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  • If You're Not Grateful To The United States, Why Are You Here?

    New York University professor Suketu Mehta recently published a book arguing that 'immigration is a form of reparations' for past American crimes.

    The Federalist
  • The United States of Guns

    Like many of you, I read the news of a single person killing at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas yesterday and another person killing at least 9 people In Dayton, Ohio early this morning. While these are outrageous and horrifying events, they aren’t surprising or shocking in any way in a country where more than 33,000 people die from gun violence each year. America is a stuck in a Groundhog Day loop of gun violence. We’ll keep waking up, stuck in the same reality of oppression, carnage, and...

    kottke.org
  • Mapping The World's Most Fragile States

    Amid Brexit, the unpredictability of Trump's presidency ongoing conflicts in Yemen and Syria and countless other factors, the world is becoming less stable and increasingly fragile. Given the situation in 2019, Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that the results of The Fund For Peace's Fragile State Index is particularly interesting this year. Yemen has been named the most fragile state, ahead of South Sudan and Syria. Considering the political situation in both three countries their place at the...

    Zero Hedge