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Containing the National Security State represents more than 100 editorials that assess the militarization of U.S. governance and U.S. foreign policy.

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City Lights Books June 21st

KPFA and city lights books present “Whistleblower at the C.I.A. ” by Mel Goodman and talking with Daniel Ellsburg, hosted by Dennis Bernstein. Wednesday, June 21st at 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana, Berkeley, CA.

Appearance On America’s Democrats Podcast

This show features Melvin Goodman on Trump’s dangerous national security ploys. Susie Linfield warns progressives it’s time for a little humility. And Bill Press interviews Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse.

April 27, The WNDC Lunch Program “America’s Russian Problem: A New Chapter”

On April 25 at 1pm, as part of the Woman’s National Democratic Club’s monthly “US Role in a Changing World” series; I will discussing “America’s Russian Problem: A New Chapter.”

The Disappearance of Bipartisanship on the Intelligence Committees

There is a political myth in Washington that the Senate and House intelligence committees, unlike other congressional committees, have been bipartisan and fair minded in their handling of political matters. Now that the chairman of the House intelligence committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has gone rogue by providing sensitive exculpatory intelligence documents to the President of the United States, the subject of a committee investigation, we are told that the intelligence committee can no longer be considered bipartisan. Well, we learned 25 years ago that the congressional intelligence committees were as politicized as any committee on the Hill.