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CBO Cost Estimation of Nuclear Modernization Omits Hazardous Cleanup

by Robert Alvarez | Dec 20, 2017 | Environment, Politics

With its $1.2 trillion price tag for the modernization of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and production complex, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office has induced “sticker shock” on Capitol Hill. Yet despite this enormous projected cost for rebuilding the U.S. triad of land, submarine, and bomber nuclear forces, the CBO has in fact lowballed its […]

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Mike Pence

Ready For President Pence?

by Lou Dubose | Dec 18, 2017 | Politics

In late October, Tom Steyer, a hedge fund manager and progressive political donor, put up $10 million for a nationwide ad campaign urging Congress to live up to its constitutional responsibility and begin the process of impeaching Donald Trump. Steyer’s argument is compelling—and familiar: [Trump] has brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed […]

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Death by Deportation After ICE Arrest in a County Courthouse

by Lou Dubose | Dec 1, 2017 | Immigration, Politics

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero’s body was found on the side of a road in southern Mexico on September 13. His death could have been just one more data point in a country ravaged by gang violence, where brutal assassinations are common. Yet the tragic end of Coronilla-Guerrero’s life was covered by U.S. media outlets because, to borrow […]

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Erdoğan

Press Freedoms Shattered As Erdoğan Imposes Control

by Belén Fernández | Nov 20, 2017 | Politics

In January 2011, then–prime minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan descended upon the southwestern Turkish coastal town of Fethiye to talk the public’s ear off on subjects ranging from the importance of stricter alcohol and tobacco laws to the importance of keeping up with the “modern” world. I attended the lecture, which was held at […]

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Exploiting Flags for Political Gain

Exploiting Flags for Political Gain

by Rick Perlstein | Nov 17, 2017 | Politics

Some 28 months back, I began my first article for The Washington Spectator by reflecting on the big news everyone was talking about those summer weeks, the new wrinkle in the saga of America’s four-century racial ordeal: it was July 9, and South Carolina had removed the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. It’s easy […]

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