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Reducing Gun Violence Means Reckoning With Both Facts And Emotions

Around 2 a.m. on November 2, 2004, Kathryn Workman heard someone trying to get into her house and woke up her husband, James, who stepped outside with a 38-caliber handgun to see what was going on. The guy who appeared to be breaking...Show More Summary

American Leadership And The Global Refugee Crisis

The number of monthly arrivals of refugees into the United States witnessed a sharp decline "from 9,945 in October 2016 to 3,316 in April 2017," according to recent analysis of official State Department data by the Pew Research Center. Show More Summary

The Importance Of Mike Pence

The investigation into Russia’s interference in our elections is critically important, but some have noted that it could be squeezing out media attention for other serious issues – including the Trump administration’s damaging environmental...Show More Summary

Trump Policy Could Cut Remittances To A Million Cuban Families

Co-authored by Marguerite Rose Jiménez There is a poison pill hidden in President Donald Trump’s National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) on Cuba that could deprive over a million Cuban families of access to remittances fromShow More Summary

Trump Takes Aim At Obama's Détente With Cuba

HAVANA ? Making good on his deal with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart (R-Florida), President Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to roll back some of the steps Barack Obama took to normalize relationsShow More Summary

The Most Important Thing You're Not Discussing With Your Doctor

By Melissa J. Armstrong, University of Florida Politicians and policymakers are discussing what parts of the Affordable Care Act to change and what to keep. While most of us have little control over those discussions, there is one health...Show More Summary

Why There Are Costs To Moral Outrage

By Justin Tosi, University of Michigan and Brandon Warmke, Bowling Green State University Many Americans are morally outraged that U.S. President Donald Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating possible links between Trump’s election campaign and the Russian government. Show More Summary

Troop Surge Won't Save Afghanistan

Two world figures recently weighed in on the never-ending war in Afghanistan with opposing positions: U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a troop surge, while United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a political solution. Show More Summary

Watch What He Tweets but Also What He Does

This post first appeared at I’m the last guy to refuse glimpses of, and speculations about, the sub-Shakespearian maneuvers that may (or may not) be shuffling personnel behind closed doors in the White House. I confess...Show More Summary

The U.S. Military Can’t Get Out (No Matter The Country Or The Conflict)

Cross-posted with Not that anyone in a position of power seems to notice, but there’s a simple rule for American military involvement in the Greater Middle East: once the U.S. gets in, no matter the country, it never truly gets out again. Show More Summary

Destabilizing The Middle East (Yet More)

Cross-posted with At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment. Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more dangerous than in his sudden love affair with the Saudi royal family. Show More Summary

News Roundup for June 20, 2017

It’s Tuesday, newsday. 1. Sean Spicer is searching for his replacement as press secretary. People don’t seem to be interested according to Politico. More here. 2. The Mexican government is being accused of spying on journalists and their families. Show More Summary

To All The Kids Without A School

You don’t exist. At least that’s what a lot of people think. The other day, some expat moms at my Swiss international school in Zurich were chatting in the garden about overdone American graduation ceremonies. Americans, apparently,Show More Summary

Former Commish Michael Copps: 'Maybe The Worst FCC I've Ever Seen'

In just a few short months, the Trump wrecking ball has pounded away at rules and regulations in virtually every government agency. The men and women the president has appointed to the Cabinet and to head those agencies are so far in...Show More Summary

5 Reasons Doctors Oppose Repealing The Affordable Care Act

In May the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act. Now, a few members of the Senate are secretly constructing their own bill, and there are disturbing rumors it shares considerable overlap with the House’s AHCA bill. Show More Summary

The Republican Thieves Who Stole Health Care

In their desperation to provide $600 billion in tax cuts to their rich campaign contributors, the Republicans have decided to abandon all the standard rules by which Congress has governed itself. The actions might seem extraordinary,...Show More Summary

Deserved Or Not, Georgia House Race Will Have Consequences

After tomorrow night’s special House election results in the sixth congressional district in Georgia (”GA-6”) are known, there will be a bumper crop of political commentary attempting to explain “what it all means going forward.” No matter what the outcome, dire consequences will be predicted for one side of the aisle or the other. Show More Summary

'Us Vs. Them' Leaves The Whole World Divided

In September 2001, President George W. Bush addressed a grieving nation and a shocked world following the horrific 9/11 attacks. During that speech, he put both allies and enemies on notice: “Every nation in every region now has a decision...Show More Summary

Is Iran’s Ballistic Missile Use Trump’s Fault?

Much to the chagrin of leaders in Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh, Iran launched ballistic missiles into Syria on Sunday, targeting ISIS in retaliation for its terror attacks in Tehran two weeks ago. These strikes are the first timeShow More Summary

Potential Savings In The Defense Budget

President Donald Trump has always had contradictions in his “tough guy” national security policy. For starters, he has proposed a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending, but also claims that his demands for U.S. allies to spend more on defense are producing results. Show More Summary

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