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What Are You Actually Celebrating This Fourth of July?

    What Are You Actually Celebrating This Fourth of July?

What if people, sickened by tyrannical control, threw off the shackles of bloated governance in favor of leading themselves? What if the erosion of fundamental freedoms — guaranteed not by a document, but by being human — were actually intolerable as so much grumbling intimated? What if government intrusion into people’s bedrooms, communications, sovereign corporeal…

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As Trump ‘Goes Nuclear’ Against Iran and China, What’s Next?

    As Trump ‘Goes Nuclear’ Against Iran and China, What’s Next?

At least it is clear; it’s explicit. The “We’re America, Bitch” formulation by an American official strips away the humbug of soft power. It’s not about ‘democracy’ or ‘freedom’: the global universal order never was. And, President Trump, to his credit, makes no bones about it: Why apologise over American power? It’s use it, or lose it…

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On July 4, The United States Celebrates Independence

    On July 4, The United States Celebrates Independence

On the 4th of July, the United States – a nation in the midst of doing all it can to preserve its hegemony and waning global dominance – gears up to celebrate its independence from former empire Britain. Ambitions on such a day, even for a country whose political class routinely touts self-indulgent precepts of “exceptionalism,” run…

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The Trump Administration was Just Ordered to End Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers

    The Trump Administration was Just Ordered to End Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers

Immigrant rights advocates on Tuesday applauded a federal judge’s ruling that the Trump administration cannot detain asylum seekers who are awaiting immigration hearings—a practice that breaks the government’s own policies as well as international law. Today’s ruling means the Trump administration cannot use indefinite detention as a weapon to punish and deter asylum seekers. It…

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“Families Belong Together” Marchers Target Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” but Mum on Obama’s Deportations

  “Families Belong Together” Marchers Target Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” but Mum on Obama’s Deportations

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday in cities across the United States and around the world to march against the Trump administration’s implementation of its “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. Organized by MoveOn.org, more than…

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How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

  How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

WASHINGTON — Though the recent Supreme Court ruling on Trump vs. Hawaii, which upholds President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” has been widely covered by the press, very few outlets – if any – have explored some truly unnerving implications hidden within the court’s majority opinion. In order to explore these implications further, MintPress spoke to Ryan…

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How Democrats Could Turn Kennedy Replacement into Revival

  How Democrats Could Turn Kennedy Replacement into Revival

WASHINGTON (Analysis) — At a conference with Wall Street chief executives in late November of 2008, President-elect Barack Obama’s newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said this of the economic slowdown that had cast a pall over the country: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. Things that we had postponed for too long,…

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Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has a Lot to Do With Democratic Party Superdelegates

  Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has a Lot to Do With Democratic Party Superdelegates

Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joe Crowley couldn’t be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end in early January, with the socialist organizer who beat him in the Democratic primary in the deep-blue district poised to become Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The defeat of Crowley shows how grass-roots movements can…

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Watch Federal Agents Interrupt CBS Interview With ICE Whistleblower

  Watch Federal Agents Interrupt CBS Interview With ICE Whistleblower

In a nationally televised incident that “should disturb every single person living in the United States,” agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General’s Office on Wednesday interrupted an interview with former ICE spokesperson James Schwab, who resigned from his position in March after he was asked to perpetuate lies on behalf of the Trump…

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The Upside of Janus: Court’s Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions

  The Upside of Janus: Court’s Ruling on Dues Check-Offs Could Help Democratize Unions

CHICAGO — “Shorty!” Ricky Maclin bellowed at the secretary in a stairwell at Republic Windows and Doors, trying to get her attention. She was one of the few black temps in the secretarial pool; he was vice-president of the union local, the lone black on its executive board. The two of them got along like…

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