Mike Ludwig of Truthout: As lobbyists swarm Congress, the government is facing a possible shutdown over the wall.
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, now openly allege that Russia is arming the Taliban.
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Adam Hochschild is the San Francisco-based author of seven books, including King Leopold's Ghost. His new book, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), has just been published.