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Trump Submits to Neocon Orthodoxy

28 May 2017 - 8:38am
Exclusive: In his Mideast trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel, President Trump sought some political safe harbor by tacking toward neocon orthodoxy and jettisoning his campaign promises of a more rational strategy, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare With astounding…

George W. Bush’s Horrific Legacy

28 May 2017 - 7:29am
As part of the drive to drive President Trump from the White House, some “never-Trumpers” are rehabilitating George W. Bush as a relative “moderate” and thus whitewashing his war crimes, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is an ongoing…

Europe May Finally Rethink NATO Costs

27 May 2017 - 1:47pm
Exclusive: By dunning NATO nations to chip more money into the military alliance, President Trump may inadvertently cause some Europeans to rethink the over-the-top anti-Russian propaganda, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern President Donald Trump’s politically incorrect behavior…

Business Group Fawns Over Trump

27 May 2017 - 9:10am
Many U.S. business groups groused about President Obama even as their companies thrived but are lavishing praise on President Trump despite doubts over his first four months, notes Barbara Koeppel. By Barbara Koeppel We’ve heard a lot about fake news.…

Trump and the ‘Management of Allies’

26 May 2017 - 10:12am
President Trump’s emerging foreign policy is a jumble of mixed messages and bad optics, raising questions about how well he can manage allies, let alone adversaries, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke One commentator recently noted that if one…

Believing the Russian ‘Hacking’ Claim

26 May 2017 - 8:16am
Government lies are common when seducing a population to support a war, but the Russian “hacking” claims are unusual in that U.S. officials supply no evidence while the “fact” is just assumed, as David Swanson explains. By David Swanson When…

Trump’s Saudi/Israeli First Foreign Policy

25 May 2017 - 9:42pm
President Trump boasts about his America First foreign policy committed to “jobs, jobs, jobs,” except when he parrots the Saudi-Israeli hatred of Iran, a hostility that hurts U.S. interests and costs jobs, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul…

Trump Plunges Deeper in Mideast Chaos

25 May 2017 - 9:42pm
Sales of more U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia may portend more chaos in the Middle East but President Trump justifies the move with his rhetoric about “jobs, jobs, jobs,” as Trita Parsi explained at Middle East Eye. By Trita Parsi…

‘Getting Trump’ with the New McCarthyism

24 May 2017 - 8:04pm
Special Report: Many Democrats and progressives are embracing a New McCarthyism in their drive to negate last November’s election and remove President Trump from office, but is that right, asks Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Yes, I get it. A…

Ukraine Factions Vie for Lobbying Edge

24 May 2017 - 11:45am
Exclusive: Though many Ukrainians live in poverty, government officials and oligarchs lavish millions on Washington insiders to buy influence, another example of how foreign lobbying can fuel a crisis, Jonathan Marshall reports. By Jonathan Marshall (This is the sixth and final…

Growing Poverty Fuels Europe’s Extremism

24 May 2017 - 10:13am
The European Union’s neoliberal economic orthodoxy has spread income inequality and even poverty across the Continent, spurring extremist movements to challenge this system, reports Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus The rise of protest movements across Europe, with increasing support for…

New Cracks in Russia-gate ‘Assessment’

23 May 2017 - 5:17pm
Exclusive: President Obama’s ex-intelligence chiefs admit they limited input into the Russia-gate “assessment,” which was handled by “hand-picked” analysts, raising the specter of politicized intelligence, Robert Parry reports. By Robert Parry At the center of the Russia-gate scandal is a…

Turkey’s Varied Tactics of US Lobbying

23 May 2017 - 2:30pm
Exclusive: Turkey has built one of the premier foreign lobbies in Washington by paying powerful politicians, spreading around money to arms manufacturers, and teaming up with the Israel Lobby, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall (This is the fifth in a…

Trump Lets Saudis Off on 9/11 Evidence

23 May 2017 - 10:52am
Like his predecessors, President Trump made nice with the rich royals of Saudi Arabia, despite damning evidence that they have supported Islamic terrorists, including the 9/11 attackers, notes 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser. By Kristen Breitweiser President Trump has cut a…

US Journalism’s New ‘Golden Age’?

22 May 2017 - 12:09pm
Exclusive: The Washington Post and other big media are hailing a new journalistic “golden age” as they punish President Trump for disparaging them, but is this media bias a sign of good journalism or itself a scandal, asks Robert Parry.…

Saudis Win Hearts by Lining Pockets

22 May 2017 - 10:29am
Exclusive: By achieving an odd-couple alliance with Israel, Saudi Arabia has cleared away U.S. political resistance to the massive arms build-up that President Trump just embraced, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall (This is the fourth in a series on…

Trump Panders to the Saudi Royals

22 May 2017 - 8:51am
President Trump’s speech to the Islamic world amounted to a pander to his regal Saudi hosts and a blindness toward the realities of Mideast terrorism, explains ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The bar for Donald Trump’s…

Israel Lobby Pays the Political Piper

21 May 2017 - 1:01pm
Exclusive: The Israel Lobby is so powerful that for years it insisted it didn’t exist – and Official Washington went along with the lie. Today, President Trump scrambles to secure the lobby’s blessings, Jonathan Marshall observes. By Jonathan Marshall (This…

Not Remembering the USS Liberty

21 May 2017 - 11:09am
Desperately seeking some praise, President Trump surely won’t remind Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu about the USS Liberty, which Israel nearly sank a half century ago killing 34 sailors, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern recalls. By Ray McGovern It is safe…

Saudis Embrace Embattled Trump

21 May 2017 - 9:49am
Escaping the tribulations of Washington, President Trump basked in the Saudi monarchy’s gilded welcome and promised a flood of U.S. weapons to tilt the region’s military balance against Iran, a bad bet on the past, says JP Sottile. By JP…

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