Obama’s Final State of the Union & His Legacy: What I Will (and Won’t) Miss About Him

Obama’s final State of the Union speech exemplified him and his presidency, both strengths and weaknesses.  In the end, Obama’s…

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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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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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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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How Not to Stop Terrorism/Gun Violence: Lessons from Republicans

How the GOP’s playbook for myopia, overreaction, and inaction empowers terrorism, violent criminals, and mass shooters Originally published on LinkedIn…

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Development: The Fix for Terrorism & Violent Crime

In the wake of the Charleston shooting, why a holistic approach is what we need to tackle both violent crime and…

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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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A Reality Check on U.S.-Russian Relations and a Way Forward

Not Time to Relax, but Not Time to Panic, Either As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate, extremist views…

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In Time, Expect Big Changes in America’s Mideast Relationship

When It Comes to U.S. Relationships in the Middle East, Expect a Lot More Change in Coming Years and Decades.…

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The Meaning of 9/11? It’s All About 9/12

The Meaning of 9/11? It’s All About 9/12 What Cosmos, Abraham Lincoln, The Leftovers, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars…

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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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Welcome to the Era of Rising Democratic Fascism Part I: Defining Democracy, Fascism, and Democratic Fascism Usefully, and Spin vs. Lies

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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