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The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt

By Robert Parry | Consortium News | February 18, 2017

In the anti-Russian frenzy sweeping American politics and media, Democrats, liberals and mainstream pundits are calling for an investigative body that could become a new kind of House Un-American Activities Committee to hunt down Americans who have communicated with Russians.

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Weekly Round-Up #2: “I Want One Day Without a CNN Alert that Scares the Hell Out of Me.”

Wow, it is certainly an interesting time to be alive and studying politics, and in particular civil liberties. Frankly, it is exhausting trying to keep up with everything that is happening and the levels of concern that come from watching the fast-paced erosion of democratic norms and institutions. 987 more words

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Who Rules the United States? by Matthew Continetti

Who runs the government—unelected bureaucrats or the people we elect? From Matthew Cotinetti at freebeacon.com:

Donald Trump was elected president last November by winning 306 electoral votes. 327 more words

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14 Traits of a Fascist Regime: Are We the Bad Guys Now?

Recently, I’ve made many literary comparisons between what is happening with the US government and dystopian novels such as 1984, Brave New World, or The Handmaid’s Tale. 2,311 more words

Angelina Jolie and her kids attend emotional Cambodian movie premiere

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.

Angelina Jolie‘s long-awaited Cambodian film premiere was a family affair.

The actress was joined by her children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 —  at the world premiere of her passion project,  1,051 more words

Movies

New York Times Op-Ed Openly Promotes Formal Apartheid Regime By Israel

By Matt Peppe | American Herald Tribune | February 17, 2017

That the New York Times demonstrates a systematic editorial bias in favor of Israeli state power and against Palestinian demands for self-determination and sovereignty is old news.

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