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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

A Good Story About America

August 16, 2017
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A Good Story About America

Most Americans agree on one thing. The merits of a person should be the most important quality. That is the road to success.

But it is not easy. Now comes a story out of the United States Military Academy.

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.

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

A Trump Abroad

May 25, 2017
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A Trump Abroad

The headline of this article is a word play on the title of a book written by Mark Twain. He is one of the most famous American writers. Twain wrote “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn.” He also wrote “A Tramp …

Erdogan Brings His Police State to Washington

May 19, 2017
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Erdogan Brings His Police State to Washington

The Turks had voted to give dictatorial powers to the next Turkish president. It is sure to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Many said there was a lot of fraud in the election.

President Trump was one of the first …

Is Trump Unraveling?

May 18, 2017
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Is Trump Unraveling?

Three big events make many people think Trump is unraveling.

The firing of James Comey

The job of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) is law enforcement. Its oversight includes the federal government. James. Comey was the head of the …

Are Neo-Nazis Hiding in the German Army?

May 12, 2017
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Are Neo-Nazis Hiding in the German Army?

Germany has the past with which it reckons. It is the memory of fascism, Hitler, and the Nazi regime. It is World War II and the Holocaust.

Over the years Germany has come to address its past. It is building

Can the U.S. Launch Missiles When It Wants To and Where It Wants To?

May 10, 2017
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Can the U.S. Launch Missiles When It Wants To and Where It Wants To?

The U.S. sent missiles to take out a Syrian airfield. It was in response to Syria using chemical weapons. The U.S. action pleased many people in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Suppose the Prime Minister of Australia did the same? Can …

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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

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New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

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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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