Will Trump Benefit From A ‘Rally Around The Flag’ Effect After The Syria Airstrike?

 Posted by on 2017-04-10 at 00:34  donald trump, Politics, Reblog, syria, trump, war  Comments Off on Will Trump Benefit From A ‘Rally Around The Flag’ Effect After The Syria Airstrike?
Apr 102017
 

Most foreign policy entanglements do not result in a “rally around the flag” event — when a president’s popularity jumps because Americans rally behind their commander-in-chief.

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59 Missiles Don’t Equal a Foreign Policy

 Posted by on 2017-04-08 at 16:36  assad, donald trump, News, opinion, Politics, putin, Reblog, russia, syria, trump, war, war crimes  Comments Off on 59 Missiles Don’t Equal a Foreign Policy
Apr 082017
 

It has been a head-spinning week watching the Trump administration stumble into its first international crisis only to emerge with a transformed policy on the use of force in the Middle East, announced on Thursday with the unlea

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Chilling Cold War episodes of “Mr. Rogers” have emerged, as if to warn Donald Trump against an arms race

 Posted by on 2017-03-28 at 00:49  cold war, donald trump, nuclear, Politics, putin, Reblog, russia, trump, ussr, war  Comments Off on Chilling Cold War episodes of “Mr. Rogers” have emerged, as if to warn Donald Trump against an arms race
Mar 282017
 

Be it a vigilant citizen or purely cosmic happenstance, someone (or something) is trying to teach US president Donald Trump a lesson about recklessly inviting nuclear hostilities. Last week, someone mysteriously uploaded a series of lost episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood to YouTube.

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Will Preet Run?

 Posted by on 2017-03-23 at 01:18  legal, new york, News, opinion, Politics, preet bharara, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on Will Preet Run?
Mar 232017
 

It was pitch-perfect political theater, the kind that politicians pay public relations firms millions of dollars to orchestrate: Preet Bharara, defying an order by the President of the United States, all but daring Trump to fire him.

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The 1930s were humanity’s darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

 Posted by on 2017-03-12 at 15:41  donald trump, economics, facism, history, nationalism, Politics, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on The 1930s were humanity’s darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?
Mar 122017
 

Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; just to name the decade is enough. It is a byword for mass poverty, violent extremism and the gathering storm of world war.

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Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

 Posted by on 2017-02-14 at 23:42  breaking news, donald trump, News, ny times, Politics, Reblog, russia, trump  Comments Off on Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence
Feb 142017
 

WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.

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Time is running out on American democracy, historian says

 Posted by on 2017-02-14 at 18:32  donald trump, News, Politics, Reblog, trump, tyranny  Comments Off on Time is running out on American democracy, historian says
Feb 142017
 

Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar and an authority on European political history, has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements. With the ascension of Donald Trump to the U.S.

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