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Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.
“We were surprised,” he said. “For us, this is another form of colonization.” Out of apprehension that he could get in trouble for voicing his views openly, he declined to give his last name.
…the problem goes far beyond Donald Trump. The classification system in the Unites States is a mess.
Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.
Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.
This new strategy opens the door to first-use of nuclear weapons, which is prohibited under international law.
“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.
FOR EVERY ACTION, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton called it his Third Law of Motion. The CIA calls it “blowback.”
It wasn’t just Republicans, Democrats also voted to shut down debate on Trump administration’s surveillance powers
Restriction aside, critics have said the bill does more harm than good because it codifies a legally questionable practice into law.
This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.