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    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism
    Nov01

    The Limits of Rodrigo Duterte’s Anti-Americanism

    When Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, stood before an audience of Chinese businessmen at a trade function in the Great Hall of the People on October 20 in Beijing, he promised a “separation” from the United States. It wasn’t clear exactly what he meant, but he implied it would entail dropping the United States—his...

    Donald Trump Faces a Barrage of New Allegations
    Nov01

    Donald Trump Faces a Barrage of New Allegations

    Après Comey le déluge.Since the director of the FBI on Friday announced the discovery of new emails potentially pertinent to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server, the presidential campaign has been shaken up. First, came the round of recriminations, as Clinton and her allies, career prosecutors, and even some Republicans...

    Trump, Putin, and the Alt-Right International
    Oct31

    Trump, Putin, and the Alt-Right International

    One of the double-edged aspects of being a writer is that you can become known in all kinds of unlikely circles. That was what I was thinking when I pulled a large envelope out of my mailbox. The return address was Germany; the cover letter (in German) announced that I was the recipient of Compact magazine, and more oddly, requested that I should...

    Photos of Halloween 2016
    Oct31

    Photos of Halloween 2016

    Images of people parading, trick-or-treating, partying, or getting scared silly in haunted houses, dressed in spooky or whimsical costumes—from the U.S., Ireland, Australia, Colombia, Iraq, China, Japan, England, Ukraine, Singapore, and more. …read more Source: The...

    What It Takes to Settle Refugees
    Oct28

    What It Takes to Settle Refugees

    What do Burlington, Vermont; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Erie, Pennsylvania have in common? Despite their different locations and economic histories and political orientations, all three have been consciously incorporating and welcoming refugees into their towns for decades. They have played this role starting with the waves of refugees to the...

    How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
    Oct13

    How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    One way to understand the difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is to distill the world to its essence: people, land, and ocean. The United States has a lot of people and a lot of land, good relations with the people in the lands to its north and south, and oceans to its east and west. As Anders Fogh Rasmussen puts it, America is...

    The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay
    Oct07

    The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay

    NEWS BRIEF Eight people, including six U.S. soldiers, have been charged with conspiring to steal equipment from the U.S. Army, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The six soldiers allegedly stole more than $1 million worth of sensitive military equipment from the U.S. Army installation at Fort Campbell, located on the border between Hopkinsville,...

    Mike Pence Embraces the Foreign Policy That Republican Voters Rejected
    Oct05

    Mike Pence Embraces the Foreign Policy That Republican Voters Rejected

    Pundits say that Mike Pence performed better in his debate than Donald Trump did in his. I’m not so sure. Yes, Pence was better stylistically. He spoke more crisply. He more deftly pivoted away from uncomfortable subjects. But on both trade and national security, Pence hewed to the established conservative script. Trump discarded it. And of...

    Can Mike Pence’s Denial of Reality Work for Him?
    Oct05

    Can Mike Pence’s Denial of Reality Work for Him?

    Life moves pretty fast, Ferris Bueller observed, and had he been a pundit, he might have added that narratives move even faster. It was just Tuesday night that Mike Pence was being declared the obvious winner of the vice-presidential debate. Scarcely 12 hours later, the story of the day is the huge gulf between what Pence said about Trump and...

    Pence Upstages Trump
    Oct05

    Pence Upstages Trump

    For a summit derided as a showdown between two affable boring suits, Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate turned out to be an acrimonious affair. If this was a pair of dads, they were the type who get into near fist-fights on the sidelines of Pop Warner games, not the friendly ones who cheer for both teams.Mike Pence, the Republican...

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