Underneath the theater of partisan politics, there remains a churning border-industrial complex, Todd Miller reports.
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Chris Hedges: The Evil Within Us
Those who blind themselves to their capacity for evil commit evil not for evil’s sake, but to make a better world. This collective self-delusion is the story of America.
Into the Memory Hole
Erasure or sublimation of memory makes it easier to shape the present by controlling or editing history. Doing so preserves a mythic version of a country’s identity, postulates Michael Brenner.
The Blob Insists on Clinging to an Obsolete Past
The United States needs to recognize that the 20th century is gone for good, writes Andrew J. Bacevich.
YouTube Rejects Consortium News Appeal
The social media company says it carefully reviewed the content of the banned CN Live! episode; says it won’t be restored and that a strike will remain against CN—an impossible decision if the entire video was indeed carefully reviewed.
Will Biden Finally Bring Troops Home from Afghanistan?
Assuming the president does actually want to ditch this 19-plus year disaster, Danny Sjursen says two main sets of problems stand in his way.
Earn the Peoples’ Trust Rather Than Rely on Fortresses
After the Capitol uprising, rather than earn Americans’ trust by ruling in their interests, the government has begun building defenses against the people, writes Joe Lauria.
Tearing Down the Edifice of American Democracy
The joists & beams that hold U.S. democracy are not as flexible as they appear, writes Scott Ritter. They are the byproduct of societal passion of two political parties and are on the brink of failure.
How Big Pharma Pursues ‘Killer Profits’ at Americans’ Expense
“Instead of spending on innovation, Big Pharma is hoarding its money for salaries and dividends,” the report says, “all while swallowing smaller companies, thus making the marketplace far less competitive.”
Biden Freezes US Arms Sales to Saudis; Reviews UAE Sales
“This is an important first step in ending our material support for war globally, and the genocide in Yemen in particular,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar.