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Category: Politics

After the State Dinner

by Kirsten Han | Aug 15, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Lawrence Jackson   While final preparations were under way for the 51st anniversary of Singapore’s independence on August 9, the White House hosted the nation’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a lavish state dinner—the highest honor the U.S. government can give a visiting dignitary. Singapore is a tiny island country in Southeast Asia, but […]

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Building a Better Baby Bottle

by Lou Dubose | Aug 11, 2016 | Politics

Edel Rodríguez   This summer, a small Texas-based company began marketing a plastic baby bottle it claims is the first on the market to be “guaranteed” safe from health risks associated with bottles made from commonly used bisphenol-A (BPA). The rollout is modest; the company is selling the bottle on a website and using crowdsourcing […]

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GOP’s Last Shot at Iran Deal

by Lou Dubose | Aug 10, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Image Credit: European External Action Service   Since he began his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to undo the multi-national agreement that has frozen Iran’s ability to build a nuclear weapon. “My number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” Trump said recently. In June, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah […]

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The Erotic Christian

by Rick Perlstein | Aug 2, 2016 | Politics, Rickipedia

Photo Credit: Dave Emerson   Tim LaHaye died last week. He was 90. He was best known for co-writing the “Left Behind” series of novels about the battle of Armageddon, which fundamentalists believe will follow the Rapture of Christian believers from earth. The books have sold over 63 million copies—the version of the series for […]

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In Search of Enemies

by Scott Ritter | Aug 1, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Edel Rodríguez   The stark contrast between the policy positions of the two principal nominees to succeed Barack Obama—Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton—exists across a broad spectrum of political discourse. Their opinions on the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization illustrate their different approaches when it comes to confronting the complex global […]

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