Mike Ludwig of Truthout: The US Senate just passed a $700 billion defense policy bill that experts fear could provoke another destructive arms race.
Following the expedited deportation of a union leader with no criminal record, Teamsters resolved to refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.
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Mike Lofgren is a former congressional staff member who served on the House and Senate budget committees. His new book, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, appeared January 5, 2016.