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Section: New Republic (USA)

      A Simple Way for Congress to Hold ICE Accountable
      Sep16

      A Simple Way for Congress to Hold ICE Accountable

      It is hard to choose the worst story of the Trump era, but a whistleblower complaint filed on Monday with the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is surely among them. The complaint, which was brought by a coalition of legal-advocacy and human-rights groups in the South, focuses on alleged medical misconduct at the Irwin...

      A Simple Way for Congress To Hold ICE Accountable
      Sep16

      A Simple Way for Congress To Hold ICE Accountable

      It is hard to choose the worst story of the Trump era, but a whistleblower complaint filed on Monday with the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is surely among them. The complaint, which was brought by a coalition of legal-advocacy and human-rights groups in the South, focuses on alleged medical misconduct at the Irwin...

      Donald Trump Is the Military-Industrial Complex
      Sep08

      Donald Trump Is the Military-Industrial Complex

      Everybody knows Donald Trump is an opportunistic, lying asshole. Hell, that was his defenders’ main point this weekend, when they tried vainly to save the president from Jeffrey Goldberg’s September 3 article in The Atlantic, in which multiple former U.S. officials and senior military officers revealed—anonymously—that Trump in...

      The Republicans’ Absurd Quest to Turn Biden Into Trump
      Sep02

      The Republicans’ Absurd Quest to Turn Biden Into Trump

      Earlier this week, Joe Biden spoke about the recent protests and violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The crux of his remarks—and an emerging theme of his campaign—was a simple question: “Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?” he asked. Conservative commentators leapt into action.“The ‘blackmail...

      Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarusian Dictatorship Is Going Down in Flames
      Aug11

      Alexander Lukashenko’s Belarusian Dictatorship Is Going Down in Flames

      For the so-called “last dictator in Europe,” August may mark the last month of his reign. On Sunday, Belarus–overseen for over a quarter-century by a brutal imbecile named Alexander Lukashenko–hosted its latest version of could loosely be called an “election.” These ersatz plebiscites have long been perfunctory functions which typically end in...

      The Problem With Putinology
      Jul24

      The Problem With Putinology

      By most accounts, the Cold War came to end in 1991. Soviet defeat equaled the victory of the West. The Washington consensus set the economic terms. Democracies were proliferating after 1991, and on the horizon a rules-based liberal international order was more and more clearly emerging, a global analogue to the ascendant European Union with...

      John Bolton’s Accidentally Unflattering Self-Portrait
      Jun25

      John Bolton’s Accidentally Unflattering Self-Portrait

      It is a remarkable thing that in our sharply divided political environment, John Bolton has emerged as a rare unifying figure: Almost no one approves of him. Bolton’s saga and that of his book, The Room Where It Happened, has now churned through several news cycles. The notoriously hawkish Bolton served as Trump’s National Security...

      John Bolton: American Coward
      Jun18

      John Bolton: American Coward

      Long ago, in the distant mists of the Before Time, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Both charges came in response to Trump’s role in the Ukraine scandal, where he and his underlings withheld military aid in a bumbling effort to extort the Ukrainian president into...

      Bill Barr’s Invisible Crusade
      Jun08

      Bill Barr’s Invisible Crusade

      When scandal has engulfed past American presidencies, the Justice Department’s independence proved critical to upholding the rule of law. The textbook case was the Saturday Night Massacre, when Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire Watergate special prosecutor...

      The Blue Wave That Saved the Vote
      May23

      The Blue Wave That Saved the Vote

      When most people think about the significance of the 2018 midterms, they think about the House of Representatives. Democrats, propelled by voter antipathy towards President Donald Trump, retook the chamber for the first time in eight years. The breakthrough ended two years of complete Republican control of the federal government. It also paved...