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Islamic State owes Trump a debt of gratitude

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Beyond the damage he is causing to America’s image and values, Trump is also handing a propaganda victory to the militant forces that he supposedly wants to defeat, especially Islamic State.

Why Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel is still standing – for now

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a world-class political operative, but the brass-knuckled approach that made him effective as an aide to presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — and delivered Nancy Pelosi the House speaker’s gavel in 2007 — hasn’t served him well as a big-city executive.

What will cause the next Holocaust?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

To many, the Holocaust is an unthinkable atrocity and a historical aberration that is easily avoided in the future. But history is long and memories are short. Is it possible that something like the Holocaust could happen again?

The Navy’s $500 million ship that’s ready for disaster in a warmer world

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The Defense Department's commitment to addressing climate change is apparent in the kinds of equipment it buys.

Why Vladimir Putin’s latest round of threats would only hurt Russia

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

While Putin’s military rhetoric may sound ominous, one Russian warning makes no sense whatsoever: Putin’s threat to cancel major Russian pipeline and energy projects in Turkey.

The public doesn’t support voter ID laws, but many new ones will be in force in 2016

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Defenders of photo ID laws regularly cite public opinion polls that show widespread support for their arguments. Yet these polls reveal no such support.

What a climate deal means for oil markets

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

A successful deal in Paris could have significant impacts for energy and equity markets.

What the West should have learned from its long ‘war on terror’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

If the last 15 years have shown anything, it is that larger Western interventions can be less effective. Everyone knows they will one day leave, so it's hard to achieve lasting effects.

Obama’s terror speech perfectly highlights reasons for Trump’s rise

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

“Every time things get worse, I do better. Because people have confidence in me,” Donald Trump says.

The best science fiction movie of the year has a contradictory message

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

At a time when troubles like terrorism, climate change and economic malaise often seem intractable, the movie sends a hopeful message: Never fear, America! If the problem is going to be solved, science and technology can solve it.

Why it’s still worth being president of the fractious United States

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

One recent poll shows that Republicans even opposed Barack Obama’s policy on “clemency” for Thanksgiving turkeys.

The end of the post-World War Two order

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

After World War Two, having crushed evil, Western politicians unleashed a deluge of good.

The next battleground in the U.S.-China power struggle

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

In an eerie echo of the Cold War, attention is focusing again on Vietnam. But this time around, the loyalties are different, and China and the United States are working overtime to come out ahead.

Vladimir Putin targets Turkey first, terror second in state-of-Russia speech

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

On Thursday at high noon, Vladimir Putin bounded out of two gigantic golden doors into the Kremlin’s glittering St. George’s Hall, where Russia’s top 1,000 officials were waiting for their president to diagnose the state of the nation in an annual address.

If the answer is $2.3 trillion, can you guess the question?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The richest 400 people in the United States together possess more wealth than over 60 percent of the country, a striking 194 million people and more than the populations of Mexico and Canada combined.

The political magic of Ben Carson’s Jordan trip

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Carson cleverly invented a way out of the fear/compassion tension: keep refugees away from American soil, but find a way to show them compassion. Whether practical or not, it’s a message that’s likely to resonate with Carson’s core constituency.

In the quest to prevent obesity, there’s ‘womb for improvement’

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Body fatness, response to overfeeding, how efficiently we burn calories, and even our food choices are all very much inherited and all potentially influenced by what happens to us in the roughly nine months before birth.

‘Nothing is real, anything is possible': How Putin’s propaganda machine works

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

The media in Russia is lively, often entertaining and largely state controlled. Still, an illusion of freedom remains key for the Kremlin to maintain its grasp over a country that spans 11 time zones.

The Vatican can’t seem to get out of the secrets business

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

While the Vatican is not the CIA, it's central to the lives of many millions, and has a large effect on the world: and thus the way in which it conducts its business should be known.

What’s behind the Trump slump, and why doesn’t it seem to be worrying him?

2 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Mainstream Republicans are desperate to stop Trump, if only because his nomination would almost certainly lead to a devastating defeat for Republicans next November. In order to stop him, however, they will have to unite behind an alternative.

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