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Testimony: The US-Mexico Partnership

US Mexico - AEI

During his candidacy for the U.S. presidency, Donald J. Trump tapped into American anxiety about lost jobs and illegal immigration to garner popular support. Roger F. Noriega AEI That anxiety is very real, but candidate Trump offered a questionable diagnosis and impractical remedy. Unfortunately for Mexico… Testimony: The US-Mexico… Read More »

The Bigotry of “Intersectionality”

Gatestone Institute

There is no more evidence that Jews are responsible for economic or social inequality in contemporary America, than there was for Jews being responsible for any of the other crimes that… Alan M. Dershowitz Gatestone Institute Indeed, Jews disproportionately support racial equality and other liberal causes. Most successful Jews… The Bigotry of… Read More »

Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump

Climate - NPR

President Trump issued a sweeping executive order on Tuesday that will begin to undo a slew of government efforts to fight global warming. Nell Greenfieldboyce npr Among those worrying and watching to see how the executive order plays out are scientists who actually are in favor of exploring bold interventions to artificially cool the climate. Just a year ago… Scientists Who Want… Read More »

Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change, Resistance, Misogyny and “The Mother of All Questions”

Democracy now

President Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday to dismantle a slew of climate rules put in place by President Obama. Democracy Now The executive order marks the first step to undo President Obama’s Clean Power Plan to limit power plant emissions. The rule was… Rebecca Solnit on… Read More »

New York’s Fearless Girl statue to stay on till March 2018

Statue - BBC

The globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s iconic bull will stay in place until next March, New York’s mayor has said BBC News Bill de Blasio said the relevant municipal agencies had backed the idea. The bronze Fearless… New York’s Fearless… Read More »

Larry Summers: The robots are coming, whether Trump’s Treasury secretary admits it or not

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As I learned (sometimes painfully) during my time at the Treasury Department, words spoken by Treasury secretaries can over time have enormous consequences, and… Lawrence H. Summers The Washington Post In this regard, I am very surprised by two comments made by Secretary Steven Mnuchin in his… In reference to a question about artificial intelligence… Larry Summers: The… Read More »

Turkey determined to test NATO

A Turkish flag (R) flies among others flags of NATO members during the North Atlantic Council (NAC) following Turkey's request for Article 4 consultations, at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 28, 2015. Turkey sought moral support for its campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday with its North Atlantic allies, with both NATO and Ankara playing down any idea of a call for military help from the alliance. Turkey requested urgent consultations with its 27 NATO partners in Brussels after stepping up its role in the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State with air strikes, also hitting Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in Iraq at the weekend. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir  - RTX1M3E0

Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s March 10 meeting in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin, it was reported that Turkey was engaged in negotiations to procure the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. Fehim Tastekin Al Monitor Sergei Chemezov, CEO of the Russian state-owned Rostec, said on March 14 that Turkey had asked for credit to buy the system, but that a deal had not yet been reached. “As soon as… Turkey determined to… Read More »

When the Law Opposes the Truth Rather Than Protects It

Law - Gatestone

Would we be allowed to ask who ISIS are inspired by? Douglas Murray Gatestone Institute Would they be allowed to say that the perpetrator was a Muslim? Would they be… When the Law… Read More »

Political Islam Is Today’s Anti-American ‘Long March Through The Institutions’

Islam - The Federalist

Political Islam implies a constitutional order fundamentally incompatible with the U.S. Constitution and the ‘constitution of liberty’ that is the foundation of the American way of life. Ayaan Hirsi Ali The Federalist It is refreshing and heartening that President Trump acknowledges the need for an ideological campaign against “radical Islam.” This deserves to… Political Islam Is… Read More »

Fake News: The Unravelling of US Empire From Within

News - Global Research

Setting the Stage of the Press-President War Prof. John McMurtry Global Research US ruling ideology and Washington power have become unstuck as never before. A war of… Fake News: The… Read More »

How corruption fuels climate change across the globe

Climate - Irish Examiner

In the widest sense of the word, corruption is the glue that holds the ‘system’ together. The time to fight back has arrived. Soon it will be too late, write Lili Fuhr and Simon Taylor Lili Fuhr and Simon Taylor  Irish Examiner ANTI-CORRUPTION campaigners achieved a number of crucial victories in 2016, not least by ensuring accountability for one of Big Oil’s most crooked deals: the acquisition of Nigerian offshore oil block OPL 245 in… How corruption fuels… Read More »

American anniversaries from hell

Asia Times

It’s true that, last week, few in Congress cared to discuss, no less memorialize, the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Tom Engelhardt Asia Times Nonetheless, two anniversaries of American disasters and crimes abroad – the “mission accomplished” debacle of 2003 and the 45th anniversary of the My Lai massacre – were at least noted in passing in our world. In my hometown… American anniversaries from… Read More »

Private Contractors Force Feed Refugees To States That Quit The Program

The Daily Caller

The Thomas More Law Center has initiated a lawsuit on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly. Jim Simpson The Daily Caller The suit charges that the government is violating both the U.S. Constitution’s Spending Clause and the 10th Amendment by forcing Tennessee to cover the costs of refugee resettlement in the state even though Tennessee… Private Contractors Force… Read More »

Rewriting the Rules of Presidential Succession

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A project begun after 9/11 assumes new urgency after the 2016 election—creating a more sensible plan for what happens when a… Norm Ornstein The Atlantic American politics is deep into the theater of the absurd—but unfortunately, it is a deadly absurdity, like being in a horror funhouse where the…Americans now have to face at least the… Rewriting the Rules… Read More »

Africa: Before And After Colonialism

Africa - The DC

From their plush apartments, over groaning dinner tables, pseudo-intellectuals have the luxury of depicting squalor and sickness as idyllic, primordially peaceful and harmonious. Ilana Mercer The Daily Caller After all, when the affluent relinquish their earthly possessions to return to the simple life, it is always with aid of sophisticated technology and the option to be air-lifted to a hospital if the need arises. Is there any… Africa: Before And… Read More »

North Korea: Why America and China need to deal with Kim Jong-un together

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Nearly every week, Kim Jong-un seems to announce a successful test in his nuclear and missile program, edging him ever closer to his aim of striking America with a… Analysis By North Asia correspondent Matthew Carney ABC Taking the North Korean leader out with military action is now being discussed, but that could lead to much bigger problems and plunge the region into years of chaos and… Worse still, it… North Korea: Why… Read More »