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Greece must leave the euro, but it takes the United States of Europe with it

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

We’ve heard about too many so-called “crunch meetings” and “final deadlines” to take them seriously anymore. Even so, the summit of European leaders called for Sunday probably means some conclusion will be reached.

Big loser in any nuclear deal with Iran may be Russia

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

As Iran and six world powers edge closer to solidifying an accord that puts limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, a unique opportunity presents itself for the West

Baltimore: It’s so much worse than you think

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Two months after the death of Freddie Gray, most questions remain unanswered. It is widely conceded in the city that it will be a long, long time before any of this is resolved.

Peacekeeping in time of war, with genocidal results

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The Srebrenica massacre showed how a flawed international effort can sometimes make things worse.

Why Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas thinks drugs should be legalized

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Prohibition was a failure in the 1920s, and, for similar reasons, the so-called war on drugs has been a disaster. Forty years after Richard Nixon declared this war, consumption worldwide is up, violence has increased and the rule of law has collapsed, especially in Latin America.

Microsoft gets $7.6 bln wakeup call from Nokia

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The U.S. software goliath is writing off most of what it paid for the Finnish business in 2014. Microsoft’s M&A-related writedowns tally $14 bln over the past three years. CEO Satya Nadella, who has already splurged on Minecraft and eyed Salesforce, should be taking the hint.

Is a two-tiered Europe what’s next after Greece?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The continuing euro crisis is providing Europe with some tough Greek lessons.

How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Almost everywhere that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigns in his quest for the Democratic nomination for president, crowds overflow to standing room and in some cases out the doors.

Why Russia’s turn to China is a mirage

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

China and Russia are often depicted as having closed ranks in response to the Ukraine crisis. But they've made little progress in the bilateral economic and financial projects that they've announced with considerable fanfare.

Initiative before Congress aims to slash student debt

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

As the 2016 presidential campaign unfolds, students and their allies will be watching candidates to see where they stand on this key issue.

Focusing on 2016, GOP governors overlook their own states

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Governors Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker have taken rigid right-wing positions to win over out-of-state conservatives. Both have seen their job approval ratings at home tumble.

Before Greece becomes a failed state, here’s how to stop the slide

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Europe needs Greece, and Greece needs Europe, regardless of the results of last weekend’s referendum. And that reality must be the guiding principle in negotiations between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ government and the European Union.

Pope Francis, a different kind of pontiff, in his own words

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Here is an overview of Francis’ views on different issues -- in his own words.

How to empower Ukraine and bring Moscow back to the table

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Ukraine can fashion a viable future, territorially intact, between Russia and Europe. As Austria did. at the height of the Cold War,

The only safe way to make a nuclear deal with Iran

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Tehran needs to know that if it cheats, economic pain will return in full force.

Likely scenarios now that Greece has voted ‘No’ on debt deal

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

After the people gave an emphatic “No” to the creditors’ proposals, there are still several ways Athens could avoid the drachma. But none seems terribly likely. All routes will lead to further hardship.

Greece’s self-inflicted tragedy and the catharsis to come

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

It’s only fitting for Greece to be the focus of a tragedy -- after all, they created the form.

What Greeks get wrong about Germany

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The average Greek citizen believes that the cold, frugal Germanic approach has helped push Greece’s unemployment rate to 25 percent and beyond, and has led to homelessness, poverty, hunger and other deprivation.

Why the people crossing the Mediterranean aren’t ‘migrants’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

With the majority of people landing in Italy, Greece, and other EU countries so clearly leaving home because they have to, there’s a troubling misnomer at the heart of this ongoing human disaster: Why are we referring to this refugee emergency as the “Mediterranean migrant crisis”?

Want to escalate U.S.-Russia tension? Arm Ukraine.

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Putin’s likely response to an increase in Kiev's military capabilities would be to double down on his support for the separatists.

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