Flashback 30 Years: Lessons to Learn, Work to Do

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by James J. Zogby Thirty years ago, I mounted the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia to open the first ever political party debate on Palestinian rights. Looking out over the convention hall at our 1,500 delegate-supporters… Continue Reading  

Domestic Politics Distort Relations with Russia

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by Robert E. Hunter Additional sanctions on Russia, followed by Moscow’s drastic cutting of the US government’s presence in the Russian Federation, take the “Russia issue” to a new level of intensity and risk of Cold War II. Most blame… Continue Reading  

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  

A Fairy Tale from 2050

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by John Feffer Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a… Continue Reading  

National (In)security: What a Trump Presidency Really Means for Americans at the Edge

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By Rajan Menon Donald Trump’s supporters believe that his election will end business as usual in Washington. The self-glorifying Trump agrees and indeed his has, so far, been the most unorthodox presidency of our era, if not any era. It’s… Continue Reading