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The Racism and S***Hole Circus Misses the Point

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Amidst all the furor over whether Donald Trump is a racist and whether he did in fact describe Haiti and African countries as “s***holes,” the real point is one that hardly anyone wants to face, including Trump’s critics who continue to support immigration controls on Haiti and Africa to ensure that not too many of their citizens come to the United States. The real point is this: The ongoing, decades-long U.S. immigration crisis, chaos, and controversy are rooted in immigration controls. As long as immigration controls remain in place, so will the crisis, chaos, and controversy.

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Saudi sports: The dark side of Crown Prince Mohammed’s reforms

Prince Mohammed is introducing in his effort to turn Saudi Arabia into a 21st century autocracy with an economy that produces badly needed jobs in and can compete in a post-oil world.

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Monbiot is not only a hypocrite, but a bully too

Monbiot not only is he a hypocrite, but he is becoming an increasingly dangerous one.

 George Monbio

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Trump and No Silver Lining

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I confess I was indulging in wishful thinking when I thought I detected a silver lining to Donald Trump’s election as president. That’s what comes of being an optimist and a libertarian romantic. Beware apparent silver linings; they may be fool’s gold instead.

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The British Empire in Yemen

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Over the holidays, I began watching a Netflix/BBC series entitled The Last Post, which revolves around a contingent of British troops in the early 1960s stationed in Aden, a port city in Yemen, the Arabian country today that Saudi Arabia and the United States are bombing to smithereens.

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