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What is Going On With Trump?

August 21, 2017
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What is Going On With Trump?

About ten days have passed since the march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The march of neo-Nazis and white nationalists tell us something is going on in this country. Sure, the march was anti-black people. And it was anti-Jewish people. And it

White Nationalists Riot in Virginia – Where does President Trump Stand?

August 14, 2017
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White Nationalists Riot in Virginia – Where does President Trump Stand?

America is the land of freedom of speech. The law protects rallies and marches by everyone. This includes white supremacists and neo-Nazis. The protection is in the First Amendment. It ensures the right to free speech. Rallies are as American

Venezuela: Is a Class War Within the Military Underway?

August 9, 2017
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Venezuela: Is a Class War Within the Military Underway?

Things are getting worse in Venezuela. The Maduro government is trying to take full control. People who disagree are going to prison. Food and medicine shortages are growing. Crime, inflation, and unemployment are rising. How does this dictator stay in

China and America: Two Ways of Free Speech

August 7, 2017
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China and America: Two Ways of Free Speech

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech. It guarantees not just the right to make free speech, but the right to hear free speech.

The internet is one path to free speech in America.

Venezuela Heads Down the Dark Road to Dictatorship

August 2, 2017
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Venezuela Heads Down the Dark Road to Dictatorship

A rigged referendum is all it takes. Some Venezuelans went to the polls last Sunday. They voted for a national assembly to rewrite the constitution. The new constitution would give absolute power to the president. If this sounds like Turkey’s

The North Korean Plan for Victory

July 31, 2017
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The North Korean Plan for Victory

Will North Korea go to war against the United States? If it does, it is a war it will lose. Then why are the North Koreans trying to make it seem like they will? Experts see a “plan” behind what

For China, ‘Iran is at the Center of Everything’

July 26, 2017
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For China, ‘Iran is at the Center of Everything’

The idea of ‘America First’ does not impress the world. It is giving other countries the chance to fill the gap left by President Trump’s bombast. For example, Trump is tearing up trade agreements. The rest of the world is

Made in America Week? There are No Maids in America. What?

July 24, 2017
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Made in America Week? There are No Maids in America. What?

There are three hundred and twenty-five million people in America. Donald Trump cannot find any of them to fill some jobs at his fancy resort in Florida.

Last week was “Made in America” week. The event is a celebration of …

Without Papers: Life in America

July 19, 2017
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Without Papers: Life in America

What should a country do? There are millions of people in America who are here without legal documents. This means that at any time, for any reason, they can find themselves detained and deported.

Do not look to the federal

The meaning of the G20 meeting

America in the World

July 12, 2017
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America in the World

From the end of World War II to today, America and Europe have worked together as partners. The common enemy was Russia. But Russia was not the only reason for the alliance.

The nations shared many values. Free elections and …

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