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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman to confirm that, yes, Donald Trump pressured the President of Ukraine to open an investigation into the Bidens, “undermin(ing) U.S. national security”

Later this morning, decorated Iraq War veteran Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is scheduled to give testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Vindman, who, as a member of the National Security Council, was on President Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, is expected to tell members of Congress that he was so alarmed […]

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The “unlawful” bombing of Syria, the curious pardoning of Scooter Libby, and the expanding criminal case against Michael Cohen

Quite a bit has happened over this past week. For the purposes of this post, I’d like to focus on just three of the many story lines that I’ve been following; our bombing of Syria, the Scooter Libby pardon, and the criminal case against Donald Trump’s “fixer,” Michael Cohen. Let’s start by talking about Michael […]

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Clinton v. Trump

OK, I’ve decided to open a bottle of whiskey and watch tonight’s presidential debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and reality television personality Donald Trump. And I’m going to try, to the best of my ability, to blog throughout. If you’d like to join me in the conversation, feel free to post comments […]

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Juan Cole, Leni Sinclair, and the YpsiGlow project …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

The Saturday Six Pack will be back on the air this weekend, and it has all the makings of a great show. Our first guest will be esteemed University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole. An expert on the Middle East, Cole came to be a household name shortly after 9/11, as our nation geared […]

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The New York Times says a special prosecutor should look at the role Bush and Cheney played in CIA torture program

I’m happy, of course, that the New York Times came out today advocating for the prosecution of George Bush, Dick Cheney, and those in their administration responsible for green-lighting the use of torture against those thought to have knowledge of terrorist activities directed at the United States. I can’t help but wonder, however, how much […]

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