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02/24/2018

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TGIF: The Tragicomedy of Russiagate

The whole election-meddling distraction is remarkable in both comic and tragic ways. The tragedy can be summed up in three words: New Cold War. At a time when the U.S. and Russian governments ought to be working toward nuclear disarmament, relations are deteriorating dangerously. As the estimable Australian writer Caitlin Johnstone, notes, despite Donald Trump’s […]TGIF: The Tragicomedy of Russiagate was first posted on February 23, 2018 at 12:01 am. …

We Are Still A Long Way From ‘The Russians Hacked the Election’

As much as it seems to pain mainstream Democrats, Donald Trump didn’t win the presidency because of a vast Russian conspiracy. He won because, for one, his message of protectionism and economic nationalism happened to appeal to many people in critical states, especially in the Rust Belt. And two, Hillary Clinton was a horrible candidate […]We Are Still A Long Way From ‘The Russians Hacked the Election’ was first posted on February 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm. …

TGIF: “Peace Through Strength” Is a Racket

Donald Trump has embraced the popular “peace through strength” doctrine (PTSD) with his characteristic panache: “I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody — absolutely nobody — is gonna to mess with us,” Trump says. On other occasions he’s said similar things: “We want to defer, avoid and prevent conflict […]TGIF: “Peace Through Strength” Is a Racket was first posted on February 16, 2018 at 12:01 am. …

Taliban Issues Open Letter Calling for Peace Talks With US

Taliban Wants to Solve War ‘Through Peaceful Dialogue Late last month, President Trump announced the US is unwilling to engage in any peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. The Taliban, however, has now issued an open letter on the matter saying that they do want peace talks, and see the war needing to be resolved […]Taliban Issues Open Letter Calling for Peace Talks With US was first posted on February 15, 2018 at 10:25 pm. …

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