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Linda Sarsour’s Muslim Identity Politics Epitomize Feminism’s Hypocrisy

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Although she thinks a President Trump will turn back the clock 300 years, Linda Sarsour forgets that Islam never left the Middle Ages in its view of women. Shireen Qudosi The Federalist A Frankenstein’s monster of identity politics, the Women’s March on Washington heaved through the streets of DC one day after the inauguration in a fit of depraved hypocrisy. That hypocrisy shadows… Linda Sarsour’s Muslim… Read More »

This photo sums up Trump’s assault on women’s rights

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After a weekend of inspiring protest, we had to watch the world’s most powerful man sign away the reproductive rights of women in developing countries Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett The Guardian Look at these men. Look at them. Gathered around the most… This photo sums up Trump’s… Read More »

Why Asia shouldn’t mourn the death of the TPP (yet)

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TPP was never about trade for Washington Harry J. Kazianis Asia Times You can already hear it starting. The cries and eulogies of… Why Asia shouldn’t mourn the… Read More »

Scapegoating foreign aid

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British foreign aid is not to blame for poverty and failed social services in the UK. Rachel Shabi Al Jazeera News In our Brexity, Trumpist times, you only need to see the words “foreign aid” to understand that such a thing – and also its entire operational philosophy – is in jeopardy. In the midst of a populist… Scapegoating foreign… Read More »

Is American democracy strong enough for Trump?

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The case against panic. Francis Fukuyama Politico As an American citizen, I have been rather appalled, like many others, at the rise of Donald Trump. I find it hard to imagine a… Is American democracy strong… Read More »

Is Ankara waking up to what Trump really represents?

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle and political supporters in the media continue to vent their anger at former President Barack Obama with outlandishly exaggerated claims, while expressing hope that Turkish-US ties will be much better under President Donald Trump. Semih Idiz Al Monitor Erdogan’s foreign policy adviser Saadet Oruc, a former journalist who also writes a column in the pro-government daily Star, for example, points out that although Obama raised great expectations initially, he ended up as “one of… ... Read More »

China Slams Western Democracy as Flawed

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China’s state media used Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president to warn about the perils of democracy, touting the relative stability of the Communist system as President Xi Jinping heads toward a twice-a-decade reshuffle of senior leadership posts. Bloomberg With ministries and senior officials stressing unity as a priority for China, smoothing the path for the party’s congress in the fourth quarter, state media were quick to highlight divisions within America shown by Trump’s… China Slams Western… Read More »

Human rights now face their gravest threat – Trumpism

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With a populist in the White House, only resistance can protect rights the world struggled to enshrine Natalie Nougayrède The Guardian Remember the 1990s? Anyone who cares about… Human rights now face… Read More »

Donald Trump Is The First President To Turn Postmodernism Against Itself

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No one should be surprised that postmodern America chose an antihero to be our next president. David Ernst The Federalist If politics flows downwards from culture, then it was only a matter of time before a politician mastered the role. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump cracked that code. Tony Soprano, Walter White, and… Donald Trump Is The First… Read More »

Trump must conform with constitution or he will be removed, ex Bush adviser Richard Painter says

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The Trump presidency is only days old and already there are serious moves to have him forced out of office, and the man leading the charge is from the President’s own political… Stan Grant ABC Richard Painter is a lawyer who advised former president George W Bush on… He could not bring himself to vote for Donald Trump, admitting he supported instead Mr Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary … He has many concerns about… Trump must conform with… Read More »

From war to more war

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Experience tells us it matters little whether a liberal democrat or an autocratic republican sits in the White House. Stanley L Cohen The Guardian Well, it’s over … and good riddance. What began with a purchased… From war to more… Read More »

JFK’s Daughter Caroline Kennedy Just Made A Historical Career Announcement – Get Ready

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Up until the Trump administration took over the White House just a couple days ago, Caroline Kennedy was the American Ambassador to Japan… Pearson McKinney Bipartisan Report When Trump gained control, Kennedy was sent packing, returning to civilian life in the states… There was no one appointed to take over the… JFK’s Daughter Caroline… Read More »

Putin-Trump alliance against ISIS and Al-Qaeda on the way?

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US President Trump’s emphasis on defeating ISIS and Jihadi terrorism finds an echo in the words of Russian President Putin, creating the possibility of an alliance between the two to combat ISIS and… ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The Duran Both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have repeatedly made clear their utter… Putin-Trump alliance… Read More »

At the Women’s March, it’s the men who mattered most. Here’s why.

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Women everywhere. Pink hats, black hats, hard hats, no… By Petula Dvorak By Petula Dvorak Columnist The Washington Post A crushing polite crowd, well prepared with healthy snacks and… A crowd so sprawling, it nearly covered the march route end-to… It was mighty and… Best of all, there were men… At the Women’s… Read More »

The Cruise Missile Could Be Mattis’s Nuclear Crisis

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The new defense secretary should be skeptical about acquiring nuclear… Tom Z. Collina The National Interest During his January 12 Senate confirmation hearing, new Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked if he would support the Obama administration’s trillion-dollar plan to rebuild the… The Cruise Missile… Read More »

RT invited to join the United Nations as official In-house broadcaster

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From January 2017, RT will have a permanent home in the United Nations alongside a select group of international media channels chosen to deliver broadcasts inside the UN’s internal communications… PATRICK HENNINGSEN The Duran A number of Russian dignitaries and media professionals gathered in… RT invited to… Read More »