Tag Archives: foreign relations

Saying, “It is what it is,” Donald Trump announces that we will be giving the Saudis a pass on the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and Washington Post reporter

Today, Donald Trump issued an extremely unusual official statement from the White House on the October 2 murder in Istanbul of United States resident Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. After declaring the world to be “a very dangerous place,” the President, in his statement, made the case as to why, in his opinion, even […]

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And this is why we can’t find anyone to serve in our Diplomatic Corps

Yesterday, when Energy Secretary Rick Perry referred to Puerto Rico as a country, apparently not understanding that it’s an American territory, I though that we’d perhaps reached a Trump administration low point that might actually stand through the weekend. But then Trump took the stage at at a conference of American hate groups today and […]

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Because you asked for it, here’s my ill-informed, not-terribly-thoughtful, completely unsatisfying post on Syria

I have absolutely nothing of value to add to the debate on whether or not we get involved in the Syrian civil war. I know that. And I’m inclined to just keep my mouth shut. But, as people keep writing to me, demanding that I take a stand, as though what’s said on a tiny […]

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Obama’s press conference from earlier today, for the few of you who missed it because you still have jobs

So, did what he said change anyone’s mind, or are you all still of the opinion that this budget illustrates the complete and total abandonment of Democratic ideals? If you haven’t yet read the budget proposed by the administration, you can find the whole thing here.

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Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East round table

On Monday, February 7, at noon, the International Institute at the University of Michigan will be hosting a round table discussion on the events unfolding right now in the Middle East. The following description comes from the event website, where, I believe, you will also be able to watch the discussion live. The University of […]

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