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Unjust Desserts

Why can’t we trust this man? Just a week after the President may have disgusted a large part of his base, the military, by interfering with the Navy’s decision to strip Navy Seal/Petty Officer First Class, Eddie Gallagher of his Trident pin, he unexpectedly visited

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Mitt Romney deserves no credit and no apologies on Russia

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was back in the headlines this week—not for any particular wisdom regarding authoritarian regimes and movements she shared with the House Intelligence Committee, but for this: “I personally owe an apology to now-Senator Romney, because I think that we

Retired top general: Trump is 'dishonest,' 'immoral'

Trump loves him some generals. They allow him to look tough in a vicarious sort of way. Since Trump has no discipline, brains, courage, heart, willpower, probity, honor, impulse control, elocution, continence, or clothes that fit him correctly, hitching his wagon to proud, patriotic Americans

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A dishonorable discharge for Commander in Chief Trump

On June 4, 2014, Donald Trump as usual was apoplectic. His fury that day was ignited by word that President Obama had authorized the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant held captive in Afghanistan since 2009. So Trump took to Twitter to

How John McCain got lost in 'crazy base world'

When Senator John McCain was laid to rest on Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the nation lost one of the giants of American public life. For six decades, McCain served his nation as a naval airman, a military liaison to

Commander in chief Trump goes AWOL

“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.” With that phrase, Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United States ensures civilian control over—and accountability for—the American military. While the power to declare war rests

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Oligarchical Militocracy

When we don’t vote for war, and our wars are both economic and militaristic what else fits? We still have a sort of democracy, where we get to vote for our representatives every now and then. Where it falls apart is that our representatives can’t