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CD210: The Afghanistan War

The Trump administration has made a deal with the Taliban which has been reported as “the beginning of the end” of the Afghanistan war… But is it? In this episode, an examination of Afghanistan’s past helps us understand our current role in Afghanistan and by looking into the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, 2020 government funding law, and some key Congressional hearings, we get some insight into our possible future in terms of America’s “forgotten war”. Read More

CD013: Surveillance, Stupidity, & Drones


The House passes a surveillance bill masked as pediatric research and then wastes our time. Also, highlights from the leaked legal justification for the Obama Administration’s “lawful” drone bombing of American citizens. Read More

CD012: ALEC


A quick fact check followed by an introduction to ALEC, the association of lawmakers and corporations working together to write bills. Read More

CD008: NDAA for 2013


Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013; highlights include lots of money for other countries, a continuation of indefinite detention, Christmas gifts given to Northrup Grumman and other campaign contributors, and rules will finally apply to defense contracting. All that and more in this summary of 2013’s NDAA… Read More