Category: Global Affairs

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Ronald Reagan’s Missing Overcoat

How Reagan’s missing overcoat helped end the Cold War. When Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un at the DMZ, he failed to put something on him as well.

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Socialized Healthcare and Paternalism

When we all pay entirely for everyone else’s healthcare, everyone’s health becomes everyone’s business. This has real consequences for issues of lifestyle freedom, as choices that should only impact my health become issues others can object to.

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This Post Won’t Be Read in China

June the 4th marks 30 years since dreams of democracy were splattered across Tiananmen Square along with the blood of untold number of protestors

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Theresa May Resigns

UK PM Theresa May has announced she will be stepping down effective June 7th.

India 8

An Indian Election

A primer on the Indian presidential election, Indian politics, and Indian history.

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A Vigil for Lyra McKee

Lyra McKee was the personification of Northern Ireland’s post-Troubles potential.

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And Then They Came For the Memes

Those that have argued that online content providers should be regulated are about to get some real world data on what that might look like.

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Linky Friday: Meanwhile, Elsewhere

This week, Linky Friday brings you news from around the world and links to stories about the UK, China, Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan and more

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Whataboutism And Its Victims

We should not try to excuse some wrong behavior or position by pointing to someone else’s wrong behavior.

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Lawsuit in Muthana Case Raises New Issues

A new lawsuit filed by the father of Hoda Muthana throws shade over assumptions about her citizenship- and the narrative that the decision forbidding her return is a Trumpian overreach.

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Muthana?

Some -myself included- are content to let Muthana lie in the bed she made and rest easier with one less person like her on our soil. Others -myself included- begrudgingly look to the law for a determination of the propriety of her return, and find much more gray area than one would hope.

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Russia Today Has a Sad over Facebook Block

How do you say, “Cry me a river” in Russian? Or better yet, sing it in Russian and post to Facebook, which Russia Today’s ‘In the Now’ can no longer do.