The Russia Thing

We need to slow our thinking down on the so-called Trump/Russia scandal. Fight for a comprehensive investigation, but not to the neglect of other, more pressing issues.

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A Taste of Our Own Medicine

HAS ANY NATION DISRUPTED MORE ELECTIONS THAN THE UNITED STATES As an American, I must admit that I have a visceral anger and embarrassment when I examine the growing evidence of Russian interference in the US election in favor of a carnival barker with no right to be anywhere near the White House, let alone […]

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RIP Tom Hayden

ICONIC SIXTIES MOVEMENT LEADER REFLECTS ON HIS LIFE Tom Hayden was a founder of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and one of the authors of the inspiring Port Huron Statement. As such, Hayden was instrumental in redefining American Liberalism as a movement dedicated to equality, peace and justice. Those dedicated to these values, […]

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The Truth about Torture and Trump

TORTURE IS THE FIRST TOOL OF THE TYRANT The New York Times reports today that the government has declassified some transcripts from torture victims at Guantanamo Bay. Predictably, the transcripts remain heavily redacted, limiting their value. However, some new information does come to light based on an analysis of the documents. Equally predictable, the new release […]

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