Tag Archives: CIA

Can we at least agree on this much?

I know we don’t agree on much, but I’d like to think that most of us can at least agree on the following two points. 1. Leaving aside to what extent it helped Donald Trump, or whether or not members of the Trump campaign encouraged its happening, I’d like to think that we can all […]

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Donald Trump, at war with intelligence

Yesterday morning, FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Their testimony was timed to coincide with the public release of the annual “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community,” which was authored by Coates, with the input of every other […]

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Saying, “It is what it is,” Donald Trump announces that we will be giving the Saudis a pass on the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an American resident and Washington Post reporter

Today, Donald Trump issued an extremely unusual official statement from the White House on the October 2 murder in Istanbul of United States resident Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. After declaring the world to be “a very dangerous place,” the President, in his statement, made the case as to why, in his opinion, even […]

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Have the Republicans, in an attempt to keep a Democratic former CIA operative from Congress, released her private security clearance application to the press?

Back in 2014, with the rabid support of the Tea Party and far-right talkshow hosts like Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Ann Coulter, Dave Brat, an econ professor at Randolph–Macon College with an Ayn Rand fetish and a talent for riling up crowds of angry voters, somehow managed to win the Republican primary for Virginia’s […]

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I hereby officially withdraw my Nobel Prize nomination for Donald “There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea” Trump

A Trump-suporting relative of mine pretty much told me not too long ago that, if my son lived into adulthood, I’d have Donald Trump to thank for it. He said this in response to my criticism of Trump, which, as I’ve come to learn, is somewhat easy to find on the internet. When I responded […]

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