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  • Opinion Six reasons to keep America as No. 1 superpower

    Many around the world say American decline would preserve global stability through a better balance of power. They’re wrong, says Steve Yetiv, a political science professor at Old Dominion University. It’s not that other countries or international institutions can’t play vital roles. They do. But they can't yet do what Washington does around the world, Yetiv says. Here he gives six examples.

  • Opinion 8 reasons America is not in decline

    As many as 70 percent of Americans believe that the United States is in decline. And who can blame them? High unemployment. Crushing debt. Political gridlock. For all the unrelenting gloom, Old Dominion University political science professor Steve Yetiv explains that America remains strong in key areas, unlikely to be superseded by another country anytime soon. He urges readers to consider these 8 facts:

  • The Circle Bastiat Strategic foreclosure: Why people are ditching their mortgages

     More and more, indebted homeowners are deciding to walk away from their mortgages, instead of facing forced foreclosure. Who will pay the discarded debt?

  • Is America over? Not by a long shot.

    Opinion Is America over? Not by a long shot.

    American decline is the conventional wisdom, as the United States suffers from high unemployment, crushing debt, and political gridlock. Here's the bigger picture: a competitive and innovative economy, reliable allies, a superior military, and foreign autocrats on the run.

  • Disgusting sea creature threatened with extinction

    Disgusting sea creature threatened with extinction

    Conservationists say that the hagfish, a loathsome undersea scavenger whose appearance and behavior are too revolting for most people even to contemplate, is on the decline.

  • Surging BRIC middle classes are eclipsing global poverty

    Surging BRIC middle classes are eclipsing global poverty

    By 2022, those living in poverty will be a minority for the first time, as the global middle class – particularly from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations – surges. Does new affluence signal shifting global power?

  • Opinion Who's to blame for rising oil prices? Speculators

    Many blame Middle East turmoil or a weak dollar for rising oil prices, but they provide only a partial explanation. The chief culprit is speculation in oil markets. Fortunately, it can be stemmed with several regulatory steps.

  • Why is Glenn Beck leaving his Fox News show?

    Why is Glenn Beck leaving his Fox News show?

    Glenn Beck, a Fox News fixture since January 2009, announces that his daily talk show will end this year. Analysts suggest viewers and advertisers tired of his conspiracy theories and antics.

  • VCU vs. Butler in NCAA Final Four: Time to retire Cinderella’s glass slippers

    VCU vs. Butler in NCAA Final Four: Time to retire Cinderella’s glass slippers

    Butler is back in the Final Four again this year. And Virginia Commonwealth University has demonstrated more clearly than any statistical measure can reveal that they deserve all the respect major conference teams get.

  • Opinion Political strategy in Libya: US and others must recognize a rebel government

    The US, Western, and Arab allies must recognize and support Libya's newly formed provisional, rebel government: the National Council. Doing so is key to a plan that will help avoid the most-feared scenarios, remove Qaddafi, and enable a more stable transition to democracy in Libya.

 
 
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