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Category: Politics

13 Ways of Looking at Trump

by Dave Denison | Jun 29, 2016 | Media, Politics

Image Credit: Marc Nozell   Can anyone capture the essence of Donald Trump? What, if anything, is at his core? Journalists have been trying to define Trump ever since his rise to prominence in New York in the 1970s. And since his presidential campaign accelerated last fall, the takes on Trump have multiplied exponentially. There’s no […]

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Alt-Right Emboldened

by Hannah Gais | Jun 28, 2016 | Election 2016, Foreign Policy, Politics

Image Credit: European Union 2012 EP/Pietro Naj-Oleari   While it’s too soon to tell what effect Brexit will have on the U.S. election in November, it’ll undoubtedly act as a shot in the arm for a resurgent far-right. Trump’s campaign has already energized the once-struggling white nationalist movement. Brexit—living proof that virulently nativist politics can […]

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Behind the Brexit

by Gordon Adams | Jun 27, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Photo Credit: Theophilos Papadopoulos   The elites really are out of touch!  Watch out for the consequences. On the morning after votes were counted in the United Kingdom, I sat for an hour on a conference call hosted by the Atlantic Council, where the “policy 1 percent” talked about the implications of the British vote to […]

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The New Cold War

by The Washington Spectator | Jun 21, 2016 | National Security

Photo Credit: National Nuclear Security Administration   “The existence of thousands of nuclear weapons is the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War. No nuclear war was fought between the United States and the Soviet Union, but generations lived with the knowledge that their world could be erased in a single flash of light… Today, the […]

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A Global Policing Crisis

by Aaron Cantú | Jun 17, 2016 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Photo Credit: Jamie Kenny   A police state of nightmares may look like a phalanx of gas-masked officers marching down the street. But a more accurate image of today’s existing police state looks like multiplying numbers of beat cops standing on a corner. Police forces have increasingly “saturated” cities across the country by taking on […]

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