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South Africa: The Moment for a Reset is Now

February 19, 2018
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Years ago, South Africa was a nation in apartheid. A white minority controlled the lives of a black majority. It was an evil system and the world condemned it. One result was that nations and companies stopped doing business with

Why China is a Time Bomb

December 13, 2017
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Chinese censorship by Weibo

China has the fastest growing economy in the world. This has been true for more than twenty years. It is now a country of w6ealth. But it is still a country of poverty.

Economists know there

The American Way on Trial

November 1, 2017
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Richard Gates (l.) and Paul Manafort, charged with money laundering and failure to register as foreign agents. Photo credit: AP Top News

It is not hard to find fault elsewhere. China is America’s competitor. It wants to be the biggest

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Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

October 4, 2017
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The automatic rifles used by the mass killer in Las Vegas.

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

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

Dreams Become Nightmares

September 6, 2017
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President Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, rescinds DACA (Dreamer) program. Photo Credit: The Washington Examiner.

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

America’s ‘Dreamers’ Face the End

August 30, 2017
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Dreamers.

There are 800,000 Dreamers. Most of the Dreamers are the children of Mexican adults who crossed the border without papers. Or who overstayed their tourist or school visas.

President Obama signed an executive order. The order said these young

Venezuela Heads Down the Dark Road to Dictatorship

August 2, 2017
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A demonstration against Maduro.

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

Without Papers: Life in America

July 19, 2017
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Undocumented people in Connecticut can get a "drive only" driver's license.
CREDIT HUSHED_LAVINIA / CREATIVE COMMONS

What should a country do? There are millions of people in America who are here without legal documents. This means that at any time, …

Is President Trump Good For Business?

July 17, 2017
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Donald Trump and small business leaders. Duck issues two-for-one regulatory rescission order. Photo: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg

Most of what you read about President Trump and business is about trade and jobs. He wants trade agreements that favor America. He …

Change Comes to America

July 5, 2017
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Houston Community College, Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives Team.

Immigrants change countries. They do this in two ways. As new arrivals, they bring different ways and they have babies.

The babies the new arrivals have will determine the future. They are …

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