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When Workers Say No

Organized labor is on the march, with Democrats in control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. The top priority for big labor has been the Employee Free Choice Act; it may ...
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Party of Intolerance

In selecting a running mate, Barack Obama supposedly hopes to create a diverse ticket. The most likely picks are white males, centrist in politics and low-key in demeanor. But it ...
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Buddhist Supremacy

Thailand is a warm, welcoming society. The people are friendly, dress is informal, temperatures are pleasant. Foreigners are welcome and can enjoy beautiful beaches, explore primitive countrysides, or climb challenging ...
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The Right Not to be a Muslim

“God is great,” shouted the 200 or so demonstrators outside of Malaysia’s Palace of Justice. On Wednesday they were applauding the federal court, the country’s highest judicial forum, for denying ...
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Unholy Shame

The People’s Republic of China is on the move. Four decades ago the impoverished, backward country was convulsed by a veritable civil war, the Cultural Revolution. Two decades ago, impoverished, ...
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The Bishop from Beijing

Kings, queens, and parliaments struggled with the Catholic Church over control of religious affairs for a millennium. However, once clerics’ political influence was on the wane, governments gave up attempting ...
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Regulation Hill

No man’s life or liberty is safe when the legislature is in session. Never has that been more true than when Congress is hanging around Capitol Hill anxious to demonstrate ...
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Bolton In

The United Nations is a mess. Often corrupt and venal, always inefficient and wasteful, frequently captured by the worst political interests, and commonly motivated by the worst ideological impulses, ...