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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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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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Stephen K. Bannon, Destroyer

Jimmy Carter’s failed Iran rescue was a key event in Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s life – then he authorized a similar botched raid in Yemen.

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US: When Billionaires Shred People’s Healthcare

The repeal of “Obamacare” is an alarming story about the quasi-dictatorial powers that billionaires have in the U.S. political system.

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“Now Let US Pray,” Or: Converting Melania to Mother Mary of the Masses

There’s an image makeover in progress for the First Lady in the Trump Administration.

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Anti-Nepotism Vs. Adult Supervision for Donald Trump

Moderating the US president and keeping him from erratic isolation may fall to his children and especially his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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How Turkey and China Undermine Their Future Prosperity

Ruling by oppression stunts human development and significantly reduces an economy’s ability to advance.

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US: A Long 1932 – Or More?

Reflections on the present-day challenges for the United States, the self-appointed beacon of “democracy.”

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Media As “Opposition”? If Only Steve Bannon Were Right

U.S. journalists may balk at the Trump White House calling them the opposition, but that’s their proper role.

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Everything But the Wall: Donald Trump’s Real Plan

What the Trump Administration is likely to do instead to get the immigration outcomes it wants.

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