US and European sanctions may make Russia more self-sufficient

When extensive economic sanctions are used on a country trade relationships are broken off, forcing a country to somehow get the benefits that trade relationships provided in another way. This other way is by switching to domestic production and increasing and improving the efficiency of the country’s domestic industries, leading to a more self-sufficient country.

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The US is in a social media war with Russia, so why is America losing?

Russia appears to be ahead of the US in using a key piece of technology that almost every American uses nearly everyday, social media. While the US was hunting down terrorists and spying on foreign leaders, Russia came up with an intelligent plan to use social media to sway public opinion in the US.

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Will Cohen's testimony lead to President Trump being kicked out of office? Probably not

The possibility of Trump's impeachment has been making waves in the news due to his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to eight criminal counts, including campaign finance violations. However, despite all the legal troubles surrounding President Trump it seems like he will not be kicked out of office.

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Sanctions on Iran have not worked in the past and will not work in the future, We need to renegotiate a nuclear peace deal

The Obama administration claimed that the sanctions on Iran brought the country to the negotiation table and led to the Iran nuclear peace agreement. However, from careful examination it can be seen that sanctions did not bring Iran to the negotiation table. Instead of bringing Iran to the negotiation table, the sanctions created humanitarian problems and increased conservatism and anti-Americanism in Iran.

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How social media is changing modern day politics

Today we’re seeing a change in politics due to the use of social media. Similar to the way people say John F. Kennedy won the 1960 presidential election against Richard Nixon because of Kennedy wearing makeup while on television, people may look back on the Clinton and Trump 2018 election and say that Trump won because he knew how to use social media to his advantage.

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Trump says we should boycott Harley Davidson after he forced the company to leave the US

Trump explained that it would be "great" if Harley Davidson owners boycott the company for moving factories outside of the United States. However, Trump's comment makes no sense whatsoever when it's taken into consideration that Trump's tariffs caused Harley Davidson to make the decision to move factories overseas.

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Will Donald Trump win the 2020 election? It looks like he will.

President Trump's presidency could be described as a roller coaster full of strange and angry tweets, Russian conspiracy theories, and poor policy decisions. However, in spite of these things, President Trump stands a good chance at being re-elected, unless specific events happen, such as an economic recession or the democrats somehow find a good contender.

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How paper straws are changing the world

Plastic straws are being touted as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws. As a result, plastic straws are being banned in various areas of the United States and several other countries. However, while eliminating the use of plastic straws may be good for the environment, it may not be good for small businesses, the disabled, or your pocketbook.

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How long will it take the US to lose the trade war to China?

Before Trump started the trade war with China, there were several clues that showed that America can't win a trade war against China. These clues include the amount of goods the US imports from China and the structure of the Chinese government. If only Trump observed these clues, then he would have seen that this trade war is unsustainable.

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5 Ways Trump is making America weaker

One of the first things Trump did when he became president was to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This was the beginning of Trump weakening America. And since withdrawing the US from the TPP, he did several other things that has weakened America.

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It's time for more government regulation on Facebook and other tech companies

The ongoing privacy issues happening with social media companies may be bad news for tech stocks, but it has led to something very important. It has made people aware of the impacts technology has on government and democracy in general. And now politicians are even speaking about it in the United States (US), European Union (EU), and the United Kingdom (UK). If this momentum keeps going then maybe we'll see regulation that will bring about a change in the way tech companies operate.

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How much larger will leading tech companies, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, grow?

Some of the largest tech companies, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, have had a good run but it looks like at least two of these companies (Facebook and Google) may have reached their apex. By reaching their apex, I mean to say that these companies may have matured from young companies with rapid growth to companies from which investors should expect to receive slower long term gains.

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President Trump giving farmers $12 billion shows how much he doesn't understand policy

Trump's policies are hurting his own supporters, in fact farmers are losing money because of Trump's tariffs. To help these farmers, the Trump Administration announced that they will provide up to $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers. Put simply, this is a terrible idea.

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America's debt is out of control, it's time to increase taxes

Instead of cutting taxes, America should be increasing taxes. Right now America is in a phase of the business cycle where the economy is on the rise. Since the economy is on the rise all policies that could increase demand for goods and services should not be considered. Instead, the government should take advantage of being in this phase of the business cycle by increasing taxes.

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Russia's unhealthy addiction to oil shows no signs of stopping

Under President Putin's leadership the Russian economy has grown and has become more prosperous. But Russia's economy still has a major problem - an over reliance on oil. Russia's dependency on oil has created several economic problems, including recession and major economic hardship.

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Watch Trump and Putin's Joint Press Conference

On Monday July 16, 2018, President Donald Trump and President of Russia, Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki for a meeting, after which they delivered a joint press conference. During the Press conference the two leaders discuss the alleged Russian meddling in the US' 2016 election and other issues of significance.

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Four things to know about Trump and Putin’s upcoming meeting

President Putin is known for being a great politician that knows how to spin facts and get what he wants. He’s shown at least this much during his communications and meetings with Obama. And if Putin can do such a thing to a person that has worked in congress for several years before becoming president then Trump really needs to look out and be prepared for his meeting with Putin.

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A Brief Rundown on Trump's Trade Wars

The US' most infamous trade war is with China. Last week President Trump's administration placed a tariff of 25% on Chinese goods, affecting hundreds of Chinese products worth up to $34 billion. The products include medical devices, industrial machinery, and auto parts. However, the US can't sustain this back forth game of placing tariffs on China simply due to the fact that the US is running out of Chinese goods to tax.

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