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Why are Boeing and the U.S. in a trade war with Canada and the U.K.?

A Bombardier C Series jet sits in a Montreal hanger. (AP) In a fierce trade dispute that involves three governments, U.S.-based aerospace manufacturer Boeing Co. and its Canadian rival Bombardier Inc. are facing off. Boeing has accused Bombardier of accepting billions in “unfair” Canadian subsidies that allowed the company to undercut its rivals on price. The Trump administration recently sided with Boeing, slapping Bombardier with a hefty fine. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hailed it as an affirmation of Trump’s “America First” policy. Bombardier calls it “divorced from the reality about the financing of multibillion-dollar aircraft programs.” And the United Kingdom —...

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Trump is pulling the U.S. out of UNESCO. The bigger pattern is the problem.

A general view of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization headquarters, in Paris. (Reuters) On Oct. 12, the Trump administration announced the United States would pull out of UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Founded in 1945, UNESCO is perhaps best known for its World Heritage seal, used to brand and protect some of the planet’s most precious places, from the Taj Mahal to the Pyramids of Giza to the Grand Canyon. What might U.S. withdrawal mean? Research in international relations shows that withdrawing from UNESCO isn’t simply a pragmatic decision with nominal ramifications....

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If Trump doesn’t want a nuclear war with North Korea, a ‘No First Use’ pledge might work better than threats

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is said to be inspecting artillery launchers ahead of a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on April 25, 2017. (NORTHKOREA-TOURISM/WONSAN KCNA/via REUTERS) Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea with “fire and fury” should it cross some ambiguous tripwire. By being vague about where that tripwire lies, Trump seems to believe that his threat, coupled with harsher economic sanctions, will force Kim Jong Un to back down. But just the opposite seems to have...

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Health insurance is good not just for individuals but for democracy

President Trump holds up an executive order on health care after signing it during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 12, 2017. (Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency/EFE/REX/Shutterstock) For the past seven months, Americans have watched and weighed in as Congress considered the continued existence of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last Thursday, the Trump administration announced that the government would stop subsidizing insurers for making premiums and deductibles more affordable for low-income customers. Most of the discussion to date has been about whether these plans are good for families, and if so, which ones. But...

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