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Trump and His ‘Beautiful’ Weapons

Sat, 2017-10-21 14:15
It’s easy to understand why some of President Trump’s senior advisers privately consider him a “moron,” with a limited vocabulary and stunning lack of normal human empathy, as William Blum explains at Anti-Empire Report. Capturing the wisdom and the beauty…Read more →

Trump Bows to Neocons, Netanyahu

Sat, 2017-10-21 13:42
Rather than expand U.S. exports to Iran – and create more American jobs – President Trump fell in line behind Israel’s P.M. Netanyahu, decertifying the Iran-nuclear deal and risking more war, as Gareth Porter explains at The American Conservative. By…Read more →

Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth

Fri, 2017-10-20 16:35
Australia’s public broadcasting network gave Hillary Clinton an open mike to defame WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange as “a tool of Russian intelligence” without giving him a chance to respond, as John Pilger describes. By John Pilger On Oct. 16, the Australian…Read more →

Uncle Sam: The Ultimate Gun Nut

Fri, 2017-10-20 12:38
The murky motive behind the Las Vegas massacre – carried out by a heavily armed “gun nut” – parallels the incomprehensible rationales for the global wars waged by the ultimate “gun nut,” Uncle Sam, writes JP Sottile. By JP Sottile…Read more →

Man Bites Dog: NYT Does Journalism

Thu, 2017-10-19 17:59
Exclusive: When the Trump administration blamed Cuba for a “sonic attack” on U.S. diplomats, a New York Times reporter did something unusual for his newspaper: he tried objectively to assess the evidence, as Robert Parry reports. By Robert Parry I…Read more →

Trump’s Nihilism on Healthcare

Thu, 2017-10-19 15:49
Petulant bombast is a dangerous approach to governance – what the Founders associated with the British crown – but now President Trump has brought that style to U.S. policymaking on healthcare, as Michael Winship observes. By Michael Winship A couple…Read more →

The Indonesia Massacre’s Historic Message

Thu, 2017-10-19 10:22
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media’s credulity toward today’s Official Narratives is especially troubling given the false storylines from the past, such as the cover-up of Washington’s hand in the Indonesia massacres, as Jonathan Marshall describes. By Jonathan Marshall Fifty-four years…Read more →

Blaming Russia for the Internet ‘Sewer’

Wed, 2017-10-18 16:53
Exclusive: As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a “sewer,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry With…Read more →

Trump Escalates Anti-Leak Campaign

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:37
President Trump has made clear his anger about “leaks,” but he is far from alone among recent U.S. presidents waging war against whistleblowing, write Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan for ExposeFacts. By Jesselyn Radack and Kathleen McClellan The Trump administration…Read more →

Why the Vengeance Toward Sgt. Bergdahl

Tue, 2017-10-17 13:31
The angry politics around Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s “desertion” in Afghanistan revolve around right-wing hatred for President Obama who engineered Bergdahl’s freedom from the Taliban, as Matthew Hoh describes. By Matthew Hoh Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea begins the end of…Read more →

The Thwarted Dreams of Kurdistan

Tue, 2017-10-17 12:38
Almost a century ago, European powers promised the Kurds a state but soon reneged on the deal, leaving Kurdish nationalists to fume for generations and leading to Iraq’s recent military capture of Kirkuk, reports Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson It…Read more →

Busting Upward the Military Budget

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:43
The Trump administration and Congress are in accord on one thing: the budget constraints on military spending must be busted to sustain overseas bases and to fund local pork projects, writes Ivan Eland. By Ivan Eland Although the Senate and…Read more →

Human Anxiety in Late-Stage Capitalism

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:29
Superficial explanations for today’s social anxiety and political discontent miss the underlying reality: the crisis of late-stage capitalism in its frantic death throes, explains poet Phil Rockstroh. By Phil Rockstroh A number of recent, press articles, including an over 8,000-word…Read more →

Understanding the ‘Fake News’ Hysteria

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:53
The mainstream media’s hysteria over “fake news” is aimed less at the few instances of intentionally fabricated stories than at well-reported articles that challenge the U.S. government’s dubious official narratives, says David P. Hamilton. By David P. Hamilton For the…Read more →

Iraqi Forces Clash with Kurdish Militia

Mon, 2017-10-16 08:54
Iraqi military forces have seized strategic positions around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk as a showdown over Kurdish calls for independence enters a dangerous new phase, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Overreaction in Baghdad, Ankara and Tehran to what…Read more →

How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings

Sun, 2017-10-15 10:59
Special Report: It turns out that Hillary Clinton was partly correct: President Trump is a “puppet,” but his puppet master isn’t Russian President Putin but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry In the final presidential debate…Read more →

Trump Ignores Israeli/Saudi Abuses

Sun, 2017-10-15 10:08
By offering a propagandistic tirade on Iran’s role in the Mideast – a classic neocon screed – President Trump has demonstrated his inability to bring any fresh or honest thinking to the regional crises, as Kathy Kelly explains. By Kathy…Read more →

Fueling More Bloodshed in Ukraine

Sat, 2017-10-14 13:54
Exclusive: In the U.S., Russia-hating liberals are joining the neocons in seeking more war in Ukraine, as the prospects for a rational and peaceful resolution to the crisis continue to fade, explains James W. Carden. By James W. Carden Last January,…Read more →

Trump’s North Korea Delusions

Sat, 2017-10-14 12:42
Exclusive: A combination of ignorance and rashness is making President Trump a particularly dangerous leader as he crashes ahead with a possible preemptive war on North Korea, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall President Trump reportedly tells an average of…Read more →

Catalonia and the ‘Europe of Regions’

Wed, 2017-10-11 20:00
Exclusive: Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain had a curious twist, a readiness to take its place within the supranational European Union, a further challenge to traditional nation-states, observes Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus Political debate across Europe has been…Read more →


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