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  • A resident retrieves his wildfire burned American flag with the ashes of his house behind him at 13807 Kuehster Road near Conifer, Colorado March 28, 2012. Ten residents whose homes were destroyed in the fire were briefly allowed back to inspect the damage. The fire burning in the foothills and canyons near Denver has killed an elderly couple and destroyed 22 homes. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR300VP
    October 27, 2016   BY  

    In “Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How to Renew Them,” Buchholz argues that as nations become more wealthy and more prosperous, they begin to unravel. He points to factor such as eroding nationalism and work ethic, a loss of community, a fear of immigration and declining birthrates to explain why. Continue reading

  • Responding to the president and CEO of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, Larry Kotiloff stands by his call that you should close your brokerage account. Photo by Flickr user Tax Credits.
    October 27, 2016  

    Economist Todd Buchholz rails against what America has become: a people who want everything but aren’t willing to pay for it. In “The Price of Prosperity,” he suggests that wealthy nations such as the U.S. inflict harm on themselves, even cause their own demise, by racking up debt, having fewer children and increasing governmental regulations. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading

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    September 29, 2016  

    In the 15 years since the U.S. went into Afghanistan, $1.5 billion has been spent to develop women’s rights in the country. But even with significant improvements, there remain many hardships, including domestic violence and the lack of educational opportunity. Special correspondent Jennifer Glasse visits a farming project that aims to provide women with the power to make their own decisions. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSOLSP
    September 20, 2016  

    President Obama gave his final speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He spoke about the “growing contest” between authoritarianism and democracy in the face of terror and the refugee crisis. He appealed to the world to do more for the millions fleeing war-torn countries and joined other leaders calling for a stop to the fighting in Syria. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about last Saturday's bombing in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in New York September 19, 2016.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  - RTSOGF4
    September 19, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, President Obama said there’s “no connection” between Saturday’s bombings in New York and New Jersey and the Minnesota mall stabbings, which the Islamic State claimed it inspired. Also, the Syrian military declared a week-long ceasefire over and said fighting will resume; a U.S-Russia pact expired today, although the State Department is working to extend the deal. Continue reading

  • A woman holds up a t-shirt before Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a campaign event at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSO2SR
    September 19, 2016  

    Has our political system gone crazy? Jonathan Rauch thinks so. In a recent piece for the Atlantic, Rauch explores what he calls “chaos syndrome” in Washington: government stagnation, he argues, is resulting from politicians’ inability to compromise, combined with constant calls for transparency. Judy Woodruff speaks with Rauch about the history of American politics and where they stand today. Continue reading

  • Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad flash victory signs as they stand at a military complex, after they recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo on Sunday that rebels had seized last month, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on September 5, 2016. On Saturday, Russia accused U.S.-led airstrikes of targeting Syrian troops. SANA/Handout via Reuters
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    U.S. military officials said they halted airstrikes Saturday against what were thought to be Islamic State targets in Syria after Russia claimed they killed dozens of Syrian soldiers.
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  • A general view in Aleppo, Syria in September 2016. Photo by Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters
    September 16, 2016  

    After a cease-fire started on Monday, Syrian state television showed bulldozers clearing the road into war-torn Aleppo — a crucial step toward getting aid from Turkey. But due to missteps, U.N. convoys were left stuck at the Turkish border. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff for more to discuss what’s gone wrong and what’s gone right since the cease-fire began. Continue reading

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    September 15, 2016  

    Jada was 12 years old and living in New Jersey when her father sent her to Saudi Arabia to be married. With the U.S. government unable to intervene, her astonished family at home took up the challenge of bringing her back. Jada is not alone in her experience, and not everyone has the same happy outcome. Special correspondent Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports. Continue reading

  • U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (C) greets Israeli Acting National Security Advisor Jacob Nagel (L) and Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon (R) after their signing ceremony for a new ten year pact on security assistance between the two nations at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2016.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron - RTSNRO0
    September 14, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the U.S. signed an aid agreement with Israel that’s worth $38 billion over 10 years. The ceremony took place at the State Department, where National Security Advisor Susan Rice remarked that it serves as a reminder of America’s “unshakable commitment” to Israel. Also, doctors say former Israeli President 93-year-old Shimon Peres has regained consciousness, 24 hours after a severe stroke. Continue reading

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