Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This Israeli Election Matters - NYTimes.com

This Israeli Election Matters - NYTimes.com:



"Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has set new elections in Israel for March 17. Israel has had critical elections before, but this could be its most important, because the Israeli right today is no longer dominated by security hawks and free-marketeers like Netanyahu. It is dominated by West Bank settlers and scary religious-nationalist zealots like Naftali Bennett, who, if they run the next government and effectively annex the West Bank, will lead Israel into a dark corner, increasingly alienated from Europe, America and the next generation of American Jews."



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Slowdown in China Bruises Economy in Latin America - NYTimes.com

Slowdown in China Bruises Economy in Latin America - NYTimes.com:



SANTIAGO, Chile — Few people are as intensely worried about the slowing Chinese economy as Latin Americans."



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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thousands March in Washington to Protest Deaths by Police - NYTimes.com

Thousands March in Washington to Protest Deaths by Police - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of Americans marched along the National Mall in Washington on Saturday to protest the deaths of unarmed black men and boys at the hands of the police. The demonstrators — many of them wearing T-shirts that read “Black Lives Matter” and chanting “I can’t breathe” — filed in from the blocks along Pennsylvania Avenue, evoking memories of civil rights marches of past decades as they moved toward the Capitol."



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mad as Hellas - NYTimes.com

Mad as Hellas - NYTimes.com:



"The Greek fiscal crisis erupted five years ago, and its side effects continue to inflict immense damage on Europe and the world. But I’m not talking about the side effects you may have in mind — spillovers from Greece’s Great Depression-level slump, or financial contagion to other debtors. No, the truly disastrous effect of the Greek crisis was the way it distorted economic policy, as supposedly serious people around the world rushed to learn the wrong lessons."



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C.I.A. Director, Admitting Agency Mistakes, Calls for End to Interrogation Debate - NYTimes.com

C.I.A. Director, Admitting Agency Mistakes, Calls for End to Interrogation Debate - NYTimes.com:



"WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Thursday acknowledged problems and misstatements during the agency’s former interrogation program as he called for an end to a rancorous debate over brutal interrogation tactics.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What Mexico’s President Must Do - NYTimes.com

What Mexico’s President Must Do - NYTimes.com:



"MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Peña Nieto has shown remarkable leadership in passing key reforms to reanimate the economy and further the development of Mexico. But now he must act quickly to re-establish his political credibility and limit damage to his moral standing. The present crisis requires it."



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