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How Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' was actually sailing in wrong direction

 04/19/2017 - 02:02
The USS Carl Vinson remains off the coast of north-west Australia, a defense official said. Photograph: US navy/EFE

[OP-ED]: Are living standards truly stagnant?

 04/13/2017 - 08:14
A causa del aumento de la desigualdad, muchos norteamericanos “se sienten peor ... incluso cuando su consumo material de bienes esté aumentando.” O quizás sea la decepción. La gente obtuvo menos de lo que esperaba, y el ritmo del cambio fue tan lento que pareció un estancamiento.
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It may turn out that the widespread belief that most Americans’ incomes have stagnated for years is, well, false or at least overstated.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00am
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The rise in inequality may make Americans “feel worse ... even if their material goods consumption is rising.” Or maybe it’s just disappointment. People got less than they expected, and the pace of change was so slow that it seemed like stagnation.

Want to Save a Life? Push a Few Buttons

 04/11/2017 - 12:19
Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.
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As Nikki Johnson-Huston was click-clacking her heels to get to her office on 15th and Market, she suddenly craved a steaming cup of Wawa coffee to get her through the 9-to-5 grind.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

¿Quieres salvar una vida? Presiona algunos botones

 04/04/2017 - 15:40
Cientos de personas viven en la mendicidad en Filadelfia. Donafy es una aplicación móvil que ayuda a direccionar donaciones para brindar un mejor servicio a estas personas. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.
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Mientras Nikki Johnson-Huston taconeaba en su camino a la oficina en la 15th y Market, de repente anheló una humeante taza de café Wawa para lograr sobrevivir a su pesada jornada de 9 a 5. 

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Cientos de personas viven en la mendicidad en Filadelfia. Donafy es una aplicación móvil que ayuda a direccionar donaciones para brindar un mejor servicio a estas personas. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.
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Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.
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It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:15am
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Robert J. Samuelson
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One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

[OP-ED]: Halperin is right: When reporters become ‘combatants,’ they stop being journalists

 04/03/2017 - 08:41
Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 
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 I never thought I’d say this, but Mark Halperin is right. 

In May 2015, I wrote a column criticizing Halperin for a series of questions that he posed to Ted Cruz that I considered racist. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:30am
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Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 

As Vigilance on US Border Rises, Migrant Smugglers Up Rates

 03/24/2017 - 04:33
Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon
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President Donald Trump's immigration policy has caused people smugglers known as "coyotes" to raise their rates to bring migrants into the US now that the routes are longer and have become more dangerous because of the increased border vigilance, undocumented immigrants say.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:30am
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Photo provided on Mar. 23, 2017 showing a Border Patrol vehicle guarding the fence between Calexico, United States and Mexicali, Mexico. EFE/Beatriz Limon

[OP-ED]: Making Medicaid great

 03/21/2017 - 14:07
Seema Verma, escucha al vicepresidente de EEUU, Mike Pence, tras tomar juramento como administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), en la oficina Eisenhower de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, DC, EEUU. EFE
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It’s time to take control of Medicaid before it takes control of us. Unless we act -- and there is little evidence that we will -- Medicaid increasingly becomes another mechanism by which government skews spending toward the old and away from the young.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Seema Verma, listens to US Vice President Mike Pence after taking the oath of office as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Eisenhower White House office in Washington, DC. EFE

Changing Tortillas for Bread

 03/21/2017 - 04:40
A Mexican Bakery. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons
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Wheat consumption is growing in Mexico, with thousands of bakeries offering artisan bread

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 4:30am
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A Mexican Bakery. Photo: Wikimedia/Commons

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