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Bundy Land Seizure Crowd Front for Cynical Billionaires? (Russ)
Koch Brothers are funding the movement? Not really a surprise.
Blackwater Mercenaries Fighting on Behalf of Saudi Arabia (Reader CactusPat)
So claims a spokesman for the Yemeni army. Saudi Arabia is a major player in the violence plaguing Yemen.
Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement (Trevin)
Chris Hedges calls the campaign a reboot of Obama’s empty “change” promises of 2008, and reminds us of Sanders’ support for “bloated defense budgets,” “imperial wars,” and “wholesale surveillance”. As well as his call for Ralph Nader to drop his 2004 presidential bid.
Zika Virus Will Take US Government Inspectors Going Door to Door (Russ)
Growing panic about all government activities as “intrusive” could imperil lives.
How the Supreme Court Became a Political Football (Dan)
A look back at Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork, and how their historic nomination fights should prepare us for the expected political maneuvers in the unpredictable 2016 election.
Dallas Morning News Does Not Endorse Texas Sen. Cruz (Russ)
Interestingly, it goes with the comparatively thoughtful and restrained John Kasich. Keep an eye on this fellow!
When the US Tried to Ban Immigration by “Foreign” Mormons (Gerry)
Members of the religion were thought to represent a “race” whose beliefs and practices were inimical to American values. Is there a lesson for contemporary bigots?