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…

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With Comey Firing, Trump Moves America Closer to Banana Republic Status; How We Respond Is Vital to Preserving Our Democracy

Trump’s removal of James Comey was a blatantly transparent attempt to protect himself from Comey’s active investigation of his team’s…

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Trump, the Global Democratic Fascist Movement, Putin’s War on the West, and a Choice for Liberals: Welcome to the Era of Rising Democratic Fascism Part II

Fascism comes in many forms; if Hitler and genocide can be one end of the spectrum, there’s plenty of room…

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Happy—Wait, No—Risky New Year 2016

Happy Risky New Year If people thought 2015 was bad, 2016 shows no sign of letting on up on risk.  The…

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Republican Criticism of Obama’s Sound ISIS Strategy Myopic; GOP Ideas Help ISIS, Endanger Americans

GOP Ideas Help ISIS, Endanger Americans Just because Obama’s ISIS, counterterrorism, and Middle East strategy is complex and will not…

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Russia Reaping What It Sows in Syria: Putin Puts Russia on Path to Peril & Destabilizing Middle East; Downing of Russian Plane by Turkey Latest Result

In the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian military jet that violated its airspace and Russia’s resulting casualties, tensions…

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Benghazi Hearing: GOP’s Embarrassing Shame, Clinton’s Triumphant Vindication

Beyond any shadow of a doubt, Republicans set out to tear down and disgrace Hillary Clinton with the Benghazi hearing…

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Don’t Dismiss The Donald: 4 Reasons Why Trump Could Win GOP Nomination

Author’s note: I challenge readers to find pieces by non-Trump-supporters that recognized the threat Trump presented to the degree I…

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Top Political & Foreign Policy Lessons from Game of Thrones

Top ten political and foreign policy lessons from Game of Thrones, or, how Game of Thrones can rescue us from…

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Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy I

A Sensible Grading of Obama’s Middle East Strategy, As Opposed to Republican Nonsense: Part I: Muslim World Reset, Iraq, Israel/Palestine…

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