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The Orb

  We live in a post-satire world. There is no more glaring example of this than the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, where US president Donald Trump visited to participate in this¬†Orwellian photo-op. Seriously, … Continue reading

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Ruling Ideologies

  Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, the United States has been operating under the auspices of two mutually reinforcing ideologies–neoliberalism and neoconservatism. By criticizing trade treaties like the TPP and NAFTA, while promising to mend relations … Continue reading

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“Boy Play”

Thought I’d become inured to “war-on-terror”¬†blowback. Boy was I wrong. In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers … Continue reading

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