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Juan R.I. Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He has written extensively on modern Islamic movements in Egypt, the Persian Gulf and South Asia and has given numerous media interviews on the war on terrorism and the Iraq War. He lived in...

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Are Progressives Suffering From ‘Trump Fatigue’?

Many achievements of the past 40 years are on the president’s chopping block, but we must not allow ourselves to become too exhausted to take action.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017



U.S. Admits Probable Role in Civilian Deaths in Mosul

American commanders have said that their military may bear some responsibility for Thursday’s errant airstrike, but the Iraqi prime minister disagrees.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017



The Simple Fact That Will Defeat Trump’s Attempt to Roll Back Obama’s Energy Policies

The president’s executive order deregulating dangerous gas emissions flies in the face of basic economics.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017



Campaign Against Islamic State Is Halted After U.S. Airstrikes in Mosul

President Trump may have loosened the rules of engagement for the U.S. Air Force, possibly producing more casualties in Iraq.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017



The GOP Crusade Against Health Care Is Class Warfare

The failed Republican bill would have handed the wealthiest Americans a massive tax cut, paid for by tossing 24 million people off health care insurance.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017



Islamic State Is Encouraging Loner Attacks to Mask Its Decline

The terrorist organization is playing a long game in trying to herd Europe’s tens of millions of Muslims into radicalism.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017



The Worst Climate News in the Age of Trump

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Tuesday, making a full and final assessment of 2016.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017



It Is FBI Director James Comey Who Should Be Investigated

It can be argued that Comey broke the law by openly intervening in the presidential election campaign in its final days.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017



Trump Picks Fights With Germany, U.K., NATO and EU

At this rate, we won’t have any allies soon.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017



Accusation of Israeli Apartheid Stirs Up a Storm of Passions in the U.N.

A report saying the occupied West Bank is virtually a textbook case in apartheid governance has provoked a shouting match, along with an undersecretary’s resignation.

Posted on Mar 19, 2017



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