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Why 9/11 Was No Radical Break With American History

As tragic as September 11 was, could it have triggered a return to the American past?

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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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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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Donald Trump: The Democrats’ Best Campaign Asset

Money worship and ethnic insensitivity – the Republicans’ toxic combination at the ballot box.

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After the S&P Downgrade: It’s Anybody’s World

Does the U.S. credit downgrade mark the end of the country’s economic dominance?

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U.S. Politics as “Societal Malware”

Can a poorly operating political system infest a country like a computer can fall prey to a virus?

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Fixing Immigration: If Not Now, When?

Will the United States ever get around to fixing its immigration system?

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Sotomayor: America’s Global Advantage

How does the rest of the world view Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court?

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