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A bunch of my non-US friends – and for that matter, some of my US friends – have asked me about my thoughts on the current Presidential impeachment investigation, and in doing so they’ve revealed some misunderstandings about the process that I wanted to try and clear up.

Earlier this week, the US President said that, should upcoming talks with the Chinese President not go well, additional tariffs could be applied (subscription required; here’s an alternate article)- including Chinese-made products like iPhones and laptops. What’s a tariff?

Ifiok writes: Don, I have read your comments on some political issues and I would say I understood a lot after reading your posts. My question is on one of the most sensitive issues in US – the appointment of supreme court judges. I have always believed that these judges are expected to be neutral …

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In the wake of multiple gun-related atrocities in the past few months – Orlando, Las Vegas, and Parkland most recently – I wanted to try and offer a less-biased approach to the background of the “gun issue” in the United States.

This past week’s headline was the US administration’s decisions to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but once again our news media has not done a terribly good job of covering what the heck the program is. While this is a topic that is understandably and justifiably under a great deal …

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Much news was made recently with the current President banned several news outlets from a variety of press conferences. Indeed, the current President’s relationship with traditional media has been uneasy and tense. Many, upon hearing of the ban, proclaimed the beginning of the end of democracy as we know it. Truthfully, there’s a bit more …

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