Tero Varjoranta
Bye Bye: Tero Varjoranta, the lead inspector for the UN’s nuclear oversight agency, quit suddenly without explanation. The International Atomic Energy Agency is in the spotlight as the watchdog for the Iran nuclear deal. Photo credit: IAEA Imagebank / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

UN Nuclear Watchdog Quits

Being an Anti-Trump Conservative ; Explaining Economics to Your Children ...and More Picks

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The Difficulty of Being an Anti-Trump Conservative (Reader Steve)

Think it’s hard living in Trump’s America when you’re on the left? Try being against Trump while on the right. This article notes that if you’re a Republican journalist and against the President, you’re likely to be out of a job.

Trump’s Art of the Deal: Saving China’s ZTE (Dan)

China and the US are at loggerheads over steel and aluminum tariffs, as well as various other trade disputes. Trump may try to gain leverage in the fight by saving Chinese electronics company ZTE.

Evangelicals Applaud US Embassy Move (Russ)

Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is not only seen as a victory for Trump’s Jewish base. Evangelicals view the move as one step closer to fulfilling Biblical prophecy.

Explaining Economics to Your Children (Dan)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses a broad range of topics, including his fight with the EU and the IMF, and why economics should be explained in a Shakespearean way.  

Media Can Tell Readers Who’s Killing Whom — When They Want To (Jimmy)

The author writes, “If you’ve been noticing the headlines about Israeli forces killing Palestinian protesters that seem carefully designed to avoid mentioning who’s doing the killing, you may be wondering: Is that how media always do it? The answer is no.”


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