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"You're Chinese?" the Uber driver asked me at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 after I got into his car and spoke to him in English.
 
Brexit has triggered two arguments about democracy: (1) Voters are ignorant, and (2) representatives are selfish. In either case the implications for governance are grave. It is significant that the questions are being asked in the West. They have always been on the table in countries like Pakistan but dismissed as reflecting the limitations of people rather than of democracy.
 
Two weeks ago, back in the United States, the chair of the Democratic National Committee was forced to resign in disgrace in the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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The antics of a flash mob sparked panic on a Spanish beach earlier this week, revealing the hair-trigger anxiety that has gripped Europeans following a wave of terror attacks.
 
Khizr Khan at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia spoke from the heart, on behalf of himself and his wife Ghazala Khan, regarding their son Capt. Humayun Khan of the United States Army. Capt.
 
The killing of bad guys also kills debate about the act and manner of such killing. The topic comfortably shifts from assassination to the personality of the assassinated.
 
While the Middle Eastern battlefields of Iraq and Syria may have seen the worst atrocities committed by the self-styled Islamic State (IS) militant group, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, countries far beyond this region have felt the shockwaves of terrorist violence.
 
Black, LGBT, women groups at DNC
Perhaps you watched speeches from the U.S. presidential nominating conventions. But have you thought about who Hillary's supporters are, and how she earns their support? What role does the caucus play? Answers can be found at the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia.
 
On the 74th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump dropped what the London Daily Telegraph called a "bombshell" when he announced that if elected president of the United States, he would implement a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
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We live in scary times. Terror has come to our shores, there has already been an attack on a nightspot and people have been injured.
 
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