Month: October 2018

A Conversation with Former CIA Director John Brennan

In his time since leaving Langley, John Brennan has continued to be a fixture in the news. He has not gone gently into the night, trading barbs with President Trump and finding himself on the receiving end of more than a few Twitter tirades. Brennan has cast the President as dishonest and unfit for office, while Trump has repeatedly criticized the former CIA chief. The feud culminated two months ago, when the White House announced it was revoking Brennan’s security clearance. As CIA director, Brennan was at the forefront of high-stakes moments in the Obama presidency: the Snowden leaks,...

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To Fund Infrastructure, Tax Carbon Emissions

If the midterm elections result in a so-called blue wave, Democrats could lead the push in securing funding for much-needed infrastructure investments. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), America’s infrastructure has a near failing grade of “D+.”ASCE recommends an additional $2 trillion in investments over the next decade, from all levels of governments, to avoid further decline. On the campaign trail, President Trump pledged to fix America’s ailing infrastructure and create thousands of jobs in the process. Instead, he used his first two years to push through his controversial tax bill. Trump’s initial infrastructure plan called...

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