Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago

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by Andrew J. Bacevich Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we are and what we represent as a nation and… Continue Reading  

Russia vs. Jobs

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by John Feffer Donald Trump’s approval ratings remain dismal, yet the Democrats are 0 for 4 in congressional elections in 2017. Not only do a majority of Americans believe that the president has tried to obstruct investigations into Russian interference… Continue Reading  

 Is Trump “Objectively Progressive?”

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by Graham E. Fuller  What on earth does “objectively progressive” mean—and how could Donald Trump be viewed as a “progressive” of any kind? It may have been Karl Marx who first used the term—in a way that turns reality upside… Continue Reading  

Anti-Semitism: Republicans vs. Democrats

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by Jim Lobe Contrary to the long-standing neoconservative mantra that the left poses a greater threat to Jews than the right, a national poll released late last week suggests that Democrats are considerably more sensitive to—and worried about—anti-Semitism than Republicans.… Continue Reading  

Friedman Vote: Will Democrats Stand up to Israel’s Settlements?

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by Naomi Dann The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) voted 12 to 9 to approve President Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. While Friedman is likely to be confirmed by the full Senate as early as this week,… Continue Reading