilts -- and more disturbingly -- no underwear.

What Does It Mean For Multiethnic Democracies If Scotland Leaves The UK?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

Scotland will vote Thursday on whether to become an independent country. Whatever the outcome, approximately half of the population believes it shou...

"Sí" and "Aye," Entwined

Christine Stoddard | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

My light olive hand clutched a pencil. The florescent lights might as well have been a spotlight. Before the test began, I was faced with every multicultural child's fear: the question of choosing my race or ethnicity.

What Would an Independent Scotland's Foreign Policy Look Like?

Michael Collins | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Michael Collins

On September 18, Scots will go to the polls and decide whether to remain part of the UK. The debate has mostly focused on economics, with banking, oil and debt dominating the discourse. Largely absent from the discussion has been international affairs.

With 48 Hours To Go, Sides In Scottish Referendum Make Final Push

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go u...

Scottish Independence: The Spiritual Implications

Ben Daniel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Ben Daniel

I watched as several members of my home church left for Nicaragua. They went to build houses and schools and to see first-hand what was happening in that small and war-torn nation.

5 Stories On Scotland's Independence Bid You Simply Have To Read

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

Scotland is just three days away from voting on whether it will become independent from the United Kingdom, potentially breaking up the 307-year-old c...

See Scotland Get Ready For Its Historic Vote

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

With mere days left before Scotland's historic vote on independence from the United Kingdom, supporters and opponents launched a final bid to convince...

A Scottish 'Yes' Also Means Exit From The EU And NATO

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pi...

Britain's Prime Minister Heads To Scotland To Warn Against Independence

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

ABERDEEN/LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum th...

The Queen Breaks Her Silence On Scotland's Independence

AP | By GREGORY KATZ | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully abo...

Scottish Independence Coming Down To A Close Vote, Polls Say

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

Two new polls released on Saturday suggest that Scottish support for staying in the United Kingdom is inching ahead of the desire for Scottish indepen...

Immigrant Vote Crucial To Scotland Independence

AP | PAUL KELBIE | Posted 09.13.2014 | World

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — On the south side of Glasgow, in the heartland of Scotland's Asian community, support for independence from the United King...

Thousands Of Unionists March To Keep Scotland In The UK

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Sept 13 (Reuters) - About 12,000 Protestant unionists, including contingents from Northern Ireland, marched through Edinburg...

Week to Week News Quiz for 9/12/14

John Zipperer | Posted 09.12.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Who wants to leave the UK? Who is leaving Poland? Find out by taking our Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: from dove to h...

The Most Important Political Issue You Haven't Heard About

www.cnn.com | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Read More: Scotland, World News

(CNN) -- On September 18, Scots go to the polls to vote on the future of their country. ...

Scotland, Sovereignty and Corporations

David Morris | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

If Scotland does become sovereign it will quickly discover that that sovereignty has been severely restricted by new global rules promoted by increasingly dominant global corporations.

Scotland: Literary Land of Multiple Personalities and Perspectives

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

But in thinking about the choice voters are facing -- to remain Scottish within Britain, or to become solely Scottish -- I was reminded that Scottish writers have been thinking about the themes of split personalities and multiple identities for the past few centuries.

Poll: Opponents Of Scottish Independence Rise To 52 Percent

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

EDINBURGH, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a narrow lead over separatists, a YouGov poll sho...

Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

Scotland Readies For Close Vote On Independence

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

By Angus MacSwan and Alistair Smout EDINBURGH, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The battle for the hearts and heads of the Scottish people intensif...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

The Royal Bank Of Scotland Would Leave Scotland In Case Of Independence

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group sa...