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Reasoning from conclusions: Blind hope as the basis for U.S. foreign policy in Syria

Developing See Karen DeYoung, “U.S. calls on Russia and Syria to ground all aircraft in northwest Syria,” Washington Post, September 21, 2016 (8:28 PM). Karen deYoung and Missy Ryan, “Pentagon grudgingly accepts Syria deal amid…



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BREAKING NEWS — U.S. says very high likelihood Russia bombed humanitarian aid convoy in Syria

LATE BREAKING NEWS!!! Developing Eric Schmitt, Michael R. Gordon, and Somini Sengupta, “U.S. Officials Say Russia Probably Attacked U.N. Humanitarian Convoy,” New York Times, September 20, 2016. Valdimir Putin may have ripped off his mask…






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Government by assassination: President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, and the crumbling of civilization

Developing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as alleged assassin See Chris Lorano, “Philippine President Duterte Ordered Killings as Mayor, Senate Witness Says; In televised Senate hearings, man says he participated in a death squad under Duterte’s…


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Herd journalists: The most deplorable in Trump’s “basket of deplorables” (Updated September 16, 2016)

Updated September 16, 2016 See Margaret Sullivan (Media Columnist), “It’s time for TV news to stop playing the stooge for Donald Trump,” Washington Post, September 16, 2016 (1:46 p.m.) Voters in the United States must…