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Bringing the news of America to Indonesia – Washington Post

“Our mission is tell the American story to the world accurately and reliability,” said Widakuswara. “We just don’t present the point of view of the government, but explore the issues from all sides of the debate. We try to present the whole debate.” Widakuswara worked in Indonesia as a radio and television reporter and anchor, […]

How Justin Became King – Daily Beast

That said, plenty of contemporary performers—like Robin Thicke, for one—were blessed with talent. None of them are Timberlake. The reason, I think, is that his persona, and his taste, are preternaturally in tune with the times. At root, this has as much to do with biography as anything else: the contours of Timberlake’s life mirror […]

America’s Catholic Moment – Daily Beast

D’Antonio notes that in 1960, there were 76 Catholic Democrats in the U.S. House of R epresentatives compared to only 14 Republicans. After the 2008 election, there were 96 Catholic Democrats and 39 Catholic Republicans. “Then came the crash,” says D’Antonio. After the 2010 midterm elections, the number of Catholic Democrats plummeted from 96 to […]

Our Lost Decade – Daily Beast

I remember crossing an open space in the southern part of Ramadi, one or two of us at a time, running. As I got near the middle of the clearing, a bullet snapped in front of me, just passed my face out in the air I was about to run through. A sniper was aiming […]

Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America – New York Times (blog)

Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America – New York Times (blog)

The Great Divide is a series about inequality. SINGAPORE Inequality has been rising in most countries around the world, but it has played out in different ways across countries and regions. The United States, it is increasingly recognized, has the sad distinction of being the most unequal advanced country, though the income gap has also […]

Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America – New York Times (blog)

Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America – New York Times (blog)

The Great Divide is a series about inequality. SINGAPORE Inequality has been rising in most countries around the world, but it has played out in different ways across countries and regions. The United States, it is increasingly recognized, has the sad distinction of being the most unequal advanced country, though the income gap has also […]

Does America Need A Strong Dollar Policy? – NPR

Does America Need A Strong Dollar Policy? – NPR

Enlarge image i (From left) John Taylor, Frederic Mishkin, James Grant and Steve Forbes traded arguments during the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Samuel LaHoz (From left) John Taylor, Frederic Mishkin, James Grant and Steve Forbes traded arguments during the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Samuel LaHoz Is a strong U.S. dollar a good thing, […]

Hyundai’s love letter to America – Fortune (blog)

Hyundai’s love letter to America – Fortune (blog)

Hyundai’s newest CUV, the Santa Fe, couldn’t be more in line with U.S. drivers’ tastes. And the Korean auto company is counting on that. By Doron Levin FORTUNE — The growing preference among American motorists for crossover utility vehicles — so-called CUVs — is reflected by the stream of new variants to reach showrooms. The latest? […]

Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America – New York Times (blog)

Singapore’s Lessons for an Unequal America – New York Times (blog)

The Great Divide is a series about inequality. SINGAPORE Inequality has been rising in most countries around the world, but it has played out in different ways across countries and regions. The United States, it is increasingly recognized, has the sad distinction of being the most unequal advanced country, though the income gap has also […]

‘Captain America’ David Wright could be named New York Mets captain too – Yahoo! Sports (blog)

‘Captain America’ David Wright could be named New York Mets captain too – Yahoo! Sports (blog)

(AP) What began as a kitschy nickname during the World Baseball Classic is on the verge of becoming a permanent rank for slugger David Wright. Reporter Andy Martino of the New York Daily News has learned that the New York Mets want to make Wright the fourth captain in team history, following Keith Hernandez, Hall […]