Tom Nichols

Professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College

Professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College

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Will these tariffs on Mexico last forever?

It’s a two-front trade war

Will these tariffs on Mexico last forever?

from Left, Right & Center

After a week of scandals, Virginia Democrats are in disarray.

We need to talk about Virginia

After a week of scandals, Virginia Democrats are in disarray.

from Left, Right & Center

Let’s review.

What a weird week.

Let’s review.

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Republicans have been demanding a vote to open the impeachment inquiry. They may get one Thursday.

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The Trump administration wants to end Temporary Protected Status, which allows immigrants currently living in the U.S.

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If what you describe is a quid pro quo, is it a quid pro quo?

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

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Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

This morning, a bitterly divided U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution guiding the rules of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Was Gordon Sondland lying in his testimony, or was he just not prepared?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

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