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Dreamers Versus Democrats

October 2, 2017
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Dreamers Versus Democrats

There is an old saying in politics, “Do not let the ‘perfect’ be the enemy of the ‘good.’” It means that compromise has to happen for a law to pass. A case in point is the issue of the ‘dreamers.’

Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

September 29, 2017
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Junk Food Sales Slowing in the U.S.A.? Sell to the World 

The world is getting richer. This means more people are working. And it means there is less time to prepare meals from traditional sources.This fits well with a huge effort food companies are making to feed the world. And to …

Children are Pawns at the Border

September 27, 2017
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Children are Pawns at the Border

When he ran for president, Donald Trump had harsh things to say about America. He said the country was a “disaster.” Over the years, hundreds of thousands thought otherwise. People have poured over the border from Mexico and

Debate About Trump: Why Does He Do It?

September 25, 2017
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Debate About Trump: Why Does He Do It?

Most Americans love to sing the National Anthem at ball games. For one reason, it means the game is about to start. For another reason, Americans are patriots.

But what if you have a reason not to stand and sing?

Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

September 22, 2017
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Migraine Headaches: Go Away!

Many suffer from migraine headaches. One wrote:

If you’ve never had a migraine, I have two things to say to you:

 1) You’re damn lucky.

2) You can’t begin to imagine how awful they are.

Millions of people get migraine

What is Ethnic Cleansing? Why are the Rohingya targeted?

September 20, 2017
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What is Ethnic Cleansing? Why are the Rohingya targeted?

Ethnic cleansing is when one group or government tries to wipe out another. It tends to be the bigger against, the smaller.

The reasons behind ethnic cleansing usually are religious. Twenty-five years ago Muslims and Christians went after each other

Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

September 18, 2017
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Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

North Korea says it may use nuclear weapons on its enemies. It regards South Korea, Japan, and the United States as enemies. They are the targets.

The United Nations has been clear. The law does not allow North Korea to

Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

September 15, 2017
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Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

Big money may be able to make big things happen. The Bloomberg, Gates and Zuckerberg foundations are getting together. They will spend $225 million on health programs.

Why heart diseases and epidemics? The director of the project says those two

Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

September 13, 2017
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Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

There is an old saying, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” It means people and countries can agree on some things. Even when they disagree on other things.

Take Malaysia and the United States. The two nations are different from one another.

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Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high...

Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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