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September 25, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
New Refugee Ceiling Disproportionately Hurts Female Refugees

The Trump administration announced intentions to lower the refugee ceiling in fiscal year 2019, a change that would disproportionately affect women and children, who represented 72 percent of refugee…

Central American asylum seekers, including a Honduran girl, 2, and her mother, are taken into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

November 18, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram: “The World’s Deadliest Terror Organization”

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s most recent Global Terrorism Index, Boko Haram is the “world’s deadliest terror organization.” Their figures claim that Boko Haram was responsible…

Security Personnel Rush towards a car bomb

December 12, 2011

Politics and Government
Assessing Saturday Night’s GOP Debate

Republican presidential candidates pose before the Republican presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on December 10, 2011. (Jeff Haynes/courtesy Reuters) Apparently 7…

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), and U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), pose before the Republican Party presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

December 7, 2010

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

Yesterday I blogged on an article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about John Prendergast’s efforts to enlist celebrities to help bring attention to humanitarian disasters in Africa.  A sharp-ey…

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

February 9, 2011

Politics and Government
TWE Remembers: Joseph McCarthy’s Wheeling Speech

Sixty-one years ago tonight Sen. Joseph McCarthy gave the speech to the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia that ushered in the ugly era of McCarthyism. McCarthy was beginning his f…

Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

April 30, 2006

Can the dollar block survive another bout of dollar weakness?

In case you haven't noticed, the dollar is now closer to 1.30 (v. the euro) than 1.20 - or even 1.15.  Carry is no longer king.   There is talk of a "regime change" in the fx market.  Or at least…