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Trump Administration To Replace Travel Ban With Broader “Targeted” Restrictions: WSJ

After repeatedly asking the Supreme Court to overturn parts of appellate court rulings that have sought to limit the scope of the White House’s controversial travel ban as US judges have continued their unceasing assault on Trump’s order even after the Supreme Court granted a temporary stay, WSJ is reporting this morning that the administration […]

Frontrunning: September 21

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening (BBG) Bank of Japan Sticks With Easy-Money Settings (WSJ) Bank of Japan board member demands more stimulus (FT) S&P downgrades China, says rising debt is stoking economic, financial risks (Reuters) Boston’s Fate Lies With a Zombie Hurricane as Maria Moves North (BBG) SEC says hackers may have traded using stolen insider […]

Happy Birthday CIA: 7 Truly Terrible Things The Agency Has Done In 70 Years

Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org, On Monday, President Trump tweeted birthday wishes to the Air Force and the CIA. Both became official organizations 70 years ago on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. After spending years as a wartime intelligence agency called the Office of Strategic Services, the agency was solidified […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

Freedom Is A Myth: We Are All Prisoners Of The Police State’s Panopticon Village

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, "We're run by the Pentagon, we're run by Madison Avenue, we're run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don't revolt we'll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche…. As long as we go out and buy stuff, we're […]

America’s Slow-Motion Military Coup

Authored by Stephen Kinzer via The Boston Globe, In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has. Among the most enduring political images of the 20th century was the military […]

Pat Buchanan Exposes What Harvey Really Wrought

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Like 9/11, Hurricane Harvey brought us together. In awe at the destruction 50 inches of rain did to East Texas and our fourth-largest city and in admiration as cable television showed countless hours of Texans humanely and heroically rescuing and aiding fellow Texans in the worst natural disaster in […]

Is The CIA Writing Legislation For The U.S. Congress?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Today I want to highlight a troubling bill moving through Congress that seems inspired by a thuggish, authoritarian speech given earlier this year by CIA head Mike Pompeo. I found that speech so disturbing at the time, I wrote an entire piece taking it apart. Below is […]

Out-Of-Towners Whine About “The Militarization Of The Hamptons”

The town of Southampton, with its 55,000 year-round residents and vaunted reputation as a summertime playground for wealthy New Yorkers, now has its very own counterterrorism squad. And unsurprisingly, it’s making the out-of-towners nervous. At least that’s what Joe Nocera, a former New York Times columnist who now writes for Bloomberg View, suggested in a […]

New Evidence Reveals Comey Exonerated Hillary Before Key Witness Interviews

A new letter from Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham reveal testimony from new witnesses suggesting that former FBI Director James Comey had already started drafting documentation exonerating Hillary Clinton long before interviewing key witnesses, including Hillary herself.  According to the letter, which is based on testimony from James Rybicki, Comey’s Chief of Staff, and […]