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The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.
A blueprint for the Barack Obama presidential library.
At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.
Obama sounds the notes of racial justice at key moments, while asserting unprecedented power to implement policies that are destructive, discriminatory—and embodied by the NYPD commissioner.
It's not just the government and corporations who are tracking your cell and computer use: politicians on the campaign trail are some of the biggest data snoopers around.
There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.
Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.
Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.
The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.
Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.
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