What Ails America on Health Care?

11 theses on what an undemocratic and unnecessary mess the world’s supposedly leading democracy finds itself in.

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Two-Percenters: The NATO Six

Which countries are within reach of Trump’s demand on defense spending?

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Defense’s Other Mega Spenders

Who are the 19 nations that spend more on defense as a share of their national economy than even the United States does?

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The Trump House: Season 3

Politics. Drama. Horror. Television doesn’t get any better than this.

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London Terror and Poland’s Utter Disgrace

Poland’s Prime Minister (ab)uses terrorist act to settle political scores and trumpet her government’s message of utter divisiveness.

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Eight is Enough For Now: Unpacking the Supreme Court

Should the Democrats act like Republicans – and block Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch, just as Obama’s nominee Garland was blocked?

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After Brexit: Pouring Cold Water on Scotland’s Dreams

An independent Scotland within the EU risks becoming Greece, but without the handouts. Its living standards would rapidly descend.

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Trump’s Jawboning Won’t Deliver Enough US Jobs

Is the U.S. President trying to evade the necessity to tackle China on trade policy?

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Trump’s Move Away From Globalization: Europe’s Perspective

Stephan Richter’s interview on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report, on the latest G20 summit in Germany and signs of the U.S. under Trump backing away from globalization.

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US/Middle East: Power Politics or Amateur Hour?

Assessing the interests and weaknesses of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.

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