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The Politics of ‘Comfort Women’

April 4, 2017
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The Politics of ‘Comfort Women’

World War II was a nightmare. Not all the suffering resulted in death. Japan was a harsh war nation. Among its evil deeds was the forced use of Korean women to give comfort to Japanese soldiers.

The story resounds to …

Democracy or Populism as Venezuela Continues to Slide  

April 3, 2017
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Democracy or Populism as Venezuela Continues to Slide  

Venezuela is a failing country. Its people have little food to eat. Prices are rising. There are no jobs. As oil prices fall, no money is coming in. People want to get out, not into, Venezuela.

The country elected Hugo …

One Risk of Being Famous

April 1, 2017
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One Risk of Being Famous

Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-famous soccer star. If you are famous, they will name things after you. For example, an airport. The Madeira International Airport in Portugal is now the Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo.

What comes with an airport? Perhaps a …

Racism in India

March 31, 2017
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Racism in India

There was a rumor about African students. They sold drugs to a young Indian student who later died from an overdose. There was a candlelight vigil for the dead student.

Troublemakers in the crowd convinced the mourners to charge into …

How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

March 30, 2017
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How to Get Ahead in a Community College 

It is one thing to get into a community college. It is another to get credits for courses

Many students are ill-prepared. They may not be ready for college-level work. They must take remedial courses. Most remedial courses are for …

One Expensive President

March 29, 2017
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One Expensive President

President Trump said he would not take a salary. It is four hundred thousand dollars. That is, he said he will contribute his salary at the end of the year.

The Secret Service guards the president and his family. It …

The Biggest Difference Between Russia and America: Freedom

March 28, 2017
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The Biggest Difference Between Russia and America: Freedom

The right to petition the government. It is in the U.S. Constitution. Not so in Russia. “Unsanctioned stationary gatherings” are not allowed in Russia. That means no demonstrations in a public square.

Thousands of Russians staged a “walk” on Sunday. …

A brief history

The American Health Care “System” 

March 27, 2017
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The American Health Care “System” 

The word system is in quotes for a reason. There is no “system.” The Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) did not create a system. It is a program to extend health insurance to people who do not have insurance.

There …

Most Cancer is Due to “Bad Luck”

March 25, 2017
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Most Cancer is Due to “Bad Luck”

When someone who does not smoke, says that he or she has cancer, it is often a surprise. There does not seem to be a reason. A new study about cancer also has a surprise. It is that most cases …

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