Ovamir Anjum (Toledo): Salafis and Democracy: Doctrine and Context. Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Hull): Jihad Online: How Do Terrorists Use the Internet? ISIS is as much an offshoot of our global civilisation as Google. Robert Gebelhoff on rethinking the war on terrorism, with the help of science. We can kill terrorism with kindness: Conspicuous generosity will create communities willing to help law enforcers catch terrorists. The introduction to Terrorism, Tourism and the End of Hospitality in the "West" by Maximiliano E. Korstanje. CJ Werleman on how Trump could become the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism.


Usman W. Chohan (UNSW): Is a Legislative Budget Office Compatible with the Nostrums of an "Alternative-Facts" and Post-Truth Era? GOP tries to discredit agency reviewing its health care bill. Republicans spent seven years hyperventilating over Obamacare, and now they're paying the price for their shameful politics. Trumpism is now getting exposed as a monumental fraud. Josh Marshall on why repeal and replace is going so badly. So Trump is betting that after promising to repeal and replace Obamacare immediately, backing a bill everyone hates, failing to make members of his own party pass it, then doing nothing for two years as Americans go broke and even die, the country is going to blame Democrats for failing to fix the healthcare system.


From Lawfare, what happens when we don't believe the president's oath? Benjamin Wittes and Quinta Jurecic investigate. Trump's Twitter feed is a gateway to authoritarianism. At the root of Trump's new fury: Total contempt for American democracy. Mark Danner on what he could do. Every bizarre Trump eruption is a rehearsal for when it really matters: His accusation that Obama tapped his phone is crazy — but look at it closely to see why we should really be worried. It looks as if Trump is already clearing the path ahead by pre-emptively blaming the media and the courts for any future terrorist attack; the more we publicly declare that we are expecting Trump and his allies to attempt this move, the less power the move will have if and when they make it. Many serious political crises are perfectly constitutional — that's a problem.

"Your daily reminder that Republicans in Congress have the power to end this clown show, but have chosen to enable him without any oversight". Lee Drutman on how a too-strong presidency and a too-weak Congress are destroying the American experiment. From the Gotham Philosophical Society, John Davenport on the only way to save America: Constitutional amendments and the convention idea.


Jeb Sprague-Silgado (UCSB): The Caribbean Cruise Ship Business and the Emergence of a Transnational Capitalist Class. Nico Stehr (Zeppelin): The Price of Knowledge. Russian hackers said to seek hush money from liberal groups. Rafia Zakaria on our better ban: Behold the re-launch of American ostracism. An Indian immigrant is murdered in Kansas — it's part of a spike in hate crimes against South Asians. This International Women's Day is about creating a better, and more equal, working world — that includes the people who take care of America's children. Talking Trumpism: The new political journal American Affairs enters the fray. On not facing the death of a civilization: JP O'Malley interviews Will Stone on Stefan Zweig.


Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (Toronto): Race and Policing in Historical Context: Dehumanization and the Policing of Black People in the 21st Century. Devon W. Carbado (UCLA): From Stopping Black People to Killing Black People: The Fourth Amendment Pathways to Police Violence. Devon W. Carbado (UCLA) and Patrick F. Rock (GCC): What Exposes African Americans to Police Violence? Lawrence Rosenthal (Chapman): Good and Bad Ways to Address Police Violence. To take the measure of lives: Ryan T. Woods on the metrics and morals of quantifying police violence. America's blue wall of terror: Michael Eric Dyson on why black people fear the police, and why white people refuse to believe it. Black communities stop calling 911 after instances of police brutality, research shows.

Chris Hayes on how America became a colonial ruler in its own cities. American policing is broken — here's how to fix it: Step one — police must admit there's a problem. America has locked up so many black people it has warped our sense of reality.


Christopher P. Long (Michigan State): Who Let the Dogs Out? Tracking the Philosophical Life among the Wolves and Dogs of the Republic. From the Journal of Practical Ethics, an interview with Peter Singer. What is it like to be a philosopher? Clifford Sosis interviews Jenny Saul. How should we interpret dead philosophers? Tom Stern on the problem with the principle of charity. David Wallace on a broad conception of philosophical skills. Joseph Heath on adversarialism in philosophy: A defence. Newcomb's problem divides philosophers — which side are you on? Philosophy in the time of Charles Koch: David V. Johnson on the University of Arizona's Center for the Philosophy of Freedom. Skye Cleary interviews Corey Mohler, creator of Existential Comics.


Time for some game theory: Is President Trump irrational — or just playing a different game than everyone else? In trying to grasp Trump's uniqueness, many commentators resort to psychology; Katalin Balog proposes a more philosophical perspective, a sort of psycho-philosophical approach that allows one to appreciate better the psychic vortex that sucks up and annihilates anything of value around Trump. Trump's world increasingly shaped by Fox News, and Fox by Trump. The clickbait presidency: The Donald Trump conspiracy-theory feedback loop is only going to get worse. Democracy requires trust, but Trump is making us all into conspiracy theorists.

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