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Mitchell Blatt
Mitchell Blatt (Facebook: @MitchBlattPolitics) is a columnist and writer based in Korea. He covers foreign affairs and culture, particularly issues related to Korea and East Asia politics. He has contributed to outlets like the South China Morning Post, the Korea Times, the Shanghai Daily, USA Today, Roads & Kingdoms, and China.org.cn. Read some of his articles at www.ChinaTravelWriter.com. Learn more at www.Mitchell Blatt.com.
November 30, 2023
The gross consumerism of Black Friday
During holidays, perhaps what we really need is just being together with family and friends instead of impulsive shopping.
November 21, 2023
The dangerous responsibilities of an American cop
Being a police officer in America is already a dangerous job, and it is made more dangerous by the widespread proliferation of guns that our politicians have done nothing to stop.
November 13, 2023
Climate change alarm bells are ringing
In her new novel, author and environmentalist VJ Michaux imagines a future 300 years from now when nearly every corner of the globe is facing large-scale environmental climate disasters. How close will fact be to fiction?
November 6, 2023
Taylor Swift's lesson to creatives
The love Taylor Swift expresses toward her fans and toward her music offers a lesson for creatives in any medium and any genre.
October 20, 2023
Thwarted school shooting could have been much worse
Three high school students in Florida were arrested recently for posting threats against classmates in a group chat. Fortunately, the police take such actions much more seriously since the case of Columbine.
October 11, 2023
US House speaker removed in sign of congressional inability to govern
Despite former House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy's strict adherence to a radical right-wing philosophy, he was still thrown overboard by his own party, making him the first House Speaker removed by a vote of their peers in the middle of their term.
October 9, 2023
Visa-free travel tips for Chinese coming to Thailand
In September, Thailand removed visa requirements for Chinese citizens, allowing them to buy a ticket at a moment's notice and stay for 30 days.
September 30, 2023
Blackpink contract drama shows power of idol groups
After three of its four members announced that they won't be renewing their contracts with record label YG Entertainment, the future of the K-pop sensation Blackpink has been thrown into uncertainty.
September 18, 2023
Extreme weather could get worse
As we near the end of the summer, climate scientists warn that the unprecedentedly high temperatures and weather disasters we have seen this year can be considered the "new normal."
September 5, 2023
Intolerant media is fueling hate crimes in US
In two weeks, vicious attacks occurred on opposite coasts in the U.S. While they were directed against different groups, both were spurred by the same climate of hate that is being spread by parts of the media.
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