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Trump invokes Nixon and McCarthy in NYT White House counsel report rant | US news | The Guardian
"Dean was White House counsel to Nixon during Watergate. He testified against the president, pled guilty to obstruction of justice and was held at an army base. He spoke on Saturday to Slate.

“Don McGahn is doing exactly the right thing,” Dean said, “not merely to protect himself, but to protect his client. And his client is not Donald Trump; his client is the office of the president.”"
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‘We’re still fighting that same fight’: how Spike Lee got his groove back with BlacKkKlansman | Film | The Guardian
You’re still fighting that same fight.” Charlottesville, he says, was “unfortunately, like a confirmation” of what their script was already warning of. As soon as he saw events there unfold, Lee wanted the footage to end the film.
&! REBUTTAL - Boots Riley attacks Spike Lee over ‘made up’ BlacKkKlansman
Sorry to Bother You director condemns portrayal of black and white officers as allies in fight against racism -
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2 days ago by asterisk2a
This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian
Punishing critics like John Brennan is part of the US president’s ongoing abuse of power – and normalisation of autocracy // same argument book how democracies die makes.
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2 days ago by asterisk2a
Trump Is Not Trying to Silence Brennan - Bloomberg
“Drone strikes and torture are only part of Brennan’s problems with the left. He nearly lost his job in 2014 when the then-chair of the Senate select committee on Intelligence, Dianne Feinstein, accused him of spying on her staff as they completed research on a scathing report about the CIA’s black site program. Brennan survived, but until Trump’s election was wounded within the Democratic Party.”
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3 days ago by cbearden
Trump is a Twittertarian: a distraction despot in the age of social media | Lawrence Douglas | Opinion | The Guardian
Revoking John Brennan’s security clearance is yet another example of Trump’s strategic use of distraction – but the real news cannot be silenced
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3 days ago by asterisk2a
Opinion | A Free Press Needs You - The New York Times
As the founders believed from their own experience, a well-informed public is best equipped to root out corruption and, over the long haul, promote liberty and justice.
“Public discussion is a political duty,” the Supreme Court said in 1964. That discussion must be “uninhibited, robust, and wide-open,” and “may well include vehement, caustic and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.”
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4 days ago by jbertsche
Trump Hurts U.S. Exports in the Marketplace of Ideas - Bloomberg
Over time, those ideological “exports” may prove a bigger problem than any particular misguided Trump policy. Trump too, is an innovation, and various populist right and alt-right parties around the world have taken comfort and drawn inspiration from his rise. Again, focus on the same general point that has made the American capitalist system so potent: Follow the ideas.
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5 days ago by inspiral

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