July 22nd, 2014
04:53 PM ET

What I'm reading: Wild West gun laws fuel border crisis

By Fareed Zakaria

“The role of gun trafficking has been oddly absent in the debate over the gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala that, coupled with economic despair, is driving the migrant wave from those three nations, the so-called Northern Triangle,” writes Alec MacGillis in the New Republic. “It’s not as if we’re unwilling to consider any U.S. responsibility for the surge—there’s plenty of talk about the fact that several of the gangs terrorizing the Northern Triangle got their start in Los Angeles, and about the role that U.S. drug policy has played in fueling violence south of the border.”

“Getting less attention, though, has been the U.S. link to the actual weaponry being used in the killings and other crimes that make the three Central American nations among the most dangerous in the world.”

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“Income inequality has surged as a political and economic issue, but the numbers don’t show that inequality is rising from a global perspective,” writes Tyler Cowen in the New York Times. “Yes, the problem has become more acute within most individual nations, yet income inequality for the world as a whole has been falling for most of the last 20 years. It’s a fact that hasn’t been noted often enough.”

 

 


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  1. charles Hagwood

    Can you believe what I just saw on CNN.! An Hamas spokesman giving an interview to Wolf Blitzer sitting in Qatar with the glitter of the city in the background while his citizens are dying in Gaza. Amazing!

    July 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  2. chri§§y

    Whats so amazing about that? Hamas doesnt care about their citizens dying! The only ones who care are other citizens...there and in the US!

    July 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  3. dr. abdu halakamir harper M.D. E.

    YES INVOME INEQUALITY IS THERE BUT IN U.S. GANGS NEED TO BE KILLED BY SECRET GOVERNME NT DEATH SQUADS.
    NO CHRISSY I READ IT YOUR REMARK I DO NOT NEED MEDS PLEASE GO AND TAKE CARE OF THAT CAVITY BETWEEN YOUR EARS.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH

    July 22, 2014 at 9:48 pm | Reply
    • Did

      Did someone's sheep get up on the wrong side of the bed again this morning?

      July 23, 2014 at 8:56 am | Reply
  4. dr. abdu halakamir harper M.D. E.

    EAT OMEGA 3 NUTS AND FISH OILS VERY FEW DOCTORS CARE ABOUT DIET JUST PILLS PILLS PILLS
    STOP ALREADY
    EAT RIGHT STAY OUT OF THE HISPITAL

    July 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm | Reply
    • The

      The Alabama school system at work.

      July 23, 2014 at 8:58 am | Reply
  5. dr. abdu halakamir harper M.D. E.

    YES HAMAS IS BAD THEY DO NOT CHANGE

    July 22, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  6. chri§§y

    If you stopped shouting maybe i wouldnt think you were a freakin fruit loop!!!! Not to mention its quite odd for someone who proffesses to be a healer, and to announce to the world that they wanta kill so many people! In fact it appears that you probably be contained, simply for the protection of others!

    July 22, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Reply
  7. chri§§y

    Meant to say "should be contained"

    July 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm | Reply
  8. steven Fazekas

    Our drug and gun policies are failing and as usual low income people are bearing the burden!

    July 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  9. chri§§y

    Yep @ Steven. And as long as we have THIS congress, nothing will change! The worst congress in the history of this country! Romper room misfits! Or high~end welfare recipients basically. They are set for life without doing much of anything!

    July 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Reply

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