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“Burn and Rave at Close of Day”: The New MAGA Military and Steve Bannon’s Hundred-Year Reich

by George Black | Sep 9, 2022 | Politics

In this article, the second in his two-part series for the Spectator on the far right and the military, George Black examines the emergence of a new movement of far-right MAGA veterans and the scope of their political ambitions. His earlier piece focused on the right-wing assault on the “woke military” and its potential to […]

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Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve.

The Fed’s Battle With Inflation: A Pyrrhic Victory? Or Will the Federal Government Join the Fight?

by Steven Pressman | Aug 31, 2022 | Economy

The central bank of the U.S. Federal Reserve (or Fed for short) has been hiking interest rates this year to try to bring down inflation. Before addressing the economic consequences of this, a few words about central banks seems in order. Regular retail and consumer banks do their own banking at central banks—making deposits and […]

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The Supreme Court building

The Supreme Court and the Crisis of Legitimacy

by Peter Galbraith | Aug 31, 2022 | Politics

Alexander Hamilton once described the judiciary as the least dangerous branch of government. But today it is no exaggeration to say that the Supreme Court poses a greater threat to individual freedoms, to the future of the planet, and to democracy itself than any other government branch.  The Supreme Court is now a political entity […]

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Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper

The Enemy Within: Behind the Right-Wing Attack on the “Woke Military”

by George Black | Aug 22, 2022 | Politics

(This article is Part One of our two-part series on the far right’s campaign to discredit the current military leadership, establish control over the armed forces, and elect extremist ex-military candidates to public office – Ed.) “To me this is personal. I first swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against enemies foreign […]

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Washington, DC - January 6, 2021: Pro-Trump protester with Christian Cross seen during rally around at Capitol building

Paranoia on Parade: How Goldbugs, Libertarians and Religious Extremists Brought America to the Brink

by Dave Troy | Jun 27, 2022 | Economy, Politics

Listen to “Paranoia on Parade”, a 3-part audio podcast with commentary from author Dave Troy, Jack Bryan, director of the 2018 film “Active Measures,” and Hamilton Fish, Editor of The Washington Spectator (links below). (Complete Bibliography and Endnotes for Paranoia on Parade can be found in this post following the conclusion of the article.) “We […]

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Listen to “Paranoia on Parade”, a 3-part audio podcast with commentary from author Dave Troy, Jack Bryan, director of the 2018 film “Active Measures," and Hamilton Fish, Editor of The Washington Spectator.

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