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Category: Politics

More Evidence Suggests Radiation Caused Illness in U.S. War Zones

by Barbara Koeppel | Mar 13, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Although the United States and its allies call their newest weapons conventional, which means non-nuclear, the truth is more complicated. Scientists I interviewed here in the United States, and in Canada, Europe, and Lebanon describe this latest generation of weapons as radioactive and chemically poisonous. While not nuclear, they leave high levels of radioactive uranium […]

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Accelerated Change

by Gordon Adams | Mar 9, 2017 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Well, Trump has certainly done what he promised he would do, and more, especially on foreign policy. No fake news there. In only the first three weeks of his presidency he set in motion an almost total disruption of U.S. foreign policy as we have known it for the last seven decades. From this apparent […]

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Shutting Out the Poor

by Alex Kotch | Feb 23, 2017 | Politics

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement “a disaster.” With a Republican majority in Congress, and a secretary of health and human services who was a leading critic of the ACA while he served in the House, Trump may very […]

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Standing Rock: The Protectors

by Madeline Cottingham | Feb 22, 2017 | Politics

More than 300 tribes from around the globe came together to unite against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile pipeline slated to carry crude oil from the Bakken formation in North Dakota to storage facilities in Illinois. The first prayer camps were established in the spring by indigenous youth and by the end of summer, […]

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Trumping Judicial Review

by Simon Waxman | Feb 21, 2017 | Politics

On March 9, 1937, American radio listeners were treated to some of the most concentrated hogwash in the nation’s political history. It was the first “fireside chat” of Franklin Roosevelt’s second term, and the president was steaming over setbacks to his New Deal policies. He claimed that the Supreme Court—by striking down the Railroad Retirement […]

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