Greek Update

February 13, 2012

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Late Sunday night the Greek parliament made a difficult decision to pass the new austerity measures as terms of the new bailout bill. Although overwhelmingly supported the minimum wage in Greece has decreased to 600 Euros a month and taxes on income have become even higher. Public services will decrease requiring the closure of several […]

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The Greek Situation

February 12, 2012

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     I had the opportunity to visit Athens this summer. It was a beautiful city the food was delicious and the people were wonderful, especially my fellow debaters from Athens who showed me their city. My visit to Syntagma Square was far more pleasant than I’d imagine it would be today, there were no […]

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Syria

February 9, 2012

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In late January sporadic groups of Syrians began to chastise Bashar Assad demanding greater political freedom making Syria the newest member of the Arab Spring. The six day attack on the opposition held town of Hom has marked the bloodiest crackdown since the Syrian movement began early last year. The 137 reported opposition members that […]

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A Spin on Employment

February 9, 2012

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The Obama Administration has been under attack for the last few months as the Republican Nomination train sweeps the country. In December Fox News published unemployment rates, displayed in a skewed chart, showing the current seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, 8.6 percent, as higher than past unemployment rates. In reality, whether skewed or not, these numbers […]

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Akaka is not Aloha

January 5, 2012

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The new version of the 2005 bill introduced to congress this year by Senator Akaka would give indigenous Hawaiians similar rights to Native American tribes choosing to live on reservations in the United States. Part of the bill refers to the people or essentially a separate state as the kingdom of Hawaii. The bills main […]

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Eurozone Update

December 6, 2011

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As the US fear of a European collapse draws to an end marked by the best week on Wall Street since the recession, American investors believe that the certain threat to American banks and the US economy is over. Unfortunately, there is still work to be done on the European Front. Recently Angela Merkel, Nicholas […]

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Super-Committee Update

November 21, 2011

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Super-Committee Update Nov 20 Bloomberg recently reported that there has been a drastic 19 percent shift in the New Hampshire polls; the latest polling reports that Romney now has a 10 percent lead over president Obama. Although this seems trivial in a state controlling only four electoral votes, it shows that voters are beginning to […]

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