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Not the Onion: Liberal Order Edition

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In Trump
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On December 4, 2018
  If Pompeo sounds like he’s trying to gaslight the world, it’s probably because he is. Donald Trump is building a new world order upheld by American leadership and democracy, his secretary of state told diplomats at an event in Brussels on Tuesday, blaming Iran and China for instability in the world. “In the finest […]
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This is the grave of Soong Mei-Ling, better known as Madame Chiang Kai-Shek. Born in 1898 in Shanghai to one of the most powerful and wealthy families in China, Soong lived in the United States as early as 1907, when her father sent her to school in New Jersey. She attended a variety of U.S. […]
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Noah Smith argues that China’s a bigger economic power than the United States. In Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms, which Smith does a nice job of explaining, China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is already likely higher than that of the United States. And, at comparative growth rates that don’t seem unreasonable given macroeconomic conditions, China’s […]
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Taiwan: The New Israel

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In General
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On December 6, 2016
Glad to know that conservatives are looking to turn Taiwan into the new Israel, allowing the interests of a client state to supersede that of the superpower in order to serve right-wing foreign policy goals that severely undermine American prestige around the world. That Bob Dole is ending his long history in politics by seeking […]

KFC Protests

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On July 26, 2016

Personally, I’d protest KFC for its horrible food, but I guess this is also a reason to do so: For years, authorities under President Xi Jinping have stoked nationalistic sentiments in China as

Fireworks

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On July 6, 2016

Above: Huang Mingwei Did anyone blow up their fingers this weekend? Well, if you did or if you didn’t, know that the fireworks you enjoyed were made by Chinese laborers working in extremely dang

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