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Us-Versus-Them Politics

November 2, 2019

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Why are conspiracy theories so prevalent now? One reason is today’s us-versus-them politics. Another may be the desire to impose a narrative on events people find inexplicable and threatening. Conspiracy theories have been intertwined with American politics since 1776, perhaps earlier. But today they may be at the center of national public life more than […]

Attack on Congresswomen Escalates Out of Control

July 23, 2019

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In American democracy, the interests of particular groups are often stereotyped, even dismissed by leaders. Some groups might be called “deplorables” or described as people who “cling to guns or religion,” as candidates have done. However, President Donald Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen, all U.S. citizens, to “go back” where they came from, has escalated […]

Resist Impeach President

May 27, 2019

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From the start, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls to impeach President Donald Trump. She’s called the move divisive. She refused to budge even as rumblings grew among House Democrats that special council Robert Mueller’s report had enough to start impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump on obstruction of justice grounds. Ms. Pelosi […]

America Dropped Treaty Problems

October 2, 2018

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Hundereds of diplomats from around the world converged on New York last week for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran is today’s David facing the American Goliath. In this confrontation, as in the Bible, the odds favor Goliath. American leaders are threatening Iran in terms more […]

Journalist Not Enemy of People

August 16, 2018

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“Fake news.” Biased reporting.” But there’s a new melody now, a new thread added by Trump. “Enemy of the people.” It’s an old phrase, one used all the way back to Roman times, as well as the Soviet Union against dissidents. A form even appeared in Nazi Germany, when Jewish people were called an “enemy […]

Russian Cyberspace Attack on NATO Nations

July 5, 2018

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When leaders of NATO’s 29 member countries meet in Belgium July 11-12, President Donald Trump will be one of them addressing the main topic of finding ways to address Russia’s escalating attempts to use information-warfare tactics to create fear and discord within America and Europe especially during election time. That kind of warfare is difficult […]

Threat To World Order

June 15, 2018

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“The transatlantic relationship has been shattered since the G7 summit. Right now, relationship care is important.” said German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He went on to say he will use a secret weapon, and the Swabian entrepreneur Doyen and donor Berthold Leibinger explained how it should work as reported in the Stuttgarter Zeitung. Germany has […]