The racially intolerant are losing the battle for primacy in the American story. They no longer dominate the nation’s culture or mythology, as the changes in the currency illustrate.
By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — U.S. leaders have accused China of hacking into American companies’ files, bullying U.S. allies in Asia, and treating dissidents and ethnic minorities inhumanely. But pay little heed to the appearance of a hostile Sino-U.S. relationship. That’s the message U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered Thursday at […]
New York (AFP) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will undergo surgery Tuesday in New York to treat a benign enlarged prostate. The outpatient procedure will keep him at home for the rest of the week, after which he should be able to resume duties, a spokeswoman said Sunday. Eight days before the scheduled operation, […]
London (AFP) – The fierce fall in global stocks showed no sign of abating on Tuesday, with Europe slipping after falls on Wall Street and in Asia, as weak U.S. data compounded worries about emerging markets. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.39 percent to 6,440.85 points in late morning deals, hit also by downbeat […]
Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Treasury said Wednesday that it would exhaust its ability to borrow funds to pay all its bills by late February if Congress does not increase the country’s borrowing limit. “I respectfully urge Congress to provide certainty and stability to the economy and financial markets by acting to raise the debt […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress Thursday to quickly raise the country’s borrowing ceiling to avert yet another political showdown over debt that could unnerve capital markets. “We have, you know, a deadline looming in February. February 7th our borrowing authority runs out again. At that point, Congress has to act,” […]