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Trump’s Missing Phone Records Have a Familiar Stink of Criminality

Alex Shephard The New Republic
Seven hours and 37 minutes: That’s the length of the gap in the official White House records of phone calls placed to or from Donald Trump’s phone during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol. Three hours more than the Grateful Dead’s longest concert

Friday Nite Videos | September 10, 2021

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America’s Drug Wars: Fifty Years of Reinforcing Racism

Alfred McCoy Tomdispatch
It’s time to end the war on drug users — repeal the heavy penalties for possession; pardon the millions of nonviolent offenders; replace mass incarceration with mandatory drug treatment; restore voting rights to convicts and ex-convicts.

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The Novel and the Secret Police

Peter Coviello Boston Review
In Vineland, Thomas Pynchon's dour 1990 novel, the author of Gravity’s Rainbow anticipated a United States where all available definitions of freedom are channeled through security apparatuses understood as the greatest good. Sound familiar?

‘Extreme Option: Overthrow Allende’

Peter Kornbluh Nationial Security Archive
Fifty Years Ago, President Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to organize a coup against Chile's elected President Salvador Allende. Here is the story, with the just-declassified documents recording the genesis of this infamous directive.

Friday Nite Videos | July 24, 2020

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