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Project Veritas Videos Are Far From a Threat to the Washington Post

This week, Project Veritas posted two videos containing hidden camera footage of some Washington Post employees talking about the Post and its coverage of and editorializing on various matters. While Project Veritas presents the videos in packaging suggesting the videos are a great threat to the so-called American newspaper of record, the innocuous videos seem better suited to helping protect the Post from significant criticism.

Expectations are pumped up in the packaging of the two videos. The first video released is provocatively titled “BREAKING: Undercover Video Exposes Washington Post’s Hidden Agenda.” In his introduction to the second video, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas says that Project Veritas is an “existential threat” to the Post and “the entire media establishment.”
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Depraved Treatment of Drug War Captives on US Coast Guard Ships

If you heard mention of people being shackled on the deck of a ship out in the ocean for weeks or months exposed to the elements and with only a bucket for a bathroom, you might assume the full story is about the cruel actions of pirates or slave traders from centuries past. However, as reporter Seth Freed Wessler recounts, the United States Coast Guard routinely subjects individuals alleged to be involved in the transport of cocaine between South America and Central America to such conditions.
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The Worldwide Influence of American States’ Marijuana Legalization

The momentum is behind marijuana legalization in America, with majority public support countrywide, legalization approved in eight states and Washington, DC, and legalization expected soon in more jurisdictions via both ballot measures and legislature votes. Backing this momentum is people’s recognition that the sky has not fallen either where legalization has been implemented or in the many additional places where state and local governments have adopted lesser measures of medical marijuana legalization and marijuana decriminalization.

State and local governments opting out of aspects of the war on marijuana also can have an influence beyond the borders of the United States, as exemplified Wednesday in comments by Conservative Party Parliament Member Crispin Blunt in the British House of Commons.

During Prime Minister’s Questions, where Prime Minister Theresa May is subjected to questions from Parliament members, Blunt offered a critique of the war on drugs, referencing the legalization of marijuana in parts of America in support. Blunt said he wished to draw May’s attention to the fact that “global policy” in regard to drug prohibition “is beginning to change” and asked May if, “in the face of the evidential failure of the policy since the 1961 UN [Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs],” May would “look at the evidence that is going to emerge from the United States and Canada on the legalization and regulation of cannabis markets there as well as decriminalization in Portugal and elsewhere.”

May, who is a member of the same political party as Blunt, indicated she has no interest in budging from her prohibition support. “I take a different view,” concluded May in her response to Blunt, “I think that it’s right that we continue to fight the war against drugs.”

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Ron Paul Rewind: Ron Paul’s Interview with Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose’s presence on national broadcast television has been suspended and may be over. On Monday, CBS News, where Rose has been a cohost of CBS This Morning and has been a correspondent at 60 Minutes, announced it has suspended its relationship with Rose because of allegations that Rose sexually harassed employees and potential employees of Charlie Rose, Inc., which produces the Charlie Rose interview show that Rose hosts. Meanwhile, Bloomberg has suspended its taping and airing of the Charlie Rose show, and PBS has suspended its distribution of the show.
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Reps. Duncan, Massie, and Jones Challenge the US Government’s War in Afghanistan

Three members of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s Advisory Board are member of the United States Congress — Reps. John Duncan, Thomas Massie, and Walter Jones. It was a treat to see all three of them challenging the US government’s 16-year war in Afghanistan at a hearing earlier this month of the National Security Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
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Andrew Napolitano: ‘Russiagate’ Investigation Shows Prosecutors’ Terrible ‘Standard Operating Procedure’

If you want to see how terribly prosecutors in America can operate, take a look at what is happening in the ‘Russiagate’ investigation being run by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, says Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano. Napolitano, interviewed by host Kennedy last week at Fox Business, explains that the investigation is using a “standard operating procedure” of threats and bribes — even though regular Americans would be prosecuted for making such threats and bribes.
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Dennis Kucinich Discusses the ‘Permanent Government’ behind US Foreign Intervention


In a recent interview with host Wilmer Leon at the Inside the Issues show, former presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) discussed how what Kucinich terms the “permanent government” has worked to ensure the United States continues pursuing destructive foreign interventions and to keep America “at the precipice of a much wider war” irrespective of who is president.

“There’s an unbroken line going back over the last 30 years where American presidents have continued to proceed with an interventionism that has been counterproductive,” states Kucinich. This “continued commitment to a failed foreign policy of interventionism, of unilateralism, of first strike,” Kucinich continues, “imperils America,” “does not make us safer,” “separates us from the world community,” “has people looking to extract vengeance on Americans,” and “has made the world a more dangerous place.”
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