For Some, 111 Million White Russians Are Dangerously Intoxicating

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by Alec Dubro So, what is the story with Donald Trump and Russia? It’s true that he seeks business deals wherever he can find them, and that he may have some financial and other links to the Putin regime. It’s… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Pentagon Budget Boost: Shades of Ronald Reagan

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by Gordon Adams The last time a president went for a peacetime defense budget increase of the magnitude the Donald is seeking was 1981. Showing no originality, the current office-holder has even borrowed Ronald Reagan’s bumper sticker: “Peace Through Strength”!… Continue Reading  

“Iron Rules” for Trump in Choosing his Foreign Policy Team

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by Robert E. Hunter The appointments that President-elect Donald Trump is making in foreign policy and national security will be among the most important decisions of his entire presidency. “Personnel is policy” is not just a slogan; it’s a fact.… Continue Reading  

Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron

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by William Astore The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight.  Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely exists. After 15 years, “progress” in Afghanistan has proven eminently reversible as… Continue Reading  

Has The American Age of Decline Begun?

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by Tom Engelhardt “Low-energy Jeb.” “Little Marco.” “Lyin’ Ted.” “Crooked Hillary.” Give Donald Trump credit. He has a memorable way with insults. His have a way of etching themselves on the brain. And they’ve garnered media coverage, analysis, and commentary… Continue Reading