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Wolf Blitzer: Donald, you’re beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you. Donald Trump: You are, Wolf. Let me tell you something, I think you sound ridiculous, and if you’d ask me a question and let me answer it.   Exchange of the Day.

Cheap Spanish vacation? The Euro euro is keeping Spain way too expensive for tourists. – Slate Magazine

Spain’s economy is collapsing. So why is vacationing there still so expensive? Economic chaos and mass unemployment are bad news. But to the curious traveler, they are an opportunity for a bargain. So it’s only natural for a cost-conscious American reading headlines about economic catastrophe in Spain and Greece to …

Why Do Americans Care So Much Less About Captured Troops Than Israelis? – Yochi J. Dreazen – International – The Atlantic

The difference between Israel’s national obsession with Gilad Shalit — and its willingness to pay such a price to win his freedom — and the American indifference to Bowe Bergdahl and Ahmed Altaie underscores a fundamental difference between the two societies   In the years since their capture in Afghanistan …

Occupy Wall Street: America’s ‘Indignados’ Beginning To Garner Global Attention – Worldcrunch – All News is Global

After this weekend’s arrest of some 700 activists in New York, the so-called Occupy Wall Street squatters appear to be gaining strength – and media interest. France’s Le Monde notes the parallels with Spain’s ‘Indignados’ movement.  NEW YORK — “It’s growing,” reads one placard. That certainly does appear to be …

China’s Facebook Syndrome – BusinessWeek

Censorship hinders access to China’s online markets Since 2009, China has blocked Facebook, the world’s largest online social media network. This year, Renren, one of China’s largest social networks, plans to raise $500 million on the New York Stock Exchange (NYX). So a Chinese social network can tap U.S. capital …