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A few days before Barack Obama’s re-election, Larry Summers published a Reuters commentary reassuring readers that the incumbent President deserved four more years in office, as during his first term he did not stray one bit from Bill Clinton’s political legacy. But were the Clinton years really as magical as all that ? Together with… » read more

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The day after the close of the presidential election in the US has marked the start of the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), whose agenda is that electing China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, and his new Politburo colleagues. Incumbent president Hu Jintao leaves behind a country whose GDP has quadrupled under… » read more

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The voter enthusiasm which had swept Barack Obama to office in 2008 has cooled into apathy in 2012. Over the past four years, the economic situation of the African-American and Latino communities, as well as that of young college graduates, has deteriorated markedly. In a recent op-ed, Reuters columnist Joel Kotkin notes that as a… » read more

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