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Paul Mulshine, NJ.com: Drilling down on a crazy government: Trump can't be any nuttier than Bush and Obama
Maybe it was the Novocaine, but last week I had an epiphany:
This country has been run by insane people for this entire century.
We started out the 2000s with no deficits and no wars.
We ended up with more debt than we can count and more wars than we can count.
I gleaned this knowledge as I was having a couple of crowns installed by my dentist. He's got a TV set up by the chair and the patient can pick the channel.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 30, 2017
The U.S. Was Hardly Wide Open to Muslims Before Trump -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
AP Analysis: Trump travel ban risks straining Mideast ties -- AP
Can Donald Trump Defeat ISIS? -- RCW
ISIL has evolved into something more dangerous -- Hassan Hassan, The National
Can Russian Diplomacy End the Syrian War? -- Frederic C. Hof, Atlantic Council,
End the War by Saving a Unified Yemen -- Garrett Khoury, The Strategy Bridge
Why Islamists are no longer Erdogan’s favorites -- Mustafa Akyol, Al-Monitor
Conditions in the Sahel Benefit Al Qaeda -- Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck, The Cipher Brief
Why the World Needs to Watch the India-Pakistan Nuclear Standoff -- Michael Krepon, National Interest
Russia intends to test Trump in the Middle East -- Jed Babbins, Washington Times
How Russian Hackers Became a Kremlin Headache -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Underdogs complete sweep of French primaries, upending presidential race -- Sara Miller Llana, CSM
Will Paris Pivot to Moscow? -- Robert Zaretsky, RCW
Venezuela, once South America's richest country, continues to spiral -- The Economist
Mosque Shooting Proves Canada Divided Like Rest of West -- D. Capurro, Telegraph