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Russia-gate’s Litany of Corrections

Mon, 2017-12-11 14:26
Exclusive: As much as the U.S. mainstream media insists that the Russia-gate scandal is growing, what is undeniably growing is the list of major corrections that news outlets have been forced to issue, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The…Read more →

National Democrats Resist Reforms

Mon, 2017-12-11 09:55
Still refusing to face why Donald Trump and the Republicans won in 2016, the national Democratic Party rebuffs proposals from progressives to make the party more democratic and less corporate-dominated, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon With the Democratic Party’s…Read more →

The Corruption of College Athletics

Sat, 2017-12-09 20:33
The U.S. likes to view itself as the epitome of sports integrity, but beyond its own professional and amateur doping scandals, there is the institutionalized corruption around U.S. college athletics, reports Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is an old…Read more →

When Washington Cheered the Jihadists

Fri, 2017-12-08 15:32
Exclusive: Official Washington helped unleash hell on Syria and across the Mideast behind the naïve belief that jihadist proxies could be used to transform the region for the better, explains Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare When a Department of Defense intelligence…Read more →

Capitalism’s Failure of the Flesh

Fri, 2017-12-08 11:18
A bitter irony of modernity is that the age-old dream of freeing people from work’s tedium has been answered by robots, but capitalism has turned that “freedom” into a barren life with little left to lose, writes poet Phil Rockstroh.…Read more →

Missing the Significance of Israel-gate

Fri, 2017-12-08 11:17
Amid the U.S. mainstream media’s hyping of Russia-gate, there has been much less attention given to what some call “Israel-gate,” evidence that Israel was wielding much more behind-the-scenes influence, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump’s decision…Read more →

Trump’s Scheme to Carve Up Palestine

Thu, 2017-12-07 16:17
President Trump’s big idea for Israeli-Palestinian peace was the “outside-in” plan in which Israel’s new Saudi allies would squeeze the Palestinians until they accepted a bogus “state,” as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump…Read more →

Russia-gate’s Reach into Journalism

Thu, 2017-12-07 13:02
The investigation to somehow blame Russia for Donald Trump’s election has now merged with another establishment goal of isolating and intimidating whistleblowers and other dissidents, as Dennis J Bernstein describes. By Dennis J Bernstein The Russia-gate investigation has reached into…Read more →

Franken’s Opportunism on the Iraq War

Thu, 2017-12-07 08:25
Sen. (and former comedian) Al Franken was a rising Democratic Party star before sexual harassment allegations brought him down to earth, but was he really ever a progressive hero, asks William Blum at Anti-Empire Report. By William Blum Poor Al,…Read more →

Year-End Fund Goal Set at $50,000

Thu, 2017-12-07 08:09
From Editor Robert Parry: We are setting our Year-End Fund Drive target at $50,000, an amount needed to continue our independent  journalism which has been challenging misguided conventional wisdom for 22 years. You can donate by credit card online (we accept Visa,…Read more →

Roy Moore and the Triumph of Partisanship

Wed, 2017-12-06 15:54
Partisanship has reached such extremes in U.S. politics that Republicans are prepared to brush aside multiple allegations that Roy Moore preyed on teen-age girls to keep a Democrat from winning in Alabama, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship Amid all…Read more →

Sucking Liberals into a New Cold War

Wed, 2017-12-06 12:57
Out of fury against President Trump, many liberals have enlisted in the ranks of the New Cold War against Russia, seeming to have forgotten the costs to rationality and lives from the first Cold War, warns William Blum. By William…Read more →

The Tangled Threads of Russia-gate

Tue, 2017-12-05 17:14
Exclusive: Once a Washington groupthink takes hold, as it has in the fervent belief about Russia-gate, respect for facts and logic fly out the window since all these important people can’t be wrong, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A…Read more →

Apparent Election Theft in Honduras

Mon, 2017-12-04 18:37
In 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton excused a coup in Honduras to stop a possible second term by a progressive president, but the U.S. now sits by as a right-wing president steals a second term, says Rick Sterling. By…Read more →

Cherry-picking Toward War with Iran

Sat, 2017-12-02 19:18
In trying to rally American hostility toward Iran, CIA Director Pompeo and other U.S. officials are engaging in the same kind of distorted intelligence that led to the catastrophic Iraq invasion, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R.…Read more →

Edward R. Murrow’s Timeless Warnings

Sat, 2017-12-02 17:54
As the Russia-gate hysteria expands, it is coming to resemble the McCarthyism of the 1950s, except this time liberals and progressives are promoting the insidious “guilt by association,” as Michael Milillo describes. By Michael Milillo Does the American government requiring…Read more →

Honduras Again in the Balance

Sat, 2017-12-02 17:53
The initial Honduran election returns looked promising for the progressive challenger but the vote count has since stalled and the authoritarian incumbent sent troops into the streets to stop protests, as Dennis J Bernstein reports.   By Dennis J Bernstein…Read more →

The Scalp-Taking of Gen. Flynn

Fri, 2017-12-01 16:04
Exclusive: The Russia-gate prosecutors have taken the scalp of ex- National Security Adviser (and retired Lt. Gen.) Flynn for lying to the FBI. But this case shows how dangerously far afield this “scandal” has gone, reports Robert Parry. By Robert…Read more →

America’s Military-Industrial Addiction

Fri, 2017-12-01 09:44
Polls show that Americans are tired of endless wars in faraway lands, but many cheer President Trump’s showering money on the Pentagon and its contractors, a paradox that President Eisenhower foresaw, writes JP Sottile. By JP Sottile The Military-Industrial Complex…Read more →

What’s Wrong with Talking to North Korea?

Thu, 2017-11-30 15:23
Exclusive: President Trump fancies himself a crafty, zigzagging negotiator, but his pride in his bellicose unpredictability has brought the North Korean crisis to the edge of a horrific calamity, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall Anyone who says talk…Read more →