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Brave New World Trade: Pfizer, Nike vs. Labor in TPP Fight, Lobbying Records Suggest

April 23, 2015

Aldous Huxley’s seminal novel Brave New World established the dystopian fiction genre in English literature. The people in Huxley’s nightmare society are controlled by drugs and conditioned to accept mindless consumption and meaningless labor. The lobbyists working in secret to…

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Pay-For-Play Hunter Grins In Photo Of Giraffe She Killed, Gets Destroyed By Internet (IMAGE)

April 16, 2015

Karma is currently beating the hell out of a pay-for-play hunter from Utah after she posted an image of herself smiling next to a dead giraffe she had just killed. Rebecca Francis fancies herself a big game hunter and she…

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Uranium and Pride: How the US and Iran Got to Yes

April 7, 2015

In October, 2009, I arrived in Brussels, Belgium, seat of the EU and NATO, to get a Masters in International Relations at a tiny satellite graduate campus of a British university. Though each student was pursuing a Masters or PhD…

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Redemption: Obama Shows World US Can Lead Without Killing

April 2, 2015

In his First Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama told rogue states, “We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.” Since 1979, the US and Iran have had one of the most frozen relationships in the…

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How The US-Iran Negotiation is Now JUST LIKE Indiana Jones

March 30, 2015

With the March 31st deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran imminent, the final stretch of negotiations all comes down to trust. The situation is perfectly explained by the opening scene of the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the…

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BOOM: Exploding Arab Arms Imports, US Dealers, Drive GOP War Hawks

March 28, 2015

Many commentators were astonished when, in February, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt, and greeted his host, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, by presenting him an AK-47 assault rifle. This bombastic display cemented Russia’s renewed role as a major arms supplier…

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Crude Caucus: GOP Hawks Defend Nuclear Red Lines or Oil Pipelines?

March 26, 2015

If you’ve been paying a lot less to fill up your car since last summer, you can thank Saudi Arabia for saving you money by creating a more spartan global oil market. You can also thank them for creating complex…

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The GOP’s New Tin Soldiers March to the Beat of Wall Street’s War Drum

March 25, 2015

Many have focused on the Israeli connection to Republican Senator Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran since it was publicized on March 9th. This connection is obvious since it was orchestrated to coincide with Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Our understanding of…

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Documents Cast Iraq War Justification Into Question

March 24, 2015

In late 2002 and early 2003, American involvement in the war in Afghanistan would go on for another dozen years but already that war was losing its prominence in the headlines, so President Bush, Dick Cheney and the hawks on…

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Has Netanyahu Finally Destroyed the Special Relationship Between the US and Israel?

March 24, 2015

Netanyahu was willing to do anything to pull out a win in last weeks election. With his Likud Party looking to be heading for a narrow loss in the polls, he made two rather extreme statements. First he flatly stated…

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