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July 15, 2018

From SCOTUS to NATO, the Pix Were Lit: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

From SCOTUS to NATO, the Pix Were Lit: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw The Queen. The NATO flyover. The Baby Blimp. Strzrok and Russiagate. Kavanaugh/SCOTUS. Manafort. What a visual week.

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July 8, 2018

Gangster Mindset: Pompeo Gets Owned on North Korea Visit

Gangster Mindset: Pompeo Gets Owned on North Korea Visit
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By Michael Shaw Taken during Mike Pompeo's empty visit to North Korea last week, Andrew Harnik's Instagram photo is pretty clever.

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June 18, 2018

On the Border Family Separation Crisis: There are Enough Pictures Now

On the Border Family Separation Crisis: There are Enough Pictures Now
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By Christa Olson I know enough to be skeptical that pictures of abuse will call people to action. And yet, that appears to be what is happening right now.

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June 15, 2018

Immigration Hysteria and a Show Summit: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Immigration Hysteria and a Show Summit: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw Before the Trump era, you could count on the news to slow down in the summer. Instead, drama, chaos, and hysteria continue as the order of the day.

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June 14, 2018

From the Olympics to Singapore: Kim Jong Un’s Remarkable Visual Makeover

From the Olympics to Singapore: Kim Jong Un’s Remarkable Visual Makeover
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By Marta Zarzycka — Kim Jong Un has proved himself a master at softening his media image. His summit with Donald Trump in Singapore was just the latest example. 

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