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Upozit 186 -- May 17/ 2017

The New Republic
The devastating effects of dental inequality in America - - The state of our teeth reveals—and reinforces—economic disadvantage in society
By Adam Gaffney


The New York Times
The Republican hypocrisy hall of fame - -
By Nicholas Kristof


The Christian Science Monitor
After Iran vote, how deep the change ? - - For Iranians, visions of a more open future were bolstered by the reelection of President Hassan Rouhani. But his ability to effect reform may determine if they feel their vote carried real weight
By Scott Peterson


The Arab News
On Iran, Trump, allies face three choices - - The outside world would have to learn to live with the Islamic Republic, warts and all, and treat it like a sickness that makes life difficult but is not lethal
By Amir Taheri


The Washington Post
Historic steps --- backward - - governing in general, appears to be an equally historic step - backward. If there is a silver lining to all this
By John Podesta


The New York Times
Trump comes to Israel citing a Palestinian deal as crucial - - The president's effort will test whether a career of business-deal-making can be translated into progress in the world of international diplomacy
By Peter Baker & Ian Fisher


The Foreign Affairs
Asia in the Trump era - - From Pivot to Peril?
By Bilahari Kausikan


The New Republic
Trumps Muslim tolerance extends only to autocrats - - He heaped praise on one of the most repressive regimes in the world and dismissed the democratic aspirations of the Muslim masses
By Jeet Heer


VOA - Lastpage - Mehdi Flahati
 
Analysis
The New York Times
Free advice to Trump aides - quit while you can - - They are allowing themselves to be permanently tarnished through their association with a man whose name is destined to become the root of a political epithet signifying disgrace, like McCarthyite or Nixonian.
By Michelle Goldberg

News Analysis
The New York Times
Iranians see little hope elections will alliviate economic strain -- Few in Iran, where roughly 8 million are unemployed, are optimistic that Friday's presidential election will help end a cycle of poverty and turn around a dysfunctional economy
By Thomas Erdbrink

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Europeans migration dilemmas - - Unavoidable and Unresolved
By Michael S. Teitelbaum

Analysis
The New York Times
Who will save the republic -- We're looking for a few good men and women in Congress to understand the gravity of Trump's debasement
By Timothy Egan

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Why Trump will disappoint the Saudis - - This Is Not the Reset They're Looking For
By Yoel Guzansky & Sigurd Neubauer

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Comeys ouster raises questions about Russia probe - - The startling shakeup comes as James B. Comey was leading a counterintelligence investigation to determine whether associates of President Trump may have coordinated with Russia to interfere with the U.S. presidential election last year. It wasn’t immediately clear how Comey’s firing will affect the Russia investigation, but Democrats said they were concerned that the development could derail the investigation.
By Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous & Philip Rucker

Opinions
The New York Times
A better way to help the world - - Suffering of the scale and intensity that we saw is not just a stain on our collective conscience — it can also be a driver of violence and instability that can affect the rest of the world
By Bob Corker & Chris Coons

Opinions
The New Republican
The rise of the global novelist - -

How to read fiction from around the world in an age of xenophobic populism


By Siddharttha Deb

Trump - Ethical Matters
The New York Times
The Kushners and their golden visas - -

The president's in-laws promise Chinese investors green cards. The real scandal is that it's lega


By The Editorial Board

Trump Care
The New Republic
The four flagrant lies Republicans are telling to sell Trumcare - -

GOP congressmen spent the weekend misleading the public about what will happen if the American Health Care Act becomes law


By Brian Beutler

Human Rights
The New York Times
Why we must support Human Rights - -

I have seen the worst the world can offer. That's why I believe the United States needs to protect what is good


By John McCain

News Analysis
The Washington Post
Betrayal, carelessness, hypocrisy -- the GOP health - care has it all - -

House Republicans narrowly pass an incoherent bill that reneges on the party’s promises


By Editorial Board

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
Why inequality is not just about money - it is about stability - -

Even families well into the middle class are dealing more and more with unpredictable income streams, thanks to fundamental changes in the economy. That instability can make it impossible to save and get ahead.


By

U.S. -- Middle East
The Christian Science Monitor
A U.S. president hosts a Palestinian leader. Has anything change - maybe - -

Expectations are low for Trump's meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. Yet there is pressure on the Palestinian leader to offer something to help break the Middle East logjam. One reason: Gulf Arab states want to keep the dealmaker-in-chief interested in the region


By Howard LaFranchi

Analysis
Alsharq - Al - Awsat
Iran looking for anew policy on Syria - -

Assad’s Ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad is quoted as saying that the decision is an indication that Russia is now the key force in shaping Syria’s future


By Amir Taheri

U.N. - Israel
The Washington Post
A U.N. Shaming Campaign - -

The blacklist effort targeted by the bill — known as the Israel Anti-Boycott Act — is procedurally flawed and substantively misguided and violates core principles of international trade


By Doron Hindin

Analysis
The New Republic
Donald Trumps enduring corruption of the presidency - -

He has transformed the office into a kleptocracy, and the Republican Party's complicity will preserve it for future presidents to exploit


By Jeet Heer

Israel - Palestinians
The New York Times
In Palestinian power struggle, Hamas moderates talk on Israel - -

The militant group that has engaged in violent resistance against Israel is pushing for closer ties to Egypt and says it would accept a provisional Palestinian state


By Ian Fisher

Turkey & Human Rights
The New York Times
Turkey purges 4,000 more officials and blocks wikipedia - -

A total of 3,974 civil servants were fired on Saturday, and internet users woke up to find that they no longer had access to the free online encyclopedia


By Patrick Kingsley

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
The case for Trumps foreign policy - -

The Right People, the Right Positions


By Mathew Kroenig


Turkey
The New York Times
What a TV series tell us about Erdogans Turkey - - A tale of medieval warfare against Christians captures the mood of nationalism and revisionism in Turkey
By William Armstrong

Commentary
The Foreign Policy
From A Shining City on a Hill to a Banana Republic - - That these events are playing out in the United States, while the whole world watches aghast, is doing enormous damage to our reputation abroad, to the detriment of our ability to shape world events according to our interests and our values
By Reuben Brigety

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Is America still safe for democracy - - Why the United States Is in Danger of Backsliding
By Robert Mickey, Steven Levitsky and Lucan Ahmad Way

Analysis
The New Republic
The path of most resistance - - The promise—and perils—of the fight against Trump
By Jeet Heer

News Analysis
The New York Times
The Easy tells of Comeys canning - - A president who seeks to hide a scandal may be willing to risk an uproar
By Bret Stephens

Iran & Human Rights
The foreign Affairs
No mercy for Irans Bahai - - What Their Repression Reveals About the Regime
By Elliot Abrams

Analysis
The Washington Post
More dishonesty on health care - -

When confronted with details, administration officials and Paul Ryan gave poor arguments


By The Editorials

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Japan and India to strengthen military ties, which means -- what for the United States - -

Jaitley, who doubles as India’s finance minister, told Tomomi Inada, his Japanese counterpart, that India intends to pursue a strategic partnership with Japan


By Emily Tamkin

Analysis
The Washington Post
Macron won. Now comes the hard part - -

The new French president ran as a confident advocate of pluralism and openness, and he will instantly become a global voice for those values


By E.J. Dionne Jr.

News Analysis
The Foreign Policy
France has its businessman on horseback - -

A country desperate for a sense of renewal has chosen Emmanuel Macron, a leader restless in his pursuit of destiny


By James Traub

News Analysis
Al Sharq Al - Awsat
Trumps visit to Saudi Arabia - -

Iran is a mutual huge concern for Riyadh and the US as well as other governments in the region. The deputy crown prince specified the Saudi government’s vision and its current policy.He added that the kingdom will defend its existence and will not remain in a state of defense for long.


By Abdulrahman Al - Rashed

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Trumps first trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican - -

President Donald Trump will make the first foreign trip of his presidency this month, and it’s a real doozy. Trump will head to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and then Rome, then attend back-to-back summits for NATO in Brussels and for the G-7 in Sicily


By Robbie Gramer & Emily Tamkin

Mexico - U.S.
The New York Times
Mexican drug smugglers to Trump - Thanks - -

The higher the wall, the higher the profits


By Ioan Grillo

U.S. -- Middle East
The New York Times
Trump, bullish on Mideast peace, will need more than confidence - -

Meeting with the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump said, "We will get this done," a bold promise given the complexity of any peace deal


By Peter Baker

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Rouhanis economic record - -

The Role It Will Play in Iran’s Presidential Election


By Naysan Rafati

Opinions
The New York Times
Trump - crazy like a fox, or just crazy - -

The president's remarks about his first 100 days have been simply bizarre


By Thomas L. Friedman

IRAN
The Foreign Affairs
Irans ambitions in the Levant - -

Why It's Building Two Land Corridors to the Mediterranean


By Ehud Yaari

Analysis
The New York Times
The collapse of Americcan identity - -

We’re losing a shared consensus of who we are to diverging political narratives.


By Robert P. Jones

Health
The Washington Post
Breast Cancer study will assess watchful waiting - -

Waiting and watching with - stage 0 - breast cancer put to nationwide test 


By Laurie McGinley

News Analysis
The New York Times
100 days of noise from Donald Trump - -

The Trump administration could play as comedy, if not for its vast capacity to harm the vulnerable


By The Editorial Board



    
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