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  • How Russia Did NOT Thwart the American RevolutionHow Russia Did NOT Thwart the American Revolution
    No man is an island. It’s as true in diplomacy as it is in ordinary life. And sometimes decisions made far away can have a big impact on our lives. Russia was one of the great powers of the 18th century and, while far-off, its decisions had an impact on the outcome of the American […]
  • Are We on the Verge of a Cashless Society?Are We on the Verge of a Cashless Society?
    By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. An Indian man displays new currency notes of 2,000 Indian rupee. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki On June 27, the ATM turns 50. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that […]
  • Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by Swarm of EarthquakesYellowstone Supervolcano Hit by Swarm of Earthquakes
    Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 30 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north north-east of West Yellowstone, Montana. The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place […]
  • Supreme Court Just Struck Blow Against Asset Forfeiture AbuseSupreme Court Just Struck Blow Against Asset Forfeiture Abuse
    The Supreme Court appears to be on a roll where asset forfeiture is concerned. SCOTUS isn’t making any sweeping overhauls, but the trend is clearly toward reform. Back in April, the court ruled 7-1 that Colorado can’t keep fines, court costs, and other money taken from defendants if their convictions are overturned. “Colorado may not […]
  • U.S.-Britain “Special Relationship” Dies Due to Political CorrectnessU.S.-Britain “Special Relationship” Dies Due to Political Correctness
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent.” So said Sir Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, in 1946. Winston Churchill. There is little doubt many Americans didn’t quite know what Churchill was talking about. Hadn’t America and […]
  • With Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan:With Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan:
    I’VE GOT A LITTLE LIST BY GARY BLAKE As some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list Of Republican offenders who might well be underground, And who never would be missed — who never would be missed! There’s the perky blonde Ivanka, […]
  • Benefit Of Vitamin D During PregnancyBenefit Of Vitamin D During Pregnancy
    Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin” as many refer to it, touts a long-list of benefits, but you’ve probably heard it most frequently associated with bone health. Now, new research adds yet another benefit to the list: protection against childhood asthma. In a study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers found […]
  • America’s Mass Incarceration Problem Getting WorseAmerica’s Mass Incarceration Problem Getting Worse
    By Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor, University of California, Merced. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for stricter sentencing in criminal cases. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always been the case. For most of the 20th century, the U.S. incarcerated about 100 people per […]
  • Tiger Woods Releases Statement Following ArrestTiger Woods Releases Statement Following Arrest
    Monday morning at 3 a.m., golfing great Tiger Woods was reportedly arrested on a suspicion of DUI charge, per WPTV. Woods later responded, detailing the arrest was due to an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” .@TigerWoods addresses DUI arrest pic.twitter.com/EGDqoXNCKr — Steve DiMeglio (@Steve_DiMeglio) May 29, 2017 Heres’ the full statement: “Tiger Woods: “I understand […]
  • Can the U.S. Government Control Healthcare Cost?Can the U.S. Government Control Healthcare Cost?
    Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here. Answer from Michael Lee, Public Policy Analyst: Why doesn’t the US government force the healthcare industry to slash costs? Aside from the more […]

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