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Our Democracy in Crisis?

I don't know which metaphor to use to describe the current crisis in our politics because so many come to mind. Are we at a tipping point? The edge of a cliff? Or sitting...
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Bernie’s Heart. And Ours.

Along with being where all blood goes, the heart is an enduring metaphor. As Bernie Sanders recovers from a heart attack, now might be a good time to consider some literal and symbolic meanings. Bernie...
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Why Israel is struggling to find a way out of its political deadlock

It would be a grave mistake to assume that the continuing political deadlock in Israel – with neither incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor his main rival Benny Gantz seemingly able to cobble together...
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MoveOn’s Phony New Campaign for ‘Protecting Whistleblowers’

All of a sudden, MoveOn wants to help "national security" whistleblowers. Well, some of them, anyway. After many years of carefully refusing to launch a single campaign in support of brave whistleblowers who faced vicious prosecution...

The Roots of Hong Kong’s Crisis

Hong Kong, the pearl of the East, yet lives in such a turmoil. The ongoing political crisis and massive protests have drawn a large amount of international concern and attention. There are multiple explanations...