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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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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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TPP and the Democrats’ Failure to Manage Globalization At Home

It’s a lop-sided world when a Republican billionaire turned President cancels a corporatist trade deal eagerly pursued by a Democratic administration.

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Trump Goes Brazil: Import Substitution on His Mind

Is the new US President really trying to resolve the competitiveness challenge by relying on outdated 1960s style, Brazilian economic concepts?

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When Japan Attacked Globalism

In a curious role reversal, it was a Japanese Prime Minister who stole the march on Trump and his anti-globalism chants.

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Binary Choice and American Politics in the Age of Complexity

The domestic set-up in the US, with two dominant political parties, is not conducive to constructive engagement. It favors paralysis or overreach.

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