Over three centuries the union between Scotland and England has survived skirmishes, rivalries and, last year, a nail-biting referendum. But increasingly, Scotland is its own country. It will soon decide its own income-tax levels and bands, control half the receipts from the VAT sales tax and set some welfare payments http://econ.st/1FFtc6U
Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.
By RAVI SOMAIYA
John R. MacArthur, of Harper's Magazine, is part of a small group of publishers who say they believe that the Internet is bad for writers and readers.
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On Dec. 24, 1992, President Bush pardoned former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and five others in the Iran-Contra scandal.
The emerging business model is now the metered paywall: a few free articles entice readers, but they must pay if they want more (a model used by The Economist and the New York Times, among others). Paywalls have doubled in America this year. Other outlets are banding together to charge for access. Piano Media, a Slovakian firm, lets users buy access to multiple websites, TV and radio stations in a single country for a flat fee. It pays publishers in proportion to time spent by users on their sites. Such ideas may work better than hoping for a cheque from Google.
A person need never have assessed the evidence for anything in order to be rich in opinion. On the contrary. Sometimes, sad to say, one even goes on assenting to sentences that contradict one another. This, however, is because inconsistency is not always obvious. We can no longer believe all of a set of sentences to be true once we know them to be in contradiction with one another, since contradiction requires one or another of them to be false.
Murdoch Finalizes Paywall for Two British Papers
By MATTHEW SALTMARSH
The Times and The Sunday Times of London will sell daily and weekly subscriptions to users of a combined Web site starting in June.
A pay wall (or paywall) blocks access to a webpage with a window requiring payment. Web sites that use them include some owned by periodical publications.
In 2002 the Financial Times started charging for Web access to published stories. 
In the UK, MoneyWeek started using a paywall in 2005. Now sixty per cent of the magazine content stays behind the subscriber paywall for one month. This includes cover stories and in-depth articles. Managing Director, Toby Bray says they are keen to emulate the FT.com model which gives access to a certain number of articles per month across the entire site.
The Wall Street Journal is the last major newspaper in the USA to still have its website behind a pay wall.[contradiction] The Journal has almost one million paying online readers, which generates about $65 million a year.  
Pay walls removedNew York Times had a subscription program, TimesSelect, which charged $49.95 a year, or $7.95 a month, for online access to the newspaper's archives. In 2007 paid subscriptions were earning $10 million, but if every reader who reached the pay wall had entered the site, ad revenue would have been higher. 2010}} In 2007 The New York Times dropped the pay wall to its post 1980 archive. Pre 1980 articles in a pdf format are still behind the pay wall, but an abstract of most articles is available for free. 
In 2008 the Atlantic Monthly dropped its pay wall. 
First click freeOn December 1, 2009 Google announced changes to their "first click free" program which is running since 2008 and allows users e.g. of the Wall Street Journal to find and read articles behind a paywall. The reader's first click to the content is free, and the number after that would be set by the content provider.
- The act of contradicting.
- The state of being contradicted.
- A denial.
- Inconsistency; discrepancy.
- Something that contains contradictory elements.