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The Bogosity of Trump’s ‘America First’

Trump’s ‘America First’

It says something about the complexity of language (and me perhaps) that I took so long to realize that Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan, which I found off-putting from the start, consists of the same words as the name of the pre-World War II organization I’ve respected for decades.

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Mainstream media: Fake news through lying by omission

Mainstream media:  Fake news

Fake news is simply a new, Trump-popularized descriptive for media lying that occurs in 2 basic forms, lying by omission and lying by commission. Lying by omission is far, far worse than lying by commission because the latter can at least admit refutation and public debate.

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Trump Never Was a Noninterventionist

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Can Donald Trump’s foreign policy “doctrine” and presidential actions accurately be described as noninterventionist? Strangely, Glenn Greenwald thinks so.

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Chomsky Collapses in Interesting Times

Noam Chomsky

I have written previously expressing the view that Obama’s presidency had been the result of a scam that committed the US and the world to eight years of lacklustre and often entirely contrary action by Obama in relation to the promised ‘change’ and I speculated that the voting public may well have been conned again by an elaborate sleight of hand in the theatrical rise of Donald Trump.

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Is Israel an Apartheid State?

Is Israel an Apartheid State?

Six months ago, the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) asked Virginia Tilley and me to write a study examining the applicability of the international criminal law concept of apartheid to Israel’s policies and practices toward the Palestinian people. We were glad to accept the assignment, and conceived of our role as engaging in an academic undertaking. ESCWA, one of several UN regional commissions, requested the study as a result of an uncontested motion adopted by its 18 Arab member governments.

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