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Wake Up, Europe by George Soros

Europe is facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence. Neither the European leaders nor their citizens are fully aware of this challenge or know how best to deal with it.

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Brickbat: Back of the Bus

Former Maryland Transit Authority driver Karen Murphy is facing multiple charges of assault and conspiracy after allegedly arranging for a gang of youth

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Children’s Champions

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize, honoring the girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai and children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, recognized a global children's civil-rights struggle. But the sad fact is that children are doing more than adults to fight for their own rights.

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The TPP’s Missing Ingredient

The typical approach when seeking to finalize an agreement aimed at reducing trade barriers is to ask for less, not more, from those on the other side of the table. But the Trans-Pacific Partnership is different: It will work only if the US insists that participating countries do not engage in currency manipulation.

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China’s Hong Kong Follies

The massive protests that have roiled Hong Kong in recent weeks are ostensibly demands for more democracy. But they actually reflect frustration among a population that has been poorly governed by a succession of leaders picked by China’s central government more for their loyalty than their competence.

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