Dr. Evil’s First Year in the Oval Office

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by John Feffer Evil is a popular topic in Hollywood, from The Evil Dead franchise to Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies. But evil makes only the occasional cameo in the U.S. policy realm. In the early 1990s, the topic of evil became… Continue Reading  

The “Trump Effect” on Attitudes Toward Arabs and Muslims

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by James J. Zogby Are anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments on the rise in the US? And what are the best ways to combat them? These were some of the questions we discussed at the 2017 “Global Peace and the Fear… Continue Reading  

The Trump Effect: “America First” Loses Support

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by Derek Davison Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump railed against what he argued were foreign and trade policies that favored other countries over America. His slogans—“America First,” “Make America Great Again,” and “Americanism not Globalism”—played to voters’… Continue Reading  

The Party of No, and now an Administration of No

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by Paul R. Pillar The abortive attempt to pass Paul Ryan’s bill for tax cuts and partial dismantling of the health care system vividly demonstrated the consequences of trying to govern according to what one is against, rather than what… Continue Reading  

Partisan Tribalism and Attitudes Toward Russia

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by Paul R. Pillar A poll conducted by YouGov shows that sentiment among Republicans toward Russian President Vladimir Putin has become significantly more positive (or at least significantly less negative) than it was just a couple of years ago.  This… Continue Reading