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President Donald Trump address to the nation from the Grand Foyer at the White House on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. News
Seems Increasingly Likely Trump Just Made Up the 'Imminent Threat' Posed by Soleimani
New reporting reveals the president conditionally approved the Iranian general's assassination seven months ago.
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"Historians belong in this debate," writes the University of Michigan professor, "because our moment is world-historical, and only historians can set it in context." (Photo: University of Michigan) Views
Failing Breitbart Comes for Juan Cole on Climate History and It Won’t Go Well
I don't demean myself by reading Breitbart. I'd rather lie naked in my garden during a rainstorm and let slugs traverse me, leaving trails of slime. But I know who they are are.
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The death cult in Sri Lanka, like all religious cults, betrayed and defiled the actual values of Muslim scripture. (Photo: Stringer/Getty Images) Views
"The Nearest in Love": On How the Sri Lankan Death Cult Betrayed the Islamic Values of the Qur’an
These small, fringe groups are frustrated that 99.999 % of Muslims are not interested in their extremism
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Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar Draws Ire for 'Accurately Describing How the Israel Lobby Works'
"Lobbies influence politics, I don't think that’s controversial to say," said the director of Jewish Voice for Peace
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The Dems must pass a law forbidding the Trump administration to spend any government money in helping the Saudi-led war on Yemen. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Top 11 Things the Dems Absolutely Must Do in the House
More progressive Democrats in the House must be prepared to fight like hell against the Pelosi-Schumer establishment, which will try to make them quiescent and go along with corporate priorities
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"I Am a Nationalist": Donald Trump Apes Mussolini in Drive to Destroy America
It is important that everyone understand how dangerous what Trump said is.
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G19 Outmaneuvers Climate Rogue Trump, Ignores Donald and Ivanka
Trump has "sent America's strategic strength and diplomatic soft power swirling down the toilet."
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Now Is the Time for Obama to Recognize Palestine
I’d like to return today to an argument I made two years ago in The Nation , which is that President Obama should recognize Palestine before he goes out of office. For different but related reasons, Jimmy Carter made a similar plea last month . One of the arguments often heard is that Israel cannot...
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Top 5 Things for Which We Should be Grateful to Arabic Writing
When a teacher in rural Augusta county, Virginia, decided to expose her students to the Arabic script (a piece of calligraphy writing out the Muslim profession of faith), the backlash from some furious parents so hinted at violence that county schools had to be closed for a day. I am guessing that...
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Paris at Midnight: Attempt to Push France out of Anti-ISIL Coalition in Syria?
Paris was hit by at least two well-trained and -equipped terrorist cells in a coordinated attack on 6 or 7 soft targets on Friday night. The attack that took the most lives, over 120 according to a high French official, was the assault on the audience for a musical performance by the Eagles of...
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