War & Peace
It’s on Us to Stop the War in Yemen

It’s on Us to Stop the War in Yemen

We’re helping fight someone else’s war in Yemen — and the blood is on our hands. Since March 2015, the United States has supported a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that’s intervening in a civil war in Yemen. The war has...

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How ‘Black Panther’ Sees the World

How ‘Black Panther’ Sees the World

Donald Trump has now assembled a cabinet of men that have elevated violence to a supreme virtue at home and abroad. Men like Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and Trump himself. They are all firm believers in armed domination. In this respect, they share an unlikely bond with...

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Get Ready for Bush 2.0

Get Ready for Bush 2.0

Political reporters have a saying: There’s always a tweet. That is, for nearly every political moment or presidential decree, there’s an uncannily on-point comment buried somewhere in the presidential Twitter feed. Often it features the president expressing a past...

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Trump, Terrorism, and the Politics of Witch Hunts

Trump, Terrorism, and the Politics of Witch Hunts

Five hundred years ago, a popular test to flush out witches was called "ordeal by water." Dunk an alleged witch into a lake. If she sinks, she’s innocent. If she floats, her guilt is plain for all to see and she can be safely burned at the stake. By this ancient form...

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How Those Trump-Kim Talks Might Go: A Transcript

How Those Trump-Kim Talks Might Go: A Transcript

In a surprise announcement in early March, President Donald Trump said that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un within two months. The preparations for the meeting were hampered by the lack of North Korea expertise within the administration, the...

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