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[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

Death toll rises in worsening Venezuela unrest

 04/25/2017 - 03:51
A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

The Venezuelan Public Ministry on Monday reported that two people died in protests in the western states of Merida and Barinas, one of them being a Merida government official. Opposition is demanding early elections.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:45am
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A woman is seen during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government in Caracas, Venezuela, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Hope is not Lost

 03/29/2017 - 22:49
James Rodriguez after scoring a goal in last years Copa America Centenario. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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With four games left, can Colombia capture a place in the 2018 World Cup?

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:45pm
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James Rodriguez after scoring a goal in last years Copa America Centenario.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Is Philadelphia on the verge of losing its authentic local stores?

 03/21/2017 - 19:05
Shane Confectionery, 110 Market Street, Philadelphia. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

Rex Tillerson will miss Nato talks for China meeting and visit to Russia

 03/21/2017 - 03:46
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not seen) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Mar. 18, 2017. EPA/LINTAO ZHANG / POOL
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The U.S. secretary of state is reportedly considering skipping what would have been his first meeting of NATO foreign ministers in April to attend President Trump’s expected talks with the Chinese president.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:45am
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not seen) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Mar. 18, 2017. EPA/LINTAO ZHANG / POOL

“Tres iguales” – los tres mejores jugadores de Colombia en la final de la UEFA

 04/21/2017 - 15:20
James Rodríguez, Radamel Falcao y Juan Cuadrado se enfrentarán en las finales de la UEFA a principio de Mayo. Fotos: EFE
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Es la primera vez que tres jugadores importantes del Equipo Nacional Colombiano estarán cabeza a cabeza en el Campeonato de la UEFA.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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James Rodríguez, Radamel Falcao y Juan Cuadrado se enfrentarán en las finales de la UEFA a principio de Mayo. Fotos: EFE

"Three of a kind" - Colombia's top three players in the UEFA Finals

 04/20/2017 - 17:43
James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, and Juan Cuadrado, will face off in the UEFA Finals in the upcoming weeks. Fotos: EFE
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The first time that three major power players from the Colombian National Team will go head to head for the UEFA Championship.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, and Juan Cuadrado, will face off in the UEFA Finals in the beginning of May. Fotos: EFE

La esperanza no se ha perdido

 03/30/2017 - 11:46
James Rodríguez tras marcar un gol en la Copa Centenario de América el año pasado. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

In Kensington, the drug trade tells a tale of two neighborhoods

 03/09/2016 - 09:51
Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)

While one side experiences a rapid makeover, the other is still dodging bullets in a notorious drug market.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:30am
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Fall, 2015. An empty baby stroller found in a string of vacant lots frequented by drug users on Hart Lane in northwest Kensington. (All photos by Max Marin unless otherwise noted.)