Even as the Communist Chinese dictatorship ruthlessly oppresses the people of China while stepping up its aggressive rhetoric, espionage, and military activities aimed beyond its borders, the Obama administration has been training Beijing’s troops in U.S. military tactics, techniques, and procedures. Critics have long opposed the high-level “mil-mil cooperation” between the U.S. Armed Forces and one of the most brutal autocracies on the planet. At least one U.S. lawmaker has been expressing concerns. But the Obama administration, which boasts of its actions and has called for even deeper military ties with Beijing, shows no signs of backing down from the highly controversial and potentially dangerous programs.
The Georgia legislature seems to have lost the idea of transparency in government, suing Carl Malamud, operator of the Public.Resource.org website, for copyright infringement for publishing the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) so that people could access it for free.
Apart from the many problematic details of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, there is the overriding problem of the entire P5+1 process that produced the agreement, and, even more importantly, the U.S. Senate’s abdication of its constitutional “advice and consent” obligation.