Key Senate Republican says emergency declaration for wall would be ‘dangerous step’ | Documents reportedly contradict Trump’s statements on Moscow project

Top Republican senator says emergency declaration for wall would be dangerous step: At his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump may promise to declare a national emergency to build his proposed border wall if Congress can’t agree to fund it. But Sen. John Cornyn of Texas has become the latest Senate Republican to speak out […]

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Western decadence puts democracy at risk

With the fall of France in 1940, Britain and America were left to defend democracy and capitalism — systems built on the ideas that ordinary people choosing their leaders and pursuing their own destinies in free markets best serves the progress of civilization. Once the dust settles from Brexit, the world may not be in much different a place. Continental […]

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As Michael Cohen goes to jail, Trump goes to the wall

Michael Cohen’s off to jail, doo-da, doo-da. Michael Flynn’s a convict too, oh, do-da-day! Whoops! That part of me that’s biased —- in favor of liberal concepts like the Constitution and the rule of law — just showed. Pity. Welcome to the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, or at least his first term. This week’s events — Wednesday’s sentencing of […]

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Europe must fight the alt-right with more democracy, not less

STRASBOURG, France (Project Syndicate) — The spontaneous street protests in Paris over the past month come almost exactly 50 years after the mass revolt of May 1968. But that is not to say the two events are comparable. Les événements de mai 1968 was an anarchist uprising by students and workers against the traditionalism and apparent authoritarianism of President Charles […]

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