By citing prominent rights groups that often express an imperial perspective, the corporate media seem to provide critical assessments that are independent of Western officialdom. Don’t buy it.
The neoconservative crusade to capture the mind of the United States did not end with the Cold War but instead entered a new and more dangerous phase.
Yes, but at a huge cost to our system, and to his presidency.
The thought of the president and John Bolton discussing national security and the use of force is simply frightening, as both men have displayed evidence of megalomania.
The "Last Week Tonight" host explains what can happen when patients' lives are on the line but companies care only about profits.
"I never did a movie because it was good for my career," the director tells Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in a hard-hitting conversation about filmmaking, America's military exploits, Russia and other topics. (Transcript added.)
The "Trews" host, who struggled with addiction for many years, sees drug dependence as the inevitable outcome of a consumerist, capitalist society that has stripped human lives of meaning.
The American broadcaster depends on foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals to pay for much of its programming. This private funding undermines the integrity of the "independent" journalism it bankrolls.