politics

[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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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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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. 

Obama: ​​​​​​​"So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?"

 04/25/2017 - 02:39
Former US President Barack Obama participates in a 'conversation on community organizing and civic engagement' at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 24 April 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

March for Science: Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump

 04/24/2017 - 03:12
Tens of thousands of protestors walk along Constitution Avenue during the March for Science in Washington, DC, USA, 22 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Face to Face: French Voters Choose Centrist and Far-Right Candidates for Presidency

 04/24/2017 - 02:17
French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Emmanuel Macron (Center) and Marine Le Pen (far right) advanced to the runoff in France’s presidential elections on May 7. After the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the US vote for the political novice Donald Trump as president, the French presidential race is the latest election to shake up establishment politics by kicking out the figures that stood for the status quo. 

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:00am
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French presidential election candidate for the 'En Marche!' (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

[OP-ED]: Who loves free trade? We do -- sometimes

 04/21/2017 - 08:16
Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE
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Everyone “knows” that Americans have soured on free trade and globalization, as President Trump keeps saying. 

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am
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Outgoing Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustin Carstens (i), along with Brookings Institute of Economic Studies expert David Wessel (d) speak at a conference organized by the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Carstens said today that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) requested by the US Can offer a win-win situation for all member countries. EFE

[OP-ED]: ¿A quién le gusta el libre comercio? A nosotros—a veces

 04/21/2017 - 08:14
 El Gobernador saliente del Banco de México, Agustin Carstens (i), junto al experto en Estudios Económicos del Instituto Brookings David Wessel (d) hablanen una conferencia organizada por el centro de estudios Brookings Institution en Washington, DC (EEUU). Carstens, dijo hoy que la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) que pide EE.UU. puede ofrecer una situación beneficiosa para todos los países miembros. EFE
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Todo el mundo “sabe” que los norteamericanos están más reacios al libre comercio y la globalización, tal como lo repite el presidente Trump.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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 El Gobernador saliente del Banco de México, Agustin Carstens (i), junto al experto en Estudios Económicos del Instituto Brookings David Wessel (d) hablanen una conferencia organizada por el centro de estudios Brookings Institution en Washington, DC (EEUU). Carstens, dijo hoy que la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) que pide EE.UU. puede ofrecer una situación beneficiosa para todos los países miembros. EFE

[OP-ED]: ‘Sexual paranoia’ arrives on campus

 04/20/2017 - 08:21
Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.
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If Laura Kipnis thought she was under fire in 2015 after writing an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing an emergent “sexual paranoia” on college campuses, then her new book will surely catapult her into public-enemy No. 1 status in the eyes of legions of angry feminists.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:15am
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Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.

What happened with “America comes first”?

 04/17/2017 - 14:09
02/11/2016.- Donald Trump ofrece un discurso durante un acto de su campaña. EFE/Cristobal Herrera

[OP-ED]: Will Ecuador’s new president get rid of Julian Assange?

 04/14/2017 - 09:37
The incoming president has promised reform. But first Moreno needs to get his troublesome houseguest off the country’s couch so Assange can stop sucking all the air out of Ecuador’s faint presence on the world stage. 
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Last week, the people of Ecuador elected a leftist named after the communist dictator Vladimir Lenin as their new president. 

It’s always a double-edged sword when Ecuador is in the news -- in the U.S., the little-known country at the equator usually flies far under the radar.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:15am
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The incoming president has promised reform. But first Moreno needs to get his troublesome houseguest off the country’s couch so Assange can stop sucking all the air out of Ecuador’s faint presence on the world stage. 

Vicente Fox without the "F" word

 04/12/2017 - 18:52
Vicente Fox le concedió una entrevista exclusiva a AL DÍA News durante su visita a Filadelfia, invitado por el World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News. 

The former president of Mexico came to Philadelphia to talk about the wall, this time in a very different way.  

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Vicente Fox granted an exclusive interview to AL DÍA News during his visit to Philadelphia, invited by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

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