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Democrats Trade Places on War and McCarthyism

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Exclusive: The anti-Russia hysteria gripping the Democratic Party marks a “trading places” moment as the Democrats embrace the New Cold War and the New McCarthyism, flipping the script on Republicans, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Caught up in the…

Resisting the Trump/Ryan Health Plan

5 hours 13 min ago
The complex Obamacare system struggled to gain popularity, but now that Republicans are moving to replace it with a less generous program, many medical professionals are irate, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump and House Speaker…

What Russia Wants — and Expects

22 March 2017 - 9:44am
Washington’s political infighting has blocked President Trump’s plans for a new détente with Russia but also has left the global playing field open for Russian – and Chinese – advances in expanding their influence, explains Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow…

Fear Spreads in Immigrant Communities

22 March 2017 - 9:37am
President Trump’s roundup of undocumented workers has spread fear though immigrant communities unsure what to expect as federal agents coordinate with local police to hunt people down, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein There is “widespread fear” in…

David Rockefeller & October Surprise Case

21 March 2017 - 3:33pm
From the Archive: David Rockefeller’s death at age 101 brought effusive eulogies, but no recollection of his mysterious role in the Iran hostage crisis of 1980, which helped sink President Carter’s reelection, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry (Originally published April…

A Breach in the Anti-Putin Groupthink

21 March 2017 - 11:17am
The mainstream U.S. media has virtually banned any commentary that doesn’t treat Russian President Putin as the devil, but a surprising breach in the groupthink has occurred in Foreign Affairs magazine, reports Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Realistically, no major…

Embattled Trump Reneges on Health Vow

21 March 2017 - 10:15am
President Trump promised health insurance for all, but – now dependent on the political protection of House Speaker Paul Ryan – he is supporting a plan that will push millions outside the system, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship Yes,…

Another GOP President Balloons the Deficit

21 March 2017 - 9:34am
Facing the Democratic “#Resistance,” President Trump has jumped into the arms of congressional Republicans and is following the old GOP pattern of tax cuts, military hikes and ballooning deficits, as Ivan Eland explains. By Ivan Eland The White House is…

The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

20 March 2017 - 2:41pm
Exclusive: Russia-bashing and innuendos about disloyal Americans were all the rage at Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on alleged Russian “hacking” of the presidential election, but logic is often missing, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry As Rep. Adam Schiff…

NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory

19 March 2017 - 4:51pm
Exclusive: There is a “tinfoil-hat” quality to The New York Times’ pushing its “Donald Trump Is Russia’s Manchurian Candidate” conspiracy theory as the newspaper sinks deeper into a New McCarthyism, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There are real reasons…

Trump’s Team Embraces Iranian Myths

19 March 2017 - 1:02pm
Key players in the Trump administration have stuck to the neoconservative insistence on “regime change” in Iran rather than take a fresh look at the reality, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar Some hardline myths…

In Case You Missed…

18 March 2017 - 11:45am
Some of our special stories in February focused on the contentious beginning of the Trump presidency, the growing hysteria over Russia and the dangers of the New Cold War. “Dangers of Democratic Putin-Bashing” by Robert Parry, Feb. 1, 2017 “Ukraine…

The Trump/Obama ‘Leak War’

17 March 2017 - 4:15pm
“Leaks” can be whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing, but many actually are government agencies manipulating the public or punishing enemies, as is playing out in today’s Trump/Obama “leak war,” says Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling “Hacking” and “leaking” can be either…

Letting Russia Be Russia

17 March 2017 - 10:20am
Political philosophers stressing Traditionalist values have influenced the thinking of Presidents Putin and Trump, but that may offer a path for Russia and the U.S. to coexist, explains ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Many in the West have…

Why Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Lost in Court

17 March 2017 - 8:55am
By overtly targeting Muslims with a travel ban, President Trump put himself at odds with U.S. treaties and other legal agreements, ensuring his latest legal setback in federal court, writes legal scholar Marjorie Cohn for JURIST. By Marjorie Cohn After…

Contrasting Tales of Two Besieged Cities

17 March 2017 - 7:22am
The U.S.-backed offensive to retake Iraq’s Mosul from the Islamic State is inflicting hardships on civilians, but the Western media treats this humanitarian crisis differently than the recent one in Aleppo, Syria, notes Steven Chovanec. By Steven Chovanec During the…

Trumping Trump and Howling at the Moonves

16 March 2017 - 4:16pm
Donald Trump and the U.S. news media have an incestuous but symbiotic love-hate relationship. Trump rails against the media and the media rails against Trump, while both sides profit, says JP Sottile. By JP Sottile Les Moonves cannot lose ……

Trump Slips into ‘Endless War’ Cycle

16 March 2017 - 3:51pm
Exclusive: President Trump’s foreign policy is falling into line behind continuing wars in the Middle East, a disappointment to supporters who hoped for a change in course, writes James W Carden. By James W Carden There was, during the course…

The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow

15 March 2017 - 6:22pm
Exclusive: The neocon royalty Kagans are counting on Democrats and liberals to be the foot soldiers in the new neocon campaign to push Republicans and President Trump into more “regime change” wars, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The Kagan…

Reasons for Rise in Anti-Semitism

15 March 2017 - 10:31am
Anti-Jewish vandals have defaced cemeteries and other Jewish targets, raising the question of whether anti-Semitism is on the rise in the Age of Trump, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar There is an upsurge in anti-Jewish…

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