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Rick Perry Considers Permanent Site for Nuclear Waste

by Lou Dubose | Jul 13, 2017 | Environment

On the last day of May, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Rick Perry. It was the second lawsuit Paxton filed against the energy secretary and former Texas governor in three months. Perry is one of a half-dozen defendants named in the two filings at the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as Paxton attempts […]

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Incendiary Trump Rhetoric Shapes Court Decisions

by Andrew D. Cohen | Jul 11, 2017 | Legal Affairs, Politics

“Other presidents have lost arguments on the law. Nixon on tapes. Clinton on attorney-client privilege. But not credibility. No case turned on an alleged discriminatory motive of the president.”–Law professor Stephen Gillers With varying degrees of fanfare, President Donald Trump has signed approximately 100 executive orders, directives, and proclamations in the four months since he […]

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Bumbling Toward a New Cold War With Russia

by Scott Ritter | Jul 6, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

As far as relationships go, Russia was never going to be easy. “It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,” Winston Churchill famously told a 1939 radio audience when describing what was then the Soviet Union; indeed, relations between Moscow and the West since the ascension of the Bolsheviks in 1917 had […]

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The Sessions Chronicles

by Rick Perlstein | Jul 5, 2017 | Politics

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III: From commanding the war against immigrants to crusading in defense of the travel ban; from sabotaging the deployment of science on behalf of those wrongly accused to giving urban police departments a free hand to murder blacks; by pioneering new lows in criminalizing dissent and waging jihad against even the medical […]

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Colombia and the Business of Peace

by Belén Fernández | Jun 20, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Hitchhiking across Colombia in 2009, my friend Amelia and I received a particularly memorable ride from an upbeat truck driver who careened in carefree fashion along cliffside curves while we—perched one on top of the other on the metal fixture that served as the passenger seat—endeavored to remain upright and thereby maintain some semblance of […]

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