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WEEK IN AUTOCRACY: 11-17 Nov. 2013

On Friday, China announced that it will be easing its one-child policy, explaining that children would likely need siblings to play with while their parents were busy with the planned military invasion of the United States in 2016.

On Friday, China announced that it would be easing its one-child policy, explaining that children will need siblings to play with once their parents are away carrying out the military-led invasion of the United States, planned for 2016.

President Obama

President Obama announced on Thursday that, through 2014, insurance companies would now be allowed to keep policy holders on plans recently canceled for failing to comply with new government standards (although these plans would not be subject to consumer protection guidelines created under the Affordable Care Act and would not be eligible for government subsidies). The White House’s move will provide badly needed help to those people who like keeping things that are bad for them because it would take too long to look for something better, even when the government is helping them do so.

Russia's defense and foreign ministers met with top Egyptian officials, including the army chief and defense minister

Russia’s defense and foreign ministers met with top Egyptian officials this week as part of a renewed focus on strengthening military relations between the two countries. Discussions involved an arms deal reportedly worth $2 billion and numerous jokes about how the democratically-elected president of Egypt is currently in jail.

Secretary of State John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress this week to not follow through with threats to impose additional sanctions on Iran, warning lawmakers that doing so would effectively undo progress made on negotiations so far, significantly setting back U.S.-Iran relations and further empowering hard-liners in Tehran, ultimately increasing chances for war while also hampering regional peacemaking efforts in Iraq and Syria. In response, the senators overseeing the hearing asked if Kerry could please repeat everything just after his first sentence–because honestly they hadn’t been listening–and, actually, might it be possible for him to just send this over to them in an email because they really do have to get going so that they can draft this new set of sanctions.

Palestinian negotiators walked out on talks with Israel this week. Israel happily removed the Palestinian chairs and built a house in their place.

Palestinian negotiators walked out on talks with Israel this week, expressing frustration over the lack of progress so far. After the negotiators left the room, Israel promptly removed the Palestinian delegation’s chairs and began construction on a settlement in the middle of the meeting room.

 

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