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How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats, And Military Regimes

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:14:31 -0400

Officials have repeatedly collaborated with fiercely anti-democratic regimes and militaries.

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Trump Still Believes He's Being Wiretapped

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:07:03 -0400

At his joint press briefing with Angela Merkel, President Trump says he has something in common with the German Chancellor, suggesting he still believes he was wiretapped by the Obama administration.

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Did Obama Empower Us As Citizens?

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:40:48 -0500

We live in a celebrity-dominated culture and we have bought into the President as either hero or anti-hero.

Why The Recent Report About $125 Billion In Waste At The Pentagon Is Old News

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:17:17 -0500

The DOD doesn’t need a budget hike—it needs accountability, efficiency, and responsible spending.

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Reflections On The Obama Presidency: Leaving Bipartisanship Behind

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:37:29 -0500

After all, it always takes two to tango, and the Republicans are now refusing to dance.

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9 Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office To Reveal The Nature Of The National Security State

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:33:24 -0500

Obama's failure to rein in George Bush's national security policies hands Donald Trump a fully loaded weapon.

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Obama Is Leaving A Loaded Gun In The Oval Office

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:06:45 -0500

Imagine this scenario: you've occupied an office for eight years and now you're about to move out. You know who's going to move in and, by reputation, he's a fellow with a minimal ability to control himself who might conceivably be a danger to others.

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Army Halts Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:05:24 -0500

The "historic" decision comes as thousands of protesters gather on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

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Obama Administration Signals Defeat In Big Immigration Case Over Deportation Relief

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:47:08 -0500

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, has said the president's immigration plan is "lawless."

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In The Headlines Again, It’s Essential That We Repair The Border’s Reputation

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:45:58 -0500

The dust from the 2016 election has not had time to settle and yet, the border finds itself back in the headlines as one

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SEC Chief Mary Jo White To Step Down At The End Of The Obama Administration

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:46:54 -0500

Her departure may leave a sharply understaffed and gridlocked commission in her wake.

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What Does The Trump Victory Mean For Climate Change Policy?

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:49:05 -0500

After I've had an opportunity to reflect more calmly and carefully on the implications of the forthcoming Trump presidency for environmental, natural resource, and energy policy, I will return to this topic.

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LGBT Presidential Appointments Initiative

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:22:21 -0400

The LGBT community is diverse and the PAI wants to ensure when they are asked for recommendations at all levels they have a set of resumes representing the diversity of the LGBT community they can put forward.

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