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Does Brazil Have More Crises than America?

May 22, 2017
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Does Brazil Have More Crises than America?

The future of Brazil was on the line. The government wanted the kind of reform that economic markets like and the people do not.

Brazilian President Michel Temer wanted to reduce pensions. He wanted to make the age of …

May 19, 2017
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Turkey’s Erdogan Bring His Police State to Washington

The Turks just voted dictatorial powers to the next Turkish president. Who is that next president likely to be?

Demonstrators hostile to Erdogan were …

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 …

The Sanction Industry: North Korea, Cuba and the USA

May 17, 2017
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The Sanction Industry: North Korea, Cuba and the USA

What do Kim Jong-un of North Korea, Raul Castro of Cuba and President Donald Trump all have in common? All share the view that free markets and free trade threaten their regimes.

For years other governments have placed sanctions on …

Venezuela: A Case Study in Self-Destruction

May 16, 2017
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Venezuela: A Case Study in Self-Destruction

Venezuela once was a rich country. Once it was a democratic country. Once it was a model country. Now Venezuela is on the brink of utter collapse. No one is in charge. The criminals run rampant. The currency is worthless.…

China is Taking Over World Trade – America is Falling Back

May 15, 2017
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China is Taking Over World Trade – America is Falling Back

China has staked a claim. It wants to be the world’s economic superpower. It is proclaiming that global trade is the wave of the future. It is constructing rail lines and tunnels around the world.

It calls its program “One …

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

New South Korean President Vows to Work with North Korea

May 11, 2017
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New South Korean President Vows to Work with North Korea

It sometimes seems like there are three parties in the crisis. They are the U.S., China, and North Korea. There is a fourth party in the crisis. It is South Korea. South Korea just elected a new president. He is

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An Immigrant Artist in America

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