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Populism and World Order

Does the rise of populism on both side of the Atlantic endanger the concept of international order?

Populism has left its mark on the face of international politics as of late.  The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, … Read More

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NUCLEAR WINTER: NULL-POINT CLIMATE CHANGE by Francis Baumli, Ph.D.

Many people have pointed out that President Donald
Trump is afflicted with serious mental disorders,
ranging from what psychiatrists call Narcissistic
Personality Disorder to Antisocial Personality
Disorder. Within the miasma of his sociopathy, he is
brutishly macho, an imperious bully, and (perhaps most
dangerous) chronically impulsive.
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Thousands March for Science in St. Louis

Thousands gathered in downtown St. Louis last weekend to voice their opposition to the Trump Administration’s positions on science related issues.

Demonstrations, titled March for Science, occurred in around 600 cities around the world on Saturday – Earth Day. In the … Read More

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Ellen Thomas Delivers Speech in Clayton

A call to action can be planted at a very young age.

Such was the case with Ellen Thomas who spoke, at the Ethical Society in Clayton on Sunday night, on the need to abolish both nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

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State Department Cuts Might Impact Readiness

Might the Trump Administration’s proposed State Department budget and staffing policies harm American security?

The answer is yes, according to State Department veteran Ron Neumann. Trump has proposed a 28% cut in the State Department’s budget, according to reports. Neumann doesn’t … Read More

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The Impact of Soft Power

On Apr. 7, President Donald Trump ordered missile attacks on Syria – a country caught in a civil war that has claimed the lives of approximately 400,000 people.  Six days later, on Apr. 13th, the United States struck eastern Afghanistan … Read More

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Remembering Benjamin Rush

Some ideas live well beyond their originators.

This month marks 204 years since the death of Benjamin Rush, the man who first proposed the idea of a Department of Peace in the federal government. Rush ended his journey on the earth … Read More

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Impacts of Proposed Energy Star Cuts

Do the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the Energy Star program impact more than just energy conscious consumers?

A recent budget proposal from the White House would eliminate federal leadership of Energy Star, a program for companies seeking energy efficient appliances … Read More

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Syria: A Way Forward

 

Recent military airstrikes on Syria have sparked opposition and suggestions for an alternative path forward.

In response to a chemical attack from the Syrian government that killed dozens of civilians on Apr. 4, President Donald Trump authorized the launch of nearly … Read More

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Patrick Shanahan and the Rise of the Military Industrial Complex

President Trump continues to pander to special interests by appointing Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary of Defense. Mr. Shanahan served as Boeing’s senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations since April 2016. Prior to that, Shanahan served as senior vice … Read More

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