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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Reiff Center For Human Rights and Conflict Resolution or Christopher Newport University. Tonight @8pm ET, CBS will partner with Twitter to host the second Democratic primary debate under the hashtag #DemDebate.  This live…

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  As Greece continues to spiral out of control financially, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has ordered local governments to transfer their reserve funds to the central bank. This decree has come at a time of dire straits for Greece.  EU negotiations over another Greek bailout are at a standstill and Tsipras needs money to…

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  In the political heart of America, Washington DC, I spent the past week traveling through the bustling capital with my new best friend: Uber. Uber is an app-based taxi company that is increasingly becoming a dominant mode of transportation for people in Washington keen on finding a quick ride into the city or to the…

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  Captain, and later Colonel, George Fairbanks smoking a Chesterfield cigarette and saying his farewells before deploying to Europe with the 4th armored division in the Spring of 1943 (Reiff Center).  Colonel George Fairbanks never talked about the war in Europe.  He only mentioned that following the infamous Battle of the Bulge, “I could never…

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  Written by C. Cole Fairbanks l @ccole_f This year I spent a week prior to Christmas in New York City, America’s ethnic and cultural melting pot. I have frequented NYC many times, but this year, something different stood out in the midst of holiday shoppers in Manhattan. There was a feeling of discontent and…