Author: shorty

Show Me Something New in Trump’s Foreign Policy

CHARLES PIERSON— Landler writes that Trump “holds a radically different view of the United States’ role in the world than most of his predecessors” and has broken with the “rules-based postwar international order” the US has upheld for the past seventy years. Hogwash.  Even before the coming of Sauron the Orange-Haired to Washington, the US was a lawless, imperialist Leviathan.

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The “Merchants of Death” Survive and Prosper

LAWRENCE WITTNER—Lockheed began work on developing the technologically-advanced warplane in the 1980s and, since 2001, the U.S. government has expended over $100 billion for its production.  Today, estimates by military analysts as to the total cost to taxpayers of the 2,440 F-35s desired by Pentagon officials range from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion, making it the most expensive procurement program in U.S. history.

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Corporate America Unmasked  

GARY BRUMBECK—They began when immoral plutocrats from depraved Mother England invaded the new land and brought with them a template for corporate America. The template was none other than Mad King George’s state chartered corporations. They were designed to indenture their workers, loot their customers, and enrich themselves and the King’s bank.

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Britain’s Dirty War in Ireland, Revisited

JOHN WIGHT—Britain’s dirty war in Ireland, waged throughout the course of the Troubles, marked an especial low point in the country’s sordid colonial history. It is a history that has come back into focus with the explosive revelations contained in declassified state documents from the 1980s, made public by the Government of the Irish Republic in Dublin under the country’s thirty-year rule governing the release of state documents.

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