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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:44:09 +0000Chelsea will be free in May! With more than a little irony, while I was in Iraq working for the State Department, Chelsea Manning’s office was across the hall from mine. While I was winning the war by writing emails to the embassy, Manning was across the hall capturing the texts of hundreds of thousands … Continue reading "Peter Van Buren asks: Would You Have Chelsea Manning’s Courage When Called?"
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:42:00 +0000Although the Founders expected the legislative branch of government to be first among equals, especially in the past 20 years the executive branch has consolidated power at the expense of Congress and the Courts. But the two losing branches have been more than complicit in the process. What does this bode for our future? We … Continue reading "Ron Paul on Executive Power in the Age of Trump"
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:11:11 +0000Hypocrisy is not an unfamiliar site in the comments of top political officials, but Secretary of State John Kerry really took it to new levels today, complaining it was “inappropriate” for President-elect Donald Trump to publicly criticize internal policy of other nations, after Trump’s comments panning Germany allowing refugees into the country. That Trump’s comments … Continue reading "Kerry: Inappropriate for Trump to Directly Comment on Other Nations’ Policies"
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:20:09 +0000Martin Luther King’s 1967 sermons and speeches against the Vietnam war may not be as well-remembered as his famous “I have a Dream” speech, but they demonstrate a commitment to the spirit of the Nobel Peace Prize he won in 1964. Others who have won this award have not pursued a peaceful course, including the … Continue reading "Antiwar And Anti-Violence: The Revolutionary Martin Luther King, Jr."
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:57:56 +0000Short Answer: It’s been 15+ years of coalition and the Taliban are still there, the Afghan government in Kabul is even more corrupt, and most of Afghanistan is as economically decrepit as ever. A report, “Lessons From the Coalition,” emerged from a conference co-hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace (yes, we have one, it … Continue reading "So How’s That Coalition Thing Working Out in Afghanistan?"
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:30:45 +0000Watching the Senate hearing for President-elect Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, it seemed arch-neocon Bill Kristol might have been hiding somewhere feeding the former Exxon CEO his lines. He’s going to stop China from accessing islands it has constructed in the South China Sea? He endorses the neocon line about Russian “aggression” against Ukraine … Continue reading "Ron Paul on the Tillerson Hearing: Will Trump Have A Neocon Foreign Policy?"
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:08:47 +0000US House Member Justin Amash (R-MI) announced Wednesday on Twitter that the Obama administration has agreed to the request Amash and fellow House Member Walter Jones (R-NC) made to President Barack Obama on December 19 that a classified briefing be provided for all Congress members concerning evidence being used to support claims that the Russian … Continue reading "House Members Offered ‘Russian Hacking’ Briefing – Two Weeks After Obama Expelled Russian Diplomats"
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:50:53 +0000We all know what money laundering is. When you need to hide the fact that the money in your possession comes by way of nefarious sources, you transfer it through legitimate sources and it appears clean on the other end. It’s standard practice among thieves, extortionists, drug dealers, and the like. The same practice can … Continue reading "Did John McCain ‘Launder’ Dodgy Trump Intel Dossier?"
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:46:17 +0000The text below is an Open Letter to the next American president urging complete nuclear disarmament as an urgent priority. The letter was prepared under the auspices of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and its current list of signatories are listed below. We hope you will add your name to the list. As president of … Continue reading "Open Letter to President-elect Trump: Negotiate Nuclear Zero"
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:40:27 +0000Want to know how to evaluate the memo alleging Trump is run by the Russians, and that they have video of him and his golden showers? I can tell you. Read. The use of anonymous sources was once a major line for a journalist to cross. By not naming a source, the journalist insists you … Continue reading "Evaluating ‘Sources’ in Fake News Like You’re in the CIA"