Will Donald Trump be impeached? Nate Silver on how to think about the chances. To impeach or not to impeach — and is that even the question? Democrats should proudly call for Trump’s impeachment: Some rank-and-file members are doing it — why aren’t the party’s leaders showing the same courage of conviction? The case for impeaching Trump and fast: This is the exact situation impeachment was meant for — let’s hurry up. Why Democrats in 2018 shouldn’t campaign to impeach Trump: Nothing fires up the liberal base like calls for impeachment — but will that flip seats controlled by Republicans? How Watergate helped Republicans — and gave us Trump: Democrats hoping for impeachment shouldn’t get too excited.

If you want to prosecute a president, impeach him first. Donald Trump to America: Please impeach me. So what exactly counts as an impeachable offense? No, impeachment doesn’t work that way: Let’s step back and talk about what’s what — the actual facts of how it works — when it comes to impeachment.


Emil Edenborg (Sodertom): Homophobia as Geopolitics: Putin’s Ban on “Homosexual Propaganda” and the Negotiation of Russia’s Place in the World. Amy Knight on Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, Putin’s monster. Putin’s dragon: Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov has fashioned the war-torn region in his own image — is he out of control? Chaim Shinar (OUI): Are the Chechens Freedom Fighters Or Terrorists? Giedrius Cesnakas (Vytautas Magnus): Energy Resources as the Tools of Foreign Policy: The Case of Russia. Trump claims he wants closer ties with Russia — here are 3 reasons that won’t fly. What do we know about Russia’s “grand strategy”?

Philipp Casula (Zurich): Russia’s Foreign Policy from the Crimean Crisis to the Middle East: Great Power Gamble or Biopolitics? It sounds unlikely, but there is a way Ukraine and Russia could make peace. Lithuania gears up for war with Russia: New military recruits train for battle against their powerful neighbor.


From Chiasma: A Site For Thought, a special issue on Ends of Philosophy. Nicole Siller (Deakin): “Modern Slavery”: Does International Law Distinguish between Slavery, Enslavement and Trafficking? Phylogenetic paleoecology: An article on tree-thinking and ecology in deep time. How Trump’s aides pulled off Middle East tour: The president’s smooth tour through Saudi Arabia and Israel reflected careful advance planning by a trio of White House officials. Donald Trump's foreign trip is going smoothly — it won’t last. How scared should we be of Trump’s voter fraud commission? Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on heartbreak, hope, and finally, a parade: Cleveland is the sports city worth rooting for.


From Cracked, here is a zero B.S. guide to American healthcare. Why won’t more American corporations support single-payer health care? Warren Buffett is rare among CEOs in publicly recognizing the economic benefits of Medicare for All. Scott Lemieux on the path to universal healthcare (and part 2). Trump, shouting “death spiral”, has nudged Affordable Care Act downward. Trump’s sabotage takes its toll on the health care system. Abbe Gluck on how the G.O.P. sabotaged Obamacare. Trumpcare is Russian roulette for people with pre-existing conditions. CBO: Republican health care bill raises premiums for older, poor Americans by as much as 850%.

Will Republican lies catch up to them before or after they ruin people’s lives? It’s time to worry about health care in the Senate. Senate Republicans are now reliving the House’s health care nightmare.


Here’s everything we know about Salman Abedi, the Manchester bomber. ISIS has a strategy to create a media frenzy and news outlets are struggling to disrupt it. Don’t let psychopathic murderers suppress our common humanity. Why the Manchester attack was an attack on girlhood. Why is the president putting ISIS in the same category in which he places Rosie O’Donnell? What Trump reveals by calling terrorists “losers”. Reactions to Manchester bombing show how anti-Muslim bigots are “useful idiots” for ISIS. Of course we could do more to stop terrorism — if we’re willing to live in a police state. Europe may face a grim future with terrorism as a fact of life.

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