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NAFTA and other trade deals have not gutted American manufacturing — period

Politically speaking, there was no debate on United States international trade agreements in 2016: All politicians seeking to win a national election, or even to create a party-spanning political coalition, agree that our trade agreements are bad things.<p>From the left, we had Democratic presidential …


Donald Trump’s unique speaking style, explained by linguists

President-elect Donald Trump’s much-anticipated, much-delayed press conference on his private business dealings — and the recent unverified reports about Russia’s alleged blackmail of Trump — reminded the nation of his unique speaking style and how it is received by the press.<p>Consider the opening …

Donald Trump

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign

According to new figures, the US dropped nearly three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day. Dare we think how Donald Trump will continue this legacy?<p>Most Americans would probably be astounded to realize that the president who has been painted by Washington pundits as a reluctant warrior has actually …

Middle East

Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, “inappropriately shared” classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan, newly released documents show.<p>…

National Security

Our ignorant kids don’t know how history got us to where we are today. Here’s a remedy

Can you answer the following questions?<p>Who fought in the Peloponnesian War?<p>Who taught Plato, and whom did Plato teach?<p>Who was Saul of Tarsus?<p>Why does the Magna Carta matter?<p>What are one or two of the arguments made in Federalist 10?<p>Hard questions, right? Maybe not. Maybe you learned some or all of …

Student Government

For many of us, monogamy is not an emotionally healthy pursuit

Popular wisdom suggests that an emotionally fulfilled life is one spent with a stable, monogamous partner by your side till death does you part. It’s the one fairytale that continues to hold truth post-childhood and indeed, there are some studies suggesting a connection between marriage or monogamy …

University of Washington