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Former AP and Newsweek writer chronicles the enigma that is John Kerry

ABOVE: Kerry makes the case for crushing more innocent civilians

Robert Parry has been a prominent award-winning investigative journalist, working at both Newsweek and the Associated Press, where he is perhaps most well-known for reporting on the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s. 128 more words

Amidst The Vitriol, Some Words of Kindness for Suey Park

In the aftermath of #cancelcolbert the response against Suey Park was pretty massive. I decided to check out her feeds and see what people were saying….. 263 more words

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How Change Happens - Or Doesn't

Book Review:

Elaine C. Kamarck - How Change Happens – Or Doesn’t: The Politics of US Public Policy

This book is a primer on the intersection of policy and politics at the federal level in the United States, looking at a variety of case studies of policy initiatives and dissecting why they did or didn’t work. 609 more words

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Bundy Ranch Rebellion- A stand against cultural decline

While NZ blithely continues to bask in the warmth of the progressive autumn, big things are happening in the US and these events will hopefully be the first spark of the rebellion we have all been waiting for. 871 more words

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Push Back

The confrontation between the Bureau of Land Management and Cliveden Bundy ended with the Feds retreating in the face of armed, popular, resistance.

In one sense this is a local story played out in Nevada, in another it it the first time the Feds have lost even a skirmish against the militias and, I suspect, may come to hold significance in the future history of the Republic. 231 more words

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