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A Strident Call for a Total Overhaul at the UN General Assembly

In the midst of simmering global tensions in this year's 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York staged many of the adversaries including Donald Trump, Hassan Rouhani, Narendra Modi, Recep Tayyip...
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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...