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Deep State

America Discovers the Deep State — Welcome to the Party

All of a sudden, everybody is talking about the Deep State. People from across the political spectrum are discussing it, such as former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, The New York Times and Rush Limbaugh. Americans are wondering what, exactly, the “Deep State” is. WhoWhatWhy readers, on the other hand, are asking: What took you so Read More

Republican Elephant, Russian Bear

Agent Orange and the Manchurian Candidate? Not So Fast

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a number of Donald Trump’s campaign aides and “other associates” were engaged in a running dialogue with Russian intelligence over the last year or more.Manchurian Candidate anyone? Not yet at least.Some of the items cited are old news, like the information that Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager Read More

Department of State

Trump White House Flouts Longstanding Right of Dissent at State Department

State Department employees appear to be losing a valuable free speech right in existence since the days of the Vietnam War under the new Trump regime.  Since 1971, the agency has permitted State Department staff to express dissenting views on policies without fear of retaliation. These “dissent memos” often are taken seriously by State Department Read More

World Economic Forum

Davos: Crises in Energy and Capitalism

Declarations from this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, sure are throwing ice cold water on the prospects of healthy global growth in the years to come.It’s the kind of sobering forecast that fervent agents of bubbled world markets are having an increasingly difficult time trying to spin.On Tuesday, Saudi Aramco’s CEO Amin Nasser Read More

Donald Trump

What Most Reporters Missed at Trump’s Press Conference

The political reporters at President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference on Jan. 11 were so focused on Russia and conflicts of interest that they missed a true nugget of news. Early into his press conference, Donald Trump said something that sent drug stocks into a tailspin, and made pharmaceutical executives cringe. He first complained that too Read More

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