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U.S. Challenges Japan To Giant Robot Duel: Great Idea For GOP Primary! (VIDEOS)

July 3, 2015

The American company MegaBots Inc. has challenged the Japanese company Suiduobashi Heavy Industries to a duel. In a YouTube video seen over 2 million times in three days, two robot engineers draped in American flags introduce their giant robot, the…

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Declassified CIA 9/11 Reports Hide A Few Eyebrow-Raising Facts

June 13, 2015

On Friday, the CIA declassified five documents from the period before during and after 9/11, totaling over 600 pages. The documents are heavily redacted, with entire pages missing, and many areas looking more like a game of Mad Libs than…

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Uranium and Pride: How the US and Iran Got to Yes

April 7, 2015

In October, 2009, I arrived in Brussels, Belgium, seat of the EU and NATO, to get a Masters in International Relations at a tiny satellite graduate campus of a British university. Though each student was pursuing a Masters or PhD…

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Redemption: Obama Shows World US Can Lead Without Killing

April 2, 2015

In his First Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama told rogue states, “We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” Since 1979, the US and Iran have had one of the most frozen relationships in the…

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Crude Caucus: GOP Hawks Defend Nuclear Red Lines or Oil Pipelines?

March 26, 2015

If you’ve been paying a lot less to fill up your car since last summer, you can thank Saudi Arabia for saving you money by creating a more spartan global oil market. You can also thank them for creating complex…

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NetanyaHubris Springs Eternal

March 18, 2015

Heading into the Israeli election, fairly confident predictions of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending political demise peppered the American media. Yet, despite a spiraling housing crisis, skyrocketing cost of living, and polls showing a tight race, Israeli voters handed…

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Wal-Mart Wage Hike, Pressured by Activists, Could Be Boon for Economy

February 19, 2015

Following a major bribery scandal in Mexico, Wal-Mart replaced its CEO with Doug McMillon, last year. McMillon started as a Wal-Mart associate in 1984, so maybe he knew firsthand how shockingly low the pay is at America’s largest employer, how…

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Now We Know ISIL Are Evil Morons, Not Brilliant Masterminds

February 5, 2015

ISIS swept across northern Iraq like a sand devil last summer, scattering the terrified Iraqi army nearly as fast as the American coalition had 11 years earlier. They left mass graves and looted banks in their wake. Their modern weapons,…

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In India, Obama Anchors a Great Wall Around China

January 27, 2015

If Obama’s trip to India were a film, Bollywood might call it Power Dance, while Cinema of China might render it Standing Elephant, Boxed-in Dragon. This trip was a big deal. In diplomacy, perhaps more than any other field, symbolism…

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Israel’s Intense Domestic Politics Drives Netanyahu’s Desperate, Paradoxical Speech

January 26, 2015

If the American government is bipolar, the Israeli government has multiple personality disorder. Binyamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, has been the dominant personality since 2009. But the Israeli body politic is having a fit. And Netanyahu is desperate.…

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