Trump Connects the Generals and the Military-Industrial Complex

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President-elect Trump with retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, who would soon become Secretary of Defense in between stints at General Dynamics. (By a katz/Shutterstock) Once again, the whispers of phantoms masquerading as administration officials have attempted to put Donald Trump on the defensive only two months before the fall election. And in typical fashion, the roused president has gone...

Segregation, But Woke

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"I'm your black friend," B. L. Wilson assures us, "but I won't educate you about racism. That's on you." This has become a common refrain in the anti-racism movement. White folks (like me) are supposed to come to grips with our own subliminal anti-black prejudices, but without asking black people to explain what those prejudices look like. We may...

No, the Russians Aren’t About to Win the Coronavirus Vaccine Race

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A vial containing a trial vaccine against COVID-19 at Moscow's N62 Outpatient Clinic in a post-registration phase of testing. (Photo by Sergei BobylevTASS via Getty Images) Despite the protests of many critics, Donald Trump has been touting the possible arrival of an American coronavirus vaccine by Election Day. While some say that's impossible, others hold out hope for an imminent...

Election Meddlers Find a Scapegoat

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Like me, until recently you got most of your news from PeaceData.net. It was where you looked to form your opinions, including the all-important one about which way to vote. What you missed on PeaceData you caught up with via Facebook memes and Tweets from people you do not know. Or maybe not. Maybe like nearly everyone on planet Earth...