Tarinee Youkhaw

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Immigration is saving the US from an aging crisis

Old people are taking over—and not just in well-known grey zones like Japan and South Korea. By 2050, one in every three or so Spaniards, Italians and Germans will be 65 and older (pdf, p.6), according to Pew Research Center.<p>But relax, Americans. Though by 2050, 20% of you will be age 65 and …

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Obama Explains Black America To White America

The days are few and far between when President Obama has intentionally reminded us that he is the first African-American president.<p>Friday was one.<p>The president did something no other holder of his office has ever had the life experience to do: He used the bully pulpit to, as an African-American, …

Obama weighs in on race, reluctantly

President Barack Obama’s agitation following the George Zimmerman verdict was apparent to people in the West Wing all week — so it was frustrating, if not surprising, to some in Obama’s circle that he waited nearly a week to express his feelings publicly.<p>Since his reelection, the nation’s first …

ASEAN Economic Community: Are we ready for 2015?

Last November, I attended the 2012 ASEAN Student Forum hosted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. The goal of the conference was to …

EU: Reinforcing the Green Line? | US & Canada

The European Union (EU) has issued guidelines this week that, for the first time, will ban funding any Israeli institutions operating inside the occupied territories.<p>I think the time has come for the end of a two-state solution and now a beginning of discussion of a one-state solution, where Arabs …

U.S. to Push for Israeli Seat on U.N. Security Council

President Obama's nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is a late convert to the pro-Israel cause, but today she promised …

The Facts in the Zimmerman Trial

Here’s a hypothetical about the George Zimmerman trial. Imagine that all the evidence is unchanged, with one exception. Suppose there was a dog walker who came upon Zimmerman’s confrontation with Trayvon Martin, saw the whole thing, and testified before the jury. Who threw the first punch? Who was …

Trayvon Martin and the Irony of American Justice

This is not our system malfunctioning. It is our system working as intended.<p>In trying to assess the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicting truths emerge for me. The first is that based on the case presented by the state, and based on Florida law, George Zimmerman …

China's 'Bacon Buy': National Security Risk, or Just Business as Usual?

The Chinese purchase of Smithfield Foods has caused concern about foreign control of the U.S. food supply.<p>(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)<p>Bacon has become an issue of national security.<p>The transition from delicious domestic product to topic of a Congressional hearing last week began in May when China's …

Burma to free all political prisoners, says Thein Sein

<b>Burma will release all political prisoners "by the end of the year", President Thein Sein has said during his first official visit to the UK.</b><p>The president made the remarks during a speech in London, after holding talks with Prime Minister David Cameron.<p>Burma, also known as Myanmar, has freed …

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