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Section: New Republic (USA)

      The New Paranoia
      Jun08

      The New Paranoia

      Late on Election Night in 2012, the nation watched as Karl Rove panicked on live television. Fox News, his post–Bush administration sinecure, had just called Ohio—and, by extension, the country—for Barack Obama. While the network broadcast images of jubilant crowds in Chicago, Rove refused to concede. “This is premature,” he insisted, ticking off...

      Republicans Are as Tainted by the Russia Scandal as Trump
      May18

      Republicans Are as Tainted by the Russia Scandal as Trump

      All politicians, even the most polished, say things they wish they hadn’t. In the jargon of Washington, the process of resolving these self-inflicted crises is usually called the walk back. Compelled to provide more context, politicians will—usually through their press aides—admit they they “misspoke” or “regret their remarks.”Donald Trump...

      Trump’s Mouth Has Made America an Unreliable Ally
      May16

      Trump’s Mouth Has Made America an Unreliable Ally

      President Donald Trump’s reported disclosure of classified information about the Islamic State to Russian diplomats is, like many of his reckless acts, both shocking and entirely unsurprising. In fact, it was predicted even before Trump became president. In mid-January, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, relying on the reporting of...

      Russia Has Weaponized Fake News to Sow Chaos
      May12

      Russia Has Weaponized Fake News to Sow Chaos

      Donald Trump and his top advisers have spent the past four months under near constant scrutiny: Two congressional committees, the FBI and CIA—not to mention the entire news media—have launched separate investigations into the role Russia played in orchestrating his victory. Washington rarely sees such intense intrigue surrounding a sitting...

      Life in Africa’s Last Colony
      Apr24

      Life in Africa’s Last Colony

      For over 40 years, the people of Western Sahara have endured war and occupation—yet few outside of northern Africa have ever heard of them or their suffering. In 1975, their vast ­territory—some 100,000 square miles of desert bordering the Atlantic—was invaded by Morocco. Almost half of the traditionally nomadic Sahrawi population was driven into...

      What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.
      Apr14

      What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.

      “The real, the unique misfortune: to see the light of day,” wrote the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran in his 1973 masterwork The Trouble With Being Born. “A disaster which dates back to aggressiveness, to the seed of expansion and rage within origins, to the tendency to the worst which first shook them up.” Cioran was writing about the...

      Lithuania Gears Up for War With Russia
      Mar29

      Lithuania Gears Up for War With Russia

      Donald Trump may admire Vladimir Putin, but Russia’s neighbors are readying for war. Over the past few years, the government of Lithuania has ramped up defense spending, begged NATO for troops, proposed building a fence along its border, and distributed detailed manuals briefing its three million citizens on what to do if Russia invades....

      What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.
      Mar03

      What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Sixth Week.

      In his first work, On the Heights of Despair, the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran wrote, “No matter which way we go, it is no better than any other. It is all the same whether you achieve something or not, have faith or not, just as it is all the same whether you cry or remain silent.” These words, no doubt, are comfort to President Donald...

      Donald Trump Is the Bizarro Noam Chomsky
      Feb18

      Donald Trump Is the Bizarro Noam Chomsky

      In her famous 1984 speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, diplomat Jeane Kirkpatrick, at the time America’s ambassador to the United Nations, characterized the Democrats as the party with the tendency to “blame America first.” The Democrats, according to Kirkpatrick, habitually criticized the foreign policy of the United...

      Donald Trump Is the Bizzaro Noam Chomsky
      Feb17

      Donald Trump Is the Bizzaro Noam Chomsky

      In her famous 1984 speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, diplomat Jeane Kirkpatrick, at the time America’s ambassador to the United Nations, characterized the Democrats as the party with the tendency to “blame America first.” The Democrats, according to Kirkpatrick, habitually criticized the foreign policy of the United...