Monthly Archives: March 2016

When the Necessary Is Impossible, by Tom Friedman – The New York Times

“ISIS is a rocket whose guidance system is a direct descendant of the puritanical, anti-Shiite, anti-pluralistic Saudi Wahhabi ideology, and its fuel system is a direct reaction to Shiite Iran’s aggressive push to keep Iraqi Sunnis permanently weak. As long … Continue reading

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Trump’s New World Disorder, by Roger Cohen – The New York Times

“Goodbye to all that. Now we know that Donald Trump would rip up the post-1945 world order, trash an “obsolete” NATO, lean toward a Japan with nukes rather than the “one-sided agreement” that leaves the United States responsible for Japanese … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s Battle With Tuberculosis – The New York Times

HANOI, VIETNAM — Dr. Bui Xuan Hiep, the head of tuberculosis control in this city’s Hoang Mai district, paged proudly through a large handwritten patient log.“This district’s cure rate averages 90 percent,” he said. Still, Dr. Bui could see problems.Seven … Continue reading

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Trade, Labor, and Politics, by Paul Krugman – The New York Times

“There are a lot of things about the 2016 election that nobody saw coming, and one of them is that international trade policy is likely to be a major issue in the presidential campaign. What’s more, the positions of the … Continue reading

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Obama: The Anti-Anti-Nuke President – The New York Times

“NEXT week President Obama will welcome world leaders to Washington for his fourth Nuclear Security Summit, a biennial event he initiated to mobilize global action to prevent terrorists from acquiring atomic bombs.As this is Mr. Obama’s last such meeting on … Continue reading

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John McCain: Salute to a Communist, by John McCain – The New York Times

“AN interesting obituary appeared in The New York Times recently, though the death of its subject last month was largely unnoticed beyond his family and friends. That’s not surprising. Delmer Berg wasn’t a celebrity. He wasn’t someone with great wealth … Continue reading

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Irish Spring, by Tim Egan – The New York Times

“The ghost of African-American slavery was never far from the history-making of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And yet King never lost his skill to cast that institutional crime in the bigger picture, a forward-looking thrust. “The arc … Continue reading

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Trade and Tribulation. by Paul Krugman –  The New York Times

“To make sense of the debate over trade, there are three things you need to know.The first is that we have gotten to where we are — a largely free-trade world — through a generations-long process of international diplomacy, going … Continue reading

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Dangerous World, Serious Leaders Bombast is hollow, braggadocio is meaningless. This country needs its most stable and steady hands to guide it. nytimes.com|By Charles M. Blow

Dangerous World, Serious Leaders Bombast is hollow, braggadocio is meaningless. This country needs its most stable and steady hands to guide it. nytimes.com|By Charles M. Blow Comments at NYT and Facebook. David Lindsay Thank you Charles Blow for an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Read Hillary Clinton’s Speech to AIPAC | TIME

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“And here is a third choice. Will we keep working toward a negotiated peace or lose forever the goal of two states for two peoples? Despite many setbacks, I remain convinced that peace…

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