November 2014

The sweeping racial changes transforming the United States come with an important demographic dimension: age. The waves of Hispanics and Asians and multiracial Americans reshaping the country?s population are full of young people, who by some measures already outnumber their white counterparts. The trend was punctuated by the arrival in 2011 of the ?rst ?majority-minority? […]

Friend, I was touched that you asked for my advice about going into politics. Anyone whose career in politics was nasty, brutish, and short?as mine was?is grateful that anyone thinks their opinion is worth hearing. All I?d claim is that my thoughts come with what Scott Fitzgerald called ?the authority of failure.? First of all, […]

The European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said the new Commission still saw EU enlargement as a priority. “Coming to Montenegro on one of my first visits really points out the EC’s commitment to the enlargement process,” Hahn said after meeting Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic. Hahn is visiting Montenegro as a […]

A church in Skopje | Photo by: Richard Schofield The Holy Synod of the Macedonian Orthodox Church – the governing body of the main faith group in the country – is discussing whether priests should voluntarily undergo lustration tests. The topic was opened at a session of the synod this week. However, the body of […]

On Thursday night, President Barack Obama announced that he will take executive action to allow four million undocumented immigrants to live in the United States without fear of deportation. That will make their lives significantly better. Even more importantly, the Department of Homeland Security will also grant work authorizations to the affected immigrants. That won?t […]

November 21st, 2014 3:23pm Posted In: Energy Security & Supply, Recent News, News By Country, More Countries, Azerbaijan, United States, Trans-Caspian Pipeline, Turkmenistan, Caspian Focus The United States supports stronger cooperation between the European Union and two Caspian countries – Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan – in order to fast-track the construction of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline.   […]

Former mayor of Ohrid, Aleksandar Petreski Former Ohrid mayor Aleksandar Petreski and 13 other suspects were apprehended on Thursday and taken on Friday before the Criminal Court in Skopje, which will decide on their detention. The police said Petreski was the lead suspect in an organized crime ring that they say stole 2 million euro […]

Besides having a title that is a mouthful, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I will also make very little sense to those unfamiliar with the world of Katniss Everdeen. We start in medias res and have to fill in much of the story for ourselves if we never read the books or saw the two […]

The US Justice Department has brought the hammer down on a psychic fraud scheme that solicits customers via mail that looks personalized targeting elderly and and economically vulnerable people promising wealth. WASHINGTON: Did these mail-order ?psychics? see the Justice Department coming? | Suits & Sentences | McClatchy DC. The Justice Department on Thursday filed civil complaints […]

At the risk of seeming ridiculous, I think Sherrod Brown should run for president. I know that, barring a debilitating health problem or a horrible scandal, Hillary Clinton is likely to capture the Democratic nomination. I realize too that Brown, the senior senator from Ohio, has never hinted that he may be tempted to challenge […]

?Rampal is a fraudster who exploits the gullible common man? ? Hindustan Times. Woman dubbed ?demon assassin? to be tried in April ? WTOP.com. ?Mysterious? fibers in Chino Valley are biodegradable gauze ? CBS 5 ? KPHO. Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories | Chris French | Science | The […]

As many as 4.3 million people now subject to deportation are getting a reprieve?and a chance to work legally?thanks to the executive action that President Obama announced on Thursday evening. But the phrase ?as many as? is a critical one. The real number of people who take advantage of this program is likely to be smaller, for […]

Two EU-level political groupings, the Party of European Socialists and the liberal ALDE, have issued statements attacking Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov over his government?s dependence on the nationalist Patriotic Front. On November 7, Borissov returned as head of government with a coalition cabinet based on a deal between his GERB party and centre-right coalition […]

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