Chelsea Manning

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b. traven Chelsea Manning is an unusual American, unique among the brave whistle blowers that our government under Bush and Obama have punished severely, rather than accepted for their sacrifice in exposing wrongdoing in the bureaucracy. Her youthfulness, her gender dystrophy, and her simple background made her bravery stand out. While undergoing extreme personal stress…

“Our” Deep State

Peter Van Buren In this article, Peter uses his 24-year State Department experience to examine the “Deep State” meme  based on his background and using his satirical literary style. Andrew Bacevich, with a military background, rounds out the same theme in this article. The “Deep State” meme has been kicking around for several decades as…

Europe and The Donald

Alex Dunn Alex Dunn is TCP’s European contributor.  His post explores the confusion in Europe wrought by the  election of Donald Trump.  Hopefully, Winston Churchill’s assessment of the US will turn out correct:  “You can count on Americans to do the right thing… after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” – Ed. It is only…