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Japan Has Enough Plutonium to Make Thousands of Nukes

So, I like electronic music. A lot. And there is no more important progenitor of electronica than Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. If you don't know ...

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Dis Town

Americans have an uncomfortable relationship with smart. They are perfectly happy to celebrate genius, provided it doesn't make them uncomfortable or require too much of ...

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10 Things World Leaders Are Thankful For

The United States isn't the only country that devotes a holiday to giving thanks, yet it still feels like a quintessentially American celebration. It starts ...

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The Doormat Gets Shown the Door

Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two ...

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Budget Blunders and Funding Follies

The secretary of defense is resigning midstream. It was not expected, but perhaps it is not surprising. While the bulk of the press coverage of ...

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Indians Don’t Hate Foreigners and Their Money Anymore

To quote the Beatles, the ice is slowly melting between India and the United States after trade relations had been in a deep freeze for ...

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The Iran Nuke Extension Is a Death Sentence

The last time I was in Vienna, I happened upon a little street vendor selling mulled wine in paper cups to guard against the frigid ...

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Can China’s Central Bank Ever Be Independent?

Eventually, it seems, the pressure was just too much. The governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), Zhou Xiaochuan, and his colleagues didn't want ...

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The Fall Guy

The knives were out for Chuck Hagel as soon as he was appointed secretary of defense. At first, however, those blades belonged to the snarky ...

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4 Big Reasons the Iranian Nuclear Deal Didn’t Happen

So what went wrong? How come the champagne corks aren’t popping in Vienna? After all the hype, drama, and suspense, why is it that all ...

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