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China-bashing won’t solve the US’s problems with China

China is becoming one of the most contentious issues of the looming US 2020 presidential election. There are issues that must be address with China, but the US also needs to balance security and potential economic harm, writes Defence Priorities senior fellow and retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis. […]
China-bashing won’t solve the US’s problems with China
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As the coronavirus spreads, Americans have to flatten the misinformation curve too

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed social-media platforms even closer to the centre of America’s information ecosystem. These platforms are straining under a new flood of misinformation, and the public must practice extreme caution when sharing information about this crisis online, write Megan Lamberth and Chris Estep of the Centre for […]
As the coronavirus spreads, Americans have to flatten the misinformation curve too
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A big element of US power is missing from Trump’s Syria policy

US troops are still in Syria, despite President Donald Trump’s high-profile announcement about their withdrawal. By relying on the military for solutions to the crisis in Syria, the US is foreclosing what is likely its best option to achieve its goals: a diplomatic resolution, writes Defence Priorities fellow Shahed Ghoreishi […]
A big element of US power is missing from Trump’s Syria policy
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How networks treat the Democratic debates like reality TV

The Democratic debates are very entertaining, but that’s exactly what’s wrong with them. Moderators manipulate the candidates to combat each other instead of clarifying their stances. The debates don’t help us decide which candidate is the most qualified, they just show us who’s the best on camera. Visit Business Insider’s […]
How networks treat the Democratic debates like reality TV
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Republicans have themselves to thank for socialism

Socialism is on the rise in America, specifically Democratic socialism. 43% of Americans now say that some form of socialism is good for the country, compared to just 25% in 1942. While Republicans hate this, it turns out they have themselves to blame. It’s their own policies and actions that […]
Republicans have themselves to thank for socialism
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The 3-letter word that’s missing from the showdown with Iran

The US is in the middle of a showdown with Iran, stoked by incidents in the Persian Gulf and a protracted dispute over the 2015 nuclear deal. But behind the present round of tensions is the US’s long-running desire to the control the movement of a resource that Iran is […]
The 3-letter word that’s missing from the showdown with Iran
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Fox News pundits are using white supremacist language tied to ‘The Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory

INSIDER’s Manny Ocbazghi opines that Fox News pundits have been echoing white supremacist talking points during segments on immigration. These talking points are tied to a conspiracy theory called “The Great Replacement.” The Great Replacement theory says that nonwhite populations around the world are maliciously marginalizing and deliberately replacing white […]
Fox News pundits are using white supremacist language tied to ‘The Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory
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If Donald Trump is so rich, why does the presidency seem so cheap?

If Donald Trump is so rich, why does his personal lawyer seem so desperate for money? If Donald Trump keeps showing us he’s not that rich, why do people keep calling him a billionaire? (Stop it!) We don’t actually know how much someone is worth until we see it with […]
If Donald Trump is so rich, why does the presidency seem so cheap?
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The three stooges are running the US economy now

With Gary Cohn out at the White House, Donald Trump can run the economy like the slapstick show he’s always wanted. The stars are Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and Trade adviser Peter Navarro. These three stooges will surely provide the protectionist antics that make their boss […]
The three stooges are running the US economy now