Mass shootings: What’s wrong with America?

This is a terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the mass shooting perpetrated by Stephen Paddock  even goes into the saddest chapters of the history books. But some small scale shooting with few people dead or wounded take place in America almost every other week. So maybe my question is too harsh but does America really care about this problem, or maybe not so much and why?
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The legacy of Hugh Hefner is complicated

A pioneer of sexual revolution and fighter against prejudices or just a successful businessman and probably a sleazy old man. There are som divided views on a late Hugh Hefner. In your opinion, how did he and his Playboy magazine affect America’s society, culture? Read few comments.

Hugh Hefner (1926-2017). Credit: http://www.playboyenterprises.com/

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Where was the UN in the Trump’s speech at UNGA?

Read few comments by Martin EdwardsAssociate Professor and Director, Center for UN and Global Governance Studies, Seton Hall University. Listen to President Donald Trump’s speech.

Secretary-General António Guterres meets with United States President Donald Trump. Also pictured, Nikki Haley, United States Permanent Representative to the UN. Credit: http://www.unmultimedia.org/Eskinder Debebe

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What to expect from President Trump at UNGA?

During his visit to NATO many expected that President Donald Trump will clearly emphasize NATO Article 5 and the collective defense. I didn’t happen at that time. Maybe now the situation is similar. What do you think the world expects from Trump now from his tomorrow’s UN speech and the world might get? Read few comments.


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Is new Trump emerging?

President Trump sides with Democrats on some fiscal issues, there is this discussion about DACA and it is quite clear that some MAGA fans are not very happy about this. So how do you read this? New Trump is emerging, or basically it reflects that he was never close to GOP on many issues anyway? Read few comments.


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What can Georgia expect from the US under President Trump?

On one hand US Vice President Mike Pence recently visited Georgia, on the other hand we have quite unpredictable Donald Trump in the White House. What would you say Georgia could expect from the US, do you think Georgia should somehow change, adjust its policies towards the US (the West)? Read few comments.

Exercise Noble Partner: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks before a crowd of U.S. Soldiers and Georgian soldiers. Credit: http://www.eur.army.mil, Sgt. Shiloh Capers

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What’s next for US-Russia relations? Just tit for tat?

It was hard not to react on Russian actions so when US told Russia to close consulate in San Francisco and two other annexes it was probably expected. Do you think that this tit for tat approach will in the foreseeable future dominate over US-Russia relations or not, and why? Read few comments.

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump took place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in July. Credit: http://en.kremlin.ru

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