Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary

Robert Reich One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this.  Connect the following dots: 1. In January, Trump blasted a federal judge for staying his travel ban. “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is…

The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa

Nick Turse General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy.  “I would just say, they are on the ground.  They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a Pentagon press briefing in March, when asked about Russian military personnel operating in North Africa.  “We watch what they do…