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The Next War is Starting in Iraq

October 18, 2017
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The Next War is Starting in Iraq

The Kurdish are people of the Middle East. About half of the Kurds live in Turkey. Most of the rest of the Kurds live in Iraq and Iran. A smaller group lives in Syria.

In Iraq, most Kurds live in

America and Iran: Trump’s Foreign Policy Feeds His Base

October 16, 2017
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America and Iran: Trump’s Foreign Policy Feeds His Base

Few nations agree with President Trump about the Iran deal. The deal keeps Iran from making a nuclear weapon for a decade. Iran says it does not want a nuclear weapon. It made the deal to free up money held

Essay

Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

October 4, 2017
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Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

Q. What does the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?

A. It is a few sentences in the Constitution. They let a madman kill and wound hundreds of people who are attending a concert.

Q. How does it do

Dreamers Versus Democrats

October 2, 2017
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Dreamers Versus Democrats

There is an old saying in politics, “Do not let the ‘perfect’ be the enemy of the ‘good.’” It means that compromise has to happen for a law to pass. A case in point is the issue of the ‘dreamers.’

Debate About Trump: Why Does He Do It?

September 25, 2017
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Debate About Trump: Why Does He Do It?

Most Americans love to sing the National Anthem at ball games. For one reason, it means the game is about to start. For another reason, Americans are patriots.

But what if you have a reason not to stand and sing?

What is Ethnic Cleansing? Why are the Rohingya targeted?

September 20, 2017
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What is Ethnic Cleansing? Why are the Rohingya targeted?

Ethnic cleansing is when one group or government tries to wipe out another. It tends to be the bigger against, the smaller.

The reasons behind ethnic cleansing usually are religious. Twenty-five years ago Muslims and Christians went after each other

Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

September 18, 2017
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Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

North Korea says it may use nuclear weapons on its enemies. It regards South Korea, Japan, and the United States as enemies. They are the targets.

The United Nations has been clear. The law does not allow North Korea to

Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

September 13, 2017
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Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

There is an old saying, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” It means people and countries can agree on some things. Even when they disagree on other things.

Take Malaysia and the United States. The two nations are different from one another.

Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Admissions Program (DACA). The Dreamers' Program.

Dreams Become Nightmares

September 6, 2017
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Dreams Become Nightmares

Dreamers came to the U.S. as children with their parents. The parents were here without legal documents. President Obama said the Dreamers could stay and go to school and work.

President Trump has now said they cannot. There are about

On U.S. Labor Day, September 4, 2017

World News Roundup

September 4, 2017
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World News Roundup

Myanmar

The Rohingya are a Muslim community. They live in Myanmar where the majority religion is Buddhist. For many years the Rohingya have been subject to abuse by the Buddhist majority. Thousands have left for Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a majority …

Features

Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have...

Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

Many suffer from migraine headaches. One wrote:

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things...

Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

Big money may be able to make big things happen. The Bloomberg, Gates and Zuckerberg foundations are getting together. They...

Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

There is an old song that goes:

“Lucky, lucky, lucky me, I’m a lucky son of a...

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