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Aug 10th FLVCS Zoom Webinar


                          Meeting Notice Professor Mel Goodman to Speak When: Monday, Aug 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time Topic: FLVCS Meeting: Professor Goodman will be the guest speaker  If you have not heard Prof. Goodman speak, you're in for a treat. You Must Register in advance…

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


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.


Donald Trump’s Pandemic: Implications for National Security Policy

Speaker: Mel Goodman Topic: Donald Trump’s Pandemic: Implications for National Security Policy. When: Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM   Where: ZOOM Webinar Please click the link below to join the webinar: Password: 847062 Or iPhone one-tap :  US: +13126266799,,83939618324#,,1#,847062#  or +19292056099,,83939618324#,,1#,847062# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current…

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The Trump Supreme Court’s War on the Environment

Last year, the court struck down a proposed EPA rule that was designed to protect millions of acres of wetlands from pollution even before the regulation had been made final.  Similarly, the court limited EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions form power plants even before the ruling had taken effect.  Typically, the Supreme Court is the last venue to hear a case, after opinions have been made by lower courts, but this is not so in Roberts’ aggressive court.

Trump’s Debate: a Victory for Pathological Liars Everywhere

Jeb Bush had it right eight years ago, when he said that “Donald Trump is a chaos candidate, and he would be a chaos president.”  Trump’s first and second day as president were dispositive.  On the first day, there was an unusual acceptance speech that talked about “American Carnage.”  That turned out to be a prediction of the next four years, culminating in an attack on the Capitol in an effort to overturn a free and fair election.

Containing the National Security State

Containing the National Security State