Latin America: China’s power play right under the US – CNNMoney

China is making its biggest bet ever on Latin America, just as the United States is turning its back. China poured billions of dollars into Latin America in 2015. Chinese banks sent nearly $30 billion in loans to Latin American governments last year, more than double the amount from 2014. It’s also more money than […]

Is America’s Most Controversial Education Group Changing Its Ways? – Mother Jones

Last weekend, Teach for America, the nonprofit that places freshly minted college graduates in schools to teach for two years, held a national summit in Washington, DC, to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The event featured a number of the organization’s most celebrated alumni who helped build today’s education reform movement—known for its passion for testing, […]

America in 1915: Long Hours, Crowded Houses, Death by Trolley – The Atlantic

The second key development in the creation of the teenager was the invention of cars. It might be a horrifying consideration for today’s singles, but a first date once meant an introductory chat in the living room with a girl’s parents. This might have been followed by a deliciously awkward family dinner. But cars emancipated […]

Yes, America is being changed — but by whom? – Washington Post

It is the line that might have sunk a presidential campaign. “[Barack Obama] knows exactly what he’s doing,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said at Saturday’s debate (again and again and again). “[He] is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world.” Rubio’s sin is said […]

Socialism in America Is Closer Than You Think – The Nation.

In 1970, the great liberal economist John Kenneth Galbraith declared that the “Democratic Party must henceforth use the word ‘socialism.’ It describes what is needed.” Like many others, however, Galbraith largely dropped the subject in subsequent years. The response to Bernie Sanders’s insurgent presidential campaign, along with polls showing that large numbers of young people […]

New Hampshire primary: voters repudiate America’s elites – Financial Times

February 10, 2016 6:53 am Edward Luce Print Clip Gift Article New Hampshire primary: voters repudiate America’s elites – Financial Times

America’s battle over climate change – The Economist (blog)

AMERICA’S most ambitious effort to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants is in danger. On February 9th the Supreme Court, divided 5-4 along partisan lines, put the brakes on the Clean Power Plan: a move that surprised many. Barack Obama’s flagship environmental policy, the Clean Power Plan forms the core of America’s recent commitments to […]

America has near record 5.6 million job openings – CNNMoney

America might have too many job openings. There were 5.6 million job openings in December, just shy of the all-time record of about 5.7 million set in July, according to Labor Department data published Tuesday. Good news: American companies are hiring, despite all the concern surrounding the U.S. economy. The number of job openings now […]

It’s in America’s DNA to Be ‘Divisive’ – New York Times

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Rubio spokesman: Obama ‘intentionally’ trying to destroy America – CNN

“He is. I think that most Republicans, I think that all Republicans would agree with that. Barack Obama has been an incredibly divisive president precisely because of this,” he said. “Because he goes around the world apologizing for America. Because he passes policies that are trying to change our country. That’s why he’s so unpopular. […]

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