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Italy To China To D.C., My Global Love-Hate Affair With Amazon

WASHINGTON — I loved Amazon when it first appeared. It was the 1990s, and I was living in Italy and then China, two countries that are strongly monolingual with a scarce number of foreign-language ...

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Post-Midterms: Washington Cocktails And Balkan Philosophy

WASHINGTON — On the night of the midterm elections, my wife and I organized an open house, inviting friends and people from all walks of life to watch the results. The TV was on, but instead of ...

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Gentrification Reflections, An Uber Day In Washington D.C.

Yonder's Slovenian-born Andrej Mrevlje is also a part-time Uber driver in Washington. Oh, the...

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Behind The Wheel With A Straight-Talking Uber Driver

The good, the bad, and the bizarre. Part-time Uber operator Andrej Mrevlje offers an honest, inti...


Made In China? America First? The Tech Arms Race Is On

In the age of Trump, there are innumerable issues and arguments that go unnoticed or underreported because this president is sucking up the oxygen of the entire American media universe, with his ...

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Uber Will You Have Me? A Personal History

How our foreign-born author became an app in America's capital city.

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We May Have Just Witnessed The Moment China Overtook The U.S.

It will be marked in the historical record as the date when China took over control of Far East A...

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Mao Or Erdogan? Defining Trump's Brand Of Authoritarianism

-Essay- WASHINGTON — On Nov. 8, 2016, Erik Hagerman was struck by a bolt. Donald Trump was victorious, the last thing he wanted to hear. So on that very day, the 53-year-old former Nike ...