Political Assassinations Are a Hallmark of Fascist Regimes
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Political Assassinations Are a Hallmark of Fascist Regimes

Recent arrests made in the United States of armed rightwing gangsters intent on kidnapping and assassinating state, local, and national leaders is another indication of the adverse effect the Trump administration and its supporters have had on the overall political stability of the United States. There have been right wing plots to kidnap and place…

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act: Why Washington Is Both Corrupt and Ignorant
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The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act: Why Washington Is Both Corrupt and Ignorant

The creatures that lurk through the corridors of power in Washington DC have refined corruption to the point where almost anything goes and almost no one is ever held accountable. Traditionally, Congressmen reward their various constituencies by inserting riders into larger pieces of legislation that grant money, exemptions or favors to certain groups or individuals….

Impeachment Is a Distraction: Heavily Scripted Vote Demonstrates That Democracy Really Is Dead
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Impeachment Is a Distraction: Heavily Scripted Vote Demonstrates That Democracy Really Is Dead

Watching the impeachment “vote” was hard work. With only a few exceptions, each Congressman rose for roughly 90 seconds and provided a prearranged, almost completely scripted-along-party-lines explanation of how he or she was casting one’s ballot. After four grueling hours of hearing self-serving lies like “no one is above the law,” I was hoping that…

Brain Dead Congress Doesn’t Realize It’s Trying to Finish Off NATO
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Brain Dead Congress Doesn’t Realize It’s Trying to Finish Off NATO

After what can only be termed a terrible NATO Not Summit two weeks ago it was clear the alliance has serious fissures forming in its facade. It opened with French President Emmanuel Macron’s refusal to back down on how ‘brain dead’ NATO’s current mission is. And it ended with an embarrassing hot mic moment with…