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Time to scrap the Olympics

By D.C. Innes
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2014 Winter Olympics | So as we slide through the second and final week of another Olympics, hasn’t it been entertaining? Wild dogs, ugly sweaters, and bad snow. But remind me,

The Sochi emperor has no clothes

By D.C. Innes
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2014 Winter Olympics | In a globalized economy of predictable experiences for business travelers and world dignitaries, Sochi, Russia, has been a shock to people arriving for their…

Opening spectacle in Sochi

By Andrew Branch
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2014 Winter Olympics | Russia’s Winter Olympics begin with politics, media accommodations, and the threat of terror overshadowing the games

Smoldering discontent erupts in Ukraine

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Government agrees to some concessions after last week’s violent protests

Insanity, tragedy, or hope?

By Marvin Olasky
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Ukraine | A long history under a brutal Russia has pro-Western Ukrainians concerned about their future

Confrontation in Ukraine

By Marvin Olasky
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Ukraine | In the internet age, some events are still throwbacks to the era of physical confrontation. This dispatch comes in three parts: minute-by-minute reports from…

Midday Roundup: Obama admits ‘no excuse’ for healthcare exchange problems

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Glitch gripes. President Barack Obama today bemoaned the technical difficulties of launching the national health insurance website healthcare.gov.

Web Reads: Debt limit, drumming, life, and death

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: The difference between jazz and rock drumming demonstrated. A simple “Introduction to the…

Globe Trot: Shutdown reverberates around the world

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Global fallout from the partial government shutdown may continue. But families of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan—denied government…

Signs and Wonders: A ‘lesson about honest government’ in Detroit

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Kwame creamed. The judge threw the book at former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kirkpatrick yesterday, sentencing him to 28 years in prison for corruption. “That way…

Globe Trot: Syrian Christians continue to be caught in the middle

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Moderate opposition forces increasingly are involved in rebel attacks on Christians. In the attack on Maaloula last week eyewitnesses said both…

Nostalgic for Stalin?

By Marvin Olasky
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Communism | F. Scott Fitzgerald spoke of “no second acts in American life.” Karl Marx wrote of events occurring twice, “the first as tragedy, the second as…

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