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“The stunning Taliban victory last month in Afghanistan is drawing attention now to even graver consequences: the extent to which the US reliance on contractors may have heightened the difficulties of the Afghan security forces.”
Perhaps most important of all, [Biden’s] bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords, signaling an understanding that a planetary crisis demands planetwide measures and that the largest carbon-emitting economies should be leading the way. “This isn’t [the] time for small measures,” Biden has said. “We need to be bold.”
“If people would refuse to support, fund, kill, or participate in the process, there would be no war. We need to reset and have a fresh start.”
“For Trump, saving the economy is more important than saving lives. As ‘warriors’ the American public is being told to support this new battlefield strategy…”
“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”
“A report in The New England Journal of Medicine published in late January warned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, and the finding has informed public policy worldwide for weeks.”
“US as gun runners; that’s what we have come to. So sad. The military-industrial-congressional-complex.”
“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”
What country has the most crude oil reserve?
The separation of governmental powers into three branches has become a fiction nullified by a veritable corporate coup d’état.
“We’re in surplus production in almost every area. But there is a terrible distribution system where people around the globe suffer and die from starvation.
Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.
Although 2 Out of 3 Americans Oppose Increasing US Military Spending, the US Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels
Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension.
Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.
This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.