International

08/27/2015 - 8:46pm

    Millions of Americans travel overseas every year, whether it’s across the border to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls or Tijuana or to more exotic locales. But nobody expects to die violently while abroad, and especially not a 17-year old.

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08/20/2015 - 6:42pm

    China is ruled by a party that calls itself Communist, but its economic reality is one of rapacious crony capitalism. And everyone has been assuming that the nation’s leaders are in on the joke, that they know better than to take their occasional...

08/20/2015 - 5:30pm

    W. B. Yeats' "The Second Coming," written in 1919, is my nominee for the most cited poem in political commentary. The line invoked most -- "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity" -- is...

08/13/2015 - 3:11pm

    Europe is caught between those who want to get in, those who want to get out and those who want to destroy it. The incomers are desperate, the outbound are angry, and the destroyers are brandishing flags.

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08/13/2015 - 3:01pm

    On a street corner, surrounded by unemployed men, Ibrahim Abed is holding court. Wearing a mop-top wig and ragged clothes, his eyes are hazy as he slurs toward a television camera. On this day, he's a drug addict - and he's running for office....

08/13/2015 - 2:55pm

    On Friday the government of Puerto Rico announced that it was about to miss a bond payment. It claimed that for technical legal reasons this wouldn’t be a default, but that’s a distinction without a difference.

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