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Two Views on Trump and the Israel Reality

Can Donald Trump bring peace to the Middle East? Author Yoav Litvin and Tom Dine, former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, examine the possibility.

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John Oliver Breaks From the Norm to Discuss Trump’s ‘Insane’ Week in Office (Video)

Due to last week’s tumultuous events, the “Last Week Tonight” host threw out a story about the Transportation Security Administration to talk about what he calls “Stupid Watergate.”

Posted on May 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.

European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

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The Death of the Republic

The despotic forces that destroyed ancient Rome and other empires are destroying us. And removing Trump would not halt the disintegration.

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Can the Pope Save Trump?

If anyone ever needed a conversion experience—and fast—it is President Trump.

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Trump Administration Deploys a Controversial Tool in Its Immigration Crackdown

The Detroit News reports that FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents used invasive surveillance equipment in their hunt for undocumented immigrants.

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Russians Are Laughing at the U.S., Not at Trump

Americans may not realize how their country’s internal political strife is being interpreted by other nations and the leaders of those nations.

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Trump Signs ‘Tremendous’ Deals With Saudi Arabia on His First Day Overseas

Included are $110 billion in American arms sales and other agreements that the Trump administration said will create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs.

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Six Things Trump Does Not Understand About His Job

Mistaking the presidency for a personal business has delivered the Trump White House into failure.

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Trump to Make Speech on Islam During Saudi Arabia Visit

The president’s address is said to have been written by adviser Stephen Miller, a notoriously far-right critic of Muslims. What could possibly go wrong?

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Trump Reportedly Told Russians He Eased Pressure on Himself by Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey

A New York Times piece cites an anonymous source who read notes that purportedly summarized the Oval Office conversation.

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Trump’s Focus in Saudi Arabia Should Be on Ending Its War With Yemen

Rather than using his position to clinch a $100 billion arms deal, the president should press for negotiations to end the 2-year-old conflict.

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Sweden Drops Rape Inquiry Against Julian Assange

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The WikiLeaks founder wants to talk with U.K. and U.S. authorities about his legal status now that Swedish authorities have ended their seven-year investigation.

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Movement for Impeachment Must Be Grounded in Opposition to Trumpism and the GOP

Many on the left are balking at pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment because of the prospect of a President Pence. But that shouldn’t stop them.

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Eric Holder’s Backward Policies on Criminal Justice Echo in Jeff Sessions’ Tenure

The attorney general (pictured, standing) would like to turn the clock back to pre-emancipation, but he will settle for a return to the days of his predecessor, Eric Holder (seated).

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How U.S. Military Bases Back Dictators and Military Regimes

Critics of President Trump’s public support for authoritarian rulers generally ignore the long-standing support U.S. presidents have offered repressive regimes over the decades.

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Donald Trump Considers Scaling Back Sean Spicer’s Public Role

Several White House officials indicate the president may keep him behind the scenes and put deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in front of the cameras more often.

Posted on May 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Immigration Arrests Rise Almost 40 Percent in Trump’s First 100 Days

The numbers, released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, show how the administration’s crackdown on the undocumented is playing out across the U.S.

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Donald Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors

What if he were held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong into climate catastrophe?

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Dancing With the Devil: Trump’s Politics of Fascist Collaboration

The undeniable truth is that Trump is the product of an authoritarian movement and ideology with fascist overtones.

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On FBI Investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump Asked James Comey to ‘Let This Go’

A memo by former bureau chief Comey says the president asked him to abandon the probe into former national security adviser Flynn’s ties to Russia. Updated

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New Poll Shows More Voters Support Trump Impeachment Than Oppose It

A whopping 48 percent of respondents to a new survey from Public Policy Polling say they are in favor of impeaching the president.

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Washington State Attorney General to Trump: ‘You Can’t Tweet Your Way Out of a Courtroom’ (Video)

Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses the legal proceedings surrounding President Trump’s second travel ban with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Posted on May 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Mosul on My Mind

Iraq’s military, along with the U.S. Air Force, claims to be taking great care to avoid destruction in Mosul, but significant swathes of the Iraqi city is likely to be left in ruins.

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Artist Projects Emoluments Clause Onto Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Photos of artist Robin Bell’s projections, which included the phrase “Pay Trump Bribes Here,” quickly went viral on social media.

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Lawmakers to Trump: Turn Over Any Transcript of Meeting With Russians

Demands intensified Tuesday after Trump seemed to acknowledge on Twitter that he had shared information on a critical source of intelligence on Islamic State.

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Josh Fox’s New Film ‘Awake’ Is a Case Study in Resistance

The “Gasland” director explains why activism rooted in peace is essential to counter cultural endorsement of violence, repression and corporate domination.

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Trump Doesn’t Understand the Concept of ‘Classified’

By bragging to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured, right) and others, the president may have endangered a spy who courageously penetrated Islamic State.

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Beyond the Madness of King Donald

The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

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Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?

Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.

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When Will Enough Republicans Put Loyalty to America Ahead of Loyalty to Party?

The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump but when GOP House members will do the right thing.

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Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist Is Not Even a Scientist

Sam Clovis (pictured) is likely to be named the undersecretary of the section that manages research on everything from climate change to nutrition.

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James Clapper May Be Right About Trump, but He’s the Wrong Messenger

The former director of National Intelligence has issues of his own and should not be the poster boy for objections to the president’s assault on U.S. institutions.

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Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Demagogues rise up in failed states that destroy their own democratic institutions and the rule of law. What is done to the populations we allow to be demonized will be done to all of us. (Includes interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal.)

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Trump Shows His Hand in Firing Comey

More indicators of the president’s march toward a police state and the destruction of democracy are evident in his ouster of the FBI director.

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The Art World Shares Blame for Trump’s Rise to Power

Was it because of the economy? No doubt. How about reality TV? That, too. Here’s another explanation of how Trump came to enter the White House—and Damien Hirst, you’re on notice.

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Paul Manafort’s Real-Estate Deals Reportedly Probed by New York’s Top Cop

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, an outspoken Trump critic, is said to have opened an investigation targeting the president’s former campaign manager (pictured).

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Voting Rights Activists Alarmed by Trump’s ‘Commission on Election Integrity’ (Video)

In an interview with Democracy Now!, journalist Ari Berman labels the newly created group “a voter suppression commission.”

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Comey Reportedly ‘Willing to Testify, but Wants It to Be in Public’

Questions continue to swirl after FBI Director James Comey was unexpectedly fired by Donald Trump this week.

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Has America No Sense of Decency?

If we are now a failed country, it is not because we have a failed presidency, although we do. It is because we are a failed people.

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