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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.
July 16, 2015
Trump's short-lived lead
Trump's success reflects the fact that he has a small group of hardcore supporters that has given him just enough backing to lead the polls amid the many other people running. When the field narrows, he won't be able to improve much on his 16 percent.
July 10, 2015
KFC's big bet on Asia
KFC has already beaten McDonalds to Myanmar and parts of Asia. Someday KFC will be ordinary in Myanmar and the rest of the developing world.
July 2, 2015
Obama signs trade bill, negotiations continue
The TPP's potential ability to remove some barriers to agricultural trade will certainly make food somewhat less expensive, but it will only tip the scale a little bit.
June 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton's Libya problem
The results of Hillary Clinton's actions as Secretary of State haven't looked so triumphant in the years that have passed since she stepped down in February 2013. In fact, they have left her with more vulnerabilities than achievements.
June 20, 2015
TPP faces challenges in US Congress
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been in negotiation for a decade, but now it faces perhaps its toughest challenge -- getting through America's Congress.
June 5, 2015
GOP warmongering on Iran
As the presidential primary campaign heats up in America, so does the rhetoric of Republican candidates pushing for war with Iran.
May 30, 2015
Iraq War comment puts Jeb Bush on the defensive
Jeb Bush's mishandling of a TV journalist's question undermines his viability as a presidential candidate.
May 17, 2015
'Black Cat-White Cat' theory in America
America should look to the Chinese rail system for evidence that Conservative opposition to government-run trains is based more on ideology than on facts.
May 15, 2015
Local law should apply to foreigners
Almost 180 years after the Opium Wars, Western countries are still trying to prevent Asian countries from subjecting Western criminals to the enforcement of local drug smuggling laws.
May 10, 2015
The perils of anti-immigrant sentiment
American lawmakers who claim to be proponents of the free market must continue to support free market principles, even if the beneficiaries of such principles are immigrants and foreign entrepreneurs.
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