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Killer Drones and the Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

Continuing the use of drone warfare will exacerbate foreign distrust of American intentions, playing into the hands of our opponents.

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 READ MORE


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NBC’s Megyn Kelly Pushes Intelligence Groupthink in Vladimir Putin Interview

The journalist says all “17 intelligence agencies” of the U.S. government agreed on Russian guilt in alleged 2016 election hacking. Former intelligence officials claim that statement is incorrect, but it keeps getting repeated.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE



A Bernie Sanders-Led Party Would Still Be an Imperialist, Pro-War Party

Even if the Vermont senator ran with the People’s Party, he would remain, in the eyes of his critics, a warmonger by virtue of his positions.

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump Thinks He’s Pulled the Plug on Islamic State and Al-Qaida. He’s Wrong.

Don’t believe that the Saudis are abandoning the two groups or attempting to force Qatar to do the same. Neither is the CIA, which rebrands its jihadists when their names become too notorious.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE



Attorneys General in District of Columbia and Maryland Sue Donald Trump

The lawsuit over “unprecedented constitutional violations” addresses the president’s refusal to “disentangle his private finances from those of domestic and foreign powers.”

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE



How a Washington Post Columnist Whitewashes Saudi Arabia’s Actions

The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the U.S. heaps praise on work by journalist David Ignatius and uses the media to push for war.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE



Leaked NSA Report Is Short on Facts, Proves Little in ‘Russiagate’ Case

The document allegedly leaked by whistleblower Reality Winner reinforces assertions made by President Trump that the Russia story is fake news.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE



A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood

Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE



The Danger of Having David Clarke in a Top Post at the Department of Homeland Security

Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, sees the African-American sheriff from Milwaukee as an opportunist who curries favor with the most bigoted elements of Donald Trump’s base.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 READ MORE



Beware of the New McCarthyism

Many Democrats and progressives want Donald Trump removed from office for understandable reasons. But the “Russia thing” could end with dire consequences, says journalist Robert Parry.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Will Be a Nightmare Client for His Legal Dream Team

Even the best defense attorneys may not be able to save the president from himself. (Marc Kasowitz, Donald Trump’s longtime attorney, is pictured.)

Posted on May 30, 2017 READ MORE



Bears Ears National Monument Is the Next Standing Rock

In attempting to revoke protections for the Utah site, President Trump is furthering settler colonialism of a land inhabited by indigenous people.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE



Rising Star

Renowned biographer David J. Garrow concludes this massive new biography of Barack Obama with a damning verdict: “While the crucible of self-creation had produced an ironclad will, the vessel was hollow at its core.”

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE



Evidence of the Core Allegations Is Lacking in ‘Russiagate’

So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.

Posted on May 24, 2017 READ MORE



SCOTUS Ruling on North Carolina’s Political Maps Exposes GOP’s Race-Based Gerrymandering

The ruling was based upon arguments that came before the court prior to the seating of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE



Has the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Assessment of ‘Russiagate’ Been Politicized?

Information from President Obama’s intelligence chiefs raises new doubts about a Jan. 6 report and its allegation that Russia “hacked” the 2016 election.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE



Two Views on Trump and the Israel Reality

Can Donald Trump bring peace to the Middle East? Author Yoav Litvin and Tom Dine, former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, examine the possibility.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Focus in Saudi Arabia Should Be on Ending Its War With Yemen

Rather than using his position to clinch a $100 billion arms deal, the president should press for negotiations to end the 2-year-old conflict.

Posted on May 19, 2017 READ MORE



Eric Holder’s Backward Policies on Criminal Justice Echo in Jeff Sessions’ Tenure

The attorney general (pictured, standing) would like to turn the clock back to pre-emancipation, but he will settle for a return to the days of his predecessor, Eric Holder (seated).

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE



Beyond the Madness of King Donald

The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE



Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?

Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.

Posted on May 15, 2017 READ MORE



The Hazards of Military Worship

An Army strategist notes that, while everyone loves the troops and their generals, history indicates that military advice isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Posted on May 13, 2017 READ MORE



Obama and Trump Could Both Be Considered Guilty of War Crimes

A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE



Firing of James Comey May Fuel Donald Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Troubles

The president and his advisers hoped that the dismissal of the FBI director would end their “Russiagate” ordeal, but it might have only fanned the flames.

Posted on May 11, 2017 READ MORE



Republicans Are Putting Single-Payer Health Care on the Table With Their Anti-Obamacare Fanaticism

Sooner or later, we will have universal health care in this country—sooner if the congressional majority succeeds in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if it fails.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

The Democratic presidential contender is back in public view, claiming she’s part of the “resistance”—but it’s just another selling point she and establishment Democrats are pushing.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE



Why Obama’s Big Cash-In Matters

Obscene payouts to any politician after he or she leaves the public sector are hypocritical and subvert what’s left of American democracy.

Posted on May 3, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump Is on Course to Be One of the Worst Presidents in U.S. History

Trump had a chance for a transformational presidency, but his decisions in his first 100 days in office have put him on an almost irreversible path to failure.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE



What Is Donald Trump’s Governing Philosophy?

More than 100 days into his presidency, it seems fair to ask.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE


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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Says She’s ‘Troubled’ by Obama’s $400,000 Speaking Fee (Audio)

The Massachusetts Democrat told Sirius XM’s Jonathan Alter that money in politics “ultimately threatens democracy.”

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Former President Obama Has a New Job: Control the Official Narrative of American Exceptionalism

Barack Obama now must protect the ruling class, the empire and his role in maintaining the empire: his legacy.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE



The Final Stage of the Machiavellian Elites’ Takeover of America

Neoconservatism was born during the Cold War with an overt mission to roll back Russian/Soviet influence everywhere. That mission continues today.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE



Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate

As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE



How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Immigration Policies

Here’s some ugly history that both former presidents would prefer we not remember.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE



American Imperialism Leads the World Into Dante’s Vision of Hell

This four-part series called “Universal Empire” examines the current stage of the neocon takeover of American policy that began after World War II.

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 READ MORE



Ajamu Baraka: A Renewed Peace Movement Is the Antidote to Misguided Black Politicians

The human rights activist and 2016 Green Party vice presidential candidate is leading the Black Alliance for Peace, a project against “war, repression and imperialism.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Modern-Day Gestapo

The Republican Party’s professed reverence for family values doesn’t apply to undocumented immigrants.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE



What Happened to Russiagate?

For five months, there was a daily drumbeat on Russiagate, the theory that Russia put Donald Trump in the White House. Now, the “scandal” has disappeared.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE



‘Seed’ Documentary Explores the David-and-Goliath Battle With Food Corporations

Farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers are fighting to protect the world’s natural food supply from extinction.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE



Deceivers in Chief: How Donald Trump and Barack Obama Are Alike

They promised to challenge the corrupt establishment. But after being elected president, both committed political fraud.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE



Neocons Have a Long List of Endless-War Ideas for Donald Trump

The Democrats’ “Russia-made-Hillary-lose” hysteria has pushed a weakened president toward hawks who support massive U.S. military intervention worldwide. (Pictured, at center, neocon Robert Kagan.)

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Putting the War in Syria in Full Context

It’s been more than a week since the Trump administration abruptly switched out of “America first” mode and into intervention mode in Syria, and the public should be asking important questions.

Posted on Apr 16, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump Surrenders to the War Party

The president, who will pursue the imperial military offensive that Barack Obama initiated, hopes the “deep state” will have mercy on his presidency.

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 READ MORE



The Washington Establishment Has a History of Making False Intelligence Claims in the Name of War

National security expert Theodore Postol debunked the White House report of a recent Syria chemical attack, as he did in 2013, but a comprehensive investigation into the latest propaganda is unlikely.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE



Intelligence Experts to Trump: Rethink Syria Escalation

Two dozen former U.S. intelligence officials urge the president to reconsider his claims blaming the Syrian government for chemical deaths last week and de-escalate tensions with Russia.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



New Supreme Court Era Begins as Neil Gorsuch Is Sworn In

The 113th justice could make an immediate impact on cases dealing with religious freedom, gun rights and immigration.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE



Afghanistan War: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The war in Afghanistan approaches the dubious distinction of being the longest conflict ever waged by the United States.

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 READ MORE



MLK and Barack Obama: Diametrically Opposed Legacies

Have black people, historically the most left-leaning constituency in the United States, shed their anti-imperialist views and embraced war?

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 READ MORE



Dennis Kucinich: James Comey, Not Russia, Tilted the Election Toward Donald Trump

The former congressman says the FBI director (pictured) should have resigned over his disclosure about Hillary Clinton’s emails last October.

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 READ MORE


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