Category Archives: government

THE COMING COLLAPSE

By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ May 21, 2018 Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in … Continue reading

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It’s the Guns, Stupid

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery. America can prevent shootings. But it has to come to grips with the problem. By German Lopez/ Vox.com/ May 18, 2018 Editor’s Note: Charts do not come out … Continue reading

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WAR WITH IRAN–IS IT INEVITABLE?

By Arlen Grossman (also published in OpEdNews.com) A major war in the Middle East would be catastrophic, yet that is the direction we are heading. With President Trump withdrawing from the nuclear accord with Iran, we are left with a … Continue reading

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Lies, Lies, and More Lies

Trump’s medical deceptions should be a scandal By Paul Waldman/ Washington Post/ May 2, 2018 “Trump disseminated false medical records to fool the public about his health.” That is a headline you have never seen, though you should have. If … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN WITHOUT LIMITS

Who Will Protect Elections From U.S. Oligarchs? By Paul Street/ Truthdig/ April 18, 2018 I recently heard on cable news that special counsel Robert Mueller wanted to interview some “Russian oligarchs” about their supposed influence on the 2016 U.S. presidential … Continue reading

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Syria Used Chemical Weapons–Are You Sure?

By Arlen Grossman  (Editor’s Note: What you see here is a revised and expanded version of s previous post. This version was headlined at OpEdNews.com., April 19, 2018, with over 2500 views.) Think about this:   Syrian President Assad had … Continue reading

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What About This Time?

Note: This article refers to the 2017 missile strike against Syria — TBPR Editor NOW MATTIS ADMITS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE ASSAD USED POISON GAS ON HIS PEOPLE By Ian Wilkie/ Newsweek/ February 8, 2018 Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo … Continue reading

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Illegal Wars: The New American Way

By Maj. Danny Sjursen/ Truthdig/ March 21, 2018 [T]he President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, … Continue reading

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Unraveling of a President

By Arlen Grossman The pressure is building up around Donald Trump. As I write this, today was full of disturbing news for the president (as well as most of us). The Dow plummeted over 700 points, his lead lawyer stepped … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Ago, America Destroyed My Country

By Sinan Antoon/ New York Times/ March 19, 2018 When I was 12, Saddam Hussein, vice president of Iraq at the time, carried out a huge purge and officially usurped total power. I was living in Baghdad then, and I … Continue reading

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