Colin Powell and ‘Guernica’

WASHINGTON — If we could unlock the puzzle of Colin Powell, maybe we could understand why America cracked up.
General Powell was the best America had to offer. He was the son of Jamaican immigrants in the South Bronx who became a hero in Vietnam and then the first African American secretary of state.
He was smart and charismatic, with an easy laugh and a Corvette Stingray. At Washington parties, even ones where Jack Nicholson dropped in, people gravitated toward Powell.

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The Right Is Embracing the Reactionary Brutality of “Special Operators” Like Eddie Gallagher

Special operators in elite military units are the tip of the spear of US counterinsurgency campaigns around the globe. Their exploits in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other fronts in the global “war on terror” have become fodder for scores of action films like American Sniper, fanboy books by journalists covering the military, and tell-all memoirs by SEAL Team 6 members involved in the rubout of Osama bin Laden and other targets.

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Don’t Give in to the Culture Industry’s Appeals to Nostalgia

In the midst of accelerating crises, the past can offer a comforting retreat. Over the last year, we’ve not only been living through a global pandemic unlike any we’ve seen in generations, but the effects of climate change have become even clearer, and the economy once again threw people into turmoil as industries were disrupted and housing costs continued to soar. Faced with the stress and anxiety of events far beyond our personal control, hope for the future can retreat, leaving nostalgia to fill the void.

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Our Pathetic White House “Press Corps”

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Posted: Oct 23, 2021 12:01 AM

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Washington, D.C. has more leaks than a Viking River Cruise with a hull fashioned out of Swiss cheese. To his chargin, our 45thPresident Donald J. Trump discovered that…starkly and early-on. ButeveryU.S. President in the past century came to realize—some sooner, some later—that weasels within the Executive Branch or within our permanent Washington “establishment” exist for little more than to leak secrets to favorable media.

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Network Lecturing on Science Delivers Vaccine Information from…an Actor

“Riffed from the Headlines” is Townhall’s daily VIP feature with coverage on the deeply flawed aspects of journalism in the nation. We’ll look to bring accountability to the mishaps, malaprops, misdeeds, manipulations, malpractice, and manufactured narratives in mainstream media.

Consider for a moment all the lectures we have been given over the past year from the press. When it comes to the pandemic and Covid and vaccines, we are told firmly that only respected voices are to be listened to.

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Big Tech Insists They’re Protecting Americans From China While Importing Chinese-Style Social Controls

If you need evidence that Big Tech firms are starting to worry about the growing movement to diffuse their immense market power, look no further than their newest scare tactic: using China as an excuse to avoid antitrust scrutiny.
Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and the nonprofit proxies they pay to defend them have put a lot of effort into trying to convince America that subjecting Big Tech to more stringent antitrust enforcement or regulation would have dire consequences.

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Invisible General: How Colin Powell Conned America

There were many worse American generals in the last century than Colin Powell, men who also died, like Powell, largely celebrated for their accomplishments. Curtis LeMay (firebombed Tokyo; nearly incited a third world war on multiple occasions), Douglas MacArthur (provoked the Korean War; attempted to start nuclear war), and perhaps Tommy Franks (oversaw the invasion of Iraq), to name a few.
But Powell was uniquely bad, fundamentally a bureaucrat and public relations man for the American political and military establishment.

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When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border

Former President Donald Trump with Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller a a round-table discussion on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, when each major story commands the headlines for a couple hours only to be displaced by the next big thing, it’s easy to miss something important.

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Trump’s new ‘chilling’ statement about the election and Jan. 6 disturbs many observers

(DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

President Donald Trump pauses during the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. To the left is first lady Melania Trump, and to the right are Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, on Thursday issued what is being called a “chilling” statement on the election and the insurrection he incited.

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Trump’s new ‘chilling’ statement about the election and Jan. 6 disturbs many observers

(DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

President Donald Trump pauses during the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. To the left is first lady Melania Trump, and to the right are Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, on Thursday issued what is being called a “chilling” statement on the election and the insurrection he incited.

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