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Singapore: Where Languages Compete With One Another

August 28, 2017
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Singapore: Where Languages Compete With One Another

Singapore became a nation in 1965. The Prime Minister was Lee Kuan Yew. He spoke English. He rarely spoke Mandarin. He thought a person could master only one language.

Singapore is more than a thousand miles away from China.

More People Are Allergic to Peanuts, Why?

August 23, 2017
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More People Are Allergic to Peanuts, Why?

No one knows for sure how many people are allergic. Scientists only know that the number is growing at a rapid rate.

First, what is the name of the allergy? It is anaphylaxis. People who have it are anaphylactic.

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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.

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

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