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Racism in America is Alive and Well

Racism in America is Alive and Well

Fifteen decades after abolishing slavery, a non-contrite America is still a slave to its racist past. It is 152 years since the bloody civil war that tore America apart ended and slavery officially abolished. While blacks are no longer slaves today, are they truly free? In a country where all...

Red Margins in Public Education Debate

Red Margins in Public Education Debate

Education is pushed to the margins in the modern economy’s sophisticated models. No political candidate, pundit or social scientist will talk about the future of our civilization without emphasizing the vital importance of education. A vast industry of research and reporting has grown up...

American Public Policy: Void of Humanity

American Public Policy: Void of Humanity

A nation that allows its public policy debate to be driven by a distorted “concern” for humanity from those who have demonstrated no interest in humanity is a nation that cannot lead anyone anywhere. Maybe it is time for a Humanity Index for America, a way to measure the humanity of this...

Trump’s Wall vs Private Land

Trump’s Wall vs Private Land

The implementation of President Trump’s border wall faces legal battles over private land. While President Donald Trump intends to build a border wall for the security of the American people, many Americans face the fear of losing their land. Aurora Flores Trigo is among 58 heirs to her...

Crowdfunding American Soft Power

Crowdfunding American Soft Power

Given Trump’s betrayal, can we crowdfund American aid and soft power abroad? The current debate between liberals and the Trump administration on American soft power abroad is not being framed correctly. Liberals should be arguing for more American citizen engagement overseas rather than for...

The World This Week: Obamacare Lives as Trumpcare Dies

The World This Week: Obamacare Lives as Trumpcare Dies

By failing to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Republicans have put into question their ability to govern the US. On March 22, a terror attack in Westminster left at least four dead and more than 40 injured. Khalid Masood, a 52-year old who had spent time in prison for violence, became the...

Bush-Era Foreign Policy Delusions Are Alive and Well in 2017

Bush-Era Foreign Policy Delusions Are Alive and Well in 2017

Trump's foreign policy advisers are plainly unhinged. But the old establishment isn't much better. In trying to unravel the debates over US foreign policy currently being fought out in the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the magazine Foreign Policy, one...

Donald Trump Should Look to Africa

Donald Trump Should Look to Africa

As a businessman and president, Trump should encourage investment in Africa. It is no secret that President Donald Trump prides himself on being a dealmaker. It is a point he used time and time again during his presidential campaign to demonstrate why the United States should withdraw from...

Is Trump Moderating on Foreign Policy?

Is Trump Moderating on Foreign Policy?

Trump's leading foreign policy advisers are obsessed with Iran and making dangerous moves from East Asia to the Middle East. “Chaos,” “dismay” “radically inept”—those are just a few of the recent headlines analyzing Donald Trump’s foreign policy. In truth, disorder would seem to...

How Trump Could Blunder Into War With China

How Trump Could Blunder Into War With China

China may bully its neighbors, but turning foreign territorial disputes into a superpower conflict between nuclear-armed rivals would be a huge mistake. In his January 13 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson made an extraordinary...

The Real Face of America

The Real Face of America

Donald Trump has inherited an America that has been hollowed out by the new realities that made him a success. “Know thyself.” This was what came to mind in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory and my own puzzling reaction to it. And while that familiar phrase just popped into my head, I had...

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