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Groundhog years in Argentina

History | Argentina was once one of the richest countries in the world, but an embrace of ever-growing government made it poor
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/16/20, 02:41 pm

Americans seeking a basic understanding of Argentina’s troubled past and probable future should meld two movies many have seen: Evita (1996) and Groundhog Day (1993).

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‘When I was sick …’ 

Effective Compassion | Churches partner with a creative organization to tackle the problem of medical debt
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/15/20, 05:35 pm

When the pastor of Christian Assembly Church in Eagle Rock, Calif., told his congregation members they could erase more than $5 million of medical debt for struggling families in and around Los Angeles, they rose to their feet in applause.

Church member Jean Kellett told the Los Angeles Times that she cried when she heard about the plans to pay off families’ debt over Christmas.

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Signal to China

International | Voters fearful of Beijing’s growing authoritarianism reelect Taiwan’s president
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 1/13/20, 01:32 pm

At Nanmen Elementary School in Taipei, young and old lined up Saturday to cast their ballots inside classrooms with ID cards and personalized chops (or stamps) in hand. Outside in the schoolyard, 62-year-old Chiu Yueh-fang and her two daughters sat on a bench waiting for her husband to finish voting. They voted for incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen because they believed she would protect Taiwan from China’s encroachment. 

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