Trump in Europe: Reinforcing His Predecessors’ Errors

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by Robert E. Hunter A single swallow does not a summer make; neither does one trip by a US president to Europe redefine transatlantic relations. One can be excused from drawing the opposite conclusion from media reporting of President Donald… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Apology Tour

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by John Feffer Conservatives used to love to lambaste Barack Obama for traveling abroad and “apologizing” for U.S. conduct. Mitt Romney popularized the argument during one of the presidential debates in 2012. The “apology tour” became an oft-repeated meme among… Continue Reading  

Pope Francis—Overturning the Concept of “Just War”

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by Graham E. Fuller Pope Francis is on a roll. He has already roiled the waters of western thinking on economics and society by touching on the dangers of western capitalism drifting into socially destructive greed. He has now turned… Continue Reading  

Convicted Liar Lies About Obama’s “Shameful” Refugee Policy

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by Eli Clifton Elliott Abrams’ conviction for lying to Congress during the Iran-Contra hearings should offer some indication of the neoconservative’s loyalty to the truth. But that setback certainly hasn’t discouraged Abrams from taking shortcuts with facts in the greater… Continue Reading  

The Superpower as Victim

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by Tom Engelhardt Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, Eastern… Continue Reading