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Washingtonese translated

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April 15 is the day each year when Americans are most likely to slander Washington. Unfortunately, the city’s nebulous nomenclature deters citizens from recognizing...   Read More

When everything is a federal crime

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There are an estimated 4,500 federal criminal statutes — and innumerable regulations backed by criminal penalties that include incarceration. Even if none of these...   Read More

The real reason the federal government hides surveillance programs

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Want to see how secrecy is corrosive to democracy? Look no further than a series of explosive investigations by various news organizations this week...   Read More

American foreign policy is so flawed, the US gov’t is basically fighting themselves now

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“Let’s recap the state of America’s commitments in the Middle East,” suggests Ross Douthat in his Saturday column at The New York Times: Our...   Read More

Believe it or not, your shower head is regulated by federal bureaucrats

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…Needless and counterproductive as many administrative regulations are, the preliminary question should be whether the politicians and bureaucrats really have any legal authority to...   Read More

Another Illegal War in the Middle East

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Saudi Arabia has commenced military operations against the Ansarullah fighters of the Houthi movement in Yemen…. Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir cloaked the role of...   Read More

Guantánamo’s Charade of Justice

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LAST week, we learned that, only months into the job, the official in charge of the military courts system at Guantánamo Bay was stepping...   Read More

VIDEO: Record number of drone pilots quit jobs, cite PTSD & mental health issues

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New reports show that a record number of drone pilots and operators are leaving their positions, despite the Obama administration ramping up drone warfare...   Read More

US Sanctions in Latin America

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…It is commonly said that the US has taken its eye off Latin America in recent times, particularly since the Afghanistan and Iraq invasions....   Read More

The Sting: How the FBI Created a Terrorist

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In the video, Sami Osmakac is tall and gaunt, with jutting cheekbones and a scraggly beard. He sits cross-legged on the maroon carpet of...   Read More

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