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Jeremiah Goulka

Jeremiah Goulka writes about American politics and culture, focusing on security, race, and the Republican Party, of which he is a former member. He was formerly an analyst at the RAND Corporation, a recovery worker in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. He lives in Washington, D.C. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremiahgoulka or contact him at

jeremiah@jeremiahgoulka.com

. His website is jeremiahgoulka.com.

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National security think tanks are cheerleading for the shale gas industry with near-complete disregard for climate change and water security. Guess who’s funding the studies?  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Six points national security agencies reviewing Keystone XL should consider as they decide whether or not the pipeline is in the national interest. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Is the country ready for a new (and cheaper) way of doing national security? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Do we truly need brand new aircraft carriers? Nope, but try telling the Pentagon and their many contractor friends. Read more

America and the World

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The second entry in our series on how to fix the Pentagon budget Read more

America and the World

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What exactly does our military do these days? Read more

America and the World

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Leon Panetta's decision to end the women in combat ban was the right one, and long overdue. Read more

America and the World

Expect Obama to try to focus on Osama bin Laden and the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while Romney tries to steer things toward China. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Lacking any way to take ownership of foreign policy, Romney laid out a neoconservative vision that looked an awful lot like Obama's. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The group is set to be taken off the foreign terrorist organization list, but it remains an unwelcome bedfellow on the Iran issue. Read more

America and the World

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As January 1 draws near, expect doomsday predictions about big national-security cuts to ramp up.  Read more

America and the World

The Mujahedin-e Khalq is trying to steer its supporters in the United States toward war, which shows that the enemy of our enemy is not our friend. Read more

America and the World