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Donald Trump Outs Himself as “Bimbo”

This usage, from almost exactly 100 years ago, rather perfectly describes “The Donald.”

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The Silent Emergence of the Obama Doctrine

A President who ended the curious U.S. practice of turning natural allies into mortal enemies.

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Merkel to Germany: “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”

Will the German Chancellor rely on a 1965 blues rock hit by The Animals to explain her course reversal on refugees?

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Reining in Wall Street: Democracy, Not “Populism”

Sanders and Trump(!) defending the interests of the U.S. middle class is a long overdue exercise in democracy.

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Barclays Premier League: The New Roman Circus?

How the bosses of English football are using an ages-old concept to globalize entertainment for the masses.

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That Eerie Feeling About Saudi Arabia

Is the Saudi monarchy echoing the final stages of the Shah’s monarchy in Iran?

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How France Will Bail Out Germany’s Merkel

In the spirit of European cohesion, France will force Germany to change its refugee policy.

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Refugees: The Four Forces Driving Angela Merkel

Seizing America’s “future preference” and having grown up behind the “Iron Curtain” help explain Merkel’s approach to the refugee crisis.

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Gun Deaths: An American Prophet

On gun deaths, Americans knew what needed doing half a century ago.

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U.S. Republicans and Erdogan: The Dangerous Lure of Take-No-Prisoners Politics

John Boehner’s resignation foreshadows the United States’ turn towards completely dysfunctional politics at home, à la Turkey.

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