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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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Sump Trump

by Hannah Gais | Jul 29, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Photo Credit: Darron Birgenheier   Donald Trump’s presidential campaign draws energy from its rowdy, often racist, internet fans. On Wednesday evening it embraced the unhinged shitposters who make up the candidate’s loudest fan base in all their meme-tastic glory. Trump—who we now know can use a computer (or at least pose with it)—took to Reddit, or […]

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Turkey Turns Back the Clock

by Scott Ritter | Jul 27, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Photo Credit: Vikiçizer   The modern news cycle is short, so what happened three weeks ago in Ankara and Istanbul already reads like an old story. Yet it is a story we ignore at our own risk, because the consequences of the coup in Turkey are considerable and will be with us for a long […]

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