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June 2, 2023

United States
Out of the Debt Ceiling Fire, But Still in the Frying Pan

Now that Congress voted to pass a bill based on the Biden-McCarthy compromise, an immediate debt ceiling crisis appears to have been averted. Still, a much larger debt problem awaits.  

Biden and McCarthy

September 22, 2023

The President’s Inbox Recap: Ukraine’s 2023 Counteroffensive

The war in Ukraine grinds on with no end in sight.

A Ukrainian tank as viewed driving over dusty terrain.

December 3, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Michael Bloomberg, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Update: Michael Bloomberg announced on March 4, 2020, that he was ending his campaign. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to be taking the advice of John Maynard Keynes. The legendary e…

Michael Bloomberg

July 25, 2023

Latin America
Latin America This Week: July 25, 2023

Peru shows no economy is insulated from politics forever; Panama and few others bat above the average on anticorruption; Xóchitl Gálvez puts opposition on the map ahead of Mexico’s 2024 presidential …

Panama’s former President Ricardo Martinelli waves to supporters while leaving a courthouse in Panama City on August 10, 2019. Martinelli’s cap reads “I survived Varela,” referring to Panama’s former President Juan Carlos Varela.

August 22, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Michael Bennet, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Update: Michael Bennet announced on February 11, 2020, that he was ending his campaign for president. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among American men. One in nine Ameri…

Michael Bennet