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‘Conspiracies R Us’: Trump Theories Damage American Image in Middle East

Posted August 15th, 2016 at 10:32 am (UTC-5)
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a new admirer: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. After Trump said last week that President Barack Obama is “the founder of ISIS [the Islamic State],” the Lebanese militant leader quoted Trump as an authoritative source about the rise of the brutal rival jihadist group. Addressing a rally in southern Lebanon on Saturday commemorating Hezbollah’s 2006 […]

Here’s a Problem with the TPP that Hillary Clinton Ignores at her Peril

Posted July 25th, 2016 at 11:29 am (UTC-5)
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There is not a single mention of climate change or human rights in the treaty text….While leaked documents from the TPP negotiations suggest the U.S. acquiesced to other countries attempts to weaken the agreement, history shows that tying environmental and human rights issues into larger strategic agreements actually strengthens these treaties.