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Donald Trump Left us Unprepared and Unprotected

Donald Trump left our country unprepared and unprotected for the worst public health and economic crisis in our lifetime — and now we’re paying the price.

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Global

Global news from The Economist, BBC International, China Daily News, Mexico Daily News, The Moscow Times, Al-Jazeera, and more

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“Internal Documents Show How Trump Administration Misled Public on Poverty” from Foreign Policy

“But according to internal State Department emails and a document obtained by Foreign Policy and Coda Story, a nonprofit crisis reporting website, the economic officials consulted on a draft of the rebuttal questioned the accuracy of the data the administration was citing.”

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“The U.S. Needs a Russia Strategy Now More Than Ever” by Michael McFaul

“In the face of a growing Russian threat to the interests of the United States at home and around the globe, Washington still lacks anything resembling a grand strategy to meet it. Trump’s Helsinki performance showed the world that a year and a half into his administration, he has yet even to start crafting an approach. “

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Trade, Jobs, and Politics: Why Do Americans Think The U.S. Is Losing a Game That It Is Actually Winning?

In the years since NAFTA, U.S. trade with its North American neighbors has more than tripled, growing more rapidly than U.S. trade with the rest of the world. Canada and Mexico are the two largest destinations for U.S. exports, accounting for more than a third of the total. Most estimates conclude that the deal had a modest but positive impact on U.S. GDP of less than 0.5 percent, or a total addition of up to $80 billion dollars to the U.S. economy upon full implementation, or several billion dollars of added growth per year.

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Is Donald Trump a Christian? Does He Really Love This Country?

“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help. If I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.” -Pope Francis

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Trump Needs a Lot of Help with Foreign Policy

Considering that managing our country’s foreign policy is, by constitutional design and practical necessity, the most important task of the modern US president, having a person with such little knowledge and competence in this area is deeply troubling.

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