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Borderline Personalities

Mexican presidential hopeful Andrés Manuel López Obrador vows to stand up to the ‘bully’ to the north




“IT’S THE SAME POPULISM AS Trump.” That’s how political commentator Francisco Martín Moreno describes the fervor surrounding Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Populist is a label that is often attached to the fiery leftist candidate, who is running for president for the third time. But with many Mexicans desperate for a leader who can stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump while also tackling corruption and poverty at home, López Obrador may have just what it takes to win the election in July 2018.

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IN GUNS WE TRUST This week, in order to understand America’s obsession with guns, we've come to proud and defiant Texas. Texas is an American state, like Texas as a republic before that and Texas as a Mexican state before that, survived only because armed civilians did what their government could not do — keep them safe, keep them alive. Without guns, there would be no Texas.