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Spain 1936-1939; Ukraine, 2014-?

The perversity of not arming victims.
Mar 02, 2015

Last week’s Minsk agreement, by which France and Germany in effect codified the cession to Russia of Kiev’s sovereignty over southeastern Ukraine, has temporarily taken the issue of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine off the table and thus off the conscience of the West. But the question whether the United States and its allies should arm Ukraine (and later Georgia? Moldova? Estonia? Latvia?) is going to arise again and again in the months and years ahead. 

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Dem Senator: I'm Embarrassed to Go to Europe Because Some Americans Lack Health Insurance

1:33 PM, Aug 17, 2013

Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana.

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Wild in the Streets

11:11 AM, Jul 07, 2013

The dismaying violence in the streets of Cairo leads ones thoughts to another city, where the mayhem is scheduled and traditional and sublimely pointless. As the AP reports:

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To Fear the Spanish Navy

1:21 PM, May 22, 2013

Spain has its problems, including an unemployment rate that could be a prelude to revolution or ruin ... or both.  But the country seemed to feel it needed a fleet of warships.  To include submarines.  It made plans to build four of them,  but there was a problem.  As Roberto A. Ferdman at Quartz reports:

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Mas Movement

Catalonia ponders secession.
Nov 26, 2012

'U.S. to Spend 60 Percent More Per Person than Spain Over Next 5 Years'

10:42 AM, Jun 14, 2012

According to figures provided by the International Monetary Fund, and compiled into this easy to read chart by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee, America will "spend 60 percent more per person than Spain over [the] next 5 years."

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'U.S. Spends More Per Person than Portugal, Italy, Greece, or Spain'

8:02 AM, May 16, 2012

The Republican Senate Budget Committee will release this new chart later today, showing that the "U.S. Spends More Per Person Than Portugal, Italy, Greece, Or Spain."

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The Rise and Fall of Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón

9:15 AM, Feb 17, 2012

On February 9, the Spanish supreme court unanimously ruled to disbar Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge who famously indicted former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet using the legal doctrine of universal jurisdiction, for ordering illegal wiretaps.

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Hasta Luego, Zapatero

The rout of the Spanish socialists.
Dec 05, 2011

Just as incoming American presidents are given the atomic “briefcase” by their predecessors, along with the codes for launching a nuclear attack, perhaps Spanish prime ministers will henceforth receive a begging cup and a German phrasebook. It was al Qaeda that made José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of the Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE) Spain’s prime minister; Lehman Brothers and the euro crisis have unmade him, putting his country at the financial mercy of its European neighbors. Zapatero came to power when jihadists bombed several trains in the heart of Madrid on election weekend 2004.

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Surprise! Green Jobs Not Actually Helping Employment Figures

1:45 PM, Aug 19, 2011

When even the New York Times is forced to confront reality, you know things are bad:

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Report from Aboard the TWS Cruise

2:16 PM, May 17, 2011

One of our TWS colleagues (who asks to remain anonymous) emails from aboard Holland America’s Eurodam, at sea between Lisbon, Portugal and Vigo, Spain:

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