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The Nixonization of Donald Trump

In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Trump's stumbles today?
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How to Reinvent the European Left

Europeans want to upend politics as usual and the far right is still rising. If the left doesn’t come up with an unusual politics of its own, it will be upended as well.

The Godfather Approach to Trade

Trump wants to "renegotiate" trade deals like NAFTA. But there's no evidence he wants to fix their corrosive impact on labor protections or environmental standards.
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100 Days of Unprecedented Incompetence

Are Trump's stumbles a brilliant ploy to "deconstruct the state," a political performance, or actual incompetence?
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The Hunger President

As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos.
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Brexit, a Wake-Up Call for Europe

Britain has a lot to lose from Brexit, but the EU will fare worse.

Trump’s New Foreign Policy Is the Worst of Both Worlds

It's blustery nationalism plus the conventional pieties of the foreign policy establishment.
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What Does Kim Jong Un Want?

It's not too late for diplomacy with North Korea's leader.
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The Invasive Species Threatening Our Entire Ecosystem

We’re not getting green enough, fast enough, to made a big enough difference on the increase in global temperatures. Meanwhile, Trump is out to strangle anything and everything in his path.
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Under Trump, the U.S. May Now Be Killing More Civilians Than Russia

With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the U.S. military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
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Why Spend $54 Billion More on the Pentagon? To Start a War, Obviously.

The president wants to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.
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Trump: Doubling Down on Dystopia

Today's dystopia is not your grandfather's 1984.
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Cyberwar Doesn't Have a Code of Conduct

North Korea hacks us. We hack them. It's a recipe for catastrophe.
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How Progressive Cities Can Reshape the World — And Democracy

As national governments lurch to the right, a citizens coalition is Barcelona is showing how ordinary people can reclaim control of their communities.
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If Journalists are the Enemy of the People, I Am Too

If Trump cracks down on journalists, there might be less uproar than you'd think.
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Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Different Nightmare in Trump’s America

Under fire from Washington, rejected by Manila, and overlooked by many Americans, undocumented Filipinos are linking arms with others in the anti-Trump resistance.
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What Russia Really Wants (And Got) From Trump

In Trump, the Kremlin got what it wanted — an America paralyzed by an incompetent administration at odds with more than half the country’s population.
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Making American Mediocre Again

As conditions in the U.S. deteriorate, the world will continue to suffer the consequences of U.S. military force — but without the mitigating influences of U.S. foreign aid and diplomacy.
The Good Old Dystopian Days

My Novel (Accidentally) Predicted Trump

By the time my dystopian future novel went to print, much of that future had become the present.
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Trump's Anti-Islamic Sentiments Extend Beyond The Muslim Ban

Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the ideologue over the question of Islam.

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In the News

Winning By A Bye

Outlook India | May 15, 2017

Trump Rattles Saber Against North Korea

Rising Up with Sonali | April 14, 2017

Filipino Immigrants Are Caught Between Trump And Duterte

Rising Up with Sonali | March 14, 2017

A Defensive Wall Against an Illiberal Regime

Counterpunch | February 27, 2017

America is “Hard-wired” to Globalism

Global Research | January 27, 2017

Chilling Vision Of A Barbaric New World Order

The Morning Star | January 25, 2017

Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

Fair Observer | November 5, 2016

The Double Standards of America's Exceptionalism

Sputnik International | October 27, 2016

Cape Ann Forum to host John Feffer

Wicked Local Manchester | September 15, 2016

The Right Way to Defeat Terrorism

MWC News | July 24, 2016

Mohammed Ali and US gun violence

The Guardian Australia | June 22, 2016

Sen. Murphy Sets Own Course On Foreign Policy

Hartford Courant | May 2, 2016

The Global Epidemic of Child Warriors

The Nation | April 18, 2016