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The Deep State is Vulnerable to People Power

The Deep State is Vulnerable to People Power

(By Juan Cole) My remarks below were published at Bill Moyers’ site this weekend. They came in response to Mike Lofgren’s important essay, “Anatomy of the Deep State” . Lofgren is a…

The Day the 5th Amendment was Droned to Death

The Day the 5th Amendment was Droned to Death

(By Peter van Buren via Tomdispatch) Terrorism (ter-ror-ism; see also terror) n. 1. When a foreign organization kills an American for political reasons. Justice (jus-tice) n. 1. When the United States Government…

We’re all Living in the World Dick Cheney Made

We’re all Living in the World Dick Cheney Made

(By Mark Danner via a href=”http://www.nybooks.com/”>NYRB and Tomdispatch.com) If you’re a man of principle, compromise is a bit of a dirty word. — Dick Cheney, 2013 1.  “We Ought to Take It…

Obama & Hollande stress Hope for Iran Breakthrough

Obama & Hollande stress Hope for Iran Breakthrough

(By Juan Cole) In his news conference with French President Francois Hollande, President Obama outlined four areas of diplomatic progress. The first is foreign policy, including Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle.…