Politics – International Policy Digest https://intpolicydigest.org User generated news and analysis. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:24:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Trusted Demonologies: U.S. Electoral Interference, the Proud Boys and Iran https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/23/trusted-demonologies-u-s-electoral-interference-the-proud-boys-and-iran/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/23/trusted-demonologies-u-s-electoral-interference-the-proud-boys-and-iran/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:24:19 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=154187

Electoral interference isn’t a new phenomenon but it’s getting harder to tell who’s interfering.]]>
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Apartheid in America: White ‘Christian’ Republican Racism https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/21/apartheid-in-america-white-christian-republican-racism/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/21/apartheid-in-america-white-christian-republican-racism/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:18:30 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=154169

The 2020 presidential election is White Rich ‘Christian’ America’s last chance to hold onto power one last time.]]>
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Why We Should Want Infants to Vote https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/13/why-we-should-want-infants-to-vote/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/13/why-we-should-want-infants-to-vote/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 02:59:24 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=154116

The same reasons used to disenfranchise young people should apply to the entire population. Doing otherwise is irrational and unjust.]]>
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What’s Wrong with Wisconsin? https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/13/what-s-wrong-with-wisconsin/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/13/what-s-wrong-with-wisconsin/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2020 01:47:11 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=154112

America is becoming a suicidal nation.]]>
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Infectious Conspiracies: Donald Trump, Coronavirus and Reality https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/06/infectious-conspiracies-donald-trump-coronavirus-and-reality/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/10/06/infectious-conspiracies-donald-trump-coronavirus-and-reality/#respond Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:56:01 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=154045

Donald Trump’s illness, when announced on October 2, did not merely issue an open invitation to conspiracy; it unleashed a tsunami of gloating enthusiasts.]]>
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Should the Republican Party be Declared Illegal? https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/30/should-the-republican-party-be-declared-illegal/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/30/should-the-republican-party-be-declared-illegal/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2020 03:48:58 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=154009

Is the Republican Party hopeless at this point?]]>
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Arise Young America! https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/25/arise-young-america/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/25/arise-young-america/#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:09:25 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=153942

Young Americans deserve Trump’s America if they sit out this election.]]>
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Trump’s Appeals to White Anxiety are not ‘Dog Whistles’ – They’re Racism https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/19/trump-s-appeals-to-white-anxiety-are-not-dog-whistles-they-re-racism/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/19/trump-s-appeals-to-white-anxiety-are-not-dog-whistles-they-re-racism/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 03:54:15 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=153903

President Donald Trump’s rhetoric is often referred to as “dog whistle politics.” In politician speak, a dog whistle is language that conveys a particular meaning to a group of potential supporters. The targeted group hears the “whistle” because of its shared cultural reference, but others cannot. In 2018, The Washington Post wrote that “perhaps no […]]]>
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Donald Trump, Antichrist https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/17/donald-trump-antichrist/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/09/17/donald-trump-antichrist/#respond Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:29:55 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=153883

Let’s try an experiment. Let’s travel back in time to 1820 and view the chaos of 2020 America through the eyes of someone from that era. What would he, or she, make of our present sorry situation? Raging forest fires? Destructive winds and hurricanes? Blood and mayhem in the streets? Our Republic teetering on the […]]]>
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Burying the Hatchet Act: Donald Trump’s Unconventional Convention https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/08/26/burying-the-hatchet-act-donald-trump-s-unconventional-convention/ https://intpolicydigest.org/2020/08/26/burying-the-hatchet-act-donald-trump-s-unconventional-convention/#respond Thu, 27 Aug 2020 02:43:06 +0000 https://intpolicydigest.org/?p=153697

Conventions suggest norms, a set of accepted rules. Behaviour is agreed upon in advance. In the case of US political conventions, there is much cant and gaudy ceremony. Certain transgressions are simply not contemplated. But the Trump administration is freighted with transgression, deviation, and, in some cases, a whole set of new norms born in […]]]>
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