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I am trying to imagine this extremely sensible policy in the United States… Women who suffer from severe period pain will be allowed to take leave from work for up to three days each month under a reform plan due to be approved by Spain’s government next week. The draft reform, revealed by the Cadena […]

Build That Wall!

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On September 21, 2018

I maintain that the most important thing to understand about Donald Trump is that he is a fucking moron. We have daily evidence of this, but here is some more. Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell c

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I write a decent bit about the controversies around memorializing the past here in the United States, especially around monuments to treason in defense of slavery. But while I would argue these debates happen in a different way in the United States because social history is more central to public memory than in many other […]
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Fighting Climate Change with Trees

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On February 14, 2016
I like any idea to fight climate change and I like Madrid’s ideas to plant trees and other greenery wherever possible in order to fight climate change. I do however wonder how this will work in a semi-arid area where rain will become less common with climate change, not more. I suppose all the plants […]
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Thursday Frigate Blogging

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On September 18, 2008

Meet SPS Almirante Juan de Bourbon. She is 6200 ton AEGIS frigate (more of a destroyer, really), capable of 29 knots and armed with SM-2 Standard surface-to-air missiles, Harpoon surface-to-surface mi

McCain campaign: Our candidate is crazy, not senile

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On September 18, 2008
This story is getting better all the time. It’s pretty clear from the interview that McCain is a very tired old man who was having trouble concentrating, while being interviewed by a native Spanish speaker with an accent who was speaking pretty fast. And even though she asked him four separate times if he would […]

Spain Bleg

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On January 2, 2008

Anyone know any good academic/policy oriented articles on Spanish security policy? Or, really, anything at all about Spanish security policy?

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