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Caleb Mills

Caleb Mills is a writer, journalist, and analyst from the American Midwest.

US-China Trade War: Making Up Is Hard to Do

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With a wide array of conflicting and congruous interests, the US-China relationship is anything but simple.

The Story of Medicare

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Tracking the unlikely history of a policy that has now become a core pillar of US politics and society.

Why The Hungarian Government Just Doesn’t ‘Get It’ on Poverty

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Homeless people are the new migrants in Hungary, at least so far as political stigmatization is concerned.

Five Things Everyone Gets Wrong on Iran

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While it’s true that Iran presides over well-documented human rights abuses, these abuses are often exaggerated to the point of creating a tyrannical mythos that’s completely detached from reality.

Time for Italy’s Populists to Face Reality

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Italy’s ruling coalition is struggling to transform electoral fantasy into a reality.

When Ping-Pong Saved the World

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History teaches us that sometimes it’s the human element that deescalates seemingly intractable international disputes.

Scott Walker to Face the Music in US Midterms?

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Scott Walker is one of the many old guard Republicans facing a credible challenge in November, and it could be the oft-ignored issue of education that ends up unseating him.

Conservatives Never Wanted Brexit

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Brexit was never the Conservative Party’s idea. In fact, it was always one of its’ worst nightmares.

The Commendable Courage of Steve Bullock

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The governor’s stance on gun rights may pay off in the long run.

The Dangerous Simplicity of Brett Kavanaugh

Brett_Kavanaugh_and_Johnny_Isakson, public domain, Wiki commons Office of Senator Johnny Isakson, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brett_Kavanaugh_and_Johnny_Isakson.jpg

Make no mistake: Brett Kavanaugh is not Neil Gorsuch 2.0. On key constitutional matters, the two couldn’t be any more different.

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