International

china

Chinese New Year Brings Tensions With Taiwan

This week in Asia we follow a lot of the usual suspects. A UN report indicates a startling discovery of North Korea’s nuclear situation, China...
americas, trump

More Democrats Push For Presidency & Private Healthcare For Canada?

"Virginia’s governor is a racist, the Ontario PCs may try to privatize healthcare, and more East Coast progressives are running for President. This is the last week in the Americas."
EU, Britain, France, Italy, Poland

EU Says No To Changing Backstop, & Italy Slides Into Resession

UK Two amendments of seven on Brexit deal passes On Monday, seven amendments to the EU withdrawal agreement were put to the House of Commons, one...
china

Japan & South Korean Military Tensions Rise

This weeks roundup we look at some continuing stories as there isn’t much news in Asia that is any grand geopolitical importance. In China,...
americas, trump

Venezuela Worsens, Shutdown Ends, & Too Many Candidates

The longest shutdown in U.S. history came to an end, or at least a break, Venezuela nears civil war, and way too many people...
second referendum

Second Referendum For Brexit & The “Friendship Pact”

Welcome to the new expansion off of our previous UK news roundup. We realized that many of our readers are interested not only in...
china

EVA Air Stripping Incident, Thailand Election Coming, & Hong Kong Update

"In Hong Kong, a move from the government to criminalize “insulting” the Chinese national anthem is underway. Thailand is having their first election since their military coup that took place five years ago. In Taiwan, EVA air is in a bit of a tizzle with an incident involving undressing a passenger on a flight." Writes Amos Joseph in this week's Asian News Roundup.
Bolsonaro

Response To The Mises Institutes’ Praise Of Bolsonaro

In the first week of January, Tho Bishop of the Mises Institute published an article titled “Cleaning Up "Marxist Trash" is the Best Way...

May’s Deal is Dead, but She Isn’t, and Banning Scented Candles

"Guys, the reason why the UK population chose to leave the EU was to be rid of unnecessary government overreach. We’re not doing this so we can finally tell everyone in the country what to consume or not to consume. Just leave people alone." Writes James Smith in this week's UK News Roundup. Don't forget to check out his weekly column on Being Libertarian every Monday called "Opting Out" as well!
china

Malaysia Goes Nationalistic, & Cotton On The Moon

"The news this week is quite spicy compared to other weeks as we’re looking at two things involving China and the passage of a nationalistic law in Malaysia." This week's is a good one!

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toast

A Piece of Toast on Every Plate

"The sun was not yet coming through the window next to the coffee station, but it cast the world it overlooked in magnificent relief. The University, the Library, the Art District, each framed by tall green hedges and luscious trees full of birds."
dogmatism

No, We Aren’t Immune to Dogmatism

"The issue of dogmatism is one that we firmly believe is at play in the current political climate, but rarely do we bother to shift that mirror towards ourselves to see if we too are not guilty."
free speech

Free Speech, Bullying, and Suicide

"Free speech has been a central point around a number of topics, but can free speech be a murder weapon? Where is the line drawn between free speech and bullying?"