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Reactions to Manchester Bombing Show How Anti-Muslim Bigots Are "Useful Idiots" for ISIS
If you want to defeat ISIS, listen to former ISIS hostage Nicolas Henin. The group is “heartened by every sign of overreaction, of division, of fear, of racism, of xenophobia … [and] drawn to any examples of ugliness on social media,” the French journalist wrote in November 2015 in the wake of the...
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Trump's Budget Is a Blueprint for a Banana Republic-Style Military Dictatorship
The Trump Administration has officially unveiled its proposed budget to "Make America Great Again," and by all accounts it’s a total flop. Most news outlets are ignoring are the greater implications of what is proposed in the budget itself—the society America would become if the Trump budget became...
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'RussiaGate' Has Become a Catastrophic Failure of Leadership — and a Debacle From Which the Trump Presidency Will Not Recover
A version of this post first appeared on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas A. Blackmon’s Facebook page. A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian...
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Trump’s Budget Expands Global War on the Backs of the American Poor
It is fitting that while President Trump is traveling the world, sealing a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, he would drop his own kind of bomb on the American people: his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, titled, of course, “ The New Foundation for American Greatness .” “This Budget’s...
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Resurrecting 'Gilded Age,' Trump Budget Sacrifices All for Military and Ultra-Rich
President Donald Trump officially unveiled his budget on Tuesday and made clear that the candidate who rose to power with a promise to protect the downtrodden and working class had swapped that rhetoric for " hardline rightwing economics " that prioritizes military might and insulating the one-...
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Democracy Watchdog Turns Up Heat on White House to Answer for 'Illegal' Syria Strike
A watchdog group on Monday stepped up its efforts to get the Trump administration to answer for its military strike on Syria in April. The Protect Democracy Project filed a motion asking a judge to order several federal agencies to give expedited answers to the group's Freedom of Information Act (...
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Terror and Geopolitics: Manchester 2017 and 1996
Manchester, UK, was hit with the deadliest bomb attack on Monday since a June Saturday morning in 1996, when a massive 3000 lb. Provisional Irish Republican Army blast leveled the city center shopping district to rubble and left 200 wounded. The toll at the Ariana Grande concert so far this morning...
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They Say There's Never Been Anything Like It Ever Before: Dumpster Fire In Israel Promotes the Possibility of Lasting Peach
Protesting Trump in Israel. Photo by Oded Balilty/AP Oh, the ruinous phantasmagoria of our moron set loose in the world as a faux-statesman. In two short days, Drumpf careened from a cringeworthy, typo-filled White House statement setting out his goals in the Middle East - “ Promote the possibility...
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With Children Among Casualties, Death Toll Rises in Manchester
Updated: As details begin to emerge of the victims, many of whom are known to be children or young adults , the death toll after Monday night's bombing in Manchester has now risen to twenty-two, according to officials. Fifty-nine people were injured in the blast. Manchester Police have announced...
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The Internet Won’t Let Armenia Go Away
Here’s a different kind of story about media and politics. It demonstrates how the monstrosity of a crime a century old still divides and scorches the world. And it’s one more example of how digital technology is changing geopolitics at every level, from interfering with other nation’s elections to...
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