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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.
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.
May 5, 2015
Searching for the causes of the Baltimore riots
While it is important to charge officers for police brutality where it exists, we should separate the issue and the violence as two distinct things.
May 3, 2015
US economy grows quickly despite pessimism
The American economy is actually doing very well. However, it is sometimes hard to convince people of this truth as politicians play games with figures.
April 30, 2015
Hostage deaths shouldn't change US drone policy
The deaths of American and Italian hostages held by al-Qaida, which were caused by a drone strike, should not change the U.S.' drone policy.
April 28, 2015
The impact of calligraphy on Chinese culture
The continuing practice of calligraphy will keep Chinese culture alive and inspire foreigners to learn Chinese.
April 19, 2015
Anniversary of wars provides a time for reflection
As two war anniversaries draw near, neither Japan nor the former states of the American Confederacy have fully come to terms with their history.
April 11, 2015
GOP plans to kill Iran deal could backfire
Opposition by the American rightwing to the recently announced Iran nuclear deal could end damaging the political ambitions of those who condemn it.
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