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    Is Trump Launching a New World Order?

     Photo by AdobeStock/Mitchell KnaptonThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate ...

    Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula

    Photo by AdobeStock/Mieszko9This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.Defense Secretary James Mattis remarked recently that a war with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.” No kidding. “Tragic” doesn’t even begin to describe the horrors that would ...

    America’s Iran Hysteria

      Photo by Adobe Stock/Borna_Mir This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.“Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the region,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters on a mid-April visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, “you find Iran.”I must admit that when I ...

    Boycott Trump

    Photo by iStock/br-photoThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.In normal times, Dee from New York would have ordered her copy of The Handmaid’s Tale from Amazon, but these are not normal times. Amazon is on the Grab Your Wallet list, a campaign to boycott retailers that ...

    Making Sense of the Deportation Debate

      Photo by AdobeStock/sherryvsmith This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.Ever since he rode a Trump Tower escalator into the presidential race in June 2015 and swore to build his “great wall” and stop Mexican “rapists” from entering the country, undocumented ...

    How Can We Tell Whether Comey’s Firing Was Justified

     Photo by AdobeStock/assetseller This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.We all want our top investigative bodies to be headed by competent officials. We also all want to ensure that these officials can freely investigate other branches of the government — including the ...

    The Collective “Wisdom” of the U.S. Intelligence Community

    Photo by iStock/RuskppThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.They call themselves the U.S. “Intelligence Community,” or the IC. If you include the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which in 2005 began as a crew of 12 people, including its director, ...

    Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia

    Photo by iStock/Daniel Bendjy This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.Many of the folks I know are getting ready to play serious defense in 2017, and they’re not wrong. Before we take up our three-point stance on the national line of scrimmage, however, maybe we should ask ...

    Malign Neglect? What Will Urban Policy Look Like Under a Trump Presidency

    Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Photo by istock/Bastiaan SlabbersAs Niels Bohr, or maybe Yogi Berra, said: predicting is difficult, especially when it’s about the future. Perhaps even more so when considering Trump’s stance on urban policy — one of ...

    The Manhattan White House, the Secret Service, and the Painted Bikini Lady

    Photo by iStock/100pkThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.High above, somewhere behind the black glass façade, President-elect Donald J. Trump was huddled with his inner circle, plotting just how they would “drain the swamp” and remake Washington, perhaps the world. On ...

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