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Adam Schiff Got Mad… and Missed the Point

Stuart Lyle The denouement of a week of public testimony in the US House of Representatives Impeachment Inquiry was Adam Schiff’s closing statement.  He alternated between sneering at the Republicans and getting furious with their character assassinations and stonewalling.  In contrast with Devin Nunes’ obscurantist approach, Schiff quoted the Republican Ranking Member of a different…

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Twitter – the End of Democracy

Stuart Lyle Mainstream news media have worked hard, if unwittingly, to undermine one of the foundations of democracy: a free and critical free press.  It may sound contradictory, but it is the press itself that has failed to grasp the White House strategy that is intended to make the news media redundant.  While conscientiously laboring…

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Israel Plays Nice with Despots, Ignores (or worse) its Friends

Stuart Lyle Although the US has offered unwavering support for Israel, there is a pattern to Israel’s external economic and political relations that is clearly not in the interests of the US.  A recent article in the Intercept details Israel’s complex relationship with Putin’s Russia, including supplying drone technology used to help in Russia’s drive…