Protesters in the Pacific Northwest smashed windows at a Democratic Party headquarters, marched through the streets and burned an American flag on Wednesday in a strident challenge by antifascist and racial-justice protesters to the new administration of President Biden, whose promised reforms, they declared, "won't save us."
...But if a bloody civil war does ensue, or if the generals who have now seized power decide not to hold new elections, there must be no confusion about where the responsibility for Chile's tragedy lies. It lies with Dr Allende and those in the marxist parties who pursued a strategy for the seizure of total power to the point at which the opposition despaired of being able to restrain them by constitutional means.
For generations, demographers considered America a standout. Lots of immigration and relatively high fertility rates increased its population faster -- and kept it more youthful -- than its rich-country peers. read more
Early in december China announced that it had eradicated extreme poverty within its territory. This achievement is breathtaking in scale. By the World Bank's estimate, some 800m people in China have escaped penury in the past four decades. It is a triumph for the ages, too, as state media have noted. Never before in the country's history has destitution come anywhere close to being eliminated.
With the current makeup of elected members of the US Senate standing at 50 republicans and 48 democrats, the outcome of two senate races in Georgia on Jan 5 will determine which party will hold a slim and unmanageable majority in Washington the next two years ...That is good news for millions of moderate and independent-minded Americans because it provides an opportunity for a dozen or so moderate Senators from both parties to form a bipartisan coalition and reach a common-sense consensus for the American people.