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Qatar is a Ticking Time Bomb

June 28, 2017
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Qatar is a Ticking Time Bomb

Arab nations cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties with Qatar a few weeks ago. They issued a list of harsh demands. The demands include:

  • Abandon ties with Islamist terror organizations,
  • Provide information about their fundingof political groups,
  • Shut down

Is Venezuela Going the Way of Cuba?

June 26, 2017
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Is Venezuela Going the Way of Cuba?

Democracy looks like this. The people elect the representatives and leaders. Sometimes the vote does not turn out too well. Almost twenty years ago the people of Venezuela elected Hugo Chávez. He won by a landslide.

Chavez said he would …

President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

June 19, 2017
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President Trump, Inc., a Lawful Business?

An emolument is a gift. The U.S. Constitution says:

                         “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from

Tough Talk, Little Action on “Vetting” Visa Applicants

June 14, 2017
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Tough Talk, Little Action on “Vetting” Visa Applicants

President Trump worries about terrorists coming to the United States.

He signed two travel bans naming only some Muslim majority countries. The reason for the bans? Trump says it was...

James Comey’s America

June 12, 2017
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James Comey’s America

Most countries have their own FBI. These agencies deal with criminals and spies in the homeland.

James A. Comey was head of the FBI until his recent firing by President...

Arab States Break Ties with Qatar, an Arab State

June 7, 2017
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Arab States Break Ties with Qatar, an Arab State

There is an old story.

A scorpion asks a camel to give him a ride on its back across the Jordan River. The camel says, “If I do that you...

Venezuela Gets a Payday Loan

June 5, 2017
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Venezuela Gets a Payday Loan

You know how payday loans work. You borrow money because you think you will be able to pay it back with your next paycheck. The interest rate is high,...

The Undocumented are Easy Targets

May 31, 2017
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The Undocumented are Easy Targets

In the United States, voters decide elections. Two groups of people are easy to dismiss. They are those who do not vote and those who cannot vote.

The undocumented are...

Reality Meets Reality in Global Trading

May 26, 2017
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Reality Meets Reality in Global Trading

Harley-Davidson is the Harley Davidson of motorcycles. It is a symbol of America. It is a big motorcycle with the roar of a lion.

President Trump greeted executives of the...

Features

How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can...

An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most...

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