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The New Republic
Elwood, Illinois, has become a vital hub for Amazon, Walnut, and other giant retailers, so why is everyone so miserable - - The rural town south of Chicago is now a crucial stop for Amazon, Wal-Mart, IKEA, Home Depot, and other giant retailers. Developers had promised growth and good jobs. So why is everyone so miserable?
By Alexander Sammon


The Economist
The central bank of Russia shifts its reserves away from the dollar - - The move is part of Russia’s desire to hedge against further American sanctions
By finance & Econ.


The Foreign Policy
Defenders of Human Rights are making a comeback - - With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories
By Kenneth Roth


The New York Times
Marching toward a massacre - - The people of Sudan need the world’s help to protect them from their genocidal president.
By Nickloas Kristof


The National Review
2020 might be a foreign - policy presidential election - - Trump will obviously benefit from a foreign-policy election (that breaks down precisely along the terms
By Jonah Goldberg


The Economist
Why are Gulf countries so interested in the Horn of Africa ? - - Regional rivalries are behind a strengthening of both political and economic ties
By Economist explains


The New York Times
Actually, the numbers show that we need more Immigaration, not less - - By any reasonable metric, “mass” immigration is a myth. The reality is that America desperately needs to pick up the pace of immigration for its economic health.
By Shikha Dalmia


The New York Times
Trump tries to destroy, justice Roberts tries to save, what makes America great - - Our institutions give us strength. Fortunately, people with civic courage are working to protect them.
By Thomas L. Friedman


The Foreign Policy
2019 Global Thinkers - - The first group comprises thinkers who have had enormous impact on the world in the past decade.
By The Foreign Policy


The New York Times
Pompeos anti - Iran tour faces obstacles in the Middle East - - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he pressed Saudi Arabia’s crown prince on Monday on a range of thorny issues
By Edward Wong & Ben Hbbard


 
Immigration - U.S.
The New York Times
Actually, the numbers show that we need more Immigaration, not less - - By any reasonable metric, “mass” immigration is a myth. The reality is that America desperately needs to pick up the pace of immigration for its economic health.
By Shikha Dalima

Turkey - U.S.
The Los Angeles Times
Turkish leader Erdogan snubs U.S. security advisor Bolton over Kurdish fighters - - Turkish media reported that Erdogan refused to meet with Bolton, though a Turkish presidential spokesman said the meeting was “never confirmed.”
By Kareem Fahim

Opinions
The New York Times
Washingtons new power structure - - Only Senate Republicans can make government work
By David Brooks

Opinions
The New York Times
Theodore Roosevelt health care prograssive - - His definition of national greatness included a commitment to helping the sick and the poor. A century after his death, we should follow his lead.
By Patricia O Toole

South East Asia
The Foreign Affairs
The future of Democracy in South Asia - - Why Citizens Must Stay Vigilant
By Paul Staniland

Iran - Trump
The Washington post
They can do what they want - Trumps Iran comments defy the position of his top aides -- The president’s statement offered the latest illustration of the dramatic gyrations that have characterized his foreign policy and fueled questions about whether his senior advisers are implementing his policies or pursuing their own agendas
By Missy Ryan & John Hudson

Opinions
The New York Times
The Morality of selfism - - The Gospel of Saint You.
By David Brooks

Opinions
The New Republic
Changing our minds - - Two writers talk about when they get it wrong—and what it means for the art of criticism
By Josephine Livingstone & Jeet Heer

Opinions
The New York Times
Why the world needs America and China to get along - - Only Washington and Beijing, working together, can slow climate change and the spread of nuclear weapons
By Robert E. Robin

Essay
The Economist
The return of gleaning in the modern world - - How much can an ancient practice do to alleviate hunger?
By Print Edition

Gaza
The Guardian
Palestinian superbug epidemic could spread, say doctors - - Medics say antibiotics shortage stops them following protocols to fight drug-resistant bacteria
By Madlen Davies & Emma Graham - Harrison

U.S. - Racial tension
The Washington Post
Why it took a century to pass an anti - Lynching law - - A century of political organizing could not overcome a powerful tool of white supremacy — until now
By Louis P.Masur

Trump - The Mexico Wall
The Washington Post
Trump repeats threat to close Southern border amid budget stalemate - - President Trump, who canceled plans to travel to Mar-a-Lago for the holidays, also vowed on Twitter to halt aid to several Latin American countries. The partial government shutdown is in Day 7, with little progress expected until the new year.
By Felicia Sonmez

Opinions
The New York Times
The unexpected uses of hope - - Facing death, I felt the connection between the past and the present more deeply than I ever thought I would.
By Kate Bowler

Liberal World
The Economist
Ten Pieces that look at the future of Liberalism - - A selection of highlights from Open Future, an initiative to foster debate in The Economist’s 175th year
By open Future

Israel - Netanyahu
The Washington Post
Netanyahu could soon be Israels longest - serving prime minister - despite decade of scandals - - Controversies have dogged him since his first stint in power more than two decades ago. His ability to survive allegations of corruption may be his most impressive feat.
By Adam Tylor

Lebanon
The Economist
Why Lebanon struggles to form governments - - Deep divisions mean agreeing on anything takes time
By The Economist Explains

Argument
The Foreign Policy
Trump leaves behind mess for Afghan to clean up - - Reports of the withdrawal of U.S. troops took Afghans by surprise. And it gives the Taliban exactly what they want.
By Ashley Jackson

News Analysis
The Washington Post
U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria is a - dream come true for the Iranians - - - Iran expected to expand its reach across the Middle East amid U.S. exit plan
By Liz Sly & Loveday Morris

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How Artificial intelligence The Coming Competition Between Digital Authoritarianism and Liberal Democracy
By Nicholas Blanford


Clean Energy
The New York Times
The green new deal rises again - - It was a good idea that didn’t catch on in 2007. Now we’re running out of time.
By Thomas L. Friedman

Iran -- Hostages
The Washington Post
Post Journalist and family to testify against Iran, detailing brutal captivity - - Three years after his dramatic release, the Rezaians’ damages case is set to go before a U.S. judge on Tuesday.
By Spencer S. HSu

Childhood
The Economist
Why children lives have changed radically in just a few decades - - Childhood has changed out of all recognition, says Barbara Beck. What does that mean for children, parents and society at large?
By Print Edition

Analysis
The New York Times
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and economics of soaking the rich - - What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about tax policy? A lot.
By Paul Krugman

Argument
The Foreign Policy
30 years after the Rushdie Fatwa, Europe is moving backward - - Blasphemy laws have been given new life on the continent.
By Jacob Mchangama, Sara Mclaughlin

Iran - Missile Test
The Washington Post
Pomeo warns Iran on satellite launches he says could aid missile technology - - The United States believes Iran’s satellite launches are a cover for its ballistic missile testing.
By Carol Morello

Pakistan - Poverty
The Los Angeles Times
Hungry, drought-stricken corner of Pakistan is a land where ‘humans don’t have water to drink’ - - In 2013, the government optimistically built the Chiltan dam outside Quetta, the provincial capital, to provide water for villages like Qilli Haji Ishaq Khan, where Hameed lives. But with little rain since then, the dam has been of scant value.
By Shah Meer Bloch

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trumps foreign policy is here to stay - - Democrats have the upper hand to take the White House—but whoever wins may have to adopt the current occupant's worldview.
By James Traub

Analysis
The Washington Post
Why Trump reigns as king Cyrus - - The Christian right doesn’t like the president only for his judges. They like his style
By Katherine Stewart

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The new face of terrorism in 2019 - - Forget the Middle East—it’s time to prepare for attacks from the former Soviet Union.
By Vera Mironova

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
10 conflicts to watch in 2019 - - China’s bike-sharing firms were supposed to be the next big thing. What happened?
By Robert Malley

Analysis
The Washington Post
Why it took a century to pass an anti - Lynching law - - A century of political organizing could not overcome a powerful tool of white supremacy — until now
By Lowis P. Masur

Analysis
The Economist
The elite that failed - - Britain’s political crisis exposes the inadequacy of its leaders
By Print Edition

Opinions
The New York Times
The unexpected uses of hope - - Facing death, I felt the connection between the past and the present more deeply than I ever thought I would
By Kate Bowler

Iran - Economic Crisis
The New York Times
Irans economic crisis drags down the Middle Class almost overnight - - Between inflation and a currency collapse, lives have been turned upside down, seemingly overnight. Many blame the government — and President Trump
By Thomas Erdbrink

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
The end of the Democratic Century - - Autocracy's Global Ascendance
By Yascha Mounk & Roberta Stefan Foa

Opinions
The New York Times
The threat in the White House - - With the impetuous decisions that drove Jim Mattis into retirement, President Trump does more to undermine American national security than any foreign adversary
By Susan E. Rice

News Analysis
The National Review
Conservative Facts - - The problem conservatism faces these days is that many of the loudest voices have decided to embrace the meanness while throwing away the facts.
By Jonah Goldberg

Opinions
The New York Times
None of Us desirve Citzenship - - On what moral grounds can we deny others rights, privileges and opportunities that we did not earn ourselves?
By Nicholle Alexander

News Analysis
The New York Times
Syria pullout by U.S. tilts Mideast toward Iran and Russia,isolating Israel - - President Trumps decision to pull American troops from Syria clears the way for Iran to expand its influence & leaves Israel alone
By David M. Hallifinger



    
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