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- Republicans Gain From Voter Anger Over Obama’s Economy (Mike Dorning and Jonathan Allen, Bloomberg) More than five years after the recession ended, ordinary Americans still feel pinched. Wages and incomes have been stagnant. Econintersect: The “hope and change” president cast his lot with Wall Street and Main street finally couldn’t take it any more. See next article.
- Republican Senate brings TPP shocker closer (Unconventional Economist, Macro Business) The irony of the interpretation of the Republican victory as a Main Street revolt is that Macro Business sees the change in the U.S. Senate making the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact more likely. Free trade has become more and more unpopular for Main Street America.
- Articles about conflicts and disease around the world
Ebola Rising (Statistical Ideas)
The Fiery Fall of Burkina Faso’s ‘Beautiful Blaise’ (Foreign Policy)
Why Can’t the Pentagon Kill the Islamic State’s Top Commanders? (Foreign Policy)
ISIS Has 9,000 ‘Core Fighters.’ Or Maybe 17,000. Or Possibly 30,000 (The Daily Beast) The word is “clueless”.
Obama Wrote Secret Letter to Iran’s Khamenei About Fighting Islamic State (The Wall Street Journal)
Temple madness (The Economist)
Taiwan resolves to resist China’s embrace (Financial Times)
Taiwan resolves to resist China’s embrace (Muck Rack)
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