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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.
July 10, 2023
The impossible problem of affirmative action
Affirmative action in college admissions has been a contentious topic in the U.S. since the 1970s, culminating in the Supreme Court's latest ruling banning universities from making race-based enrollments.
July 7, 2023
Climate change makes US heat wave worse
Temperatures the U.S. is currently experiencing would have been considered extreme just five years ago. Unfortunately, due to climate change, extreme weather is becoming common there and in much of the world.
June 28, 2023
The meaning behind rising suicide rate in US
Fewer people in America are reporting that they are happy, and more are ending their own lives. The effects of the pandemic are at the forefront of many people's analysis of this trend. But the pandemic did not cause the sense of national ennui that had been existing for years before.
June 19, 2023
Fukushima presents problem for Japan-ROK relations
South Korean fishers are worried that radioactive water released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant will poison sea life and harm demand for their products.
June 16, 2023
​Average life expectancy in US falls
In the two years of massive coronavirus outbreaks, the U.S. average life expectancy declined by about two years. But the root cause goes deeper than just the increased incidence of disease.
May 31, 2023
Nothing has changed a year after Uvalde
The shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, happened about a year ago. It continues to encapsulate so much of what is wrong with American politics and society.
May 26, 2023
Violent crime and media bias in the US
The U.S. undeniably has problems with already high and rising levels of violent crime and murder. Most Americans of all political stripes agree. It's just that the right wing and left wing emphasize different narratives surrounding crime.
May 25, 2023
Will the US default on its debt?
The Republican Party is playing political games with its debt ceiling, wanting the U.S. to default so that it can in turn make President Biden look bad.
May 22, 2023
Racist terrorism is threatening US
White supremacist terrorists are responsible for 84% of the terrorist attacks committed against the United States, jeopardizing peace in the country and putting many innocent lives at risk.
May 17, 2023
Child labor push in US
Right-wing legislators seem intent on getting more kids in the workplace in an attempt to solve "labor shortages." There aren't labor shortages. There are shortages of workers willing to work for poverty wages.
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