Trump 2.0

Donald Trump’s influence has led to an increase in far-right figures who have gained mainstream acceptance. Moderate politicians are being threatened or driven out of the Republican Party by pro-Trump forces, leaving few dissenters in office. Miles Taylor, who was chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security under Trump, sees this as a […]

A star witness comes forward

Imagine you’re an ambitious young staffer in the White House. Now imagine that you’re in that role under Donald Trump, on January 6, the day of the violent riot at the Capitol. Cassidy Hutchinson lived through that exact scenario, and was faced with a choice between her country and her career. She chose her country…eventually. […]

The poor get poorer

The United States is one of the world’s wealthiest countries. But millions of people there live without basic necessities and struggle to make ends meet. Progress in reducing poverty has stagnated over the last 50 years despite advancements in science and tech. Why? Subsidizing the Rich The American welfare state is skewed towards benefitting the […]

This is America. 🎵

Americans worry a lot about terrorism. But Richard Haass, a foreign policy expert, says that the most significant threat to the country’s security and stability comes from its internal political divisions. These problems undermine the country’s ability to thrive and deal with external threats from Russia, China, and others. Taking Responsibility The thing with democracy is […]

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