Baylee Torgerson

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China Is Building Its Way to an Empire

Don't look now, but Russia isn't the only threat to U.S. dominance.<p>The American obsession with President Donald Trump and the investigation into untoward Russian influence is distracting us from China’s bid to displace the U.S. when it comes to global leadership. The latest major step is the “Belt …

Geopolitics

Republicans Might Actually Be Turning Against President Trump

For months, Republicans on Capitol Hill have stood by President Donald Trump despite damaging revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.<p>There …

Donald Trump

Why South Koreans Aren’t Afraid of a Military Confrontation With the North

The prospect of a military standoff between the U.S. and North Korea seems more imminent than it has in many years. As the possibility of violence …

North Korea

With Shutdown Looming, Trump Is Tweeting Out Demands. Will He Stick By Them?

"I also protect myself by being flexible. I never get too attached to one deal or one approach."<p>Those words from Donald Trump's <i>The Art of The Deal</i> may be giving congressional Republicans some hope this week.<p>That's because Congress is facing a midnight Friday deadline to pass legislation to keep the …

Donald Trump

RIP U.S. Senate, 1789-2017

This week has taught us Washington really is as broken and hopeless as we feared.<p>This is the week when we will discover if Washington really is as broken and hopeless as President Donald Trump and his supporters long have claimed it is. Looks like the answer is yes.<p>If an affable and well-qualified …

Robert Byrd

The main question after strikes on Syria: How does Russia respond?

For President Trump, choosing targets and launching cruise missiles to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons this week may have been a relatively clear-cut decision. The big problem is what comes next.<p>The military had been preparing options for a strike against President Bashar …

Middle East

Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …

Middle East

U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base Over Chemical Weapons Attack

The United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight in response to what it believes was a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 100 people.<p>At least six people were killed, Syria claimed, but the Pentagon said civilians were not targeted and the strike was aimed at a …

Middle East

Stunned Mexico ponders new relationship with US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hours after the United States elected Donald Trump to be its next president, Mexico began carefully laying the groundwork for a relationship with a new leader who campaigned against its citizens and threatened to wreak havoc with its economy.<p>President Enrique Pena Nieto sent a …

Mexico

I'm a doctor in Chicago. Here's what I saw when I went to help in Aleppo

We worked in a hospital built deep underground to stay safe from air attacks, watching victims with treatable injuries die without enough resources<p>There are only 30 remaining doctors in Aleppo, and they have been describing an unimaginable situation, some of which I have seen firsthand. They have …

Free Syrian Army

Aleppo, Ukraine, cyber attacks, Baltic threats: what should we do about Putin?

As crises mount, relations between the US and Russia are worse than at any time since the cold war<p>Boris Johnson’s suggestion that Britain, the US and other allies are re-examining “military options” in Syria has sharply focused minds on a phenomenon western politicians have spent the last 15 years …