"Americans knew about the mounting casualties. What’s revealed in this trove of documents is the patterns of spending. Total money spent became a metric for success but was unmoored from actual measures of progress, relatively unaccounted for by Congress, and fanned the flames of corruption."
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The article draws on the work of Lawrence Glickman, professor of American studies, on using consumption as a political statement throughout history.
“It’s increasingly clear that fossil fuel production has dramatically increased global methane emissions,” says Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and environmental biology.
“I think there is a distinct possibility that (impeachment) won’t have much impact on the electorate,” says professor of American studies Glenn Altschuler. “I don’t think independent voters in November of 2020 will cast their votes based on how they think an impeachment inquiry and trial was conducted.”
Gustavo Flores-Macías, associate professor of international affairs, discusses the new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Sarah Kreps, professor of government and adjunct professor of law, provides comments on the documents released by the Washington Post containing admissions by U.S. government officials that the government misled the public about failures in the war in Afghanistan.
“Privacy is one of the defining problems of our times,” said Emin Gün Sirer, associate professor of computer science.
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