Trump, the Specter of Political Violence, & Lessons From the Roman Republic (Or, We Have a Problem America!)

Trump’s flirtatious waltz with hints and threats of political violence cannot be ignored and should not be underestimated. Apart from…

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Republic of Georgia Shows Trump & His Fans Depressingly Normal: Just Another Ethno-centric Nationalist Movement

Author’s note: as Trump’s presidency unfolds into its third year, the idea that Trumpism really is little more than banal…

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Clinton E-mail / Server: What You Need to Know Pre-Election: Clinton Not Careless, Real Issues Overclassification & Classified Info Sharing Practices

There is (still) no “scandal” here. It turns out Hillary and her people were pretty careful. The focus has been…

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How Would Trump Run U.S.? RNC Convention Disaster Is Preview

Author’s note: I noted during the 2016 RNC in the below article that the dysfunctional and incoherent disaster of a…

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The Definitive Battle for the Soul of Turkey & Its Future Is Happening Right Now & It Is This Coup

…Is Happening Right Now & It Is This Coup This military coup is the defining moment for post-Cold War Turkey. …

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The Sandernista Political Revolution Handbook: A Matchup Game of Bernie Sanders’ Talking Points & Those of His Fans/Supporters

Author’s note: in the nearly three years since I created this chart, it is clear little has changed for Sanders…

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The Word Terrorism & Its Diminishing Returns: Towards a Rational, Useful Definition & Application

For the crime of terrorism to have weight, we must move globally towards a more specific definition that goes beyond…

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Caesar & the Politics of the Fall of the Roman Republic: Lessons for USA Today

On the Ides of March, the anniversary of Caesar’s assassination, we would do well to consider Caesar and the fall…

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This Map Proves Sanders’ Political Revolution a Delusional Fantasy, or, My 1 Question for Bernie

“How, Bernie?” The math and data that show why the “political revolution” can’t and won’t happen anytime soon.  Originally published on…

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Republican Debate: Trump Holds Off Cruz, but From Start to Finish, Yet Another Circus

Sane Republicans and the rest of America saw little to reassure themselves that a sane dark horse would emerge in…

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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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Needless Deaths, Inexcusable Responses: Missives on Guns, Policy, and Politics in America eBook Preview

Missives on Guns, Policy, and Politics in America eBook Preview One author’s attempt to combine all his writing on gun policy/politics in…

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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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Blame Bibi Netanyahu for the Violence First, Then Blame Both the Israeli and Palestinian People

Netanyahu, by far, has the most power of anybody in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and this has been the case for over…

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THE DEFINITIVE Clinton E-mail Scandal Analysis

THE DEFINITIVE Clinton E-mail Scandal Analysis Below is the most comprehensive analysis of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail “scandal” you will find…

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