The EU and the U.S. Need a Common Digital Market Strategy to Counter China

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Posted: Oct 23, 2021 12:01 AM

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The past few weeks have been hardly an easy time for Facebook.Frances Haugen’s leak, combined with a six-hour blackout last week, has reinforced some politicians’ desire to further regulate Facebook, or even completely break it up, as proposed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. However, while the EU and U.S.

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Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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Thanks to This ‘Biden Whisperer,’ the World Knows America’s Back

A new Gallup poll shows a yuge turnaround in how the world sees the United States. Under Donald Trump, our approval rating hit a record low. Under President Biden, it has rebounded to very nearly the highest level ever recorded, almost equal to that achieved during the presidency of Barack Obama.
What does the world see in America under Biden’s leadership that so many in the U.S. media have not? The answer is diplomacy. Often quietly, often in ways that do not drive ratings or generate clicks, the U.S.

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40 Years of Trillion-Dollar Debt

On October 22, 1981—exactly 40 years ago today—America’s national debt hit $1 trillion for the first time.
“If we, as a nation, need a warning,” President Ronald Reagan said in a televised address a few weeks before the country surpassed the 13-figure debt threshold, “let that be it.”
Today, the national debt exceeds $28 trillion. In the fiscal year that concluded at the end of last month, the country added another $2.77 trillion to the pile, the Treasury Department announced just this morning.

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40 Years of Trillion-Dollar Debt

On October 22, 1981—exactly 40 years ago today—America’s national debt hit $1 trillion for the first time.
“If we, as a nation, need a warning,” President Ronald Reagan said in a televised address a few weeks before the country surpassed the 13-figure debt threshold, “let that be it.”
Today, the national debt exceeds $28 trillion. In the fiscal year that concluded at the end of last month, the country added another $2.77 trillion to the pile, the Treasury Department announced just this morning.

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Editorial: Serra’s statue in the U.S. Capitol should be replaced with someone who represents California today

For all the statues of Father Junípero Serra that have been removed from public places, one of the most prominent figures of him remains: a bronze statue of the chief architect of the California mission movement, holding a cross aloft, in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, where it has represented the state since 1931.
Each state is allowed to send two statues to the Capitol building, honoring esteemed residents of its past.

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Democrats Are Turning Their Big Spending Bill Into Absolute Trash

It feels like Democrats are losing the plot.
As the party began trying to piece together its big social spending and climate package, a split emerged between lawmakers who wanted to pass fewer programs (but do them well) and those who wanted to pass more programs (even if it means doing them poorly). A big part of this argument boiled down to how long policies should be funded for. The less-is-more crowd, dominated by party moderates, wanted to set policies in place permanently.

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Democrats Are Turning Their Big Spending Bill Into Absolute Trash

It feels like Democrats are losing the plot.
As the party began trying to piece together its big social spending and climate package, a split emerged between lawmakers who wanted to pass fewer programs (but do them well) and those who wanted to pass more programs (even if it means doing them poorly). A big part of this argument boiled down to how long policies should be funded for. The less-is-more crowd, dominated by party moderates, wanted to set policies in place permanently.

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Editorial: Nominate a Californian: Who most deserves a statue in the U.S. Capitol?

California is a state full of great thinkers, creators and contributors to the story of the state and the history of the world. If the Legislature were to replace the 90-year-old statue honoring Father Junípero Serra in the U.S. Capitol — which it should — the options would be nearly endless, and Californians should be allowed to play a nominating role in the process.
The state’s list of Nobel Prize winners alone could fill a couple of galleries. Our state’s residents include world-famous celebrities in the entertainment field as well as in technology.

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CNN’s Jake Tapper stunned by Marjorie Taylor Greene’s meltdown: ‘Somebody that has real issues’

CNN host Jake Tapper was asked Friday on “New Day” about Marjorie Taylor Greene’s reported meltdown on the House floor and said she had “issues.”
With the caveat that he is not in any way a mental health expert or psychologist, the “State of the Union” host speculated that Greene may have mental health problems.

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