Jessica Mathews: why scuttling the Iran deal is MAD

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Summary: Trump apparently intends to scuttle the nuclear arms control deal with Iran. Here an expert explains that the reasons he gives are wrong and that the consequences will be ugly for both us and for them. For more information see the previous posts in this series, listed at the end. Iranian students with pictures … Continue reading Jessica Mathews: why scuttling the Iran deal is MAD

Stratfor: Trump’s art of wrecking the nuclear deal with Iran

Summary: Obama's nuclear deal with Iran was one of his major accomplishments, a defeat of the multi-generational propaganda barrage by America's pro-war hawks. Now conservatives work to overturn it, as they have opposed all nuclear arms control treaties -- deals that have helped prevent atomic war. Stratfor gives a hopeful forecast for what follows Trump's … Continue reading Stratfor: Trump’s art of wrecking the nuclear deal with Iran

Looking beyond the politics of the kneeling NFL players

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Summary: Moving beyond the pieties, here is a look at the issues on both sides of the kneeling NFL players. Here we see the bolts are popping out of America's social machinery. Let's learn how to deal with these situations, since more of these lie in our future. The controversy over the NFL players kneeling … Continue reading Looking beyond the politics of the kneeling NFL players

Important breaking stories with too little news coverage

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Summary: Here are a few of today's big stories that have gotten too little attention. At the end are suggestions about places to find interesting or useful insights not found in the mainstream news. I'm often asked what sources I use for news, and what are the big stories of the day. Here some major … Continue reading Important breaking stories with too little news coverage