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Donald Trump and the dim side

INTERVIEWED by German reporters this month, President Barack Obama was asked either his disaster to close the Guantánamo Bay jail camp, or his drone strikes against terror suspects, noted his presidency’s “darkest moment”. It was a very European question, of the arrange that leaves many American politicians spluttering with impatience. …

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In one state, the 2016 election is still not over

Raleigh pulling it RUTHLESS politicians mostly try to pin their own vices on their critics: anti-corruption campaigners, for example, frequently find themselves accused of graft. So it has valid with North Carolina’s Republicans. A sovereign justice recently found that voting restrictions they upheld in the state legislature targeted African-Americans with …

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Donald Trump has a group of rivals too

THE president-elect’s first administration hires had all been prime white men who had corroborated him to the knob when others wrinkled their noses. But with a span of nominations announced on Nov 23rd he rang the changes. He named Nikki Haley, the Indian-American administrator of South Carolina, to be his …

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Treasure-hunting in the American West

The insatiability of hope IN THE mid-19th century, hundreds of thousands of Americans flocked west in hunt of gold. Today those with an ardour for value conduct to the Rocky Mountains, where Forrest Fenn, an octogenarian art collector, claims to have dark a bronze box containing bullion coins, Chinese jade, …

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Donald Trump’s national-security group takes shape

No zdorovie WHAT can be deduced from Donald Trump’s reliable and likely picks for pivotal inhabitant confidence posts? The answer is not much, detached from an apparent unrestrained for generals—which is somewhat odd, given the way Mr Trump lambasted them during the campaign for their disaster to win America’s wars. …

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