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Cold War Kids

  The Democratic Party with the corporate media in tow has been consistently promulgating the idea that Russia meddled in the 2016 election in favor of Trump. This effort is part of a larger scheme. Even before the election powerful … Continue reading

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Behind the throne

  Making sense of the Trump presidency will be challenging. It’s a new environment with all preconceived notions of the American political system vanishing. Up is down and down is up. For example, liberals, who traditionally viewed the CIA as … Continue reading

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Like Ike

  Before he took office, President Obama professed his admiration of President Reagan. Lately he’s behaving like President Eisenhower. Eisenhower, after creating the military-industrial-complex and nascent deep state, famously warned against it. As he was leaving office. Many Americans remember Eisenhower’s … Continue reading

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The Flying Lemon

  Reading the Project of Government Oversight report on the F-35, it’s apparent that the fighter/bomber is a flying lemon, and we the taxpayers are the unwitting buyers. The report claims that the F-35, built by Lockheed Martin, is weighed down … Continue reading

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Contradictions

What do secret wars, regime change, spying on Americans, and bailouts for Wall Street have in common? They’re all policies of the deep state, according to Mike Lofgren, the Republican congressional staffer who wrote the groundbreaking essay Anatomy of a … Continue reading

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A Milo Minderbinder Moment

Neoconservatives have a lock on American foreign policy with an intellectual conformity among analysts, commentators and government policy makers that is breathtaking. This has happened, I believe, because neoconservatism represents the strong state necessary for neoliberal economic policies to be implemented … Continue reading

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Why we can’t have nice stuff

We’ve been talking a lot about foreign policy lately, but why does US foreign policy matter to the American public? It matters because our elite are committed to empire. Empire is their political economy.  Empire benefits them. Us, not so … Continue reading

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