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Military Veterans

Military Veterans, the Republican Party, and January 6—a New Chapter in the Story

by George Black | Jun 21, 2021 | Election 2020, Politics

In an April 27 article for The Washington Spectator, “All Enemies Foreign and Domestic,” I set out to trace the enduring influence of conspiracy theories that took root among military officers on the far right after the disaster in Vietnam, then morphed into present-day extremist and paramilitary movements, and inspired many of those who led […]

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Oregon Health Authority Condemned by Scientists For Scrubbing Report on Wireless Hazards in Schools

by Daniel Forbes | May 24, 2021 | Politics, Technology

This first article in a two-part series examines the fraught process of generating Oregon’s report on wireless tech’s risk in schools. The second will plumb the published research employed. As to credibility, “You only have that when you bring together the strongest voices from opposite poles. Otherwise, the outcomes are suspect. If you want to […]

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Ramsey Clark

Remembering Ramsey Clark

by Mark Green | May 1, 2021 | Culture, Politics

Ramsey Clark, former attorney general under Lyndon Baines Johnson and progressive civil rights attorney who ran twice for U.S. Senate from New York, died at 93 in his Manhattan home on April 9, 2021. Mark Green—on the staff of both the 1974 and 1976 campaigns—recalls the experience of trying to combine Clark’s principles with New […]

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Capitol Riot

All Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: The Road From Vietnam to the Capitol Steps

by George Black | Apr 27, 2021 | Politics

  Watching the mob surge toward the steps of the Capitol on January 6, it was hard not to wonder whether the United States was any longer a nation or had degenerated into what a Turkish diplomat, speaking about the Middle East, once famously described as a warring collection of “tribes with flags.” The crowd […]

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New York National Guard

Four Ways Biden and the Democrats Can Spur Real Economic Justice

by Dennis Parker | Mar 11, 2021 | Economy, Opinion

Rampant economic inequality in the United States demands structural solutions centered on racial justice. Income inequality and unequal access to jobs, health care, and benefits disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Racial inequity in wages already costs the U.S. economy about $2.3 trillion per year. President Biden has stated his administration will prioritize […]

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