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I teach at Towson University in the College of Liberal Arts, where it is part of our core mission to help students develop their critical thinking abilities — a skills platform essential for career advancement. One key skill is finding the best...
Barely a decade old, the BRICS alliance forged to challenge Western-dominated global economic strategy may already have outlived its purpose. The collaborative five-country bloc that came together to create a counterweight to the Group of 7 rich-...
The book, “Who Will Feed China?: Wake-up Call for a Small Planet,” authored by Lester Brown in 1995, was a surprising wake-up call about world food security. Brown claimed that food production was not growing fast enough to feed China's increasing...
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The film festival crowd had filled the last seats in the Cine Neerwaya and, when there was no room left, sat four abreast in the aisles. The opening credits hardly dimmed the buzz in the theater; for those who missed a...
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday of cancer at age 58, was beloved and reviled, bombastic and provocative, a flamboyant figure who was vastly influential in his country and throughout the region. The former paratrooper-turned-populist...
Tags: George W. Bush, Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, Iraq
As Americans we like to think we with live in the land of opportunity where hard work and diligence pay off with a rise up the social and economic ladder to a standard of living that's the envy of the world. It's a myth. It's not that we don't want that,...
Contributing ColumnistFor the last two years we’ve heard the same mantra from the GOP and its mouthpiece, FOX News: “We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem.” It’s usually said with solemnity and sometimes a hint of compassion, as if the...
A.W. "Tom" Clausen, a no-nonsense Midwesterner who led San Francisco-based Bank of America before and after serving as president of the World Bank, died Monday at a hospital in Burlingame, Calif. He was 89. The cause was complications from pneumonia,...
A division of the World Bank Group announced Wednesday that it has invested $150 million in Laureate Education Inc., giving the international development organization a small stake in the Baltimore-based global higher education company. "It's an...
A deadly hostage-taking at an Algerian gas complex and an armed international confrontation in Mali herald the opening of another front in the global war on terrorism and serve as stark reminders that Al Qaeda retains the power to inflict death and...
Tags: Defense, Mali, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Religious Conflicts
The Tuesday Tribune editorial (“Jamaica’s debt hurricane,” Jan. 8) calling Jamaica the Greece-like poor man of the Western Hemisphere misses the opportunity to call attention to a major reason for Jamaica's poor economic performance....
Poverty and disease often come together. That much is well understood. But how much does poverty foster disease? Or, how much can disease perpetuate poverty? And what’s the role of nature, given that so many infectious diseases are spread by...
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