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Seth Rich Murder Case Stirs Russia Doubts

17 May 2017 - 2:07pm
Exclusive: New claims have revived old suspicions that slain Democratic Party staffer Seth Rich, not Russia, was the source of Democratic emails that were slipped to WikiLeaks last year, reports Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria A private investigator looking into…

The Existential Risk of Trusting ‘Intel’

17 May 2017 - 12:55pm
Official Washington has a near mystical faith in “intelligence,” especially when it’s warning of some foreign enemy, but ideological bias and groupthink often creep in as shown in an insightful Cold War memoir, reports John V. Walsh. By John V.…

Trump’s Need for Scapegoats

16 May 2017 - 7:37am
President Trump’s use of Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s credibility to cover for the clumsy firing of FBI Director Comey has echoes of President Bush’s bogus WMD claims about Iraq, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Deputy…

The Push for Trump’s Impeachment

15 May 2017 - 1:29pm
Exclusive: Establishment voices are escalating their calls for President Trump’s impeachment, even without any public evidence that his campaign colluded with Russia, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The Russia-gate affair has taken a strange turn as advocates for President…

Gorbachev Warns of Growing Danger

15 May 2017 - 8:15am
A group of Americans visiting Russia heard dire warnings from ex-Soviet President Gorbachev that the tensions between the U.S. and Russia are creating a dangerous situation for the world, reports Rick Sterling, who is on the trip. By Rick Sterling…

Taming or Tiptoeing Around Trump

14 May 2017 - 5:15pm
Donald Trump’s emotional shortcomings and lack of knowledge about the world have forced nations to adopt new strategies for maneuvering around the increasingly erratic U.S. superpower, writes Michael Brenner. By Michael Brenner The Trump presidency presents a unique challenge to…

How Trump Builds Up More ‘Bad Karma’

14 May 2017 - 4:18pm
The U.S. government – and now President Trump – have a long record of palling around with oppressors, such as the leaders of Israel and Egypt, creating more “bad karma” for the nation, observes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson “Karma” is…

In Case You Missed…

14 May 2017 - 10:06am
Some of our special stories in April focused on the continuing Russia-gate imbroglio, President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, and the danger of the mainstream media mediating “truth.” “Democrats’ Blind Obsession on Russia-gate” by Daniel Lazare, Apr. 1, 2017 “Trump’s…

The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

13 May 2017 - 8:19am
Special Report: The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American “soft coup” is in the works, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Where is Stanley Kubrick…

Russia’s Pride in WWII Victims and Heroes

12 May 2017 - 5:07pm
As Americans are told to be very scared of a new (and old) enemy – Russia  – a more complex reality exists on the ground there, a proud and determined people, as Gilbert Doctorow witnessed at an Immortal Regiment march.…

Making Trump an Endless War President

12 May 2017 - 1:17pm
A politically embattled President Trump is under pressure to reverse his campaign promise to finally bring U.S. troops home and instead commit to open-ended wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, writes Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter…

The Glorious Return of Condi Rice

12 May 2017 - 11:04am
Exclusive: The failure to impose meaningful accountability on the Iraq War’s architects allows them to return as “wise” advisers to be consulted by media outlets and today’s politicians, as with Condoleezza Rice, notes James W Carden. By James W Carden…

Deeper into the Afghan ‘Big Muddy’

12 May 2017 - 9:57am
President Trump’s reliance on generals as his principal strategic advisers – and his own limited understanding of the world – may lead deeper into the Afghan quagmire, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Impending choices by…

The Scandal Hidden Behind Russia-gate

11 May 2017 - 4:56pm
Exclusive: Official Washington has the Russia-gate scandal almost 180-degrees wrong; it is not about protecting democracy, but about pushing Americans into more wars, the true scandal that is being missed, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare The Washington Post and…

Complexities of a ‘Post-Truth’ Era

11 May 2017 - 9:45am
The mainstream U.S. media claims a monopoly on determining truth, despite a very spotty record of getting it right and a blindness to the reality that there are usually two sides to a story, as Gilbert Doctorow explains. By Gilbert…

Respecting a Courageous American

11 May 2017 - 9:23am
In a dreary era when politicians play predictable roles and avoid courageous stands, it is worth remembering former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, now 89, who dared challenge U.S. foreign policies, says Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein A new…

Watergate Redux or ‘Deep State’ Coup?

10 May 2017 - 12:53pm
Exclusive: Official Washington is abuzz, comparing President Trump’s ouster of FBI Director Comey to President Nixon’s Watergate cover-up, but there is a darker “deep state” interpretation of these events, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry President Trump’s firing of FBI…

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

9 May 2017 - 3:55pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media voiced moral outrage when Russian warplanes killed civilians in Aleppo but has gone silent as U.S. warplanes slaughter innocents in Mosul and Raqqa, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies April 2017…

European Union’s Democracy Dilemma

9 May 2017 - 9:36am
Exclusive: The European elites want the European Union as a means for controlling the Continent’s economies, but that often requires overriding the popular will of nation states, a dilemma for “democracy,” explains Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus A sigh of…

Turning Gen. Flynn into Road Kill

8 May 2017 - 7:16pm
Exclusive: Although no actual evidence was presented, two ex-Obama administration officials destroyed the reputation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, portraying him as a liar and a potential traitor, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Not to defend retired Lt.…

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