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Mitchell Blatt
Mitchell Blatt (Facebook: @MitchBlattPolitics) is a journalist, columnist, and translator based in East Asia. He covers foreign affairs, travel, and culture for outlets like The National Interest, Roads & Kingdoms, and China.org.cn. In addition, he offers translation and proofreading services to clients. Read some of his articles at www.ChinaTravelWriter.com. Learn more at www.Mitchell Blatt.com.
August 14, 2018
French ban on catcalling a good move for all
The decision by France to legally ban catcalling and street harassment is commendable and should be followed by other countries.
August 5, 2018
Trump threatening war with Iran
Sadly, fiery but empty words can lead to wars, and that's the incredible prospect at present with the escalation of Donald Trump's tweeted threats against Iran. 
July 19, 2018
​Brexit deserves a second vote

For the U.K. to leave the European Union now because of a single, flawed referendum held two years prior would be arbitrary, imprudent and undemocratic.

June 30, 2018
US court ruling issues blow to equality
The United States Supreme Court decision could cause America's already high rate of ine-quality to rise further.
May 12, 2018
Leaving Iran deal, US leaves leadership behind
With U.S. credibility counting now more than ever, Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal spells serious trouble for America's dwindling global leadership.
May 1, 2018
​Men's role in #MeToo
Women's stories of harassment have made clear that to speak out against misogyny, men must start by speaking to other men.
March 9, 2018
​Trump's higher tariffs will wreak havoc on US manufacturing
Increased steel and aluminum tariffs proposed by the Trump administration, based on faulty logic and economic nostalgia, will only do more damage than good to American workers and industry.
February 27, 2018
​Why doesn't the US try gun control?
Despite the protestations of conservative politicians, the recent school shooting in Florida has made it harder than ever to deny that stricter gun legislation would save American lives.
February 6, 2018
Remakes compromise creative integrity of film
All too often it seems the idea of making a quick and cheap buck precedes the idea to make a good film, catering to the lowest common denominator of mass audiences. 
December 7, 2017
Trump cuts threaten budget crisis
The cause of America's dilapidation is long-running short-term thinking. Politicians think in one-and-a-half year chunks, always calculating for re-election.
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