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We Cannot Wait for History to Judge. We Need the Truth About Trump and Russia Now.
Over the holidays, John Farrell, author of an upcoming biography of Richard Nixon, wrote an op-ed piece in The New York Times confirming what many of us have known for nearly 50 years: In the fall of 1968, Nixon, the Republican candidate for president, deliberately torpedoed President Lyndon...
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Another Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof
MEMORANDUM FOR: President Barack Obama FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: A Key Issue That Still Needs to be Resolved As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office Friday, a pall hangs over his upcoming presidency amid an unprecedentedly...
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Congress and Ethics
When Socrates and his two great disciples composed a system of rational ethics, they were hardly proposing practical legislation for mankind...They were merely writing an eloquent epitaph for their country. —George Santayana, The Life of Reason It all happened within hours after the 115th Congress...
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Rise of Rightwing Demagogues Threatens Democracy Worldwide: HRW
The rise of political populists threatens democracy worldwide, a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) released Thursday says. In its World Report 2017 , the human rights organization highlights President-elect Donald Trump 's victory in the U.S., the power grabs of "strongman" leaders in Russia...
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'Are We Living in Nazi Germany?': Trump Lashes Out Ahead of Press Conference
President-elect Donald Trump will hold his first post-election press conference at 11:00am in New York City on Wednesday. The event is now more significant than ever following the release late Tuesday night of unverified claims that Russia has been "cultivating, supporting, and assisting" Trump for...
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NYT on Iraq and Russia: Newspaper of Record or Journalistic Home to Intelligence Sources and Warmakers
On May 17 of this year, PBS Frontline broadcast a program titled, “The Secret History of Isis,” which it described as “the inside story of the radicals who became the leaders of ISIS.” As a companion piece, Frontline also posted an interview with former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell about...
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Critics Still See Holes in US 'Evidence' of Russian Election Interference
As the U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats over hacking charges, critics say the so-called evidence released Thursday alongside President Barack Obama's sanctions is an insufficient response to calls for hard proof of the allegations. The FBI/Department of Homeland Security Joint Analysis Report "...
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Behind the Real US Strategic Blunder in Syria
President Barack Obama has long been under fire from the US national security elite and the media for failing to intervene aggressively against the Assad regime. But the real strategic blunder was not that Barack Obama didn’t launch yet another war in Syria, but that he decided to go along with the...
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'Let It Be an Arms Race': Trump Clarifies Tweet on Expanding Nuclear Stockpile
"Let it be an arms race." That's how President-elect Donald Trump clarified a tweet he sent Thursday which said the U.S. must "strengthen and expand" its nuclear arsenal, a remark that set off warnings and calls for explanation. He then spoke on the phone with MSNBC 's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika...
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Trump Advocates 'Greatly' Expanding Nuclear Arsenal
President-elect Donald Trump unexpectedly tweeted in support of boosting the United States' nuclear capacity on Thursday, marking a potential reversal in U.S. policy. The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses...
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