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Stories by Jim Picht

James Picht is the Senior Editor for Communities Politics. He teaches economics and Russian at the Louisiana Scholars' College in Natchitoches, La. After earning his doctorate in economics, he spent several years doing economic development work in Moscow and the new independent states of the former Soviet Union for the U.S. government, the Asian Development Bank, and as a private contractor. He has also worked in Latin America, the former USSR and the Balkans as an educator, teaching courses in economics and law at universities in Ukraine and at finance ministries throughout the region. He has been writing at the Communities since 2009.

Trump visits Mexico, Clinton fumes

Hillary Clinton blasted Trump's Mexico visit at the American Legion convention, but Trump follows in the footsteps of foreign policy giants like Barack Obama.

Does America need a ‘War on Rape’?

Unless the law is mechanical, heartless, and ruthlessly efficient, some criminals will get off easy. It might make us furious, but the alternatives are worse.