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NAFTA negativity is a lot of bluster

By Alan Ker The rhetoric surrounding the ongoing renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA) is fomenting fear that the pact rests on shaky ground and its demise is a real possibility. Don’t believe the bluster. As a longtime researcher…

Hospital Ship Arrives in Puerto Rico

The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived in San Juan, bringing with it state-of-the-art medical facilities and crew. Defense Department personnel are in Puerto Rico to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria, with roughly 10,000 DoD members working with officials across…

Big Five mass extinction events

Although the Cretaceous-Tertiary (or K-T) extinction event is the most well-known because it wiped out the dinosaurs, a series of other even more devastating mass extinction events has occurred throughout the history of the Earth. Mass extinctions are periods in…