Myanmar’s People Joyful in Voting, Even With Final Results Days Away

“Coming to power would mean overcoming many obstacles that the generals have put in her way. Under the Constitution, the military retains control over three crucial ministries that oversee the police, army, border affairs and a vast bureaucracy across the country. Twenty-five percent of seats in Parliament are reserved for the military, which effectively means that Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, must win two-thirds of the vote to secure a simple majority of the seats in Parliament.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/world/asia/myanmar-votes-election-aung-san-suu-kyi-burma.html?ref=world&_r=0

There is a darkness spreading over part of our society, writes Paul Krugman. And we don’t really understand why.

“Are we looking at people who were raised to believe in the American Dream, and are coping badly with its failure to come true?” – Paul Krugman

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/opinion/despair-american-style.html?smid=fb-nytopinion&smtyp=cur&mtrref=undefined&gwh=CEC1B1977E25DFA4EEF1FAFF0B0805CD&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

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