World leaders no longer have to wait for aliens to show up with apocalyptic threats and mysterious weapons. We are perfectly capable of destroying the planet ourselves without outside help.
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The United States acts as if it owns the world.
Wouldn't it be nice if the U.S. government took a cue from the Europeans or even from our own history to come up with a more visionary stimulus package?
The selective ignorance of the Bush administration--and its preference that the media and the public follow suit--has brought us to our current impasse.
While the media debates endlessly whether America can overcome racism and sexism and finally elect an African-American commander-in-chief or a female to the White House, there’s been very little consideration of what it might mean to have a former missionary in the Oval Office.
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If I want to command the attention of my friends at a bar or a restaurant, I don't say, "Hey, I've got this great analysis to share with you."
If you're going to throw rocks at the government, you'd better dress up for the occasion.
For all the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics and the high performance of Taiwan’s economy, the island is something of an embarrassment to the international community. Taiwan looks like a state. It acts like a state. But only two dozen other countries recognize Taiwan as a state.
When the Bush administration tried earlier to push through a comprehensive immigration reform bill, anti-immigrant groups unleashed a grassroots protest over the proposed amnesty measures and helped to defeat the bill.