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Trump Caps off Law and Order Legacy With Record Executions, No Mercy for Whistleblowers

    Trump Caps off Law and Order Legacy With Record Executions, No Mercy for Whistleblowers

Among the final acts of Donald J. Trump’s time in office was to approve a last-minute flurry of presidential pardons. On the list are many of his disgraced cronies, including Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort, and Roger Stone. But there was no mercy, evidently, for whistleblowers like Edward Snowden or Reality Winner, nor for Wikileaks co-founder…

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Pamela Anderson Leads Diverse Left-Right Coalition Pushing Trump to Pardon Assange

    Pamela Anderson Leads Diverse Left-Right Coalition Pushing Trump to Pardon Assange

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is the latest in a long line of public figures pushing for a last-minute pardon for Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. In a TV interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on “Good Morning Britain” earlier today, the Canadian-American actress claimed that she was in the president’s ear, and that, “It…

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Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump’s Coup Attempt With Brian Becker

    Unpacking the Aftermath of Trump’s Coup Attempt With Brian Becker

  As more details of the apparent conspiracy headed by President Donald Trump to storm the U.S. Capitol building and prevent the electoral college certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory come to light, the United States finds itself on a dangerous precipe.  The evidence of a conspiracy having take that is available to the public…

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Non-MAGA Activists Caught in Social Media War as Twitter Begins Purge

    Non-MAGA Activists Caught in Social Media War as Twitter Begins Purge

Few could have predicted the huge fallout from the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C. that saw the president of the United States banned from virtually every social media platform, including his favorite, Twitter.  In solidarity with Trump, tens of thousands of conservative users appear to be deleting their accounts and moving over to…

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“This Will Be Remembered as a Turning Point”: Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban

  “This Will Be Remembered as a Turning Point”: Snowden Warns Against Trump Social Media Ban

NSA whistleblower and internet freedom advocate Edward Snowden has cautioned the public against celebrating President Trump’s recent social media ban. “I know a lot of folks in the comments [who] read this are like ‘YAAAAS,’ which, like — I get it. But imagine for a moment a world that exists for more than the next…

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Left and Right Unite in Calls for Snowden Pardon Amid Speculation of a Trump Decision

  Left and Right Unite in Calls for Snowden Pardon Amid Speculation of a Trump Decision

Amid mounting speculation that President Trump is about to announce a list of presidential pardons, calls for — and against — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s name to be included are growing louder. In November, as is customary, Donald Trump pardoned a turkey for Thanksgiving. Now, in the lame duck session of his presidency, he appears…

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Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts

  Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts

SANA’A -YEMEN — While the administration of Donald Trump readies its exit from the White House and the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen, where millions of forgotten people are struggling against…

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From Assassinations to Sanctions: Emergency Powers and the Rise of the Imperial Presidency

  From Assassinations to Sanctions: Emergency Powers and the Rise of the Imperial Presidency

On the eve of the 2020 election, no American president has enjoyed more unrestrained power than Donald J. Trump, who has inherited decades of policies and legislation that have given the American head of state the ability to suspend all constitutional rights and habeas corpus for its own citizens, carry out assassinations, torture prisoners and…

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Despite Trump’s Boast, Insulin in America Among the Most Expensive Liquids on Earth

  Despite Trump’s Boast, Insulin in America Among the Most Expensive Liquids on Earth

One of Trump’s more questionable claims he made at the now infamous first presidential debate was that he was driving down medical costs for ordinary Americans. Under his presidency, the 74-year-old New Yorker claimed, diabetes medicine insulin had gone from so expensive that it was “destroying families” to “so cheap it’s like water.” “This is…

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Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed

  Presidential Debate Debacle Leaves Americans Feeling Angry and Uninformed

Tuesday night’s much anticipated presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden drew the attention of tens of millions around the world. But few appeared satisfied or enlightened after watching it. Although it touched on many serious topics, including the Supreme Court, climate change, policing, and the coronavirus pandemic, little of any…

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