America’s Nationalism

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by Paul R. Pillar At a recent campaign rally in Houston, Donald Trump broke a linguistic taboo by calling himself, loudly and proudly, a “nationalist.” Leaders of major American political parties generally have avoided applying that term to themselves, no… Continue Reading  

Upholding Trump’s Ban: Danger Ahead

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by James J. Zogby The Supreme Court decision upholding the Trump Administration’s infamous “Muslim ban” will have consequences far beyond its restriction on visas for nationals from the affected countries. Of the greatest concern is the validation it has given… Continue Reading  

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  

Flynn’s Twitter Account Follows Racists and Conspiracy Theorists

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by Eli Clifton National Security Adviser-designate Ret. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has come under increasing fire. His personal Twitter account and his son’s promotion of Twitter-based conspiracy theories about Comet Pizza are prompting renewed scrutiny of President-elect Trump’s pick for… Continue Reading  

The Newest Hit to America’s Image

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by Paul R. Pillar The impact of the election result on the standing of the United States in the world has too many aspects to encapsulate or even, in this early stage of shock, to comprehend.  This is particularly so… Continue Reading