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Feature Article | Foreign Affairs

We’re Not the Good Guys. Tom Engelhardt, Counterpunch

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  • As we head into election season 2020, however, just don’t imagine that we’re the good guys on Planet Earth.
  • As far as I can tell, there aren’t many good guys left.
     

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

Killing for the Sake of It: The Grisly Reality of the Failing US Empire, Dmitry Orlov, Club Orlov / Astute News

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Tomahawk%20Missle%20Launch%20from%20Battleship.jpgAs law and order break down in more and more places, we will see more and more US troops on the streets of cities in the US, spreading death and destruction just like they did in Iraq or in Afghanistan. The last license to kill to be revoked will be the license to kill ourselves.
 

Of Special Interest | Law & Justice


The Supreme Court's Message: Win or Go Home, Russell Berman, the Atlantic

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  • In a pair of rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the census, Chief Justice John Roberts enshrined the nation’s modern form of winner-take-all politics into law.
  • Related: A Revolution of Democracy
     

Bloggers & Columnists | Amy Goodman, Jim Hightower, S. Brian Willson, Tom Englehardt



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Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

The Women’s World Cup Was Always Going To Be Megan Rapinoe’s Moment. Travis Waldron, Huffington Post

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  • Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the United States’ World Cup quarterfinal win over France.
  • The U.S. soccer star’s fight for gender and racial equality began long before she slammed President Donald Trump.

Books, Literature, & Ideas

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  • Part 1: Rethinking the 4th of July
  • There is something profoundly inappropriate about blowing off fireworks at a time when the United States is waging war — and underwriting war — with real fireworks around the world.
  • Part 2: Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July speech called out America for its hypocrisy.
  • Trump’s takeover of the holiday shows we haven’t learned much.
  • Part 3: What the Flag Means to Me
  • I believe we are living one of the most incredible lies in history, … ignoring empirical reality. It is truly amazing!

Government & Politics

How Lincoln's disdain for demagogues pricks Trump's Fourth of July pomposity. Sidney Blumenthal, the Guardian

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If nothing else, the president’s speech on the Mall on Thursday will show how far we have fallen since Lincoln.

Human Rights

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 30, 2019, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

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