Chuck Grassley
A Little Senate Comity: The White House Office of Legal Counsel OLC claims the White House can ignore requests from individual members of Congress. It need only respond to committee chairs and full committees. The intent appears to block requests from Democrats. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to the White House expressing his outrage at this approach. Photo credit: Iowa Public Radio Images / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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Bipartisan Support for Russian Sanctions (Dan)

A rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington. The sanctions reportedly will be coupled with the Iran sanctions.

Why Afghanistan? Fighting a War for the War System Itself (Jimmy)

The author writes, “The real reason for the fundamental weakness of the US-NATO war is the fact that the United States has empowered a rogues’ gallery of Afghan warlords whose militias have imposed a regime of chaos, violence and oppression on the Afghan population — stealing, killing and raping with utter impunity.”

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