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Brexit, EU & UK 2019

The Guardian Brexit BBC: Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU ‘Order! Order!’: Parliament Speaker Is Brexit’s Surprise Star and Villain Brexit, EU & UK 2018 What Next? How Brexit May […]

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Social media, society and technology 2017 –

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters “We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to […]

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Trump administration & Immigration 2018-19

Trump administration & Immigration 2017 Shutdown talks take a turn for the worse By MARIANNE LEVINE, HEATHER CAYGLE BURGESS EVERETT: (Politico) Among the issues Democratic negotiators are focused on is Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests of […]

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China: government and governance 2016-19

The Diplomat Magazine More on China Inside the Vast Police State at the Heart of China’s Belt and Road Xi’s economic ambitions drive the anti-Muslim crackdown in Xinjiang. (Bloomberg) Far-flung Xinjiang is critically important to President […]

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Forecasts/ predictions for 2019

IMF: World Economic Outlook Update, January 2019 The global growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 had already been revised downward in the last WEO, partly because of the negative effects of tariff increases enacted in the […]

Canada: government & governance 2017-19
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Andrew Coyne: What could Trudeau properly have discussed with Wilson-Raybould about SNC-Lavalin? Whether the PM or his o ...
Wednesday Night #1926
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Having enjoyed the intellectual equivalent of a Chinese New Year Feast last week – Wednesday’s discussion on ...
Trump administration: U.S. Economy 2019 Chapter III
February 12, 2019  //  1 Comment
Debt surpasses $22 trillion for first time “This milestone is another sad reminder of the inexcusable tab our nation ...
U.S.: Environment & energy 2019
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The Democratic Party Wants to Make Climate Policy Exciting After years of infighting, the Democrats may finally have fou ...