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.
WHO POWERS YOUR NEWS?
Don't let corporations or the government influence what you read -- support independent media like Truthout!
Donations from readers are the only way we can keep publishing. We're counting on you.
Valerie Tarico is a psychologist. She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light. She is also the founder of WisdomCommons.org.