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Republicans have lost to Trump

By Theda Skocpol During a typical week in late May, Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the US presidency, grabbed headlines yet again. He declared a popular former president to be a “rapist,” flipped his position on one policy after another, bragged that his running mate could be …

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Per Capita Income: A meaningless, misleading benchmark!

By Syed M. Aslam Isn’t it time to do way with such useless, meaningless, and misleading benchmark of a national’s prosperity as per capita income which was made a tool of convincing us Pakistanis that how great our economy under the reign of imported corporate banker-turn-prime minister during the Pervez …

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How to avoid nuclear catastrophe

By Sam Nunn US President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima comes almost 71 years after the conclusion of a world war that was fought and ended with tremendous sacrifice, huge casualties and immense devastation. Today, global nuclear arsenals are capable of destroying not only cities but also civilisation itself. Albert …

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Political victimization, thy name is NAB

By Nasir Mahmood There is no denying that our country needs an independent accountability process so that it can be purged of the corruption that is gnawing at the roots of our society. Every political party and the civil society members are unanimously agreed on it. Then why this ever-increasing …

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Budget Teasers: Get Prepared for Thorough Thrashing

By Syed M. Aslam Are you ready for a thorough thrashing? If  not get physically, mentally, and psychologically prepared because if the feelers are any indication that’s what you would be getting in the Budget 2016-17 scheduled to be announced on June 2. In a country where the ruling elites …

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Do Democrats have reason to be worried?

By Doyle McManus Democrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What …

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Will Taleban chief’s killing force group to join talks?

By Josh Kenworthy President Barack Obama on Monday lauded the United States drone strike that killed the Afghan Taleban’s leader as “an important milestone.” Counterinsurgency experts don’t think the strike, by itself, will bring the Taleban to the bargaining table, as Obama urged in his statement. And some warn that …

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Al Abadi must do more to offer political direction

By Francis Matthew The political silence out of Baghdad is profoundly disturbing as the bombs continue to kill and maim by the hundred. Iraq needs a political way forward that all its citizens can join with good heart and unite to reject the terror that has become a regular feature. …

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