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Ambassador Gabriel: In Africa, Solidarity Will Lead to Stability

Edward M. Gabriel (Ambassador to Morocco, 1997-2001)

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In early August, the heads of state of nearly fifty African countries gathered in Washington, DC for the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit. 780 more words

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American Public Opinion on NATO

By Ivo H. Daalder, president, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

NATO Leaders meet in Wales this week for what will be the most important Summit meeting since the end of the Cold War. 513 more words

Public Opinion

US Troops are Attacking al-Shabaab in Somalia.

It seems as though the first open movements by US troops against al-Shabaab in Somalia have finally gotten underway. Al-Shabaab is an al-Qaida affiliated/allied extremist group that has been sowing chaos in Somalia and effectively controls much of the country. 249 more words

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Ryan: Purported Beheading Reflects Obama Weakness

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the circumstances that led to the purported beheading of a second U.S. journalist by the Islamic State group reflect a weakness of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. 117 more words

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Islamic Finance is a Thing and It’s Going Green.

Islamic finance is the practice of banking and running businesses by the terms set down by sharia law. This normally means that certain areas of business are forbidden and neither people nor companies can take part in them. 244 more words

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Irresponsible Choices - Thomas Sowell - Page full

With many people now acting as if it is time for “a woman” to become president, apparently they have learned absolutely nothing from the disastrous results of the irresponsible self-indulgence of choosing a President of the United States on the basis of demographic characteristics, instead of individual qualifications.It would not matter to me if the next five presidents in a row were all women, if these happened to be the best individuals available at the time.

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An Improving Economy Will Help Real Estate.

In news that should surprise literally no one, there are reports that an improving US economy will help the real estate business out of the dire straights that it was facing. 256 more words

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