Reviewing 2016: Unresolved Problems, American Individualism In Crisis

The changing political stage and rising instability shows a desperation on the part millions who are dissatisfied. The widely acknowledged problems facing the country are simply not being addressed.

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When looking over the newsworthy events that took place in the United States throughout 2016, a common thread ties many of them together. So many major events illustrate a real failure of the powers that be to solve problems. And these problems are not new. The epidemic of opiate addiction has been brewing since the 1990s when American doctors,

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CELAC Conference Aims To Thwart American Meddling In Latin America

By excluding U.S. and Canadian participation, a bloc of Latin American and Caribbean nations maintain autonomy in their decision-making processes toward finding solutions to issues plaguing the continent — particularly U.S. intervention.

Costa Rica CELAC

The presidents take part in the working session at the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in San Antonio de Belen, Costa Rica, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. BELEN, Costa Rica --- The 3rd summit of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) was characterized by a sharp message to the United

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Shocking Images Of American Citizen Detained In Egypt Prompt Concern For His Health

Mohamed Soltan, detained by Egyptian authorities for attending a protest in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, has been on hunger strike for almost a year.

CAIRO, Egypt — Mohamed Soltan, an Egyptian-American, will have been on hunger strike for one year this Monday. Yesterday, images of him unconscious with blood dripping out of his mouth circulated widely on social media. Activists working for his release say the photographs are proof of “increased physical and psychological torture.” The

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Tracking Pakistan’s History Of Supporting Terror, With And Without American Help

By funding al-Qaida in the 1980s as a means of rebuffing Soviet Russia’s growing influence in Asia, the U.S. helped establish Islamic radicalism in Pakistan and Afghanistan — defeating Iran’s hegemonic ambitions while also throwing Pakistan off its political balance.

Pakistan

Pakistani police officers stand guard outside a court, as they bring Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, center, the main suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, leaving after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014. Photo: Anjum Naveed/AP LONDON --- Since U.S. President George W. Bush declared in his Sept. 20, 2001

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Britons Rail Against Laws That Ban Protests Near Military Bases

Protests have escalated since it was revealed that the Royal Air Force has carried out more than 2,000 missions with “borrowed” U.S. drones in Afghanistan

In the U.K., a set of laws that protects American bases from protesters has become the target of criticism. These laws -- passed without the consent of Parliament under the 120-year-old Military Lands Act of 1892 -- have many arguing that the “outrageous and undemocratic” act has been done to curry favor from the U.S. Since the Ministry of

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