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What the ‘Sore Losers’ Want

21 December 2016 - 10:30am
Disappointed Democrats are blaming Hillary Clinton’s defeat on Russian hackers, an establishment-promoted conspiracy theory that serves the interests of America’s “war party,” says Diana Johnstone. By Diana Johnstone If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of…

The Left’s Risk in Blaming Russia

20 December 2016 - 8:37am
Despite the lack of verifiable evidence, many progressives have jumped on the blame-Russia-for-Trump’s-victory bandwagon, but it’s a dangerous and dead-end ride for the Left, warns Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon This week began with a mass email from the head…

Behind the Russia-Hack Allegations

20 December 2016 - 8:16am
Though no public evidence has yet been provided, it’s now conventional wisdom that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, a dangerous moment in U.S.-Russia relations, explains ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller I cannot recall a…

Extracting Aleppo from the Propaganda

20 December 2016 - 8:14am
The mainstream U.S. news has supplied a consistent narrative regarding Syria that treats the “rebels” as the good guys and the “regime forces” as the bad guys, but it has never been that clear-cut, as Dennis J Bernstein reports. By…

Russia-Hack Story, Another Media Failure

19 December 2016 - 12:18pm
The mainstream U.S. media’s gullible acceptance of unproven CIA claims about Russian interference in the U.S. elections is another reason to doubt the media and fear for the future of American democracy, says Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria President Obama…

Exploiting the Tragedy of Aleppo

19 December 2016 - 11:39am
Official Washington’s dominant neocons have pushed emotional propaganda about Syria as a way to justify a “regime change” project there and are now furious with its apparent failure, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar Among…

A Spy Coup in America?

18 December 2016 - 11:26am
Exclusive: As the Electoral College assembles, U.S. intelligence agencies are stepping up a campaign to delegitimize Donald Trump as a Russian stooge, raising concerns about a spy coup in America, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry As Official Washington’s latest…

The Pre-emptive Anti-Trump Coup

17 December 2016 - 6:08pm
Washington insiders, trying to use Russia’s alleged hack of Democratic emails to get the Electoral College to reject Donald Trump, are risking making the U.S. look like the world’s largest open-air insane asylum, says John V. Whitbeck. By John V.…

Trump to Inherit Vast Surveillance Powers

16 December 2016 - 4:19pm
Many Democrats trusted President Obama with the vast surveillance powers inherited from President George W. Bush, but now the failure to curtail those powers means they pass on to Donald Trump, notes Nat Parry. By Nat Parry As the Electoral…

Trump and the Pain of Blue-Collar Whites

16 December 2016 - 1:25pm
  Exclusive: The plight of working-class white Americans, as their jobs have disappeared and self-destructive behavior has shortened their lives, helps explain Donald Trump’s success, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall The shocking new report that U.S. life expectancy declined…

Politicized Intelligence Kneecapping Trump

16 December 2016 - 1:17pm
The back story behind the CIA’s leaked claim of Russia helping Donald Trump is an attempt to hobble Trump’s less-hawkish foreign policy before he even gets into the White House, says ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke It is…

Making Russia ‘The Enemy’

15 December 2016 - 2:03pm
Exclusive: Despite conflicting accounts about who leaked the Democratic emails, the frenzy over an alleged Russian role is driving the U.S. deeper into a costly and dangerous New Cold War, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The rising hysteria about Russia…

American Martyr to Right-Wing Repression

14 December 2016 - 11:45am
In 1981, Ronald Reagan signaled Guatemala’s right-wing regime to escalate its death-squad operations, a decision that led to the murder of American priest Stanley Rother, now a candidate for sainthood, writes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies…

The Rise of White Racial Nationalism

14 December 2016 - 10:23am
While there were many reasons for Donald Trump’s surprise victory, a particularly ugly one was his success in touching the raw nerve of white racial animosities, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is little doubt that white racism played…

How America Disgraces Itself

13 December 2016 - 4:32pm
The ugly spectacle of the U.S. election is spilling over into the transition with new conspiracy theories about Russia and Donald Trump, as the world looks on in shock and dismay, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E.…

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