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      Can Donald Trump be stopped?
      Oct20

      Can Donald Trump be stopped?

      Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, Republican leaders and elected officials will no longer be able to shirk their responsibility to curb Donald Trump — who has become a clear and present danger not only to their party but to this country. He...

      Unipolar no more: With Russia and China’s growing aggression, the world is becoming increasingly multipolar
      Oct17

      Unipolar no more: With Russia and China’s growing aggression, the world is becoming increasingly multipolar

      Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a reserve for wild horses near the Urals city of Orenburg, about 1300 kilometers (800 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Credit: AP) This article originally appeared on TomDispatch. In the strangest election year in recent...

      Roger Stone denies collusion with WikiLeaks in Hillary Clinton campaign email hacks, but met with a friend of Julian Assange
      Oct13

      Roger Stone denies collusion with WikiLeaks in Hillary Clinton campaign email hacks, but met with a friend of Julian Assange

      Roger Stone (Credit: AP/Mary Altaffer) Roger Stone, an unofficial adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, on Wednesday dismissed rumors that he had advanced warning of last Friday’s release by WikiLeaks of thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. Stone told NBC News that he has “back-channel...

      Vladimir Putin ally: President Donald Trump would bring “peace on planet Earth”
      Oct13

      Vladimir Putin ally: President Donald Trump would bring “peace on planet Earth”

      (Credit: Reuters/Anatoly Maltsev) A senior Kremlin law maker and Putin ally said in an interview that it would be “a gift to humanity” if Donald Trump were to be elected president of the United States. Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the flamboyant leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), told Reuters that Trump is “candidate for peace” and...

      A geopolitical argument for Hill: Just because America can afford a President Trump doesn’t mean it should
      Oct12

      A geopolitical argument for Hill: Just because America can afford a President Trump doesn’t mean it should

      Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style forum, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Sandown, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) (Credit: AP) This article originally appeared on Geopolitics Made Super. I have argued in the past that the damage Donald Trump could do is limited: Balanced by a vast and enduring American state,...

      Another Donald Trump adviser with Kremlin connections: GOP lobbyist for Russian pipeline crafted Trump’s major foreign policy speech
      Oct07

      Another Donald Trump adviser with Kremlin connections: GOP lobbyist for Russian pipeline crafted Trump’s major foreign policy speech

      Paul Manafort; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke/Chris Carlson/Photo montage by Salon) Months after firing his second campaign manager and a little over a month before the election, Donald Trump is facing a report of yet another top adviser with considerable connections to the Kremlin. A top Republican lobbyist earned hundreds of thousands of...

      Queer rights are human rights: Fighting for freedom is polarizing the world
      Sep30

      Queer rights are human rights: Fighting for freedom is polarizing the world

      People gather to protest against the ban on the gay pride march, off Istiklal Avenue, central Istanbul’s main shopping road, Sunday, June 19, 2016. Turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators who gathered for a gay pride rally in Istanbul despite a government ban over security concerns. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)...

      We’re speeding toward a climate change catastrophe — and that makes 2016 the most important election in a generation
      Apr10

      We’re speeding toward a climate change catastrophe — and that makes 2016 the most important election in a generation

      Before dropping out of the presidential race last month, Marco Rubio repeatedly declared that the 2016 presidential election is “the most important in a generation.” Such language is, of course, not uncommon to hear during election seasons. Politicians have been assuring the public for decades that the “next election” will be more significant...

      Lessons of the Panama Papers: Yes, the rich are different from us — they stole our money
      Apr07

      Lessons of the Panama Papers: Yes, the rich are different from us — they stole our money

      F. Scott Fitzgerald apparently never told his Parisian drinking buddy Ernest Hemingway, “Ernie, the rich are different from us,” only to be rebuffed by the legendary comeback, “Yes, they have more money.” Like so many famous anecdotes, that one was cooked up years after the fact (probably by Fitzgerald’s posthumous editor, the literary...

      We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution
      Apr06

      We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution

      Let’s face it: in times of war, the Constitution tends to take a beating. With the safety or survival of the nation said to be at risk, the basic law of the land — otherwise considered sacrosanct — becomes nonbinding, subject to being waived at the whim of government authorities who are impatient, scared, panicky, or just plain...