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There Are No “Shithole Countries”

There Are No “Shithole Countries”

by    Gary Grappo

Donald Trump does not understand that the value of a human being is not linked to their country of origin. President Donald Trump’s reported reference to “shithole countries” in a White House meeting with congressional leaders shocked and angered many in the US and around the world. His appalling insult stunned most citizens of a Read More

Is This the Year Electric Cars Become Exciting?

Is This the Year Electric Cars Become Exciting?

by    KnowledgeWharton

American automakers are weighing continued sales optimism against uncertain policy moves. Meanwhile, electric cars look ripe for consumer-friendly jumps in performance. US automakers sold 17.2 million vehicles in 2017, nearly 320,000 fewer than 2016, snapping a streak of seven straight years of sales gains. But they did benefit from higher prices for some vehicles, and more Read More

The Making of a “Shithole” World

The Making of a “Shithole” World

by    John Feffer

Trump’s racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of US foreign policy are worse. The United States has never invaded Norway. It has never bombed Oslo. It has never rounded up Norwegians and thrown them in Guantanamo. Perhaps some US diplomats have referred to the country as “shithole” — because the food’s rather bland and Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: To “Know”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: To “Know”

by    Peter Isackson

The cloud of unknowing that hovers over Washington. Donald Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, apparently knows so much about the homeland that she knows nothing about the rest of the world. When asked by Senator Patrick Leahy of the Senate Judiciary Committee if Norway is predominantly white, Nielsen replied, “I actually do not Read More

Cambodia Crackdown Casts a Shadow on ASEAN

Cambodia Crackdown Casts a Shadow on ASEAN

by    Abiodun Owolegbon-Raji

What Cambodia’s political crackdown means for ASEAN’s human right credentials. In what has become a conventional trait among ruling parties in nascent democracies, Cambodian government dissolved the country’s main opposition party on November 16, 2017, for “plotting a coup.” This was the nadir of a systematically coordinated state-sponsored crackdown on the Cambodia National Rescue...Read More

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