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Under Cover of Covid, Republicans Will Come After Social Security as They Have Done Repeatedly Before

by Steven Pressman | Aug 18, 2020 | Coronavirus, Economy

With Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter foremost on everyone’s mind, it is unlikely that Social Security will play a prominent role in the 2020 election. Joe Biden and the Democrats should try to ensure it does. Focusing on Social Security works to their advantage. One reason Donald Trump won the 2016 election was that he […]

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The Tech Giants Come to Congress, and Democracy Wins a Round

by Marc Rotenberg | Aug 12, 2020 | Politics, Technology

It was a defining moment, and it was also long overdue. In the summer of 2020, with the country gripped by a global pandemic that also sharpened the wealth divide of the digital economy, a congressional committee brought the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to account. They asked why the firms, claiming to […]

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Multiple Agendas in Attack on ICC

by Aryeh Neier | Jul 31, 2020 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Though Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is now at odds with the president, the Trump administration seems to have belatedly adopted Bolton’s policy of extreme hostility to the International Criminal Court as its own. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has now called the ICC “corrupt”—without any evidence—and labeled it a “kangaroo court.” Further, […]

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New Labour Party Chief Keir Starmer Playing Long Game

by Andrew Murray | Jul 31, 2020 | Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Britain’s Labour Party ended with a whimper in April. The country was in coronavirus lockdown; dependent on the National Health Service, which Corbyn had repeatedly warned was underfunded and understaffed; and at the mercy of the decisions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose career experience does not include crisis management. The […]

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Virus Gives Erratic El Salvador Strongman Excuse to Fill Jails

by Belén Fernández | Jul 21, 2020 | Coronavirus, Politics

On April 21, in the midst of El Salvador’s hard-core coronavirus lockdown, President Nayib Bukele tweeted a photo of himself seated behind a desk in an elegant office, wearing a face mask. Accompanying the photo was the following reassurance: “The rumors of my kidnapping by aliens are completely unfounded.” As if that weren’t odd enough, […]

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