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Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Think Donald Trump Is Bad at Almost Everything

A national poll shows most Americans do not believe the president is honest or level-headed or shares their values.

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By Hunting Down the Law-Abiding Undocumented, Trump Harms Us All (Video)

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s ramping up of deportation measures contains many hidden dangers.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 READ MORE



Benjamin Netanyahu Rejected an Offer by John Kerry and Arab Leaders for Peace Talks

Let’s acknowledge that Israel’s Likud Party and its allies on the right do not want peace with the Arabs.

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Lied About Immigrant Crime and Terror Attack on Sweden That Never Happened

It is clear that the president and his advisers despise Sweden and Germany for sheltering more than their fair share of refugees since the crisis began.

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 READ MORE



Eight Signs That Someone Is a White Terrorist

Robert Doggart (pictured) has been found guilty on four counts of plotting to commit arson and violate civil rights. But he was not charged with terrorism.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Vilifies Media—Except Outlets That Follow His Narrative

Trump ranted and raved at the press Thursday, but not all the press—for instance, he didn’t attack Breitbart News.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever

The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE



All of Putin and Trump’s Men

Mike Flynn’s phone call to the Russian ambassador looks like the result of a joint effort by the “Moscow Gang of Trump” and its associates.

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 READ MORE



Why Did Donald Trump Appoint Gen. Michael Flynn in the First Place?

It reflects poorly on the president’s judgment that he could not see that his hand-picked national security adviser, pictured, was a disaster.

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 READ MORE



After Mega-Lies by Trump Adviser Stephen Miller, It’s Time to Rev Up the Reality-Based Community

On Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” the White House senior policy adviser (pictured) delivered himself of many big, bold, imaginative untruths.

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 READ MORE



Progressives Must Challenge Extreme Gerrymandering by the GOP

Redistricting schemes have given Republicans an artificial grip on power. Here’s how we can get our country back.

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 READ MORE



Could National Security Adviser Mike Flynn Face Criminal Charges Over Russia Ties?

Serious questions continue to swirl around Flynn’s relationship with the Russian government.

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 READ MORE



The Real Victors in the Judicial Ruling on Trump’s Immigration Ban: This Country’s Universities

It’s poetic justice that universities should stand in the way of the president’s plans to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Is Mistaken About Media Coverage, but Here’s What’s Wrong With Terrorism Reporting

The president alleged Monday that the media is not covering terrorist attacks. He means terrorist attacks by Muslims in non-fundamentalist countries, of course.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE



‘This Land’: The Pro-Immigrant Radicalism of Lady Gaga and Woody Guthrie at the Super Bowl

By beginning with “God Bless America” and then switching to “This Land Is Your Land,” Lady Gaga offered a subtle but radical critique of the president’s policies.

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 READ MORE



Yes, Mr. Trump, You Bear Blame for Cultivating White Supremacists

I don’t have any way of knowing whether Mr. Putin has ordered anyone to be rubbed out. But we do know who murders in the United States.

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 READ MORE



Here We Go Again: Trump Administration Threatens Iran (Video)

Mike Flynn, the president’s national security adviser, made a brief statement Wednesday putting Iran “on notice.”

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Trump Can’t Make America Great Again Without Immigrants (Video)

People like Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon are doomed to disappointment if they think white birthrates can fuel the country’s economic growth.

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 READ MORE



Torture Produces Fake News—and That’s How We Got Into Iraq

The psychopaths in the White House will be perfectly happy to run with fake news gained from torture and use it to bamboozle the public for their own nefarious purposes.

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 READ MORE



Trump’s Visa Ban Is About Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Not Security

If the president announces a policy to halt visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, Wednesday will be a day of ethnic hatred.

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The Most Alarming Thing Donald Trump Says at CIA Event Regards Iraq

The president’s team is talking about military action for oil—and against Islamic State—in Iraq and Syria.

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All the Harmful Things Donald Trump Can Do to Women

Women should be worried about how the new administration may curtail their rights.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE



Translating Trump’s Inaugural Speech From the Original German (Video)

Much of the content in the speech seemed borrowed from the mass politics of the 1930s in central and southern Europe.

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 READ MORE



Obama Should Have Worked to Repeal the Espionage Act in Addition to Commuting Manning’s Sentence

The commutation, however praiseworthy, doesn’t make up for developing anti-democratic techniques that have now been passed on to the most anti-democratic government in recent decades.

Posted on Jan 18, 2017 READ MORE



Is MLK’s Legacy to the 99 Percent Being Reversed in the Age of Trumpian Reaction?

We need the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. now more than ever.

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 READ MORE



Refuting Donald Trump’s Attack on Rep. John Lewis

It began when the civil rights icon announced that he will not attend Trump’s inaugural because he does not consider him a legitimate president.

Posted on Jan 15, 2017 READ MORE



Welcome to a New Form of Rule (Video)

We are now on the brink of a government undreamed of by Aristotle, who spoke of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy.

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 READ MORE



Why Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Speech Is So Important in the Trump Era

In moments of national crisis, some stars feel a need to speak out.

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 READ MORE



With Focus on Russians, Will U.S. Pay Attention to Israeli Plot on U.K. Parliament?

The blockbuster story that an Israeli operative was plotting to whip up scandals to unseat British members of Parliament may sink like a stone.

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 READ MORE



Trump and the GOP Are at Odds Over Alleged Russian Hack

Washington is engaged in a food fight full of ignorance and hypocrisy.

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 READ MORE



The Chinese Solar Juggernaut That Donald Trump Can’t Stop (Video)

The president-elect has pronounced solar power “too expensive” and has pledged to revive the use of coal. The former is a falsehood, the latter a genocide.

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE



Preparing for the Normalization of Donald Trump’s White House (Video)

Despite all the hand-wringing from the left, Trump will be normalized by the same corporate media that virtually boycotted Bernie Sanders.

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 READ MORE



America’s Major Challenges in Middle East Policy in 2017

The incoming Trump administration is riven by a profound division between those determined to avoid deep entanglements in the Middle East—such as the president-elect himself—and many he is putting in key positions, who want to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Eight Mideast Stories That Shaped Our World in 2016

If we set aside the glib talking points of U.S. politicians and many pundits, what were the big stories this year that actually did—or likely will—affect the American public deeply?

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 READ MORE



Now Is the Time for Obama to Recognize a State of Palestine

Just as the president established diplomatic relations with Cuba, so he could do for the Palestinian Authority. It would be one step toward resolving the decades-old problem of Palestinian statelessness.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 READ MORE



Israeli Ministers Throw Trump-Like Tantrums After U.N. Security Council Slam

Benjamin Netanyahu and his Cabinet members are trying to punch above their weight. The Israeli prime minister wants to punish the United Nations, and apparently even the United States.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 READ MORE



If You Think Jesus Was White, Here Are Five Reasons You’re Wrong

Given the alarming rise of white nationalism in the United States and the ways in which it is often entangled with Christian nationalism, it is worthwhile remembering exactly whose birth was commemorated Sunday.

Posted on Dec 26, 2016 READ MORE



Why the U.N. Resolution on Israeli Squatting Didn’t Go Far Enough

The U.S. abstained Friday as the 14 other Security Council member states formally condemned Israel’s government for its support of those who steal and live on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Posted on Dec 24, 2016 READ MORE



A Plan for Senate Democrats: Block All Trump Supreme Court Nominees

We don’t need a Trump-nominated Supreme Court justice. And there is no reason to have one.

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 READ MORE



Russian Ambassador’s Assassination May Strengthen the Erdogan-Putin Relationship

The shooting of Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, will slow but not interrupt the process of Russo-Turkish rapprochement, after a period last winter and spring when the two countries were boycotting each other.

Posted on Dec 20, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move Is an Invitation to Terrorism

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank is a severe security problem for the United States. Now the president-elect is planning to ratchet up tensions even further. (Pictured, Trump and his choice for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.)

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 READ MORE



Sorry, Donald Trump, You Can’t Bring Back Coal When Solar Costs Half as Much

Bloomberg recently released a report with some startling findings about solar energy.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016 READ MORE



Demonization of Putin as ‘Personally’ Behind Clinton Hack Is an Old Propaganda Technique

The allegations that the Russian president directed how hacked emails from the Clinton campaign should be used should be treated with a good deal of skepticism.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 READ MORE



Why Do GOP Presidents Get to Go Hard Right While Democrats Are Just GOP Lite?

When Bill Clinton and Barack Obama came to power (and both were very popular and had true voter mandates), they did not go left in the way George W. Bush went right and now Donald Trump is going.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE



Sorry, Garrison Keillor. Keith Ellison Could Have Beaten Trump, and Still Can (Video)

The “Prairie Home Companion” creator, deep in depression over the advent of the Trump Gilded Age, blasts the idea of the prominent liberal congressman (pictured) becoming the Democratic National Committee chairman.

Posted on Dec 14, 2016 READ MORE



Syria’s Aleppo Falling: Moscow Is a Player in the Region Again

Russia’s success in shaping the outcome of the Syrian struggle has made Moscow a player in the region again for the first time since the fall of the old Soviet Union.

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 READ MORE



No, America, It Wasn’t Russia: You Did This to Yourself

I don’t doubt that the Russian Federation employs hackers and PR people to influence public opinion and even election outcomes in other countries. But I am skeptical that anything the Russians did caused Donald Trump to become president.

Posted on Dec 10, 2016 READ MORE



How We Can Fight Back Against Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency

With regard to fighting global warming, the American public is, at best, now on its own. At worse, the federal government will change its laws to encourage activities that make the environment dirtier, more dangerous and hotter.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE



The Resilience of Colonial Borders in Syria

Whenever a country falls into civil war, there are always observers who suggest that the problem could be resolved by a partition of that country.

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 READ MORE



In the Shadow of Trump, a DAPL Victory and Global Protests Against Fossil Fuels

In the age of Trump, peaceful protests will likely increasingly be branded a form of terrorism.

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 READ MORE


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