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Detroit’s Jimmy Aldaoud, deported from Detroit to Iraq, dies without access to insulin

This is Jimmy Aldaoud. He was born 41 years ago in a Greek refugee camp to Christian parents that had fled religious prosecution in Iraq. As six months old, Aldauod and his family made their way to United States, where they have lived ever since. This past June, ICE deported Aldaoud to Iraq. They did […]

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Ripping up the Iran deal… And why Trump can’t answer the very simple question, “How does this make us safer?”

About a week and a half ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, where he stood in front of an enormous “Iran lied” graphic, and talked of the country’s covert nuclear arms program. What wasn’t clear to everyone watching, however, was that none of […]

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Trump ban on Muslim-majority countries has nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with appeasing his racist base

As we discussed last night, Trump’s clearly illegal ban on those entering the United States from majority-Muslim nations was interesting in that not all majority-Muslim nations were included. While Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen made the list, several others, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, did not… which is odd, given that’s where […]

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Clinton v. Trump

OK, I’ve decided to open a bottle of whiskey and watch tonight’s presidential debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and reality television personality Donald Trump. And I’m going to try, to the best of my ability, to blog throughout. If you’d like to join me in the conversation, feel free to post comments […]

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Obama forcefully tears apart the bewildered shell of Mitt Romney in third and final debate on foreign policy

People came away from the last presidential debate not talking about Romney’s commanding presence, but his gaffs. What had people talking the next day, as they stood around the coffee pot at work, wasn’t a clever zinger that the successful dismantler of companies had made about Obama’s hatred of capitalism, but Romney’s nonsensical and offensive […]

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