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[Alex Rodriguez] For America, Brexit should serve as a potent warning sign

Britain has Brexited, choosing populism and over pragmatism, insularity over inclusion -- and leaving the world transformed and deeply worried.The rising tide against immigration has Trumped integration (pun intended, of course). It’s a script that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:24

[Megan McArdle] ‘Citizens of the world’? Nice thought, but ...

I didn’t think it would actually happen.Sitting in an airport with middle-class Britons last week, I heard far more support for leaving the European Union than for staying in. But heading into Thursd...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:24

[Robert B. Reich] A big election idea for Hillary

If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn’t Trump.But the prospect of a President Trump is so terrifying that Clinton shouldn’t take any chances. The latest matchup polls show her about six points ahead — a comforta...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:22

[Michael Schuman] Who wins from Brexit? China

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is creating a lot of losers: London’s finance industry. British Prime Minister David Cameron. The pound. The grand cause of European integration. Bu...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:21

[Adam Minter] China’s dog meat image problem

I ate dog just once, and it was an accident. A Chinese scrap metal dealer with whom I’m friendly invited me to a fancy hot pot restaurant in Chongqing. As the waitress delivered bowl after bowl of dunkable vegetables and raw meats for cooking at our table, I pointed to one and asked: “Wh...

Updated : 2016.06.26 16:21

[Editorial] A Bad Day for Europe

This was never supposed to happen. Three years ago, when U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promised his country a referendum on remaining a member of the European Union, he was sure of victory. The country had other ideas. On Thursday Britain voted to quit.It’s a momentous choice -- and n...

Updated : 2016.06.24 16:39

[Mark Gilbert] Revenge wrong response to Brexit

The U.K. has voted for the “most expensive divorce proceeding in the history of the world,” in the words of U.S. billionaire Wilbur Ross, with BBC projections showing voters backed “Leave” by 52 percent to 48 percent. The challenge facing both Britain and its newly ditched European par...

Updated : 2016.06.24 16:35

[Jawed Naqvi] An elite club of suicide bombers

The middle classes that quake at the thought of gore and fascist hordes seem incorrigibly sanguine about a possible nuclear confrontation in South Asia with both India and Pakistan vying to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group.It is always baffling, isn’t it, to see the yawning difference in ...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:23

‘Unfriending’ the environment

Lack of knowledge on environmental issues is blamed for lenient verdicts given by Indonesian courts to those deemed responsible for the destruction.Enforcement of the law against those who commit environmental crimes in Indonesia has proved to fail as a deterrent. A series of trials of cor...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:22

[Salman Haider] India, the Silk Road and pan-Asian initiatives

The sporadic discord and skirmishes notwithstanding, Sino-Indian ties still move on an even keel of cooperation and engagement. The Silk Road project — linking China to all the major business and cul...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:20

[John Kass] Democrats not letting crisis go to waste

In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, the Democrats applied a law that serves them well: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”So they used the bodies of the dead as leverage for their politics ...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:19

[Rex Huppke] Senate disgracefully fails us on gun control

 On Monday, eight days after 49 people were gunned down in an Orlando nightclub by a terrorist claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group, the U.S. Senate voted down four different gun control proposals, two from each party.Democrats saw the Republican proposals as too weak. Republica...

Updated : 2016.06.23 16:17

Philadelphia’s soda pop revolution

There’s no sense sugarcoating it: Philadelphia is one of the fattest big cities in the fattest country in the developed world. To its credit, it has been trying to shed the pounds -- back in 2001, its then-mayor enlisted the city’s basketball team in challenging residents to lose 76 tons...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:21

[Kim Myong-sik] Park’s positive role needed for constitutional amendment

Constitutional amendment can be proposed by a majority of National Assembly members or the president.” – Paragraph 1, Article 128 of the Constitution After 3 1/2 years in the Blue House, what can P...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:20

[Cho Sung-hun] Anti-communist guerrillas in the Korean War

The Korean guerrillas who operated along the east and west coasts under the U.N. Command during the Korean War had previously been anti-communists in the North Korean regime. With the intervention of the Chinese forces, to reclaim their homeland in North Korea, they evacuated to islands ne...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:18