The Last Country We “Liberated” from an “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves
@Snowden: The bomb dropped today in the middle of nowhere, Afghanistan, cost $314,000,000. https://t.co/mV6sJoMIFJ (credit @thenib) https://t.co/aj0Om5RhAV
@Snowden: .@thenib US President (and Army General) Dwight D. Eisenhower on dropping $16,000,000 bombs on caves in the middle of nowhere:
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How bureaucrats are fighting the voters for control of our country. Donald Trump was elected president last November by winning 306 electoral votes. He pledged to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C., to overturn the system of politics that had left the nation’s capital and major financial and tech centers flourishing but large swaths of the country mired in stagnation and decay. “What truly matters,” he said in his Inaugural Address, “is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”Is it? By any historical and constitutional standard, “the people” elected Donald Trump and endorsed his program of nation-state populist reform. Yet over the last few weeks America has been in the throes of an unprecedented revolt. Not of the people against the government—that happened last year—but of the government against the people. What this says about the state of American democracy, and what it portends for the future, is incredibly disturbing.