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December 1, 2015

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2016

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fifteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the octocentenni…

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November 11, 2013

Israel
Yasser Arafat: Dead Again

With all the important news going on in the Middle East this past week, Al Jazeera took time out to remind its audience that Yasser Arafat is still dead. It has been nine years since the Palestinian …

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December 28, 2011

Politics and Government
Ten Who Will Be Missed

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters) Year’s end is time for taking stock, to count up successes and as…

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals, featuring this year’s ’Let There Be Friendship’ design, on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square in New York December 27, 2011. Thousands are expected to pack Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the annual ball drop at midnight marking the beginning of 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

April 30, 2012

United States
How Risky Was the Osama bin Laden Raid?

Last week, the Obama campaign released a video starring Bill Clinton, in which he extolled the president’s decision to authorize the raid that killed Osama bin Laden one year ago. In the video, Clint…

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November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…