Taking Iraq’s Oil

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by Edward Hunt The leaders of the United States have provided many reasons for their numerous interventions in Iraq. President Donald Trump has focused on one thing: the United States should take the country’s oil. During late 2015, when he… Continue Reading  

The Damage of the Travel Ban

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by Robert E. Hunter President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States by people from seven Muslim countries did not spring, like Athena, fully armored from the forehead of Zeus. It is a direct descendent of… Continue Reading  

Letter from 100-Plus National Security Leaders on Refugee Executive Order

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by Madeleine Albright, Janet Napolitano, Susan Rice, and others January 30, 2017 The Honorable John F. Kelly Secretary Department of Homeland Security 3801 Nebraska Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 The Honorable Sally Yates Acting Attorney General Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania… Continue Reading  

How Islamophobes and “Alternative Facts” Shaped Trump’s Muslim Ban

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by Eli Clifton The White House’s temporary ban on visitors from seven Muslim majority countries threw the Trump administration into its first constitutional conflict over the weekend when multiple federal judges blocked parts of the executive order. Media attention has… Continue Reading  

Weapons, Warriors, and Fear as the New Order in America

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by William Astore I came of age during America’s Cold War with the Soviet Union, witnessing its denouement while serving in the U.S. military. In those days, the USSR led the world’s weapons trade, providing arms to the Warsaw Pact… Continue Reading