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America’s Current Extraconstitutional Republic

How Trump’s presidency has taken the presidency out of the bound of the Constitution and puts America into dangerous, uncharted territory, and all to the delight and design of Vladimir Putin; whatever the outcome of today’s midterms, there will remain ...
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9/11 and Global Tribalism

As the 90s closed out, humanity was coming together. Now it’s tearing itself apart. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse September 22, 2018 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981), September 11th-13th, 2018, and republished by Tuck Magazine September 24th; See my related Trumpism and Tribalism Run Amok in the ...
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Jordan’s Civil Society Comes of Age

It seems most people—including many Jordanians—have failed to realize how wonderful the past few weeks here in Jordan have been Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse June 20, 2018 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) June 20th, 2018 (republished ...
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The Reasons Comey Was Wrong in 2016 that Haven’t Been Discussed

As a long-awaited Justice Department report is about to be released on issues with the handling of various issues during the 2016 election by the Justice Department, including the FBI, it is that we come to grips with on how ...
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The Insecure Leading the Confused: Public Opinion and Settlement Policy In Israel

Trying to answer if and how Israeli public opinion effects settlement policy is a tough question to answer and does not yield clear answers, yet the pursuit of those elusive answers is still very illuminating and worthwhile. Originally published on ...
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In Praise of Analysis: What the News Media Can Learn from the CIA and Why Those Lessons Are Essential for Protecting Our Democracy

In order for the public to be informed and able to resist the efforts of both Russian and homegrown mis/disinformation campaigns, it is absolutely necessary that the media stop myopically dismissing analysis for its own sake and start realizing how ...
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I (Still) Hate Trump, But He Was Right to Strike Assad Regime of Syria Before & He Should Do It Again

Trump is still a danger to America and the world. But if he exercises American power in a way that will help save lives and give a brutal tyrant and his backers pause in their relentless, murderous assault on the ...
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Trump & GOP Destroying the Pillars of Democracy

Author's note: the conduct of Trump and his people since I wrote this have only furthered the dangerous trends highlighted below; the names may change or be added to, but the destruction of the rule of law and democratic norms ...
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In Possible Government Shutdown, Trump and Republicans Lucky We’re Not Living in Ancient Rome

Author's note: as I repost this for Real Context News as Trump enters the third year of his presidency, we are in midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, one lasting already over a month. My below analysis ...
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Victory in Alabama May Run Through Jerusalem: Moore Likely at Heart of Trump Decision

Trump’s Jerusalem declaration a mere six days before Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election may have had more to do with Alabama’s white Evangelicals than either Israelis or Palestinians. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse December 12, 2017 By Brian E. Frydenborg ...
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Trump’s Jerusalem Jeopardy: A Hackneyed “Holy” Hot Mess

America’s president did something stupid concerning Jerusalem. Cue predictably stupid reactions. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse December 11, 2017 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981) December 11th, 2017 Photo by author AMMAN — More often than not, the situation ...
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North Korea’s Nightmare Past Key to Understanding Its Nightmare Present & Nightmare Future

North Korea’s brutal, tragic history is the key to understanding why options for dealing with Kim Jong-un and his troublesome nuclear ambitions are so bad and limited, and why we are at such a dangerous moment in history as this ...
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