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Death of America’s Common Man

13 hours 58 min ago
Modern America’s obsession with self and success has killed off what once was an honorable American archetype, the Common Man, who was the nation’s backbone for generations, writes Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner America’s Common Man exists no more –…Read more →

In Case You Missed…

14 hours 38 min ago
Some of our special stories in May addressed the ongoing Russia-gate imbroglio, Europe’s populist challenge to the elites, and America’s long history with foreign lobbying. “Demonstrating America’s Need for Immigrants” by Dennis Bernstein, May 1, 2017 “NYT Cheers the Rise…Read more →

Afghanistan’s Lessons for Syria

16 hours 21 min ago
The bloody history of Afghanistan’s civil war in the 1980s – how the U.S. “victory” over the Soviets morphed into decades of chaos – is a cautionary tale for today’s Syria, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R.…Read more →

How Trump Risks a Saudi-Qatar War

Mon, 2017-06-26 09:46
Exclusive: President Trump’s swaggering response to Saudi threats against Qatar could be viewed as a “green light” for a Saudi invasion — and the next step toward a regional war with Iran, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria The split…Read more →

Democrats Face Failing Russia-gate Scheme

Mon, 2017-06-26 08:56
National Democrats thought they could slough off their stunning election defeat last year by blaming Russia rather than looking in the mirror, but that strategy may be collapsing, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon The plan for Democrats to run…Read more →

Intel Behind Trump’s Syria Attack Questioned

Sun, 2017-06-25 15:04
Exclusive: The mainstream media is so hostile to challenges to its groupthinks that famed journalist Seymour Hersh had to take his take-down of President Trump’s April 6 attack on Syria to Germany, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern…Read more →

A Baseless Justification for War in Syria

Sun, 2017-06-25 11:22
For almost 16 years, the U.S. government has stretched the military force authorization against Al Qaeda to justify a wide-ranging “war on terror” but now has gone further, attacking the Syrian military inside Syria, notes Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis…Read more →

Policing ‘Truth’ to Restore ‘Trust’

Sat, 2017-06-24 11:05
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media insists it just wants “truth” algorithms to purge “fake news” from the Internet, but the real goal seems to be restoring public “trust” by limiting what the people get to see, reports Robert Parry. By…Read more →

Behind the ‘Scapegoating’ of Russia

Sat, 2017-06-24 10:23
The media/political hysteria over Russia-gate is leading the world to possible nuclear annihilation with few serious questions asked. But a new book, The Plot to Scapegoat Russia, tries to supply some context, writes Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling Attorney Dan…Read more →

Deep History of America’s Deep State

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:43
Exclusive: The idea of an elitist Deep State – erasing a “mistake”  by the people – pervades current efforts to remove buffoonish President Trump, but the concept has deep historical roots dating from the Founding, writes Jada Thacker. By Jada…Read more →

How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:38
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s “Stop Arming Terrorists Act” to curb weapons going to Al Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria, has attracted only 14 co-sponsors pointing to hypocrisy in the “war on terror,” as Gareth Porter explained at The American Conservative. By Gareth…Read more →

Palestinians Still Demand Human Rights

Fri, 2017-06-23 10:02
The Trump administration’s emerging Arab-Israeli policy focuses on Saudi Arabia and Israel with little concern for the Palestinians, who continue to protest for their rights, including a recent prison hunger strike, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein On…Read more →

The Criminal ‘Laws’ of Counterinsurgency

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:57
A new book traces how the CIA and U.S. counterinsurgency warfare operatives adopted lessons from the Nazis’ fight against the partisans and evolved into a dangerous law onto themselves, writes retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce. By Todd E. Pierce…Read more →

Potential Chaos in the Kingdom

Thu, 2017-06-22 13:42
President Trump has made the “alliance” with troublemaking Saudi Arabia a centerpiece of his chaotic foreign policy, but the latest jockeying for power in Riyadh may portend unexpected trouble, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar A…Read more →

Institutional Factors in US Violence

Thu, 2017-06-22 11:55
The pervasive violence in American society is driven by many factors, including easy access to firearms and Hollywood’s glorification of killing, but there are also institutional factors, as Lawrence Davidson explains. By Lawrence Davidson There is a lot of violence…Read more →

Russia-gate Flops as Democrats’ Golden Ticket

Wed, 2017-06-21 20:00
Exclusive: The national Democrats saw Russia-gate and the drive to impeach President Trump as their golden ticket back to power, but so far the ticket seems to be made of fool’s gold, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The national…Read more →

At FBI, Mueller Oversaw Post-9/11 Torture

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:50
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media gushes over Russia-gate special prosecutor Robert Mueller as an upright man of the Establishment, ignoring how he oversaw torture of innocent Arabs after 9/11, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Robert Mueller III, the former…Read more →

Iran’s Missile Strike Adds to Syrian Crisis

Wed, 2017-06-21 08:34
For the first time in 30 years, Iran fired missiles from its territory — in a strike against ISIS in Syria, putting down a marker that Iran won’t tolerate more terror attacks against Tehran, Patrick Henningsen explained at 21st Century…Read more →

The Price that Julian Assange Pays

Wed, 2017-06-21 08:31
People who challenge power are often viewed by their supporters as more icons than human beings thus missing the personal costs of their actions, a reality that Julian Assange’s mother revealed to Randy Credico and Dennis J Bernstein. By Randy…Read more →

Spoiling for a Wider War in Syria

Tue, 2017-06-20 13:09
Exclusive: America’s neocons are back pounding the war drums, urging President Trump to escalate U.S. military attacks inside Syria even if that means hitting Russian targets and risking a new world war, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The U.S.…Read more →