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Category: Politics

New Nuclear Policy Expands Arms Race With Russia, China

by Robert Alvarez | Mar 19, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

President Trump’s recently released Nuclear Posture Review reflects an enduring struggle by the U.S. nuclear weapons establishment to fit into the post–Cold War world. For decades following World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union built grossly oversized nuclear arsenals and never envisioned having to stop. The perverse logic of this nuclear rivalry […]

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Iran and Honduras: A Tale of Two Protests

by Belén Fernández | Mar 16, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Politics

When scattered protests broke out in Iran at the end of December, Donald Trump took enthusiastically to Twitter to interpret the events for the rest of the world: “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The US […]

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Trump Justices

Dysfunction Hobbles Trump Justice Initiatives

by Andrew Cohen | Feb 20, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

As we enter Trump’s second year in office, our “tough-on-crime” president and his attorney general have failed or refused, in their first year in office, to fill six key Justice Department posts with Senate-confirmed picks. Vital federal law enforcement agencies—the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the U.S. Marshals […]

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Donald Trump

A Wolff at the Door

by Mort Rosenblum | Feb 14, 2018 | Books, Culture, Legal Affairs, Politics

It seems pretty clear watching the reaction to Michael Wolff’s neutron bomb, Fire and Fury: We Americans, collectively, have gone out of our flipping minds. How can we let this fake president continue to personify us? The book, if hardly a literary masterwork, spills enough beans to bury Donald Trump, his clown-car inner circle, and […]

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Justice

Rein in the Prosecutors

by Don Siegelman | Feb 12, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

As a loyal Democrat, I might be the last person to argue that President Trump has gotten something right, even inadvertently. Still, in raising a possible bias by the FBI in the Russia collusion investigation, he has landed on a troubling issue. Based on my personal experience and observations, federal and state investigators and prosecutors […]

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