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Race in America: White Privilege – White Despair

March 24, 2017
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Race in America: White Privilege – White Despair

In parts of the Middle East and Africa, life is cheap. Violence and hunger strike down hundreds of thousands every year. At the same time, thousands seek a new life because they have the will to live.

Life is much …

You may not need an army

China Out to Rule the World – With Influence and Money

March 23, 2017
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China Out to Rule the World – With Influence and Money

Influence in Australia

Australia is a long-time friend of the United States. America may not be the friend to Australia in the years ahead that it has been in the past. Some experts in Australia say the future is China. …

China Going to Market — The U.S.A.

March 22, 2017
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China Going to Market — The U.S.A.

President Trump has it all wrong. It is true that big companies care about tariffs. But tariffs are matters of politics.  Lowering trade barriers is a trend across the world.

Big companies know a lot about their own businesses. They …

Words matter

Trump Foreign Policy Takes Shape – A Rough Start

March 21, 2017
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Trump Foreign Policy Takes Shape – A Rough Start

The new U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, went to South Korea and China. What did he change?

Here are some of the things he said and what they did or did not mean.

About North Korea

In South Korea, …

Voters Reject the “Dutch Trump”

March 20, 2017
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Voters Reject the “Dutch Trump”

People around the world watched the Dutch election. Geert Wilders was one candidate. He said the kinds of things Donald Trump said in his presidential campaign. He indicated that he loathed Muslims and immigrants. He wanted the Netherlands to leave …

Selling Kids on Vegetables

March 18, 2017
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Selling Kids on Vegetables

How to get kids to eat vegetables? Marketing is the answer. You can call it tricks or just good ideas. Whatever works.

School lunchrooms are the testing place. Here are some of the things they are doing.

Fruits and vegetables …

American School Wars (2)

March 17, 2017
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American School Wars (2)

How we got here.

The last seventy years saw a lot of change in American education. The first great change came in 1954 from the U.S. Supreme Court. It was Brown vs. Board of Education. The Court ruled that “separate …

American School Wars (1)

March 16, 2017
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American School Wars (1)

Where America is Now.

Kids go to school to learn how to succeed in life. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are the basic skills they need. That is the easy part to describe.

The background. For many years, the states oversaw …

Millions will lose health insurance, but...

Republican Health Care Plan Saves Money

March 15, 2017
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Republican Health Care Plan Saves Money

Everyone waited for the CBO report on the cost of the Republican’s American Health Plan. It came out Monday. It showed that over time the plan would save money. Saving money is big news. Republicans welcomed the finding.

There was …

Features

Watch That Juice Drinking

Of course, you thought fresh orange juice was good for you and your children. Who does not? Some experts do not.

A good many Americans...

Do You Feel Well? Do You Feel Good?

Health is mind and body. It is also the world around you.

The good in germs

 A human begins life in the...

How to Add Three Years to Your Life

The results are in. An hour of running adds seven hours to your life. The effect does not get much greater if you run...

News on Skin Cancer

The lighter your skin, the more freckles, and moles you have, the greater your chance of having skin cancer.

A new study said we need...

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