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How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Con Man Donald Trump
When it comes to raising money based on false claims, this president has nothing on the Pentagon. And worse yet, like America's wars, the Pentagon's long con shows no sign of ending.
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 In its menacing rejection of the court, the Trump administration is turning its back on the system of international law and justice the United States helped establish at Nuremberg. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Turning Our Backs on Nuremberg
John Bolton and Mike Pompeo defy the International Criminal Court
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Banishing Truth
"The editor urged me to do nothing. It would be my word versus that of all the cops involved, and all would accuse me of lying. The message was clear: I did not have a story. But of course I did."
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Former Blackwater Security Guard Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Third Trial for Nisour Square Massacre
"You know that this man took this sniper rifle, and through this scope he took aim at Ahmed's head, and he fired. Boom. And he fired again. Boom."
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George W. Bush Started an Immoral War. Now He's Getting the Liberty Medal
"Donald Trump's narcissistic embrace of racism, crudeness, and blatant lying is too easy to brand as un-American and 'not who we are.' But George W. Bush's militarism, empire-building, and hypocrisy in pursuit of those goals was maybe a little too American."
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The Pentagon reports that the Afghan conflict costs US taxpayers $45 billion per year. (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) Views
After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror
The war on terror appears more like an endless war
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'Gitmo for Children': Trump Administration Reveals Plan to Imprison Families With Kids Indefinitely
"Locking up children indefinitely is cruel and heartless, even for the Trump administration. It is nothing less than an assault on child safety and fundamental human dignity."
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On National Security, Kavanaugh Has a History of Extreme Deference to the President
Kavanaugh’s record shows he would likely defer to — and not even scrutinize — a president's push for war or abuses in the name of "national security"
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'Deeply Flawed' Report Admits Immigrant Youth Put in Solitary and Restrained With Bags Over Their Heads, But Claims 'No Abuse' Found
The treatment teens were subjected to in a Virginia facility "are unacceptable and un-American, whether or not they meet the state's legal threshold for abuse or neglect," says ACLU
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A new report finds that individual Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents could be held personally liable for the suffering of families and children under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. News
Claims That ICE Agents Were 'Just Following Orders' Won't Save Them From Liability for Children's Suffering, Legal Scholars Warn
"While such employees may say they were 'just following orders,' their highest command is to uphold the Constitution. This overrides any contrary decision from ICE or even Trump himself."
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