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If left unchecked, Trump will obliterate the right to asylum

Since his inauguration, Donald Trump has effectuated 600 unilateral changes in immigration policy, more than any president in recent memory.

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Why Iran had every right to shoot down that drone

The New York Times is reporting that on June 20, President Trump ordered military strikes against Iran to retaliate for its shootdown of a U.S. drone, but then pulled back and didn’t launch them. Officials told the Times that Trump had approved attacks on Iranian radar and missile batteries.

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Why everyone is running for president: It’s a billion-dollar industry

Because this is the future, running for president of the United States is now a fantastic way to rake in the bucks, whether or not you’ve got that name recognition thing going for you. If you don’t, whatever, CNN and MSNBC need to fill all 24 hours with programming because Andy Warhol was right. If you hold an elected office — or have lots of money already — and declare your candidacy, fear not: Wolf Blitzer’s hair will be calling you for an interview before the echo fades.

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Indigenous Asylum Seekers Are Facing Language Barriers at the Border

When Norma finally reached the United States after more than a month-and-a-half of journeying from Guatemala with her 5-year-old son, the very same fear that had compelled her to flee home in the first place ended up happening anyway: Her child was taken from her — not by the Guatemalan men who had threatened just that, but by US border agents.

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Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Showmanship and Democrats' Hypocrisy in the Trump Era

After 18 months of Trump in the White House, American politics finds itself at a crossroads. The United States has moved unmistakably toward a novel form of fascism that serves exclusively corporate interests and the military, while promoting at the same time a highly reactionary social agenda infused with religious and crude nationalistic overtones, all with an uncanny touch of political showmanship. In this exclusive Truthout interview, world-renowned linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky analyzes some of the latest developments in Trumpistan and their consequences for democracy and world order.

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Today’s Capitalism Is a Far Cry From What It Was Intended to Be

Capitalism is among the most controversial politico-economic terms to define, in part because myriad variations of “capitalism” have emerged throughout the centuries.

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It's Time to Abolish ICE - Trump's Child Separation Policy Demands Action

The best way to stop the horrific separation of children from their families at the border is to pay attention to what is happening to their parents.

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Father’s Day Under Trump: A Grotesque Exercise in the Destruction of Families

His name was Marco Antonio Muñoz, he was 39 years old, and he was a father.

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Ohio’s Dirty Postcard Trick Led the Supreme Court to Approve Jim Crow Voter Purge

Monday’s Supreme Court decision blessing Ohio’s removal of half a million voters was ultimately decided on the issue of a postcard.

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