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Trump Bows to China

February 13, 2017
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Trump Bows to China

“One China” is a policy honored by America. Donald Trump said he would not be bound by the One China Policy.

One China comes from a historic event of 44 years ago. Until then, the U.S. did not recognize “Red” …

Updating the News: Gambia, Colombia, Myanmar

February 7, 2017
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Updating the News: Gambia, Colombia, Myanmar

Gambia and Gay People

The president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, is gone. He ruled Gambia for twenty-two years. He lost an election. Still, he held on to the office. Troops from other countries surrounded the country. African leaders convinced him …

Trump’s First Commander in Chief Action Fails

February 6, 2017
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Trump’s First Commander in Chief Action Fails

Yemen is a key place to gather intelligence on Al Qaeda. It is a country in distress. Its government is not in charge. It is a dangerous place. Houthi rebels control much of the country. They are allies of Al …

The Awful Plight of the Rohingya People

February 2, 2017
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The Awful Plight of the Rohingya People

The Rohingya are a Muslim ethnic group. Their home is Myanmar (also called Burma). Even though they live in Myanmar, they are not Myanmar citizens. The U.N. says they are the world’s most persecuted minority group.

The Myanmar government invade …

Gambia: Can Soldiers Make Democracy Work?

January 24, 2017
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Gambia: Can Soldiers Make Democracy Work?

The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa. Many just call it Gambia. It has fewer than two million people. It is a poor nation. Many flee the country for a better life elsewhere.

For the last twenty-two years, Yahya …

The Show Starts

January 23, 2017
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The Show Starts

The inauguration is a great American event. It is the peaceful transfer of power. The outgoing and the incoming presidents shake hands. It is a thrill to watch. It happened in Washington, D.C. last Friday.

On Saturday, President Trump went …

Privatization: Remember the Word

January 16, 2017
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Privatization: Remember the Word

What is privatizing? Take something the government does. Turn it over to a private company to do. That is privatization.

Why do this? The first question is what did the service cost the taxpayer? The second question is what is …

Are Mass Killers Crazy?

January 13, 2017
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Are Mass Killers Crazy?

catch 22There is a famous book called “Catch-22.” It is about a World War II American flier. He wants to get out of combat duty. He does this by claiming he not fit to fly because he is crazy. …

Donald Trump Tweets his Supporters

January 10, 2017
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Donald Trump Tweets his Supporters

Donald Trump needs people cheering for him. He fell into something useful with Twitter. He used it to talk to American voters about their problems. His supporters found someone who listens to them.

The U.S. intelligence agencies said Russia hacked …

To Donald Trump, the C.I.A. is the Opposition

December 13, 2016
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To Donald Trump, the C.I.A. is the Opposition

cia-seal

Donald Trump did not like what he was hearing. The C.I.A. issued a report. It said Russia had hacked into the emails of the Democratic and Republican Parties.

That is not a nice thing to hear if you are Donald …

In Brief

Like a Bedtime Snack? What to Eat

bedtime snackMany people enjoy eating before going to...

Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

Acid refluxAcid-reflux is epidemic. Studies show as...

Good Reasons to Vaccinate Infants

VaccinationsParents should have their infants vaccinated. Vaccinations...

Breast Feeding More Important

Breastfeeding is a good idea. Only about a quarter of mothers breastfed forty years ago. Now, more than three-quarters do.  Breastfed infants enjoy greater...

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