Dick Cheney’s Laundry List of Threats Enthralls AEI

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by Derek Davison Fear was the word of the day at the American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday, as former Vice President Dick Cheney talked about the nearly infinite number of grave threats he sees confronting the United States. Greeted by… Continue Reading  

White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism and How to Fight Back

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by Mitchell Plitnick A white supremacist in Kansas went on a shooting spree targeting Jews. He killed three people, but none of them were Jewish. This tells us a good deal about right-wing racism in the United States. Frazier Miller,… Continue Reading  

The CIA-SSCI Feud and US Capacity for Self-Reflection in the “War on Terror”

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by Derek Davison The CIA and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) have been embroiled for several weeks in a dispute over the declassification of a sweeping Senate report, the product of an investigation into the George W. Bush-era CIA’s so-called “enhanced interrogation” program. The SSCI’s… Continue Reading  

Foreign Policy Elite Fret over Washington Shutdown

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Three days into the partial shutdown of the federal government, foreign policy mavens are voicing growing concern about the closure’s impact on U.S. credibility overseas. “This sends a message to allies that they’re somewhat… Continue Reading  

A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

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by Dilip Hiro via Tom Dispatch What if the sole superpower on the planet makes its will known — repeatedly — and finds that no one is listening?  Barely a decade ago, that would have seemed like a conundrum from… Continue Reading