Turning Rex T. into T. Rex

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by Robert E. Hunter Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is the latest figure in the Trump administration to be featured in the mainstream media, and not in a flattering way. Traditionally, when a cabinet officer falls afoul of the media,… Continue Reading  

The Collaborationists

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by John Feffer In the middle of September, Harvard University announced that it was inviting two controversial new fellows to the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School: former Trump administration spokesman Sean Spicer and whistleblower Chelsea Manning. At the august institution,… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Military-First Doctrine

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by John Feffer The storm inside the Republican Party has reached Category Four. At the end of August, as Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas and Hurricane Irma was poised to devastate Florida, the hard right was experiencing its own high… Continue Reading  

Full of Sound and Fury

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by Derek Davison Friday’s news that the Trump administration’s “chief strategist,” Steve Bannon, had been fired sent shockwaves through Washington and the U.S. media. Although it had been reported all week that Bannon was on shaky ground within the White… Continue Reading  

Why is CIA Director Weighing in With Policy Advice on Iran?

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by Jim Lobe Are we once again witnessing the politicization of intelligence of the kind that led to the 2003 invasion of Iraq? Only applied to Iran this time? There are a number of indications that such a process may… Continue Reading