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In the Middle East, Putin Has a Lot to Thank Trump For

Vladimir Putin will have paid very close attention to the location of the Syrian artillery battery where four Russian soldiers lost their lives at the weekend....   [ continue reading...]

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Your Tax Dollars Bankroll Afghan Child-Molesters

Donald Trump was hailed by the media last August when he announced he was sending more U.S. troops to fight in Afghanistan. A Washington Post editorial praised...   [ continue reading...]

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Narco-Corruption, ISIS 3.0 and the Terror Drone Attack That Never Happened Pentagon Documents Detail Dystopian Dangers

For almost 20 years, U.S. drone warfare was largely one-sided. Unlike Afghans and Yemenis, Iraqis and Somalis, Americans never had to worry about lethal robots...   [ continue reading...]

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Surviving the Indy 500 and Vortex I

This past weekend a driver named Will Power (a fitting name) won the Indy 500, and Danica Patrick called it quits for her career after crashing out early in the...   [ continue reading...]

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Occupy, Resist, Produce: The Strategy and Political Vision of Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement

Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) is one of Latin America’s largest social movements, with roughly 1.5 million members. For decades th...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump and ZTE: a Party of One

A couple of weeks ago Donald Trump stunned political observers and many of his supporters with a tweet expressing concern about the jobs being lost in China due...   [ continue reading...]

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At a Johannesburg BRICS Think Tank, Scholars Get Drunk on Their Own Rhetoric

A ‘think tank’ is sometimes a group of people paid to think, by the people who control the tanks (as Naomi Klein once remarked). Here in Johannesbur...   [ continue reading...]

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Independence Sentiment Rising in California

In the face of the madness (or idiocy) of the current President of the United States and the obscure perspectives offered to the citizens by his eventual succes...   [ continue reading...]

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On States, Markets and Morality 

During the Reagan presidency, philosophers began to challenge the normative assumptions that political theorists provided about states and their interactions wi...   [ continue reading...]

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Arrested Political Development: How Uncritical Liberalism Put the Bluths In Office

While many people have looked at the bumbling Bluth family from Fox/Netflix’s Arrested Development as being reflective of the Trumps, others believe they...   [ continue reading...]

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How Did AMLO Become the Frontrunner in Mexico’s Elections?

The presidential election scheduled for July 1, 2018 in Mexico appears to favor Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), a center-left populist candida...   [ continue reading...]

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Life Will Not Spare Them: Graduating White in a Black City

The doubling of the earth’s human population in the four decades between 1960 and 2000, from three to six billion, a population now on its inexorable way...   [ continue reading...]

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Confronting Germany’s New Fascists in Berlin

Hopes and fears compete amidst the turmoil of today’s world. Fears for the worst in Korea have lessened with hopes, after a series of typical Trumpian som...   [ continue reading...]

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The Alzheimer’s Tsunami is Coming

Spending My 30s Riding My Mom’s Wave, Plenty of Wipeouts But Never Fell Off  My mom, who is currently under hospice care at her nursing home with ver...   [ continue reading...]

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The Culture Behind School Shootings

Another week, another mass shooting and still the discourse remains primarily about individual violence. The goal is to inject a fear into the populist. The goa...   [ continue reading...]

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Drones, Murder and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: the Cases of Reyaad Khan and Abdul Raqib Amin

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is 70 this year. But you wouldn’t know it from the impact it’s had on human lives. For example, Don...   [ continue reading...]

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I Pledge Allegiance to the United States of Sociopathy

In Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, spunky, recent high school grad Teresa Wright discovers her beloved uncle is a serial killer. W...   [ continue reading...]

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Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution Wins the Battle, But is It Losing the War?

Even before Venezuela’s May 20 presidential vote had taken place, the United States —headed by a president who lost the popular vote in an electoral...   [ continue reading...]

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Britain Today: Between State Racism and Ruthless Neoliberalism

Our American counterparts might reasonably be baffled by the news that the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has sparked a heated debate over...   [ continue reading...]

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Unemployment and the Trade Deficit: It Really Isn’t That Complicated

For some reason there seems to be a big market in efforts to confuse the public about the relationship between unemployment and the trade deficit. Rob...   [ continue reading...]

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