CITIZENS AMENDMENT to the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES

Section 1.   The sovereign authority of the People of the United States, vested in an independent "Legislature of the People" wherein individual citizens can exercise their legislative power to enact, repeal and amend public policies, laws, charters and constitutions via local, state and national legislation, shall not be denied or abridged by any federal, state or local government of the

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Imperial Exceptionalism

Theodore Roosevelt, center, during construction of the Panama Canal, 1906 It is hard to give up something you claim you never had. That is the difficulty Americans face with respect to their country’s empire. Since the era of Theodore Roosevelt, politicians, journalists, and even some historians have deployed euphemisms—“expansionism,” “the large policy,” “internationalism,” “global leadership”—to disguise America’s imperial ambitions. According

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Frontiers 134: Mike Gravel, A Political Paradox

Steven Spielberg's recently released film “The Post” has generated a lot of interest in the Pentagon Papers and Mike Gravel, who wasn’t in the movie but played a role in making the top-secret government documents public. Alaskans elected Gravel to the U.S. Senate in 1968, almost a half-century ago.  He now lives in California and will turn 88 in May. 

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Senator who released Pentagon Papers: Republicans are ‘cowards’ if they don’t release FISA memo

Former Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, the lawmaker who entered the infamous Pentagon Papers into the public record, said lawmakers are cowards if they don't release a memo prepared by House Republicans supposedly detailing surveillance abuses by the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)   The former Democratic senator who entered the classified “Pentagon Papers” into the Congressional Record, making

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China Builds Bridges and Highways While the U.S. Mouths Slogans

The Marshall Plan birthed a U.S.-led global order—now China is building a new world China is trying to build excitement around Xi Jinping's "One Belt, One Road" plan to expand trade with roads, railways and ports. Art installations like "Golden Bridge on Silk Road" and themed commercial products are supporting the campaign. Photo: Thomas Peter/Reuters (Originally published May 12, 2017)

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The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

Special Report: In the Watergate era, liberals warned about U.S. intelligence agencies manipulating U.S. politics, but now Trump-hatred has blinded many of them to this danger becoming real, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern notes. By Ray McGovern Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous

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What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking

Jackson Lears American politics have rarely presented a more disheartening spectacle. The repellent and dangerous antics of Donald Trump are troubling enough, but so is the Democratic Party leadership’s failure to take in the significance of the 2016 election campaign. Bernie Sanders’s challenge to Hillary Clinton, combined with Trump’s triumph, revealed the breadth of popular anger at politics as usual

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