5 Things to Remember When Worry Takes Over

by Cylon George on January 28, 2015

Worrying Man

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Have you every worried yourself to the point of emotional, even physical exhaustion?

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Girl Looking Ahead

“What you think of me is none of my business.” ~Wayne Dyer

Do you ever worry about what people think about you?

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By James M. Dorsey

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of Continue →

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K Street: Return to Normalcy, or a New Normal?

by Russ Choma on January 28, 2015

President Obama signs the farm bill last February, a likely reason for a drop in lobbying spending by certain agricultural and food interests. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Obama signs the farm bill last February, a likely reason for the drop in 2014 lobbying spending by certain agricultural and food processing interests. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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The American Foreign Service Association is seeking nominations for the new Mark Palmer Award for the Advancement of Democracy:   The Palmer Award is open to all Foreign Service members from Continue →

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Islamic State’s expansion model

by Demdigest on January 28, 2015

ISIS continues to pursue its expansion model in Libya, Sinai, and other hotspots, raising new challenges that differ from those posed by al-Qaeda’s past franchise approach, says a leading analyst. Continue →

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Senate Still Deciding: Sanctions or Diplomacy

by Council for a Livable World -- The Chain Reaction: on January 28, 2015

By Amanda Waldron and Angela Canterbury

Just one week after Senator Robert Menendez accused President Obama of getting his talking points from Tehran, the New Jersey Democrat and co-sponsor Continue →

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A top U.S. official said Tuesday that the conflict in eastern Ukraine has become a battleground for a peaceful and free Europe, VOA’s Sharon Behn reports. “We all know that Continue →

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Oklahoma executions put off

by Lyle Denniston on January 28, 2015

Oklahoma executions put off

Without a noted dissent, the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon delayed the scheduled execution of three Oklahoma death-row inmates, whose case the Justices will hear in late April.  The executions Continue →

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The “Strong Dollar” Policy: Back to the Future

by Edward Alden on January 28, 2015

Jacob Lew AT&T Foundry

The “strong dollar” has been a mantra for the United States for decades. Recently, as the euro has fallen to an 11-year low against the dollar, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Continue →

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Once upon a time, Disney sent Bambi out into the world to teach children about wildlife preservation. It was 1944, and the fawn was the first animated mascot of Continue →

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Mimicking democracy to prolong autocracies?

by Demdigest on January 28, 2015

Articulating the shifting political dynamics of neo-authoritarian regimes is vital to understanding how and why post-Cold War autocracies have been so resilient, and for fashioning effective democracy assistance, argue analysts Continue →

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China’s churlish reaction to Barack Obama’s visit to New Delhi this week suggests that the US president and Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, are on to something important in their Continue →

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The Palestinian statement against all forms of racism and bigotry is 2nd.

France’s President François Hollande addresses a Paris ceremony commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, 27 January. Continue →

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Coal Economy Business

CREDIT: AP Photo/Seth Perlman

When it comes to paying for publicly-owned coal, the industry is getting a great deal. The American taxpayer, on the other hand, is being shorted Continue →

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Global freedom suffered a “disturbing” decline over the past year, according to a leading democracy watchdog. An upsurge in terrorist violence and increasingly aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes had led Continue →

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North Korean defector’s testimony

by Demdigest on January 28, 2015

A recent New York Times report – Prominent North Korean Defector Recants Parts of His Story of Captivity – overstates the importance of the prison-camp survivor Shin Dong-hyuk’s testimony before Continue →

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Africa’s biggest democracy is scheduled to hold elections next month. They should be postponed, argues Princeton N. Lyman, a Senior Adviser at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Nigeria is heading Continue →

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Obtaining Rosebush Corp.

Obtaining Rosebush Corp.’s 2012 tax form — supposedly a public document — required traveling quite an obstacle course.

Last week, OpenSecrets Blog reported on a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization called Continue →

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Murkowski Attacks Wilderness In Lower 48, Echoing Anti-Government Rancher Cliven Bundy

by Matt Lee-Ashley - Guest Contributor on January 28, 2015

Centennial Mountains  Montana is protected as a Wilderness Study Area. These areas are among those targeted for logging, mining, and drilling by Murkowski’s amendment.

Matt Lee-Ashley is a senior fellow and director of the Public Lands Project at the Center for American Progress. You can follow him on Twitter at @MLeeAshley.

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