Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

Author’s note: when I wrote this, I was confident Clinton would win but still worried about the chance of a…

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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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Claiming Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Created ISIS Problem Is Absurd; Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why

People claiming that the withdrawal from Iraq of U.S. forces carried out by the Obama Administration from 2010-2011 explains 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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Encountering Dehumanization Among Israelis and Palestinians

The lengths to which far too many people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict go to minimize or deny…

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Republicans vs. Syrian Refugees: Keep Your tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free Because We’re Scared

Republicans, predictably after the Paris attacks, have turned on Syrian refugees as the latest group from which they can arouse…

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What the Paris Attacks Taught Me About Israel

When Paris was hit by terrorism and French civilians were killed, the world stood up for the French.  When Israel is…

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Terror in Paris: Time to Think, & Sit Down, Shutup to the Ideologues

As this historic terrorist attack unfolds, France, Europe, the West, and the Middle East need to really think about what…

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America Has Two Major Political Parties, but Only One Is Serious (and It’s Definitely Not the Republican Party)

Author’s note: even at this stage of the game in late 2015, it was clear the Republican Party was a…

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Fiorina the Female: The Republican Party’s Desperation for a Viable Woman Candidate and the Lowering of the Bar

In this three-part series, we look at the candidacy of the new darling of the Republican Party, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina. …

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The State of Illegal Immigration 2015: Reality vs. Republican Fantasy

Author’s note: as we enter the longest government shutdown in American history as 2019 unfolds because of Trump’s border wall…

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The Republican Candidates: Substance vs. Style: What Trumps What?

The first debate(s) showed us that the Republicans are often in a war between substance and style.  Can a candidate…

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Black & White III: Why Southerners Voted to Secede, in Their Own Words

The rebel “Confederate” flag is much less of a problem than the values and system it represents. The romanticization of…

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Black & White II: The REAL Confederate Cause & Its Southern Opposition

The rebel “Confederate” flag is much less of a problem than the values and system it represents. The romanticization of…

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Black & White I: Confederate Flag Nothing to Celebrate: SC Debate

The rebel “Confederate” flag is much less of a problem than the values and system it represents. The romanticization of…

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