Monthly Archives: November 2018

How Tariffs Work- and Why China Won’t See a Bill – The New York Times

By Jim Tankersley Nov. 29, 2018 President Trump frequently promotes the idea that when the United States places a tariff on an import from another country, that other country directly pays the bill. He’s wrong, but he keeps saying it. … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Is Wrong About the General Motors Bailout – By Steven Rattner – The New York Times

By Steven Rattner Mr. Rattner was counselor to the Treasury secretary and head of the White House Auto Task Force in the Obama administration. Nov. 28, 2018,    149 The empty parking lot at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, … Continue reading

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Opinion | France’s New Protest Movement Is Tailor Made for the Macron Era – By Agnès C. Poirier – The New York Times

By Agnès C. Poirier Ms. Poirier is a writer and political commentator. Nov. 28, 2018 A member of the Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Vests movement, at a protest against rising fuel taxes, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Saturday. Credit … Continue reading

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Opinion | We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate – by Thomas Friedman – The New York Times

There are now more climate refugees, economic migrants searching for work and political refugees just searching for order than at any point since World War II, nearly 70 million people according to the International Rescue Committee, and 135 million more … Continue reading

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The American Casualties of Trump’s Trade War – By Guy Lawson – The New York Times

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By Guy Lawson Nov. 28, 2018 “Sam Cobb was surprised to see so many people lined up for a hearing at the International Trade Commission in Washington on the morning of Monday, Aug.…

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The Insect Apocalypse Is Here – By Brooke Jarvis – The New York Times

Image and story from NYT Magazine Dec 1, 2018 “Because insects are legion, inconspicuous and hard to meaningfully track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before was more felt than documented. People noticed it by canals or … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil- Guns and Morals – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Nov. 20, 2018,   666 President Trump speaking to reporters on Tuesday. Credit Tom Brenner for The New York Times Image President Trump speaking to reporters on Tuesday.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times “I … Continue reading

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Is There Hope for These Great Apes? – By James Gorman – The New York Times

By James Gorman Nov. 19, 2018,    5 Last Thursday there was a bit of good news relating to the impending extinction and destruction of everything. The mountain gorilla, a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla, was upgraded from critically endangered … Continue reading

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As Slums Teeter in Marseille- a Poverty Crisis Turns Deadly – By Adam Nossiter – The New York Times

By Adam Nossiter Nov. 19, 2018,     9 comments “MARSEILLE, France — The red-helmeted marine firefighter was firm. “Right,” he told the anxious families gathered around him, “we’re closing up the building.” Bewildered and frightened, they climbed the darkened, rickety … Continue reading

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Brexit for the Non-Brit: What Is It- and Why Can’t They Get It Done? – by Stephen Castle – The New York Times

Why Is a Compromise So Elusive? The Achilles’ heel of a Brexit deal is the border between Ireland, a member of the European Union, and Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom. For years, this border was militarized because of … Continue reading

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