Articles by: Jordan Kalms

by / on November 26, 2012 at 10:16 pm / in Opinion, World

Being Better Than Apathy

It seems that the Europeans are committed to the concept of a viable two-state solution but are unwilling to do anything to catalyze or encourage it.

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by / on November 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Reacting to Reelection

Four years later, Obama’s global support has somewhat waned and expectations have been lowered. Still, relative to Romney, Obama enjoyed overwhelming support on the Continent and around the world during the recent election.

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by / on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm / in Opinion, World

Exit on the Right

Under Cameron’s government, however, the will for Britain to steer the EU has largely fallen by the wayside, and there is more of an aversion to being saddled with duties and obligations to other nations than there is a desire to control them

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by / on October 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm / in Opinion, World

Back in Red

Still dealing with a seemingly endless barrage of lawsuits and criminal charges, Mr. Strauss-Kahn is now attempting to avoid yet another indictment for his alleged participation in a French prostitution ring.

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm / in Opinion, World

More of the Same: An Update

As 2013 approaches we are seeing both the true extent of the European Union’s failure to control disparate economies and crises without the fiscal tools necessary to do so, as well as the injurious consequences of perfunctory bailouts and other ponderous bureaucratic maneuvers.

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 10:24 am / in Opinion, World

An American (Commercial Invasion) in Paris

Now, as the French mom-and-pop stores are going bust and the people are going to modern multiplexes elsewhere in Paris, the avenue is becoming a watering hole for tourists, atrophied from real Parisian life.

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by / on August 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Enlightened or Enfeebled?

There’s truly something about watching the way the Norwegians have handled the aftermath, trial, and sentencing of Andres Breivik’s that makes me feel, as an American, somewhat uncivilized.

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by / on August 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Olympics Mean Nothing Politically Anymore

At this point, the delusion that what happens at the Olympics has any political relevance whatsoever is dwindling. Countries around the world have given up on boycotting the games, and the Olympic committee seems to have given up on banning nations from participating, despite the fact that there is much to protest and many countries worth banning.

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by / on July 12, 2012 at 10:19 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

The Ethics of Work

When it comes to work ethic, it seems that American’s have a more productive but vastly less healthy approach than Europeans. So, it comes down to a question of how we want to live, and striking a balance between productive and healthy that doesn’t leave us all reaching for the medicine cabinet.

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by / on June 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm / in Opinion, World

The Diamond Jubilee: Celebration or Ostentation?

Of course, all this ballyhoo comes at an interesting time in Europe, and “interesting” is putting it nicely: Spain is now asking for an EU bailout and Greece is threatening to cause ever more problems for the eurozone.

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