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Nunes Memo ‘Deliberately Misleading'

Jerrold Nadler NBC News
Until now, we could only really accuse House Republicans of ignoring the President’s open attempts to block the Russia investigation. But with the release of the Nunes memo … we can only conclude that House Republicans are complicit in the effort to help the President avoid accountability for his actions and the actions of his campaign

Friday Nite Videos | Feb 2, 2018

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Confounds the Science - (Parody of) Sound of Silence. Daniel Ellsberg Says We've Escaped Self-Annihilation by Luck. As You Are | Amandla Stenberg Movie. Humiliating: Watch Nunes Demolish Himself On Surveillance. 5 Ways Trump Has Betrayed His Voters.

The Nunes Memo Is a Dud

Dahlia Lithwick Slate
The memo actually confirms that the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign started in July 2016, began before the disputed FISA applications against Carter Page.

101 Ways Donald Trump Has Betrayed his Populist Agenda

Alan Zibel Public Citizen
Trump has often said he would govern for the benefit of the middle class. But he blurted out the truth about which interests he actually represents when he told friends at his $200,00-a-year Mar-a-Lago club, “You all just got a lot richer.”

Two Minutes to Doomsday

Robert Hunziker CounterPunch
Not since 1953, when the U.S. and the Soviets exploded thermonuclear bombs, has the world been such a powder keg!

Tidbits - February 1, 2018 - Reader Comments: Constitutional Crisis; Tax Cuts Don't Spur Growth; New Charges Against Lac-Mégantic Workers; 'Two-state Solution'; Young Workers and Unions; Football; Students' Right to Vote; Today in history - Start of the s

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Reader Comments: Constitutional Crisis - Trump vs. Truth; Tax Cuts Don't Spur Growth; Need to Drop All New Charges Against Lac-Mégantic Workers; Immigration - and Norwegians; Hugh Masekela; 'Two-state Solution'; Young Workers - Largest Union Gain; Football; Announcements: Jews in American Labor ; Bill Fletcher in Bay Area; Angela Davis, Patrisse Cullors in New York; Students' Right to Vote; Today in history - start of the sit-ins; and more....

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How Democracies Die and How They Live

Jeffrey C. Isaac Public Seminar
This book has prompted a wide-ranging and rich discussion about the state of liberal democracy today, especially in the United States. Here, reviewer Issac uses the book to inquire into a wide range of topics regarding how we might think about democratic norms and procedures in the current period.
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