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When 2 + 2 = 5

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
Aiko Stevenson

When the leader of the free world is a badly coiffed vulgarian who lies about the size of his inauguration crowd and his administration simply dismiss...

The Two Resistances To Trump

Robert Reich | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Robert Reich

It’s important to distinguish two lines of resistance to Trump: 1. Resistance to Trump’s regressiveness: repealing Obamacare, turning Medicare int...

The 15 Warnings Signs Of Impending Tyranny

Robert Reich | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Robert Reich

As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically: 1. Exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by...

HAIL TO THE CHEAT!

Sherman Yellen | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Nobel Prize winning Princeton economist Paul Krugman may view the rise of Trump to POTUS as an unmitigated catastrophe. As a fellow Trump loather I ch...

The Voices Of Tunisia's Repressed Echo Across A Region Still Under Tyranny

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Soumaya Ghannoushi

After long months of political and legal wrangling, Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission has finally managed to establish itself as one of the most important transitional justice institutions in the country born out of its 2014 constitution.

The Tyranny of the Loud

Howard Schweber | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Howard Schweber

There have been so many nicknames for Donald Drumpf this year. My favorite is "Apocalypse Cheeto." But it occurs to me that none of them captures the ...

The Threat Of Tyranny

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

History abounds with examples of tyrants exploiting groups of people who believed they were about to be saved from the uncertainties of life, and the rule of divide and conquer has been a favorite tool.

Afghanistan: A Crossroades for US-Arab Relations

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Yehia Ghanem

When the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan ended, Arab fighters began to wonder for whose cause they had fought. Yehia Ghanem is an Egyptian journalist and war correspondent who has covered conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan and DRC.

A Reflection of Memorial Day

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I find it unacceptable when one's patriotism and one's love of country is called into question when one advocates for peaceful means of conflict resolution, for it is also an act of patriotism to work to keep our brave and courageous troops out of harm's way, and to work to create conditions and understanding that ultimately make war less likely.

What Is So Awful About Donald Trump?

William Astore | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Put simply, Trump's prejudicial attitudes toward women, minorities, and other groups or peoples he doesn't like don't mark him as exceptional, nor does his record of flip-flops on issues, as the American people have come to expect that politicians are basically liars.

Escaping the Tyranny of Success

Emilia van Hauen | Posted 04.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emilia van Hauen

A hospice nurse once told me that this is the sentence she hears most often from people on the threshold of death. And it still gives me goosebumps when I think about it.

Apps for a Post-Trump America

Randall Otis | Posted 03.03.2017 | Comedy
Randall Otis

Hello! We staff here at the Trump House have heard rumors that the transition to the new regime has been difficult for some. While those who raised the rumors have been swiftly executed, we thought it would be a good idea to provide some guidance to you, the populace.

No Weapons for Museveni: Kenya's President Kenyatta Can Save Lives When Uganda Votes Feb. 18

Milton Allimadi | Posted 02.11.2017 | Home
Milton Allimadi

Based on the current level of state-sponsored election-related violence, many Ugandans will pay the ultimate price. Yet, Mr. President, you have the power to help prevent some possible election-related deaths.

Donald Trump Should Be On Medication--Not On Ballots

John Tsilimparis | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
John Tsilimparis

What a difference four years makes. In 2012 Mitt Romney was the arguably weak, wishy-washy presidential candidate. Hence, the American people re-elect...

A Country With No Immune System

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
Yehia Ghanem

In human bodies, the first thing a virus targets is the immune system. As in human bodies, the first thing Dictatorships target is freedom of expression and more specifically, press freedom. If successful, the Dictators' task would be much easier in controlling their people, in sucking dry their fortunes and more seriously, their spirit.

Speaking Freely of Guns

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

For now, we have an endless litany of tragedies to which we react with collective pathos and impotence, knowing for certain that we await the next. We have a bizarre double-standard, in which the First Amendment is spared the tortured literalism imposed upon the Second by those with ulterior motives.

The Bull Moose Is Back: America's Rising Revolution Against The Super Rich, Ruling Elites

Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A.

The middle class no longer has a voice. We now have zero influence on our own government.8 For the middle and working classes, we're back to where this nation started: Taxation without representation.

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Home
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

Who Will Be the One to Rule Us All?

Creston Davis | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Creston Davis

In the past, the "Master of the Universe" was nearly always about controlling things through sheer violent force mixed with military tactics. But now, I'd suggest the rules of the game have shifted from military (direct violence) to financial (indirect violence).

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Democracy and the Rankings

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.30.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

In a national and international environment where the fate of democracy hangs in the balance, it is crucial to push back. We need to build the democracy movement in and around higher education. One task is to overturn the rankings, a new tyranny which holds us all in thrall.

Obama's Executive Orders: Can We Talk?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

As Washington leaders charge headlong into a clash over President Obama's plan to issue executive orders on immigration, can we take a minute and talk about what executive orders are?

A Reflection on Veterans Day

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Originally known as "Armistice Day," November 11 was chosen to annually memorialize the cessation of hostilities between the Allied powers and Germany ending World War I, which was then regarded as "the war to end all wars."

How Julian Casablancas Reinvented Himself

rollingstonelogo | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By PATRICK DOYLE This place is pretty cool," says Julian Casablancas. It's a late-summer eve...

Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.