Category Archives: America

$1 BILLION. That’s the amount of money being made in the detaining immigrant children industry.

For a moment, let’s not consider the moral cost — in American prestige — that comes with the deliberate decision by the Trump administration to separate families seeking to become U.S. citizens. Let’s also not consider the future costs — … Continue reading

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America’s right played a better (and perhaps sinister) political game than the left; the spoils of victory are now theirs

The New Yorker examines how the imminent shift to the right of the Supreme Court affirms that conservatives and their backers played a better political game than their opponents on the left. By now, the broad outlines of how the … Continue reading

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What if Trump has been a Russian stooge for decades?

New York Magazine unravels a tale that should make all Americans shudder, no matter what they think of the current president. Suppose we are currently making the same mistake we made at the outset of this drama — suppose the … Continue reading

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Why Trump might be right when he says the U.S. needs to rethink NATO

The Guardian reports that this week’s summit of NATO leaders occurs at a time that the organization is doing some soul searching. And Donald Trump ought not be blamed for that. Maybe Nato and transatlanticism itself are the anomalies and … Continue reading

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I’m waiting for conservatives to defend this policy change

The Associated Press has the details. In a statement, the Defense Department said: “All service members (i.e. contracted recruits, active duty, Guard and Reserve) and those with an honorable discharge are protected from deportation.” However, immigration attorneys told the AP … Continue reading

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U.S., Iran could go to war over oil sanctions

Al Jazeera has the details. “Our goal is to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by reducing to zero its revenue on crude oil sales,” Hook said. You read that correctly: The U.S. wants to strangle Iran’s ability to sell … Continue reading

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Trump administration, to U.S. colleges: Race not relevant in admissions

The Associated Press explains that the Trump administration is overturning a recommendation from the Obama administration regarding race and college admissions. The shift would give schools and universities the federal government’s blessing to take a race-neutral approach to the students … Continue reading

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