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The power of the Asian market should not be underestimated, nor Britain’s vulnerable position due to its rate of economic recovery. The two issues are tied thanks to Britain’s reliance on exports for economic survival. As long as the country’s main trading partners are the struggling euro zone and the U.S., income from exports will not match the rate of growth.
It's no accident that Dimon appeared with Emanuel, who is perceived as a hands-on, connected public servant. More than just a good will gloss, the bank's job training effort is a move to make nice with a political and regulatory establishment that denounces plutocrats.
Not only has Twitter changed the way state legislators interact with constituents, it has helped make the governing process more transparent and increased the responsiveness of officials.
We simply cannot afford to wait any longer to bring real solutions to a system that isn’t working as we need it to. Our current immigration policies are not just hurting those looking to come to America, but those already here, by stifling opportunities for tremendous growth.
Bill Clinton, who took office when the Reagan Revolution was raging, declared 'the era of big government is over.' That statement rankled liberals — but it enabled Democrats to survive.
Populism in the U.S. is not a philosophical creed, like liberalism or conservatism. It is a mode of persuasion — by which left and right compete in the never-ending battle to define the virtuous many and the immoral few.
America’s reliance on foreign mineral commodities is impeding growth in a wide range of domestic industries, and in some cases it is jeopardizing our national security. Congressional testimony, corporate annual reports, federal agency publications, and news coverage all provide ample evidence of this.
Unemployment, independent of any other factor, threatens to derail the economic promise that Africa deserves. It’s a time bomb with no geographical boundaries: Economists expect Africa to create 54 million new jobs by 2020, but 122 million Africans will enter the labour force during that time frame. Show More Summary
The question is not whether Republicans and Democrats will start using bots on each other -- and us -- but when. Unleashed at a strategic moment in the campaign cycle, or let loose by a lobbyist targeting key districts at a sensitive moment for a piece of legislation, bots could have immense implications for a political outcome.
The Church Committee in the mid-1970s revealed serious intelligence abuses and lawbreaking. But the NSA has largely been able to evade serious consequences or restrictions after the earlier revelations.
The device tax took effect last January. So, it’s time for someone to cut through the rhetoric that repeal is needed to save the industry and look into just how much damage, if any, the tax has done.
Putin virtually admitted in his December speeches that the current path is not sustainable, while the Volgograd bombings have increased the urgency to face up to Russia’s grave economic and social problems.
Republicans wouldn’t be proposing these sharp cuts in benefits if there weren’t a sizable contingent of Americans supporting them. Presumably on the basis that the disadvantaged aren’t really disadvantaged. They are unworthy.
On every level, the gestures of this pope serve as defining visual instruments of his papacy. He casts off the trappings that his predecessors used to keep a distance from the people.
The subtext to all these conglomerations of sometimes-dubious statistics is the same: the shiftless poor deserve their fate. Never mind unemployment, and full-time jobs that don’t offer a living wage. Just eat an apple a day and floss your damn teeth.
The Democrats' challenge is to rally the millions of people helped by Obamacare. That will not be easy. Satisfied people rarely make a lot of noise in politics -- unless they feel threatened. The Democrats' task in 2014 will be to dramatize the threat that a GOP Congress would pose to health care reform.
Smarm — and the celebration thereof — is part of the backlash against women, a way to help muzzle them, to neutralize and sugarcoat their anger. Which is one reason why women are not raging in the streets over, say, the high level of sexual assault in the military,
It’s an attitude that says government officials should tell Americans that they must purchase insurance, what kind of insurance it must be and how much it should cost.
International pressure must continue to make sure the Russian leader rolls back his authoritarianism and to dissuade the Kremlin from a new round of arrests and show trials once the Olympic flame has left Russia.
The Obama administration, with congressional support, must launch a proactive reform agenda, which would demonstrate an understanding of citizens' surveillance concerns -- allies and businesses alike.