Columbus Day: romancing greed, slavery, and genocide
- Ipek S. Burnett
Christopher Columbus has long been a patriotic symbol for the United States of America. Honored with more place names than any other figure of American history except for George Washington, he has been praised as a great explorer—courageous, ...
Seven Days in September
- Joe Lauria
A new book, an anonymous Op-Ed and an Obama speech in the first seven days of September appeared to reveal dangerous insider moves against a dangerous, but constitutionally elected president, writes Joe Lauria.
In the first seven days of September ...
Psychopolitics of the scarecrow
- Jorge Majfud
President Donald Trump has just announced that, to answer the endless list of books that criticize him (especially books written by his former friends and trusted men, who by now are almost all of them), the White House will publish "a real book" ...
‘Resistance’ runs amok in the US Deep Throat War
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Bob Woodward’s book and the ‘resistance’ op-ed look increasingly like a sophisticated psy-ops scheme and a prelude for a ‘Deep State’ coup
The New York Times front page, dated August 9, 1974, on President Richard Nixon's ...
Reality Winner: NSA contractor jailed for five years over classified report leak
- Amanda Holpuch
Winner, who leaked report on Russian election interference, is first person Trump administration charged under Espionage Act
Prosecutors said that the NSA contractor Reality Winner printed a classified document showing Russian interference in the ...
Donald Trump was elected by Russia? Mass dementia in the western establishment
- Diana Johnstone
Where to begin to analyze the madness of mainstream media in reaction to the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki? By focusing on the individual, psychology has neglected the problem of mass insanity, which has now overwhelmed the United States establishment, ...
Trumpism: the art of the insult
- Immanuel Wallerstein
Since he became president, Donald Trump has insulted just about everybody with whom he has interacted. The one exception seems to have been close family members. They are not insulted, but when in disfavor simply ignored. He also has insulted every ...
U.S. opposition to World Health Assembly's breast-feeding resolution
- Andrew Jacobs
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.
Based on decades ...
Did Israel inspire Trump’s family separation policy?
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
This past May, the United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced the government’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy at US border crossings. It was a matter of weeks before the new policy began yielding tragic outcomes. Those attempting ...
In defense of court-packing
- Todd N. Tucker
We shouldn't let a handful of reactionary judges get in the way of progressive change. It's time to pack the Supreme Court.
With Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Trump’s Muslim ban, Wednesday’ ...