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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In Advance of Midterms, Top GOP Voter Data Firm Makes a Move

The major hub for Republican voter data has undergone a shake-up at the highest level, according to multiple Republican sources.
The Data Trust, the GOP’s clearinghouse for voter data, has brought in a new president and CEO to lead the data exchange for Republican organizations and campaigns. Jon Black, a longtime Republican operative, has done stints at the Republican National Committee, the digital team for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, and the Republican state parties in Michigan and Virginia, among others. Black is currently a senior adviser at the RNC.

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Colin Powell, Who Won First Gulf War and Was Humbled by the Second, Dead at 84

It was Nov. 8, 1995, and Colin Powell had just concluded a 25-city tour to promote his memoir, My American Journey. Huge crowds greeted him wherever he went, his poll numbers soared, and so did expectations for his candidacy.
All of Washington and much of the country tuned in to watch the retired four-star announce if he would be a candidate for president.
The son of Jamaican immigrants, he might have become the first Black president in U.S. history.

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Trump guru Steve Bannon has no legal standing to refuse to testify about Capitol riot

Congress is correct to begin legal contempt proceedings against onetime Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and the Justice Department should prosecute them aggressively if Bannon continues his defiance.
Several of the Sunday news shows this week featured discussions of Bannon’s situation. The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is pursuing contempt charges against Bannon because he is not complying with its subpoena.

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Trump guru Steve Bannon has no legal standing to refuse to testify about Capitol riot

Congress is correct to begin legal contempt proceedings against onetime Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and the Justice Department should prosecute them aggressively if Bannon continues his defiance.
Several of the Sunday news shows this week featured discussions of Bannon’s situation. The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is pursuing contempt charges against Bannon because he is not complying with its subpoena.

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The Battle of Britain: The Fight for Churchill’s Shroud

In March 2007, the Spectator, the London weekly magazine, published a truly remarkable column. “Prepare yourself for a veritable carpet-bombing of name-dropping,” its author said, and he wasn’t kidding. Andrew Roberts had published a new book, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900, a continuation of, and homage to, Sir Winston Churchill’s History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Now Roberts was following in his hero’s footsteps to America, for an author tour like no other.

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GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik gets slammed for ‘vile’ and ‘xenophobic’ anti-immigrant ads

In the past, Rep. Elise Stefanik of Upstate New York had a reputation for being a moderate Republican and was critical of Donald Trump’s far-right hyper-nationalist agenda. But Stefanik has since flip-flopped and gone total Trumpist, launching herself into GOP House leadership. Her latest MAGA move is a series of racist Facebook ads claiming that President Joe Biden and fellow Democrats are trying to create a “permanent election insurrection” by making it easier for “11 million illegal immigrants” to become U.S. citizens.

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Trumpy Madison Cawthorn Tries to Tweet Past His GOP Challengers

In August, as Tropical Storm Fred unleashed record flooding across his western North Carolina district, 26-year-old freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn was doing what he does best: posting.
Cawthorn’s presence on the MAGA-iest corners of social media is so prolific that it wasn’t until a few days after the storm—after he had criticized President Joe Biden over the withdrawal from Afghanistan, called the Democratic governor of his state a “tyrant,” warned his followers about “authoritarian school boards,” and crowed that he would “rather be hated by the mainstream media and the D.

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George W. Bush Still Owes the World an Apology

Former president George W. Bush speaks during a memorial for the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Jacquelyn Martin /AP Photo)

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George W. Bush Still Owes the World an Apology

Former president George W. Bush speaks during a memorial for the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (Jacquelyn Martin /AP Photo)

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