America’s Russian Problem

Russian-American relations over the past several years have taken on some of the most familiar aspects of the Cold War.  The conventional wisdom is extremely one-side, concluding that Russian President Vladimir Putin is entirely responsible for the setback as a result of his actions in Georgia, Crimea, Ukraine and Syria, and that the Russian leadership is not trustworthy on any diplomatic or political level.  This is a simplistic view.

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Bill Clinton’s Role in the Crisis Over Ukraine

Originally posed on CounterPunch The militarization of American foreign policy has evolved over the past thirty years. Ironically, this took place in the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which should have led to reassessing U.S. national security policy and defense spending.  Democratic presidents have played a major role in this militarization because…

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A Poem By Carolyn McGiffert Ekedahl
In two thousand and six, many Repubs had a soul
A unanimous vote to extend was the goal.
And they did it.  The Senators, both left and right,
Extended the Act giving voters their rights.

Containing the National Security State

Containing the National Security State