What Mike Gravel Meant

What I learned from Mike Gravel are lessons ignored, even mocked by the establishment, writes Joe Lauria.

I first met Sen. Mike Gravel in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York in early 2006 after a mutual friend told me Gravel was contemplating running for president.

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Mike Gravel Was on the Right Side of History

By Branko Marcetic While Mike Gravel never earned the respect of the political establishment, he passed from this Earth with his conscience untormented by the ghosts of screaming civilians whose lives those in Washington regularly snuff out with their afternoon coffee. Former Alaska senator Mike Gravel, who died yesterday at age ninety-one, spent much of his political career and public

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Trump’s COVID infection shows why it’s time to retire the nuclear football

By Tom Z. Collina President John Kennedy took powerful pain medications. President Richard Nixon was a heavy drinker. President Ronald Reagan had dementia. And now President Donald Trump has the coronavirus. These conditions can significantly impair one’s ability to think clearly. And yet, as president, each had—or, in Trump’s case, still has–the unilateral authority to launch US nuclear weapons within

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Forget China, America is the biggest warmonger by far

by David Dodwell Since 2001, the US ‘war on terror’ has killed, injured and displaced millions across 24 countries, while America’s defence spending is nearly 40 per cent of the global total. In contrast, China has waged one foreign war in the past 50 years US President Donald Trump rallies the troops during a surprise Thanksgiving visit at Bagram

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