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Opinion: Democracy Versus Kleptocracy, S. Korea and the Philippines – Inside Sources

Photo: Yoon Suk-yeol (Wikipedia) Comparisons between South Korea and the Philippines can be tempting.  I can’t help but succumb to the temptation after covering this month’s election of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as president of the Philippines and then observing, via the internet, the inauguration in Seoul the next day of Yoon Suk-yeol as president of

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Opinion – The Battleground of the Internet: Lies Tangling with Truth

In this, the Information Age, truth was supposed to be the great product of the times. Spread at the speed of light, and majestically transparent, the world of irrefutable truth was supposed to be available at the click of a key. The internet was to be like “Guinness World Records,” conceived by Sir Hugh Beaver,

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Opinion: An American Election Like No Other

No American presidential election in recent years was watched so closely as the one that concluded on Tuesday after considerably more than half of eligible voters had already cast their ballots by mail. It wasn’t just the Americans voting in record numbers who were mesmerized by the whole process. The rest of the world was

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Opinion: Why Puerto Rico’s Upcoming Statehood Vote Matters

On November 3rd — after 122 years under the American flag and for the first time — the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico will be asked whether they favor statehood with a simple “YES or NO” question. This vote will mark a historic moment not just for Puerto Rico, but for America as a whole, made

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