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    February 4, 2016

    Comalapa Journal: Violence sends its victims north

    San Juan Comalapa, Department of Chimaltenango, Guatemala — A few days ago a man who lives right around the corner from where I am staying was killed when delincuentes robbed the bus he was riding. No one knows exactly what happened, but it is thought the man may have resisted demands to turn over his money. The violence that is racking Central America and sending refugees fleeing into the United States and even …

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    August 7, 2015

    War, peace and the Iran deal

    With the reaching of a (tentative) deal with Iran, the United States has, in just the last few weeks, been rather suddenly thrust into a critical juncture of foreign policy, and indeed of world peace. This because in the coming weeks the United States will, presumably, decide whether it wants to be a country that makes some sort of attempt to get along with its neighbors on this small, delicate planet, or whether …

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    June 26, 2015

    Poliquin: Be rich, not sick

    Two weeks ago The Republican Journal ran, alongside my column, a guest column by first-term Second District Congressman Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, in which he trumpeted “free-market solutions to ObamaCare.” I assume Poliquin was talking about the same vaunted free market that has consistently failed to produce anything remotely resembling quality, comprehensive health care at anything remotely approaching a …

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    June 11, 2015

    I. F. Stone was right

    In the immortal words of radical American journalist I. F. Stone (1907-1989), all governments lie. And governments lie the most when they’re seeking public support for war. That is why the recent flap over Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the Iraq War is so unsettling. It’s heartening to see former Sen. Hillary Clinton’s vote for the Iraq War and Jeb Bush’s support for the war become an issue so early in the …

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