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Why We Are Introducing an Article of Impeachment

By David N. Cicilline One of the authors of the impeachment article against President Trump makes his case. Mr. Cicilline is a U.S. representative and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. Since his resounding defeat in the presidential election in November, Donald Trump has done everything but concede to …

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Gulf state religious moderation falls by the wayside in Pakistan

James M. Dorsey Silent about rising sectarian violence in Pakistan, Gulf states vying for religious soft power risk exposing the limitations of their concepts of an undefined ‘moderate’ Islam that is tolerant and endorses pluralism. Countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have so far …

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Why America Needs to Crack Down on Rightwing and Leftwing Anarchy

Sumantra Maintra A bipartisan crackdown on all forms of insurrectionary forces within is of paramount importance because historically more than any foreign enemy, domestic propaganda and insurrectionary forces can result in state collapse. The same people who supported political violence, and opposed any police action are now taking a …

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Trump Rings in the Era of “Total Political Correctness”

It was hard to watch the scenes of President Donald Trump supporters storming the Capitol on Wednesday as the joint session of Congress was convened to debate and ratify President Elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory. Suddenly, the home of America’s representative government was threatened not by Islamic …

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Multilateralism and U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Daniel Kurtzer and Aaron Miller President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will confront a Middle East filled with many challenges and few opportunities. The arguments for pivoting away from the region are compelling, though they may well underestimate the challenges of counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation, and protracted conflicts that have the capacity …

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Profound Rebuilding Needed to Shore Up U.S. Democracy

Rachel Kleinfeld A mob, egged on by a presidential speech earlier in the day, breached the U.S. Capitol, spun in the president of the Senate’s chair, and sent members of Congress running for safety, some in gas masks. Its goal was to stop a peaceful transition of power …

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How to Avoid Another Monster Like Trump

Miles Kampf-Lassin At Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, the incoming president promised: ​“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” The speech, authored in part by right-wing white nationalist Steve Bannon, blamed not just Trump’s usual specters of ​“crime and gangs and drugs” for this havoc, but also …

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Crazy 2020 Is Dead! Long Live Crazier 2021!

Victor Davis Hanson Hang on. It is going to be Mr. Toad’s wild scary ride for all of 2021. The proper conservative response to last Wednesday’s violent entry into the Capitol and vandalism, as well as assaults on law-enforcement, is to identify the guilty parties and ensure they …

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