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Venezuela’s Lessons for American Socialists

It’s hard to overstate how disastrous the reign of Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro has been for Venezuela. A recent series of Bloomberg articles vividly depicts the hellish, never-ending struggle for survival in Caracas, the country’s capital. Hungry children roam the streets, people are fleeing the country, health care is almost nonexistent, violence is endemic, even water is

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The ‘Green New Deal’: A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society

Incoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she’ll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan for a “Green New Deal.” “The Green New Deal” is something Ocasio-Cortez invokes frequently in media appearances and rallies. So what’s actually in it? Her office recently released the text of

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UN Climate Summit To Emit More CO2 Than 8,200 American Homes Do In A Year

This year’s United Nations climate summit will have a carbon footprint equivalent to the yearly electricity usage of more than 8,200 American households, according to the international body’s own figures. The U.N. estimates the summit, called COP24, will emit 55,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide — the very greenhouse gas U.N. officials are trying to keep from accumulating in the

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Portland Occupiers Shut Down ICE Office, Steal American Flag…

“Occupy” protesters have been camping outside an ICE office in Portland, Oregon, leading the facility to temporarily shut down. The occupiers say that they won’t leave until the Trump administration revokes its “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Since Sunday the agitators, whose numbers are increasing, have been engaged in activities such as blocking the entrance to the building… Shouting at people

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U.S. checks reports three American detainees relocated in North Korea

The U.S. government is looking into reports that three Americans detained in North Korea were relocated from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang, ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, said there was no immediate confirmation

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Syria bomb kills 2 coalition troops, including an American

A roadside bomb in northern Syria killed two coalition personnel, including an American, and wounded five others in a rare attack since the U.S.-led coalition sent troops into the war-torn country, the U.S. military and a U.S. defense official said Friday. The military did not say where the attack took place or give the nationalities of the other casualties but

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China’s Long Arm Reaches Into American Campuses

When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Washington on Sept. 24, 2015 on a state visit, hundreds of Chinese students lined the streets for hours, carrying banners and flags to welcome him. It was a remarkable display of seemingly spontaneous patriotism. Except it wasn’t entirely spontaneous. The Chinese Embassy paid students to attend and helped organize the event. Working with Chinese

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