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How The Military Defeated Trump's Insurgency

"Trump was seen as a presidential candidate who would possibly move towards a less interventionist foreign policy. That hope is gone. The insurgency that brought Trump to the top was defeated by a counter-insurgency campaign waged by the U.S. military."

Trump's "Fiery" United Nations Speech: Full Transcript

"Major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell, but the powerful people in this room, under the guidance and auspices of the united nations, can solve many of these vicious and complex problems."

America's Slow-Motion Military Coup

"In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has..."

"When They Promise To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs, They're Promising Stagnation"

"Though we’re told that bringing back the work of the past is part of “Making America Great Again,” nothing could be further from the truth.  The day that policies succeed in reviving the past is the day that ambitious Americans start knocking on the doors of other countries, and when immigrants don’t bother sneaking into the U.S. at all."

The Neoconservatives Have Declared War On The Realists

"For the advocates of liberal hegemony, on the other hand, there's nothing to be learned, and it's heresy to suggest that decades of non-stop American interventionism has not been a success. For them, all this talk of "restraint" is just the ramblings of the "ivory tower."  Instead, we must recover the fervor of the Cold War, listen to the generals, and plan for a third war, a fourth war, and more. No place on earth ought to be considered beyond the reach of American politicians. "

It's Time To Take Out "Freedom Insurance"

"Only a fool tries to survive by acting like a vegetable, staying rooted in one place, when the political and economic climate changes for the worse."

Rand Paul Takes A Stand Against Unconstitutional War

"Where is the anti-war left demanding the wars end? Where is the constitutional conservative right demanding Congress reclaim its war powers?...If we don’t get this rudderless foreign policy under control now, we’ll still be asking the same questions another 16 years down the road..."

"Never Forget" - A Marine Reflects On The Lies Of Our Endless Wars

"The 16th anniversary of 9/11 was marked in America with the usual somber memorials and directives to ‘never forget'. But this definitive 9/11 slogan always takes me back to the overwhelming tide of pro-war fervor that swept the US and stifled any deeper reflection or debate in the years after September 11, 2001. Sadly, I was part of that fervor – and this too I will never forget."