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Cops in the U.S.

A Former Beat Cop Looks to Europe for Solutions to the Problems of American Policing

by David DeBatto | Mar 1, 2021 | Opinion, Politics

  Police officers in the United States use deadly force far more often than police in Europe, in many cases 10 to 20 times more often. American police departments also have much shorter initial training periods than European police departments; focus less on “soft skills” such as problem-solving, community relations, and de-escalation; and also require […]

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A wounded Statue of Liberty

How the CNP, a Republican Powerhouse, Helped Spawn Trumpism, Disrupted the Transfer of Power, and Stoked the Assault on the Capitol

by Anne Nelson | Feb 22, 2021 | Politics

On January 6, 2021, a stunned nation watched as protesters stormed the Capitol to prevent the certification of the electoral votes from the November election. The effort failed, but not without shining a harsh light on the fault lines of American democracy. In the weeks that followed, analysts have struggled to define how much of […]

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American Kompromat

by Craig Unger | Feb 19, 2021 | Books, Politics

  The ascent of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States in 2016 did not take place in a vacuum, nor did his grab for unprecedented executive power that far transcend democratic norms. Starting back in the Soviet era, the KGB and its successors methodically studied various components of the American body politic […]

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Mural on boarded up storefront

Keynes to Democrats: Major Government Infusions Needed to Rescue this Economy

by Steven Pressman | Feb 2, 2021 | Coronavirus, Economy

Developed by John Maynard Keynes during the Great Depression, Keynesian economics provides a blueprint for combating economic stagnation and helping people survive difficult economic times. It advocates government spending programs and tax cuts for the poor and middle class, aiding those in greatest need. Spending by the masses would then generate economic growth and more […]

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Donald Trump

The Plot Against America

by Hamilton Fish | Dec 31, 2020 | Politics

“America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies. . . . Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected […]

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