Today, Saturday, April 29, 2017, is Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and following tradition since the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1932-1945), Americans seek to understand what their new president has accomplished and what he has not judged against his campaign promises. Against


  Last week in Washington at a little noticed event Trump’s new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, said something that had not been heard from a government official since before the Obama administration came to power in 2008. Asked by a


Last week Donald Trump appointed Scott Pruitt, the former state attorney of Oklahoma, for head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt had a difficult time going through his hearing in the Senate, where the left, led by Bernie Sanders, attacked him for his disbelief in


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Immigrants boost the GDP of the countries that receive them, usually by more than the immigrants earn. Immigrants bring new customs and new perspectives, adding to cultural diversity. Immigration expands opportunities to mix and mingle. Moreover, inter-ethnic violence, like all other violence, is generally declining

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Dr. Osband is an American economist, strategist, financial risk analyst and longtime student of Bulgaria. He is the author of two well-known books on quantitative risk analysis (Iceberg Risk: An Adventure in Portfolio Theory and Pandora Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance) and has served both in the public (IMF, WB) and private sectors (Goldman Sachs, CSFB, Fortress Investments).

  John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt make a powerful case for offshore balancing as a grand strategy for the United States, but, when it comes to Russia and Europe, they refuse to draw the logical consequences of their own framework. As a result,


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  Ralf Waldo Emerson once said, that the money often cost too much. He is an American writer, who dedicated his life to the fight for individual freedom – something that, from today’s perspective, is considered a typical trait of American capitalism and a basic