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Leid Stories—Confirmation Hearings for Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Begin—01.10.17

Confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for Cabinet-level posts begin today. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) faces off with the Senate Judiciary Committee at 9 a.m., and the Senate Homeland Security Committee questions retired Marine general John Kelly at 3 p.m.

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You Were Born for This Time: 12 Post-Election Ideas From Front-Line Organizers

BILL QUIGLEY FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT When you find yourself in a suddenly darkened room, what do you do?   Some rush blindly to where they think the door might be.  Others stand still, let their eyes get adjusted to the different environment, re-orient themselves, then cautiously and sensitively, move forward.  Some search out people who might be able to show …

Expat Files – 10.14.16

#1- Announcing a new “Podcast by Phone” feature. If you’re on the run, you now have a way to listen to the past 5 Expat Files programs over the phone rather than downloading or streaming from the PRN archives or other sources. The phone number for this free service is: 1-701-719-0893

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Karen J. Greenberg – Liberty Is Security – The Lesson Not Drawn From Post-9/11 Government Overreach

One vivid image of the historical relationship between government power and individual liberties in America has long been the swing of the pendulum. It catches the nature of the perpetually changing balance between the two. When it comes to terrorism and civil liberties after 9/11, that pendulum swung strongly toward the power side of the equation and it has been …

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Henry Giroux – The Racist Killing Machine in the Age of Anti-Politics

The killing machine has become spectacularized, endlessly looped through the mainstream cultural apparatuses both as a way to increase ratings and as an unconscious testimony to the ruthlessness of the violence waged by a racist state. Once again, Americans and the rest of the world are witness to a brutal killing machine, a form of domestic terrorism, responsible for the …