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Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States Foreign Affairs
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice Opinions
A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice
2018-09-11 01:07:03
by Leonard Pitts

Colin Kaepernick is staring at you. It's a black-and-white image, a portrait taken from a distance that feels painfully close, even intimate. Read More

Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House Opinions
Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House
2018-09-11 01:01:18
by Leonard Pitts

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in... Read More

Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us Opinions
Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
2018-09-10 23:26:49
by Robert B. Reich

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials. Read More

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It's Lord of the Flies, Again Opinions
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It's Lord of the Flies, Again
2018-09-05 23:39:35
by John Kass

Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won't run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It's Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Read More

U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies Opinions
U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies
2018-09-04 23:57:20
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was preparing to travel to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move is no doubt a negotiating... Read More

The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church Opinions
The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church
2018-08-29 00:51:54
by John Kass

As Roman Catholic bishops tear at each other, as Pope Francis refuses comment even while standing accused of covering up sexual abuse, I thought of a Bible story. Read More

Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling Opinions
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
2018-08-28 00:55:04
by Rachel Marsden

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment? Opinions
Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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