Death and Impunity: Iraq Fifteen Years After Friday, March 23rd, 2018

It might have made a bit more than a whimper had the US political scene not found itself in yet another paroxysm of the drama known as the Trump White House. Fifteen years before, governments aligning with the dogs of war decided, in defiance of millions of protestors globally, to invade a..

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Vladimir Putin And War Propaganda – OpEd

Vladimir Putin is blamed for everything that goes awry in Europe and the United States. In the United Kingdom his country was even blamed for bad weather as tabloid headlines screamed about icy Russian winds. The Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory are said to be the result..

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The Ease of Accusation: The Skripal Affair Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

The policy of responding to assassinations on British soil is a near non-existent one. Her Majesty’s Government is certainly in the habit of huffing, and steam can issue from deliberations in the House of Commons. But substance is often absent. When Buzzfeed conducted an investigation into the..

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Opposition political parties, “intelligentia”,“ economic pundits” and section of media have been repeatedly saying that joblessness in India has increased enormously in the last four years, after Mr. Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. A careful study of the scenario would..

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Robert Reich: The Mad King – OpEd Monday, March 19th, 2018

Trump is moving into a new and more dangerous phase. Before, he was constrained by a few “adults” – Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, and John Kelly – whom he appointed because he thought they had some expertise he lacked. Now he’s either fired or is in the process of removing the..

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Why Americans should embrace Dreamers and extend DACA

I believe DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — should be extended, and Dreamers need to be protected. How would you feel if you had to go through what they do every day? Each and every one of them probably feels like a deer standing on the road. They wait, day after day, hoping the..

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Is China Reverting To A Mao-Style Dictatorship? – OpEd Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

News that the Chinese government was preparing to remove constitutional term limits on President Xi Jinping shocked most Chinese. Many worry that an unlimited term of office will lead to unlimited power and increased restrictions on individual liberty. Will President Xi become a Chinese version of..

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On Track for Extinction: Can Humanity Survive? Monday, March 12th, 2018

Anyone reading the scientific literature (or the progressive news outlets that truthfully report this literature) knows that homo sapiens sapiens is on the fast track to extinction, most likely some time between 2025 and 2040. For a taste of the evidence in this regard focusing on the climate, see..

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Trump’s Travesty Of Protectionism – OpEd Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Trump’s series of threats this week was a one-two punch. First, he threatened to impose national security tariffs on steel and aluminum, primarily against Canada and Mexico (along with Korea and Japan). Then, he suggested an alternative: He would exempt these countries if they agree to certain..

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Why Was the Pakistani Prime Minister in Nepal? Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Pakistani prime ministers rarely pay official visits to Nepal, and vice versa. There are few significant bilateral issues between the two countries, which established relations in 1960, that demand frequent visits or meetings at the top political level between the two countries. Regional platforms..

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Bullied Relations: Australia, East Timor and Natural Resources Friday, March 9th, 2018

“The Commission instead opted for the easiest way out, which is a shame as in my perception it reveals a lack of impartiality on your behalf!” -Chief East Timorese negotiator, Xanana Gusmão, Feb 28, 2018 In the scheme of things, Australia has deputised as regional bully for imperial powers..

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Nepal’s Leadership in Transition Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

On February 15, Nepal swore in its 38th prime minister, Khadga Prasad (K.P.) Oli, an eloquent leftist politician widely known for his ultra-nationalist prologue. Oli will be the first leader of Nepal’s newly created republic, under the 2015 constitution. This is K.P. Oli’s second stint as prime..

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