Republicans Play “Israel Card” and Fail

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by James J. Zogby As this past week began, with the shutdown of parts of the US government entering its third week, Republicans, desperate to force the Democrat’s hand, decided to play the “Israel card.” The effort failed. The standoff… Continue Reading  

What Do the Midterms Mean for U.S. Mideast Policy?

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by Mitchell Plitnick There are still a few races to be decided, but the overall results of the 2018 midterms are clear. The hoped-for “blue wave” turned out to be a blue trickle, but Donald Trump’s era of completely unfettered… Continue Reading  

Ideology Trumps Defense of Ethnic, Religious, and Minority Rights

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by James M. Dorsey A global rise of nationalist and populist tendencies has not only given anti-migrant, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and racist tendencies a new lease on life, but opened the door to alliances between groups that once would have had… Continue Reading  

Trump, Racism, and the Elections

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by John Feffer In the week before the mid-term elections, Donald Trump returned to his bread-and-butter issue: immigration. He knows that the only thing that will turn out his base, and possibly swing some independents over to his side, is… Continue Reading  

Will House Democrats End U.S. Involvement in Yemen War?

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by Giorgio Cafiero The success of congressional Democrats, who took back control of the House of Representatives in yesterday’s midterm elections, poses new challenges for the White House. It will no longer have a Republican-dominated Congress to work with throughout… Continue Reading