Trump’s Trip and Taking Sides in the Middle East

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by Paul R. Pillar President Trump flies to Saudi Arabia with a policy trajectory that involves weighing in heavily in local Middle Eastern rivalries, so much so that there is talk not only of twelve-figure arms sales  to the Saudis… Continue Reading  

Mafia Don’s Guide to Free Trade

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by John Feffer If you want to understand why Donald Trump has been changing his position on trade, one place to start is pork. I’m not talking about the pork that goes into congressional sausage making. I’m talking the real… Continue Reading  

Democracy, the “Great Debates,” and China

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by Graham E. Fuller The “Great Debates” between candidates Clinton and Trump encapsulate what is wrong with the US political process. There’s been little substance; it’s all about personalities and sound-bytes and gotcha. Never mind the grand issues of our… Continue Reading  

The Globalization of Trump

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by John Feffer Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in… Continue Reading  

Fear of a Hot Planet

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by John Feffer An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime… Continue Reading