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Licensing arrangements in India have raked in at least $1.6 million for Trump’s company and perhaps as much as $11 million in royalties since 2014. more

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The principal difference between the economy now and the new economy would be the restructuring of the energy sector. more

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"Wouldn’t the billions being given to Israel be better spent at home in their own country?” more

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This year’s Nobel Peace Prize recognizes labor’s important role in the one success story of the Arab Spring. more

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“Even though we have helped organize so many women, we believe that rights are not enough." more

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The barrage of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Republican primary appeals to a very specific segment of the party’s base. more

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Author Juan Cole offers his take on the Middle East, and what that means for progressives. more

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President Obama recently welcomed into the White House one of the most problematic leaders on the planet. more

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During a recent vacation trip to the South Dakota Badlands, my family and I made a short detour to a defunct nuclear missile silo. The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is managed by the National Park Service. The rocket on display here... more

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Photo by Mrs. Gemstone On the seventieth anniversary of the U.S. use of the atom bomb against Japan, Gar Alperovitz believes the most important lessons have not been learned. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6, 1945, and Aug... more

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Syria needs international help. more

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Photo by Matt DiGirolamo Never mind the fact that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter, was gravely mentally troubled and abused alcohol and drugs. Also never mind that, by some estimates, rightwing extremists have killed five times as... more

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As their reaction to the Iran nuclear agreement shows, the GOP presidential candidates have similarly belligerent attitudes on international issues. more

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Photo by Derek Bridges Governors Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley have both been revealing their discomfort with their own skin. The Louisiana governor has announced that he's bidding for the GOP presidential nomination, which for him means run... more

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Photo by Sam Valadi International financial institutions are playing a game of chicken with Greece. Let’s hope they back down. “Ultimately, the European authorities—including the German government—are going to make some concessions because ... more

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The solution to the current mess in the Middle East is to bring back imperialism—that’s what an influential foreign policy thinker is straight-facedly claiming. more

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The shooting at the cartoon exhibition in Texas is a new lowpoint in the U.S. culture war over Islam. more

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The country’s government has been astonishingly callous in the aftermath of the calamity. more

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When the word “Muslim” is in the news lately, it’s often connected with the word “terrorist.” A group of experts gathered recently at the University of Wisconsin to grapple with this problem and to promote a more nuanced view. more

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Writer Mohsin Hamid’s life has straddled three continents. His new collection of essays, Discontent and Its Civilizations: Dispatches From Lahore, New York, and London, taps his uniquely internationalist perspective. Image credit: Ed Kashi more

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