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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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Trumpcare Is the Best Advertisement for Nationalizing Insurance

The sadism and greed of the GOP were on display last week as its House members voted to destroy Obamacare and remove coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Pictured, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commented on the vote.)

Posted on May 8, 2017



Did Islamic State Hijack the French Election?

The hackers who leaked Emmanuel Macron’s emails are late to the party. The biggest de facto backer of his opponent, Marine Le Pen (pictured), is the terrorist organization.

Posted on May 7, 2017



Trump’s Real Sin Is Not Distinguishing Between ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Dictators

In Washington, D.C., you’re supposed to diss the “bad” ones and praise the “good” ones as strong allies. But the president just seems to like them all.

Posted on May 3, 2017



Trump Sends Troops to the Turkish-Syrian Border

The president is in the position of trying to separate—and make peace between—a major military power and a band of leftist Kurds.

Posted on May 1, 2017



On Climate March Day, Remember Global Advances in Solar Energy

The largest solar plant in the world is not in the U.S., which once was at the vanguard of new science and technology. It is in Morocco, a coming green-energy giant.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017



The Drastic Effects of Donald Trump’s Reversal of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

Under Trump’s policies, U.S. emissions will mount—and so will the damage to future generations.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017



Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threat Is Quashed. Does Our President Have Any Grasp of the Constitution?

Tuesday marked the third time a Donald Trump policy connected to immigration has been struck down on constitutional grounds.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017



The Last Time There Was This Much Carbon Dioxide in the Air, Giant Armadillos Roamed on Earth

The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reports that, for the first time in human history, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has exceeded 410 parts per million.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017



For the First Time, a U.S. President Backs a Fascist France

We are now presented with the spectacle of Donald Trump praising Marine Le Pen, the neofascist National Front candidate.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017



Will Trump Give America’s Science Lead to China?

If the president gets his way on the science budget, my advice to Americans is to start studying Chinese.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017



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