Aaron Wee
Aaron Wee
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What Every 20-Something is Thinking, But Won't Ever Say to Mom and Dad

For the first time in a century, this generation may grow up poorer than the last.

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Mad Cow Disease Outbreak Could Be Disaster for California

Mad cow disease has the potential to devastate the Californian agriculture industry.
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Chinese World Power Grab Looks Like America's Own Rise 100 Years Ago

America's rise to a major world power in the late 19th century shows that even as China becomes the number one economy, its foreign policy ambitions will be modest.
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Why the Euro is at the Heart of Austerity

The European Central Bank isn't heeding the paradox of thrift with its spreadshot approach to austerity. But potentially plunging a continent into recession is preferable to the alternative.
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In Trayvon Martin Case, the Sanford Police Are Delusional And Lazy

Leaving aside the very probable race-related issues, there are deeper problems with the Sanford Police surrounding the Trayvon Martin killing.

What is Critical Race Theory?

Much has been made of Obama's connection to Derrick Bell, but who is he and what is his critical race theory?

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Is the Chinese Yuan Now Buying More Friends Abroad Than the U.S. Dollar?

China is investing heavily in the (rest of the) developing world, displacing Western powers and financial clout. This is, arguably, a good thing - even if we can't see it yet.
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America and Superman Don't Have Enemies Bigger Than Themselves

America’s challenge – like Superman’s – isn’t about when or how to use its considerable power. It isn’t even really about power at all but rather what that power stands for.
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Iranian Oil and Petrodollars Are Real Threat to U.S., Not Iran's Nuclear Program

Iran is not developing nuclear weapons and it cannot ever threaten the American homeland. Why, then, is the war rhetoric escalating? Follow the money.
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Europe's Childish Blame Game: Who is Really to Blame in the Euro Crisis?

While Greece (literally) burns, the euro zone's head honchos seethe with childish delight, blaming the PIIGS for their own woes.
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While Immigrants Study Hard to Pass America's Citizenship Test, Most U.S. Citizens Would Fail the Exam

Even as new citizens strive to become an American in the eyes of the law, those born with citizenship show a depressing ignorance. Are new citizens are "better" than natural-born citizens?

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Stephen Colbert's South Carolina Presidential Run Shows Democracy's Flaws

Stephen Colbert's campaign has revealed to many Americans just how broken our democracy really is.
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From Chris Christie to Marco Rubio, the 2016 Primaries Will Feature Amazing GOP Talent

This is the year the Republican old guard end their political careers. But 2016 will feature some of the best young talent in a generation.
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2012 is the Year Obama Will Overcome His Disappointing Record

President Obama has broken far too many promises during his administration. For this election, it's time he repaid some of the faith his base has placed in him.
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Why Joseph Kennedy III Will Win in Massachusetts

New England loves its political dynasties and this one, the Kennedys, is about to return.
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Buddy Roemer is Running for President, BTW

Buddy Roemer is a successful businessperson, former member of Congress, and served as governor of Louisiana. Yet, Roemer gets no attention from the political elite or the media.

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Dilma Rousseff And Brazil Look Set in 2012 to Challenge U.S.Western Hemisphere Power

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has emerged from a difficult year more popular than ever. It's time she showed that there's room enough in this hemisphere for two superpowers.
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Why Giving Christmas Gifts Is Inefficient

The barter exchange of gift-giving ruins economic logic. But if it must be done at least make it a surprise!
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Jon Huntsman Needs to Dumb it Down If He Wants to Win in 2012

The lamentable tragedy of a man who shouldn’t even bother with the GOP nomination.
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Why Independent Bookstores Must Win the Fight Against Amazon.com

Amazon's "Price Check" stunt is the corporation's latest attack against the big box stores, but it won't snuff out the independent bookstores of America.