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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 …

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

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 …

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

By Craig Whitlock and<p>Craig Whitlock<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Greg Miller<p>Greg Miller<p>Reporter covering national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>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 …

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 …

War

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 …