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American VoicesTalk about India always begins with recognition that it's one of Asia's rising powers, a state with a fast-growing economy and burgeoning political influence on the world stage. But a closer look shows a dark underbelly that portends a sad time ahead....
American VoicesPARIS -- The European Union's $13 billion bailout plan for Cyprus has nothing to do with socialism but rather with much greater stakes. This is the EU attempting to outmaneuver an uncharacteristically flat-footed Vladimir Putin and Russia in a key...
As Americans we like to think we with live in the land of opportunity where hard work and diligence pay off with a rise up the social and economic ladder to a standard of living that's the envy of the world. It's a myth. It's not that we don't want that,...
American VoicesHANOI -- As the new year dawns, the world is rapidly growing old, and I'm not talking about the earth beneath our feet. No, birth rates for nearly all of humankind are plummeting. In fact, fewer than 20 percent of the world's nations are now experiencing...
WASHINGTON -- You might not have noticed that another round of U.N. climate talks is under way, this time in Doha, Qatar. You also might not have noticed that we're barreling toward a "world … of unprecedented heat waves, severe drought, and...
A national political campaign can be a good vehicle for educating the citizenry about vital issues — whether fiscal balance requires tax increases, say, or the pros and cons of health care reform. By Election Day, Americans who have been paying...
American VoicesOver many decades, tens of thousands of ordinary citizens in Middle Eastern states had been brutalized, arrested, tortured and killed before Mohamed Bouazizi, a fruit salesman, set himself on fire in Tunisia, triggering the Arab Spring. A unique pair...
Jonah GoldbergOne of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes -- some real, many imagined -- has taken over. Romney's recent overseas tour, we are told,...
The United States, the European Union and Japan are filing a challenge with the World Trade Organization against China's export restrictions on minerals that are crucial for the production of many high-tech devices, President Barack Obama announced...
William PfaffPARIS -- When the first international effort to impose an economic austerity regime upon Greece was completed, George Papandreou, the prime minister, surprised and infuriated the negotiators from the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank by...
Tribune Media ServicesLooking back on 2011, we now can recognize that we lived through the most consequential year since the end of World War II. This was the year when the people of the world woke up and began taking hold of their fate. And by several important measures, the...
Well, the poverty level statistics came out this week, and things haven’t been this bad since 1993. Look to your left; look to your right. About one in every six of us is now considered to be living below the poverty level. In 1993, the average...
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