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18 Years Ago Today the US War on Iraq Began
On the anniversary, Ann Wright voices opposition to the weapons build-up against China and the construction of a $1.9 billion defense radar in her home state of Hawaii.
COVID-19: Some Democrats Urge Repeal of Tax Cut for Millionaires
The tax breaks were in the $2.2 trillion relief bill that Trump signed in March.
Feeling Betrayed by Combat Veterans in Congress
It’s disturbing for Danny Sjursen to witness veterans in Congress supporting the Afghan War by far wider margins than combat-comrades back in their districts.
Congress Angered by ‘Escalated’ Ballistic Missile Program Amid Concern of a Saudi Nuke
Rather than preventing ballistic missile proliferation in the region, the U.S. seems more intent on seeing Saudi Arabia strengthen its military muscle against Iran, explains Giorgio Cafiero.
60 Years Ago, Racists in Congress Nearly Cost Hawaii Statehood
Racism in the U.S. Congress nearly derailed Hawaii becoming the 50th state, as Sarah Miller Davenport reports.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Why Ilhan Omar is a Dangerous Woman for the US
Washington doesn’t like its Muslims or Arabs to take pride in their heritage or oppose the Israeli occupation, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Brennan and Clapper Should Not Escape Prosecution
Recently declassified documents show that the former CIA director and former director of national intelligence approved illegal spying on Congress and then classified their crime. They need to face punishment, writes John Kiriakou.
Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention of Americans
A Senate bill under consideration could allow Donald Trump to indefinitely jail American citizens without charge if they oppose U.S. military action, says Marjorie Cohn.
Senate Votes to Continue Yemen Devastation
On Tuesday, the Senate voted down a resolution that would have withdrawn US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, choosing instead to continue to illegally assist what the UN has called “the world’s largest humanitarian crisis,” reports Dennis J.…