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About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).

Trumps Eight Power Centers

Sessions obviously runs a major department in the government. But Bannon and Miller have another power center: the mouth of the president. Policy and speechwriting were separate departments in the Obama White House. Miller is the lead policy adviser to … Continue reading

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Why our modern culture leads us to excuse terrorism

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Terrorism in its current form, primarily carried out by right wing Islamist extremists, is a form of mass murder and serial killing and religious-supremacism combined. It’… Source: Why our modern culture leads us to excuse terrorism

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Lobbyists Concealed Their Saudi Paymasters From Veterans Pressed to Lobby Against 9/11 Bill

Tim Cord was enraged and still is. “I joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 to basically directly combat the Saudi fu*king terrorists that did 9/11. I joined as a result of Saudi terrorism activity, and to find out I’m on … Continue reading

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Stephen Miller, Trump’s policy advisor

“I think [Miller] is an American nationalist, but that doesn’t mean he is a racial nationalist… I do not think he is a white nationalist,” Spencer said. “Stephen Miller would never be alt-right at the time, or probably now too.” … Continue reading

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What I saw at the Women’s March

The atmosphere at the march reminded me of the blackout in NYC, 2003 – lots of people crowded in the streets after some inexplicable disaster, trying to figure out what to do next. Continue reading

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Trump’s Targeted Campaign

On the day of the third presidential debate between Trump and Clinton, Trump’s team blasted out 175,000 distinct variations on his arguments, mostly via Facebook. The messages varied mostly in their microscopic details, in order to communicate optimally with their … Continue reading

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Innocent-looking US Charities that help Fund Terrorism

One example worth investigating is the Gaza-based Unlimited Friends Association for Social Development (UFA). At least eight prominent U.S. charities and, apparently, the taxpayer-funded United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are supporting this Palestinian group. A close examination of … Continue reading

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