Author: CPE

I'm a freelance writer. I taught high school social studies and community college political science for over 20 years.
September 1, 2017 0

“Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure

By CPE

“It’s such a gorgeous sight to see you eat in the middle of the night. You can never get enough, enough of this stuff. It’s Friday, I’m in love.”

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September 1, 2017 0

Trade, Jobs, and Politics: Why Do Americans Think The U.S. Is Losing a Game That It Is Actually Winning?

By CPE

In the years since NAFTA, U.S. trade with its North American neighbors has more than tripled, growing more rapidly than U.S. trade with the rest of the world. Canada and Mexico are the two largest destinations for U.S. exports, accounting for more than a third of the total. Most estimates conclude that the deal had a modest but positive impact on U.S. GDP of less than 0.5 percent, or a total addition of up to $80 billion dollars to the U.S. economy upon full implementation, or several billion dollars of added growth per year.

September 1, 2017 0

Fake News Alert: Belarus Goes To “War” Against Fake Country

By CPE

Veyshnoria quickly took on a geopolitical life of its own on the internet. Facebook users created a flag, map, and coat of arms for the country. Hundreds signed up to a website launched for Belarusians wishing to apply for Veyshnorian citizenship. A Wikipedia page now details Veyshnoria’s origins.

August 30, 2017 0

“1000 Years” by The Gaslight Anthem

By CPE

“And, ‘hey, it’s alright,’ she says, ‘Once upon a time I lived a perfect night. Hey, in another life,’ she says, ‘In a dream of mine from a thousand years ago.’”