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Politicians Want You to Think Questioning War Disrespects Veterans Like Me. They’re Wrong.

    Politicians Want You to Think Questioning War Disrespects Veterans Like Me. They’re Wrong.

How do you motivate men and women to fight and die for a cause many of them don’t believe in, and whose purpose they can’t articulate? That’s what Phil Klay, author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, asks in an essay published this month in The Atlantic. Unfortunately, he points out in a recent New York Times op-ed, “Serious discussion of foreign…

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One U.S. State Takes Steps to Hold the NSA Accountable for Warrantless Surveillance

    One U.S. State Takes Steps to Hold the NSA Accountable for Warrantless Surveillance

On the heels of the fifth anniversary of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosure of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents to journalists, one state legislature has recently taken steps to hold the government agency accountable for its warrantless surveillance programs by making it illegal for state and local governments, including law enforcement and public utilities, to…

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The Mulford Act and America’s Racist History of Gun Control

    The Mulford Act and America’s Racist History of Gun Control

Frequently we see the case against gun control entirely grounded upon a Constitutional defense of the Second Amendment. While the Founding Fathers’ warnings about the importance of defending liberty with an armed populace are as important today as they have ever been, this approach has some flaws. For one, the Constitution was not meant to…

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Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

    Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

I was told again and again to stand up when someone’s being mistreated. So I realized I had to stand up for Palestinians. Now that Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian protesters in an obviously gross human rights violation, can we get something straight? You can criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic. I grew up Jewish,…

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Waffle House Has a History of Supporting Reactionary Far-Right Politics

  Waffle House Has a History of Supporting Reactionary Far-Right Politics

Anyone who has spent a lot of time listening to southern hip-hop has no doubt heard of Waffle House. The restaurant chain has been mentioned in countless hip-hop and modern R&B recordings and has had plenty of black customers over the years. But following some racially troubling incidents in 2018, Dr. Bernice A. King—daughter of…

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Is Trump Pushing Neutral Groups Like the ACLU Towards an Anti War Stance?

  Is Trump Pushing Neutral Groups Like the ACLU Towards an Anti War Stance?

For those of us who fully expected most U.S. peace activists to vanish once Barack Obama became president but expected them to come back once Donald Trump ascended the throne, the failure of our second expectation has been hard, crushingly hard. But there are a few silver linings. First, there is now a multi-issue campaign…

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Details Emerge in Santa Fe High School Shooting as Suspect Appears In Court

  Details Emerge in Santa Fe High School Shooting as Suspect Appears In Court

Santa Fe, TX— A 17-year-old high school student identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire at the Houston-area Santa Fe High School with a shotgun and a handgun, killing 10 people and leaving another 14 people wounded – including a school police officer who confronted the suspect during the attack at Santa Fe High School. The…

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The Black Faces in High Places Supporting America’s Police State

  The Black Faces in High Places Supporting America’s Police State

The worst hate group in the United States is not the Ku Klux Klan or any self-proclaimed alt-right group. The most racist, vicious, and deadly menace to black people in this country is law enforcement. The police, courts and prisons exist primarily to keep as many black people under control as possible. All other claims…

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Price of Coming Forward: Joshua Schulte’s Past Whistleblowing Comes Back to Haunt Him

  Price of Coming Forward: Joshua Schulte’s Past Whistleblowing Comes Back to Haunt Him

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, the New York Times and Washington Post publicly identified the U.S. government’s prime and only suspect in the leaks of CIA documents to the transparency organization WikiLeaks. Joshua Schulte, a former CIA software engineer, has been suspected of being the WikiLeaks source since last year, when authorities raided his Manhattan…

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A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

  A Former CIA Employee is Suspected In Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Disclosure

U.S. authorities have identified a suspect in last year’s “Vault 7” leaks of CIA hacking and electronic surveillance tools used in foreign espionage operations, reports the Washington Post. The Vault 7 release – a series of 24 documents which began to publish on March 7, 2017 – reveal that the CIA had a wide variety of tools to…

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