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US President Donald Trump speaks about the Senate health care bill during a lunch with members of the US military in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 18, 2017.Trump railed Tuesday against dissenters in his party who dashed his months-long effort to dismantle Barack Obama's landmark health care law. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

All The People Trump Attacks In His 50-Minute New York Times Interview

President Donald Trump sat down with The New York Times Wednesday for an interview dominated by the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. During the 50-minute interview with three...
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks with his son Donald Trump Jr. during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Donald Trump Jr. Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Intel On Hillary Clinton: Report

The eldest son of President Donald Trump met with a lawyer connected to the Russian government under the impression that she had damaging information on Trump's presidential opponent Hillary Clinton,...
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 04: Demonstrators protest for higher wages and better working conditions on the 49th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. King, a clergyman and civil rights leader was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968 while in town supporting striking black city sanitation workers who had walked off their jobs to protest unequal wages and working conditions. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Oxford Dictionary Officially Extends Its Definition Of 'Woke'

The dictionary just got a little more "woke." The Oxford English Dictionary, which is updated four times per year, has expanded the definition of "woke" online and in its forthcoming print update. Tho...
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Is Carlotta Gall Right About Pakistan's Role In International Jihad?

The ISIS analogy, to me, is where Gall's narrative creeps into foggy, conspiratorial territory because she offers no motive. Surely Gall remembers from her own book that Pakistan's geostrategy orbits around its seven-decades-old rivalry with India. Managing this relationship to Pakistan's advantage is the sole purpose of "strategic depth." If the "deep state" has ever sponsored Islamist groups outside of US diktats, it has been to counter India in Afghanistan and Kashmir.
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I'm Glad That Arundhati Roy Returned Her Award – She Never Deserved It

In her scathing criticism of the BJP-led government, "Why I Am Returning My Award", Arundhati Roy protests against the "lynching, "shooting, burning and mass murder of fellow human beings" that have occurred in the past year or so. Although my intention is not to take up cudgels with here, I think a few facts need to be straightened out before one arrives at an unfair assessment about the present government. The fact is that she is known for her prejudice against the present government, especially against the present Prime Minister.
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Crucifying Scam Company Axact Won't Change Pakistan

All of Pakistan now wants a piece of the Axact pie. Following revelations that so-called IT company minted millions out of selling fake diplomas, Altaf Hussain, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, demands that Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh be tried for treason, while Pakistan's Interior Minister, Ch. Nisar Ali rues another ding to the country's "good image." Popular opinion suggests that Shaikh be made an example of, but the question is to what end? "Scruples" and "morals" are worthy ideals, but in the poor third-world, money always trumps philosophy.
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The Shifting Sands Of The Middle East

There are currently four all-out wars in the Middle East in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen with blowback of this in Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan amongst other places. The contexts of each of these situations is different and perhaps the one and only feature that states across the region share is that for various reasons most countries have denied their citizens the opportunity to form democratic civil society movements that participate in government and governance.