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April 2020

A Threat to our Democracy

April 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The President Doesn't Follow the Law: The President is regularly taking advantage of our preoccupation with the pandemic to weaken and even gut our democracy. There have been three major anti-democratic steps in the past few weeks, beginning with the removal of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Michael Atkinson, without cause, which federal law requires. On April 13, Trump claimed that he had “total authority” over 50 U.S. governors to open up the U.S. economy, although he backed away from that empty threat within 24 hours. Nevertheless, it demonstrated his lack of knowledge of the Constitution, the rule of law, and the separation of powers. And most recently, Trump threatened an action that has no precedent in U.S. history, forcing Congress to adjourn to allow him to make numerous recess appointments to various positions.

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May 2020

Donald Trump’s Pandemic: Implications for National Security Policy

May 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker: Mel Goodman Topic: Donald Trump’s Pandemic: Implications for National Security Policy. When: Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM  …

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June 2020

Virtual Discussion: The Role of the Whistleblower in U.S. Democracy

June 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The whistleblower is essential to congressional oversight, investigative journalism, and the public’s awareness of important national and international security issues. The speaker will address his own experiences as a whistleblower in testifying to the Senate intelligence committee in 1991 to block the confirmation of Robert Gates as Director of Central Intelligence. He will also discuss such whistleblowers as Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, the CIA whistleblower at the White House, and the recent case of Dr. Rick Bright at the Department of Health and Human Services. The lack of protection for whistleblowers in the intelligence community will also be assessed.

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August 2020

Aug 10th FLVCS Zoom Webinar

August 10, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

                          Meeting Notice Professor Mel Goodman to Speak…

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