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Patrick Lawrence: Deaf and Blind: The Maladies of American Diplomats

Shah leaving Iran, Mehrabad International Airport – 16 January 1979 (3). (Unknown photographer), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons By Patrick Lawrence / Original to ScheerPost Here is a modest proposal, nothing too radical, just good sense. Turn over Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan to the Iranian authorities on the understanding the two statesmen, very […]

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Patrick Lawrence: Ðiên Biên Phú at 70

Diorama of Peasants Assisting Struggle at the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum in Vietnam. (Adam Jones, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0) By Patrick Lawrence / Consortium News I had the most salutary email the other day, a reviving lift amid these, humanity’s darkest days, surely, in the memory of anyone living. It was from George Burchett, an Australian […]

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Arizona’s 1864 Abortion Law Was Made in a Women’s Rights Desert – Here’s What Life Was Like Then

Rosa Goodrich Boido, M.D. (b. 1870). Portrait photograph from a 1913 publication (Wikimedia Commons) By Calvin Schermerhorn / The Conversation Dora Juhl, a 15-year-old teenager, walked into Dr. Rosa Goodrich Boido’s obstetrical practice in Phoenix in January 1918. Juhl wanted to end her pregnancy. But abortion was illegal in Arizona. Boido, the city’s sole female […]

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Palestinian History: Understanding the Past, Engaging with the Present

My 20-minute presentation on Israel Palestine is the first segment in the below below. In recognition of Arab American Heritage Month and in light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, UM-Flint, in partnership with the Arab American Heritage Council, invited historians Juan Cole, University of Michigan Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, and […]

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Is An American Parliament the Answer to Our Rotting Democracy?

<img fetchpriority="high" decoding="async" width="780" height="439" data-attachment-id="99130" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="1920,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"xr:d:DAGCKsHyneg:6,j:3825106576211386777,t:24041202","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"xr:d:DAGCKsHyneg:6,j:3825106576211386777,t:24041202","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="xr:d:DAGCKsHyneg:6,j:3825106576211386777,t:24041202" data-image-description="" data-image-caption=" xr:d:DAGCKsHyneg:6,j:3825106576211386777,t:24041202 ” data-medium-file=”″ data-large-file=”″ src=”″ alt=”” class=”wp-image-99130″ data-recalc-dims=”1″/> On this episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, host Robert Scheer welcomes Maxwell L. Stearns, a constitutional lawyer and professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, to discuss his book, […]

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Missing Links in Textbook History: War

Dr. Strangelove – The War Room. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, distributed by Columbia Pictures, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons By Jim Mamer / Original to ScheerPost In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military- industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise […]