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Recent articles by James:

For the First Time, No Big Texas Welcome for Refugees

Trump allows states to opt out of resettlement and Governor Greg Abbott says yes. But is that right? → Read More

Want to Experience Local Culture? Get Out of the Hotel Clones

Places to rest your head abroad increasingly all feel the same. But there are still some that give you the measure of a place. → Read More

In Defense of the Noble Freelancer

Big media outlets claim to speak for the powerless, so why do they treat their own employees like trash? → Read More

Fears That Saudi-Exported Extremism is Spreading Throughout Africa

Ethiopia has been shaken by attacks on Christian churches, and some fear that Wahhabism may be to blame. → Read More

Ethiopia: Press Freedom Under Siege Again in the New Ethiopia

Ethiopian press freedom gained a much-needed push thanks to reforms by prime minister Abiy Ahmed. But already the push back is occurring. → Read More

In Ethiopia, a growing clamour for ethnic autonomy

As Sidama looks to become Ethiopia’s newest region, some fear a broader push for ethnic recognition could lead to the break-up of the country. → Read More

The challenges of navigating Ethiopia's new media landscape

Reforms have opened up highly censored media landscape, but gov't is accused of rolling back some of those freedoms. → Read More

The Nobel Peace Prize: Devalued Once Again?

It's been awarded to another young leader in the hope of what's to come. That didn't work out well last time. → Read More


Ethiopia opens its secretive Imperial Palace for first time

Ethiopia's Imperial Palace has witnessed plotting and the planning of brutal conquests. Now it's been opened to the public by Ethiopia's charismatic leader, Abiy Ahmed, to boost tourism and help the country move on from its turbulent past. → Read More

Ethiopia: Five Challenges Facing Prime Minister Abiy

Analysis - Already the T-shirts are appearing in Addis Ababa emblazoned with images of Ethiopia's reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wearing his Nobel Peace Prize medal. → Read More

Briefing: Five challenges facing Ethiopia’s Abiy

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize, but his 18 months in power have been difficult, and dangers lie ahead. → Read More

Brexit Stirs the Spirit of America’s Revolutionary War

The politicians shout about the economy, but the people understand there's something deeper at stake. → Read More

The Comic Strip: A Gloriously American Institution

It's been criticized as little better than the horoscope section. But there's great wisdom in there for those willing to look. → Read More

Where Did All the Good Men Go in the Abortion Debate?

They have a side of the story too and it isn't nearly as monolithic as it's often made to seem. → Read More

The Hot Winds of Purgatory on the Southern Border

Our writer headed there and found the asylum story much more complicated--and less hopeful--than he had imagined. → Read More

50 Years Later, the Apollo Program is Still Pure Poetry

We should, all of us, feel some pride at being a member of this audacious, death-defying human tribe. → Read More

The Moon landing – fifty years ago today – reminds us of the importance of good news

America really needed the 1969 moon landing to go well to serve as an antidote to a decade of bad news. Does that sound familiar? → Read More

Sullen, Lonely, and Unfriendly in the UK

Our writer returns to his native country only to find Britain in worse shape than America. → Read More

The Post-War Temptation Towards Anger and Guns

A veteran reflects on dealing with rage after deployment and why he feels sympathy for incels. → Read More

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us greatly. → Read More