A Violent Cesspool of Our Own Making: The Dark [K]night of Donald Trump

I came of age during America’s Cold War with the Soviet Union, witnessing its denouement while serving in the U.S. military. In those days, the USSR led the world’s weapons trade, providing arms to the Warsaw Pact (the military alliance it dominated) as well as to client states like Cuba, Egypt, and Syria.

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Compromise Does Not Work With Our Political Opponents. When Will We Learn?

Barack Obama left behind hints of a progressive legacy. Unfortunately, despite his faith in our system and his positive track record on many issues over the last eight years, there have been very few permanent accomplishments.This vulnerable legacy should remind us that what we really need is a strong and unapologetic progressive to lead us. What we need as well is a relentless grassroots movement to hold that leadership accountable.

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The Netherlands to Counter Trump’s “Global Gag Rule” With International Abortion Fund

The world has responded with fear and outrage to many of President Donald Trump’s repressive actions since taking office, and the Dutch government immediately announced plans to counter one: the reinstatement of the “global gag rule” which cuts off U.S. funding to any NGO around the world that mentions abortions.Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the government’s plan for a new international abortion fund on Tuesday.

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