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What the Olympics reveal about the world

The Olympics are over, and the verdict is in: America won. The United States left Rio with the most gold, silver and bronze medals. The last time a single nation topped all three categories was 40 years ago (except for boycotted games in 1980 and 1984). The U.S. lead over the second-place finisher …


Trump, hillbillies and race

For some of us, the puzzle of this election is not why Donald Trump is doing so badly but why he is doing so well. Given his obvious lack of qualifications, his absurd proposals, his hypocrisy, his obnoxious rhetoric, his sheer incompetence as a candidate, why is he not down 10 points in every …

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Why Putin wants a Trump victory (so much he might even be trying to help him)

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to see Donald Trump become the next president of the United States. To that end, Putin and his government have taken unprecedented steps to influence our electoral process to help the Republican Party’s nominee. Whether Russia’s interventions will succeed is …

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Last Look: Mine Kafon drone - CNN Video


What in the World: Turkey's descent from democracy - CNN Video


Fareed's Take: Dreaming of a real Republican Party - CNN Video

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On GPS: What's behind Russia's love affair with Trump

Russian columnist Pavel Felgenhauer tells Fareed that Trump's popularity in Russia is a backlash against Barack Obama.


Shalev warns against consequences of Trump camp rhetoric

Chemi Shalev tells Fareed there are worrisome parallels between the atmosphere around Trump today and in Israel before Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.


On GPS: Understanding Trump's working-class support

J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, tells Fareed what his own family tradition of poverty says about others who feel left behind in the modern economy.

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On GPS: What explains the fervor for Trump? - CNN Video


It’s not just Trump: The GOP is not serious on the economy

In recent days, I have had a dream: that America has a real Republican Party, a party offering a serious right-of-center alternative to the Democrats. Such a contest of ideas would improve the public debate and offer Americans a real choice, not the cartoon campaign we have today.<p>Donald Trump had …

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Chart: Where are the World's Youth Unemployed?

One third of the world’s 1.8 billion young people are currently neither in employment, education or training. Of the one billion more youth that will …

Labor Economics

Malcolm Gladwell on backsliding after historic firsts - CNN Video

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Last Look: Tank Biathlon - CNN Video

Winter Sports

On GPS: Debating the candidates' economic plans - CNN Video


On GPS: GOP'ers respond to Trump

Bret Stephens and Emily Miller weigh in on how Donald Trump's slipping poll numbers will affect the GOP, and whether more Republicans will denounce him.

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Gerges, F.A.: ISIS: A History. (eBook and Hardcover)

The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and …


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Gladwell: Rio Olympics are a potential disaster - CNN Video


Fareed's Take: Trump is a BS artist

Fareed offers his take on why Donald Trump fits the definition of a BS artist.

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