Op-Ed: Does the trade deficit matter? | Opinion

A few recent headlines have passed without much attention. The first, our national debt has reached $30 trillionand the second the trade deficit for 2021 hit a record $859.1 billion. Both received scarce attention because of the American people becoming numb to a massive national debt and trade deficit. Policymakers have ignored both issues. This … Read more

Today in History | | cumberlink.com

Today is Sunday, May 1, the 121st day of 2022. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a US commando operation. (Because of the time difference, it was early May 2 in Pakistan, where the … Read more

Nigeria: Lessons From the French Presidential Election

The election holds lessons for Nigeria. The French Presidential run – off election between the incumbent President of the En Marche movement, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen of the far-right was concluded on Sunday with the incumbent winning by 58.8 per cent. His opponent of the Nationalist Rally polled 41.2 percent. Marine Le Pen … Read more

Commentary: Civility protects our society, aids our growth | Columnists

Martin A Davis Jr OUR FIRST LESSONS in civility come not from what we read, but from what we see—ideally, the healthy interactions in our homes among parents and siblings. Humility, respect, empathy, sympathy, and concern for others—these are the seeds our families instill in us, and the seeds from which civility grows. As we … Read more

Ethiopia: Young Crochet Genius Giving Back to His Community in Ethiopia

Jonah Larson, 14 is funding a science lab, a library, and plans more to come Jonah Larson is a 14-year-old crochet prodigy, who is giving back to his village in Ethiopia by raising a GoFundMe on his website and selling his items online. He was born in the small village of Durame in southeastern Ethiopia … Read more

Nigeria: ASUU Strike Regrettable, but Opened New Opportunities for Us – Students

UNIVERSITY students have been forced to stay home for over two months now due to the strike action embarked upon by their lecturers. For some of the students, the strike has opened new opportunities for them to explore other positive ways to survive. While some lament the impact of the strike on their academic plans, … Read more

Zimbabwe: Take-Home Lessons From 2021/22 Cropping Season

Agri — Insight IT was widely expected to replicate or even overtake its 2020/21 predecessor on the production scale. The forecast of normal to above normal rains in the 2021/22 cropping season had effortlessly ignited high levels of expectations among all stakeholders. And the predicted possibility of the occurrence of the La Nina weather phenomenon … Read more

US believes Russia is learning from failures in north of Ukraine, senior defense official says

“What we have seen over the last few days is them continue to try to set the conditions,” the senior defense official said in a call with reporters on Monday. “We call it shaping operations.” “It appears as if they are trying to learn from the failed lessons of the north where they didn’t have … Read more

EMU launches new majors in business analytics, public health

Published Monday, Apr. 18, 2022, 11:05 am Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Purchase a subscription to AFP Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com Advertising inquiries: freepress@ntelos.net Photo courtesy Eastern Mennonite University. Two new majors at Eastern Mennonite University will prepare students for … Read more

Jessee cites lessons learned in 20-year legal career in Circuit Court Judge race | National News

Crystal Jessee wants to take the lessons learned in her nearly 20-year legal career and make a difference in the judicial system. She is one of three candidates qualified to run in the Republican Primary for Circuit Court Judge, Third Judicial District, Part II. No Democrats have qualified in the race. “I have practiced law … Read more