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Trump and His ‘Beautiful’ Weapons

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It’s easy to understand why some of President Trump’s senior advisers privately consider him a “moron,” with a limited vocabulary and stunning lack of normal human empathy, as William Blum explains at Anti-Empire Report. Capturing the wisdom and the beauty…Read more →

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Trump Bows to Neocons, Netanyahu

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Rather than expand U.S. exports to Iran – and create more American jobs – President Trump fell in line behind Israel’s P.M. Netanyahu, decertifying the Iran-nuclear deal and risking more war, as Gareth Porter explains at The American Conservative. By…Read more →

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Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth

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Australia’s public broadcasting network gave Hillary Clinton an open mike to defame WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange as “a tool of Russian intelligence” without giving him a chance to respond, as John Pilger describes. By John Pilger On Oct. 16, the Australian…Read more →

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Uncle Sam: The Ultimate Gun Nut

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The murky motive behind the Las Vegas massacre – carried out by a heavily armed “gun nut” – parallels the incomprehensible rationales for the global wars waged by the ultimate “gun nut,” Uncle Sam, writes JP Sottile. By JP Sottile…Read more →

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Man Bites Dog: NYT Does Journalism

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Exclusive: When the Trump administration blamed Cuba for a “sonic attack” on U.S. diplomats, a New York Times reporter did something unusual for his newspaper: he tried objectively to assess the evidence, as Robert Parry reports. By Robert Parry I…Read more →

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Trump’s Nihilism on Healthcare

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Petulant bombast is a dangerous approach to governance – what the Founders associated with the British crown – but now President Trump has brought that style to U.S. policymaking on healthcare, as Michael Winship observes. By Michael Winship A couple…Read more →

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The Indonesia Massacre’s Historic Message

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Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media’s credulity toward today’s Official Narratives is especially troubling given the false storylines from the past, such as the cover-up of Washington’s hand in the Indonesia massacres, as Jonathan Marshall describes. By Jonathan Marshall Fifty-four years…Read more →

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Blaming Russia for the Internet ‘Sewer’

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Exclusive: As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a “sewer,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry With…Read more →

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Trump Escalates Anti-Leak Campaign

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President Trump has made clear his anger about “leaks,” but he is far from alone among recent U.S. presidents waging war against whistleblowing, write Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan for ExposeFacts. By Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan The Trump administration…Read more →

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Why the Vengeance Toward Sgt. Bergdahl

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The angry politics around Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s “desertion” in Afghanistan revolve around right-wing hatred for President Obama who engineered Bergdahl’s freedom from the Taliban, as Matthew Hoh describes. By Matthew Hoh Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea begins the end of…Read more →

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