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What Will Trump’s Foreign Policy Mean for the World? An Interview With Patrick Cockburn

By Ken Klippenstein, an American journalist who can be reached on Twitter @kenklippenstein. Originally published at Alternet. Patrick Cockburn is a journalist for the Independent who has covered the Middle East for decades and is credited with forecasting the Islamic State’s ascendance in 2014. Seymour Hersh has called him “the […]

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USS Trump Pivots to Asia

Yves here. The latest news from Team Trump is a big departure from the president-elect’s initial stance of favoring more modest ambitions for the US in order to focus resources on domestic priorities. But as soon as Trump won the Republican nomination, he moved sharply to take up more traditional […]

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It’s Class, Stupid, Not Race

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and a research associate at the Levy Institute for Economics at Bard College (www.levy.org). Follow him on Twitter at @Mauerback. Originally published at Counterpunch During the Presidential campaign of 1988, the Reverend Jesse Jackson was asked, “How you are going to get the support […]

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Philip Pilkington: Why the Pollsters Totally Failed to Call a Trump Victory, Why I (Sort Of) Succeeded – and Why You Should Listen to Neither of Us

By Philip Pilkington, a macroeconomist working in investment management. He is the author of the book The Reformation in Economics: A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2016. He used to run the blog Fixing the Economists (now closed). The views […]