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  • Brexit tensions and the two 'i-words'

    Crunch time is coming for Brexit, Britain’s decision to end its decades-long membership in the European Union. The economics of Brexit are daunting enough. The IMF said last week that there will be “costs” for the UK even if that process goes smoothly – something far from certain, given rising Brexit tensions in recent days both between Britain and the EU and in Britain’s domestic political arena.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:17:00 -0400
  • The key to recovery from a sports scandal

     Two of the biggest scandals in recent sports history were back in the news last week. Each in its own way continues to provide a lesson on how contrition is a necessary step toward redemption. The larger of the two scandals was the serial sexual abuse of girls and women by the team doctor for USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:40:47 -0400
  • Breakfast with Tom Donohue: ‘real trade war’ would harm economy

    Tom Donohue, head of the US Chamber of Commerce, is an old friend of the Monitor’s. But don’t call Mr. Donohue old. And certainly don’t suggest, even after his 21 years as the Chamber’s president and CEO, it may be time to retire.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:31:20 -0400
  • At UN, a less restrained Trump expected to double down on America First

    If all eyes will be on President Trump when he rises to the podium of the gold-and-green-marbled United Nations General Assembly auditorium Tuesday morning, it is in part for reasons that have been true since the UN arose from the ashes of World War II. First, because the president of the United States leads the most powerful nation on earth.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:07:47 -0400
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