Despite the fossil fuel industry's wishes, the US is not an oil company with an army. We should not be bankrolling our own oppression.
Trump may not be swayed by protesters filling the streets, but he does speak the language of money.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.