Thursday, February 21, 2019

National emergency? Here are the real emergencies an outraged nation tells President Trump

"Gun violence. Climate change. The fact that 40% of Americans don’t have $400 in savings. These are national emergencies. Do you know what's not? Trump’s manufactured border crisis."

Dictator Trump

Perhaps Trump’s current attack on American democracy through his assertion of a fake national emergency is intended as to distract from this larger attack on America.
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Public Citizen: Trump’s national emergency declaration paves way for sweeping authoritarianism

The bill includes nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of new border barriers out of steel, far less than the $5.7 billion requested by President Trump.

’40 years of Plots, lies, intimidation and chaos?’ The British right assesses the life...

“Remainers believe U.K. prosperity depends on its location, Brexiters believe U.K. prosperity depends on its character.”

House passes War Powers resolution to end US-backed involvement in Yemen

“I’m encouraged by the direction people are pushing our party to take on foreign policy, promoting restraint and human rights and with the sense they want Congress to play a much larger role.”
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Ilhan Omar grills Trump’s Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams on his role in US-backed genocide...

Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota questioned Abrams about his record on Wednesday during his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Veni, Vidi, Tweeti (I came, I saw, I tweeted)

Someday, if people ask the obvious question – not who lost Afghanistan, but who lost America? – keep all those failed imperial wars and the national security state that went with them in mind when you try to answer.

Can the new Congress keep intelligence agencies in check?

If we have broader concerns about power, accountability and the health of the republic, then we can ill-afford yet another Congress that fails in one of its most vital oversight responsibilities.
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America’s widening inequality of place

This inequality is unsustainable. It’s literally tearing America apart.
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Venezuela accuses US of secretly shipping arms after weapons found on plane with possible...

Venezuela accused the U.S. government of sending the arms as part of its attempt to topple the Maduro government.