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Commentary: What does it mean to be a centrist in the Mideast and the...

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There is a familiar pattern of responses to the Israeli-Palestinian problem that mirrors most political problems. There are two positions that are diametrically opposed to each other, and then there is a middle position that is characterized as a moderate or centrist position.

The self-proclaimed king of New York in exile: An unwelcome mat remains out for...

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Sorry, Mr. Trump — your name is not on the guest list. Your table will not be ready. And your money really is no good around here.

Germany’s New Lobby Register to Mess Up Albert Weiler’s Lobbying Efforts

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Germany is deemed as one of Europe’s strongest democracies and the economic powerhouse, most certainly strengthened by the rule of law and respect to years of law-making and law-abiding traditions.

Facebook extends Trump ban until 2023, but that is not nearly enough

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Facebook extended the ban on former President Donald Trump from its platform until 2023, the social media giant announced Friday. It is, according to Facebook, the toughest sanction it can apply under its current rules.

Commentary: Biden’s first defense budget batters the Army

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No wonder the Biden administration chose to release their 2022 budget just before a long holiday weekend. It’s a common Washington practice for releasing news that officials hope will go unnoticed.

Elizabeth Wellington: I’m done with unwanted handshakes and hugs, and you can be, too

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My heart ached when pandemic protocol put a pin in hugging, high-fiving, and shaking hands with the people I love and respect. But unwelcome touch from strangers? I didn’t miss that one iota.

Commentary: Israel’s definition of success against Hamas needs a rethink

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On May 18, three days before Friday’s cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was announced, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, head of military operations for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), gave his first public assessment of the war.

Commentary: Changes to society post pandemic not all good: Some likely to worsen inequality

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In recent months, social scientists and media pundits have made numerous, sometimes speculative predictions about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy, society, culture and the individual behavior of Americans.

Commentary: Why Biden’s broadband plan would be a big win for bettering democracy

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The Missouri congressional district that I represented for 16 years was a microcosm of the nation. It contained the biggest urban center in the state, Kansas City, as well as many of its suburbs. But the vast majority of the remaining 14,000 square miles was made up of small towns and rural communities.

The New Chernobyl: Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant

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One of the biggest manmade disasters in history took place in 1986 in the Soviet Union, which was one of the two global superpowers of the time.

Commentary: Give people a break from their smelly coffee breath. Ease up on the...

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With nearly 40% of people in the U.S. having received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, you may be wondering if now is the time that California and other places ditch the mask mandates and free the people from the tyranny of having to breathe in our own smelly coffee breath.

Commentary: Racism is a serious threat to public health, CDC says. Look at police...

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Racism is a serious threat to public health, the head of the Centers for Disease Control declared last week. The federal agency was a little late to a conclusion long backed by streams of research and other medical groups.

What is the Secret to Turkey’s Success in Africa?

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The image of France in Africa is deteriorating year by year, as shown by the findings of a survey which is conducted every year with opinion leaders of the continent. 

Ineffective Armenian lobbyism through German MPs

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Separatism, as a political practice - especially if it’s a proxy movement – heavily relies on external support for attainment of some sort of legitimacy.

English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media

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Death threats. Racist abuse. Sexist slurs. And social media accounts allowed to stay active even after spreading bile.

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Commentary: Changes to society post pandemic not all good: Some likely...

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In recent months, social scientists and media pundits have made numerous, sometimes speculative predictions about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. economy, society, culture and the individual behavior of Americans.