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Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation? — As the numerous and obvious ethical conflicts surrounding the Clinton Foundation receive more media scrutiny, the tactic of Clinton-loyal journalists is to highlight the charitable work done by the Foundation, and then insinuate - or even outright state - that anyone raising these questions is opposed to its charity.

Home - Common Sense — What is Common Sense? Common Sense with Dan Carlin isn't a show for everyone, and that's what makes it so great. It's a smart, deep, passionate, engaging, inquisitive and of course, politically Martian view of news and current events. There's nothing else like it.

Temendo vaias, Michel Temer evita encerramento das Olimpíadas. Por que tanto desprezo pelo interino? — A profunda impopularidade do Presidente Michel Temer, aliada à sua avidez por escondê-la, tem sido objeto de chacota internacional . Para evitar ser visto pelo mundo sendo vaiado por sua própria população, Temer violou um antigo protocolo olímpico e reivindicou que seu nome não fosse anunciado na cerimônia de abertura dos jogos.

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware — Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process.

Ken Salazar, corporatism and the BP oil spill — (updated below - Update II) After I argued last week that most of the criticisms of Obama's post-spill conduct seemed overblown to me, I noted that there is substantial evidence reflecting quite negatively on the administration's pre-spill behavior.

The Israeli flotilla attack: victimhood, aggression and tribalism — (updated below - Update II - Update III) One of the primary reasons the Turkish Government has been so angry in its denunciations of the Israeli attack on the flotilla is because many of the dead were Turkish citizens. That's what governments typically do: object vociferously when their citizens are killed by foreign nations under extremely questionable circumstances.

Bernie Sanders chama impeachment de antidemocrático enquanto Michel Temer perde força — Ontem, o Senador dos Estados Unidos, Bernie Sanders, denunciou duramente o impeachment da presidente do Brasil democraticamente eleita. Com a aproximação da votação final no Senado Federal no fim deste mês, Sanders explicou sua posição em uma nota publicada em sua página no site do Senado americano ( versão na íntegra em português) "fazendo um apelo para que Estados Unidos tomem uma posição definitiva contra os esforços pela remoção da presidente do Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, de seu cargo".

Obama’s man in Cairo — The New York Times, today: Vice President Omar Suleiman of Egypt says he does not think it is time to lift the 30-year-old emergency law that has been used to suppress and imprison opposition leaders. He does not think President Hosni Mubarak needs to resign before his term ends in September.

As Temer Weakens, Sanders Denounces Brazil’s Impeachment as Undemocratic, Calls for New Elections — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders yesterday denounced in harsh terms the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president. As the Brazilian Senate heads toward a final vote later this month, Sanders described his position, set forth in a statement posted on his Senate site, as "calling on the United States to take a definitive stand against efforts to remove Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff from office."

Dems’ Tactic of Accusing Adversaries of Kremlin Ties and Russia Sympathies Has Long History in US — A frequent weapon for Democrats in the 2016 election is to publicly malign those they regard as critics and adversaries as Russia sympathizers, Putin stooges, or outright agents of the Kremlin. To put it mildly, this is not a new tactic in U.S. political discourse, and it's worth placing it in historical context.
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Aug 27, 2016

Colin Kaepernick controversy is interesting in light of the uber-patriotism & "USA! USA!" chants that dominated DNC 

Aug 27, 2016

@Arduinna19 It's what he's saying - both here and in that letter - that makes him a joke, not how he looks.

Aug 27, 2016

Kind of ironic that the candidate relying on slimy health rumors is using *this person* to vouch for his own health 

Aug 27, 2016

@ed_junior_bass Rsrsrs: agora @lemondefr também tem mau caráter ou são idiotas?

Aug 27, 2016

Presidential hagiography is a time-honored (and lucrative) American literary tradition: power attracts sycophants

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