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I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t believe any of these FBI-provoked terror plots. This one, prosecuted by then-U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, was particularly egregious: Tony, Shain and Eljvir spent the night wondering how they were going to get out of what they assumed would be gun charges. […]

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Huh

Hope everything’s okay (my cousin works at the support center): NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — U.S. Naval facilities in both Northeast and South Philadelphia have been evacuated due to an unspecified threat. The evacuation was ordered around 11 a.m. at the Naval Support Activity Center in Northeast Philadelphia, located at 700 Robbins Street in the Lawndale […]

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Drexel law professor David S. Cohen was on radio with me to discuss his book Living in the Crosshairs that studies abortion providers and those who harass them. Cohen interviewed nearly 90 people in 35 states and concluded that those who attack centers like Planned Parenthood should be considered domestic terrorists. Alan and Cohen discussed […]

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The great game

I don’t pretend to understand American empire or why the U.S. does anything at all. I don’t have any special knowledge. But for some reason, I’ve never believed the U.S. version of what’s happening in Ukraine. I look at this stuff now and think, Well, there may be activity on Russia’s borders or inside Ukraine, […]

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I can hear neocons’ heads exploding now. It’s a compromise measure, but it’s progress toward getting rid of our national paranoia over time. The next set of reforms will likely move closer toward that goal. CNN reports: The Senate approved on Tuesday a bill to reform National Security Agency domestic surveillance programs, ending a drawn-out […]

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Here’s a graphic of the results of a new Quinnipiac poll ….   Jay Bookman at the AJC… It’s not a surprise that Republicans remain more supportive than most Americans of a war initiated and led by a Republican administration. But the scale of the divergence between Republicans and their fellow Americans is pretty stunning. […]

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One of the more perplexing things regarding the Benghazi hearings was questions regarding the mission’s purpose in Benghazi. The mission performed no diplomatic functions as entertaining dignitaries or issuing passports. Why would a long time American diplomat be assigned to such dangerous post in war torn Libya? Why were there far more CIA personnel in […]

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I ran across this interesting tidbit in the Washington Post. It was regarding a recent commencement speech given by Martha Radditz… The speaker was ABC journalist Martha Raddatz, and the point is the key one in the intro: The graduates have spent half their lives with America at war. It’s a startling idea, but an […]

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Holidays can bring family and friends together for celebration. Memorial Day is no different with BBQ parties on the patios of America. We love them here in Georgia. Even if our politics are left of center and our slobby, right winged relatives with “Duck Dynasty” t-shirts show up ready to lob the usual politically charged […]

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UPDATE: NBC News confirms two parts of Hersh’s story. Not that I’m really surprised, but they wonder why we don’t believe anything the government tells us? Seymour Hersh with an alternate version that was flat-out murder. Within weeks of the raid, I had been told by two longtime consultants to Special Operations Command, who have […]

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