Normalizing Guns: Trump and the NRA See Opportunity in Tragedy

It’s been lurking around for awhile now — this peculiar calculus that the more people who are shot, the more guns we need. It’s a great business model if you’re in the business of guns, or if your re-election depends on the outfits and people who are in the business of guns.

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East Ghouta: Selective Outrage Undermines Human Rights in Syria

Selective outrage over civilian suffering in Syria – hyping Syrian government bombing while downplaying the effects of U.S.-led Coalition air strikes – undermines the legitimacy of human rights advocacy.

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Trump Infrastructure Plan and Inequality: A Culture’s Road Ahead

Trump’s stingy infrastructure plan will merely deepen decay-promoting austerity policies by further shifting the responsibility for road and bridge repair from the federal government to the profit-driven private sector, and already-strapped state and local jurisdictions.

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Israel Ramps Up Support For Over 7 Syrian Rebel Factions In Desperate Bid to Expand Reach

The Israeli aid boost comes after the Military Operations Command, the United States’ CIA-directed center in Jordan, finally halted funding last month that had provided the salaries for anywhere between 10,000 and 20,000 combatants in the “Southern Front” network of Free Syria Army militias.

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