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Although the peace movement is not a loud voice at this time in the US, it should be. In this introduction of A Nation Unmade by War, Tom Engelhardt discusses the history of the United States' twenty-first century conflicts and how the country has become increasingly unsettled by the US empire as it continues to assert its military might around the globe.A US soldier maneuvers through a smoke screen during live fire exercise in Djibouti, December 27, 2017.
The GOP has a lot of work to do if the party hopes to gain a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate come 2018. After all, to get to the magic 60 they'll have to keep every seat they already have, in addition to flipping 9 of the 26 seats currently held by Democrats or those who caucus with them.
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Norma Meza is an 18-year-old student at Charlestown High School in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Growing up, she watched her mother battle health issues such as kidney failure, lupus, and ulcers. Despite working full-time, her mother struggled financially to keep the family afloat. Norma knew as early as 14 years old that she would have to get a job to help her mother pay the bills and put food on the table.