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The Worst 100 Days Ever

The Worst 100 Days Ever

by    John Feffer

Are Trump’s stumbles a brilliant ploy to “deconstruct the state,” a political performance or actual incompetence? If I were a Donald Trump supporter, I’d be furious at the coverage of the president’s first 100 days. The mainstream media have engaged in a bout of competitive schadenfreude as headline writers and columnists vie for the distinction of deriving Read More

Political Opportunism Will Make Brexit Worse

Political Opportunism Will Make Brexit Worse

by    Corey Cooper

Opportunistic nationalists and their shortsighted referenda proposals could usher in the disintegration of the UK. British Prime Minister Theresa May recently invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which formally notified the European Council of the United Kingdom’s intent to leave the European Union. The forthcoming negotiations offer the first glimpse into what the future relationship...Read More

Democracy Check: Trump at 100 Days

Democracy Check: Trump at 100 Days

by    Ryan J. Suto

An assessment of institutional democracy at the onset of the Trump administration. Since his election to the US presidency on November 8, 2016, there has been much discussion as to whether Donald Trump is a rising authoritarian strongman who will bring the downfall of liberal democracy in the United States. Has this commentary been hyperbolic? While Read More

How Sanctuary Cities Work

How Sanctuary Cities Work

by    Fair Observer

Some view sanctuary cities as places for harboring fugitives, while others view them as safe havens. But a more accurate description may be that they are cities trying to regain trust between law enforcement and the people. The Trump administration has been battling against sanctuary cities by threatening to withhold federal grant money from jurisdictions Read More

These Nuclear Breakthroughs Are Endangering the World

These Nuclear Breakthroughs Are Endangering the World

by    Conn Hallinan

How a growing technology gap between the US and its nuclear-armed rivals could lead to the unraveling of arms control agreements — and even nuclear war. At a time of growing tensions between nuclear powers — Russia and NATO in Europe, and the United States, North Korea and China in Asia — Washington has quietly Read More

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