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Who’s Behind US Downward-Mobility?

24 February 2017 - 11:58am
President Trump blames Mexicans, Chinese and other foreigners for the plight of downwardly mobile Americans but the real culprits are his corporatist pals who grab the lion’s share of the wealth from U.S. global dominance, says JP Sottile. By JP…

Sleepwalking into a New Arms Race

24 February 2017 - 11:14am
The West’s current hysteria about “Russian aggression” ignores the long history of real Western aggression against Russia, now underscored by plans to sharply increase spending on nuclear weapons, note Chuck Spinney and Pierre Sprey. By Chuck Spinney and Pierre Sprey…

Syrian War Propaganda at the Oscars

24 February 2017 - 9:33am
The Western-backed war in Syria, like the invasion of Iraq, was so smothered by propaganda that truth was not only the first casualty but has been steadily suffocated for five years, now reaching the Oscars, says Rick Sterling. By Rick…

How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller

23 February 2017 - 1:50pm
Exclusive: Viewed as uncaring about facts, President Trump could change his image by releasing important information about recent turning-point moments that President Obama chose to hide from the people, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry One positive thing about a…

Israel’s Dead-End Dilemma

23 February 2017 - 9:14am
President Trump says he’s okay with a one- or two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – whatever the two parties want – but without forceful U.S. intervention, neither option is feasible, says John Chuckman. By John Chuckman With its steady…

NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

22 February 2017 - 11:04am
Exclusive: The West’s anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of “fake news” but the evidence doesn’t connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own “fake news,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A grave…

California Resists Trump on Immigration

22 February 2017 - 9:45am
President Trump’s crackdown on America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants is raising alarm among that community but faces its stiffest resistance in California where leaders vow defiance, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein California Governor Jerry Brown departed in…

Palestinians See More of the Same

22 February 2017 - 9:08am
President Trump has offered mixed signals about precisely what his attitude toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be, but Palestinians see little prospects for meaningful improvement, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit…

The West’s Moral Hypocrisy on Yemen

21 February 2017 - 1:02pm
Exclusive: The West’s “humanitarian interventionists” howl over bloody conflicts when an adversary can be blamed but go silent when an ally is doing the killing, such as Saudi Arabia in Yemen, reportss Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Only a few…

Trump’s One-State Openness on Israel

21 February 2017 - 12:38pm
The ugly reality in Israel/Palestine is that the Zionist leaders are engaging in a slow-walk ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, a crime that can only be averted now by a secular singular state, says ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham…

Towards a New Trade Policy

21 February 2017 - 11:02am
International trade deals have lost their consensus support as more workers view them as anathema to good-paying jobs, requiring the U.S. politicians to rethink these strategies, writes Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus On Jan. 23, President Donald Trump signed an…

Was Thomas Jefferson a Rapist?

20 February 2017 - 3:41pm
Exclusive: As Thomas Jefferson’s apologists retreat in their denials about Sally Hemings, the new defensive line is to assert that Jefferson’s sex with his slave girl was “a relationship,” not another r-word, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry On President’s…

Trump’s Foreign Policy: Retreat or Rout?

20 February 2017 - 2:30pm
With President Trump’s foreign-policy team sounding a lot like President Obama’s, the new question is whether Trump has caved in to Official Washington’s powers-that-be or is biding his time for a big move, asks Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow After…

Democratic Ex-Dove Proposes War on Iran

19 February 2017 - 7:54pm
Exclusive: The Democrats’ rush to rebrand themselves as super-hawks is perhaps best illustrated by the once-dovish Rep. Alcee Hastings proposing stand-by authorization for the President to attack Iran, reports Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies Rep. Alcee…

Challenging Klobuchar on Ukraine War

19 February 2017 - 7:14pm
As Democrats compete to become the new War Party – pushing for a dangerous confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia – some constituents are objecting, as Mike Madden did in a letter to Sen. Amy Klobuchar. From Mike Madden (of St. Paul,…

Trump’s ‘One-Night Stand’ Diplomacy

19 February 2017 - 10:12am
Despite his reputation as a deal-maker, President Trump’s first foray into the thicket of Israel-Palestine peace talks suggests he has no clue what direction to take or the long-term consequences, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar…

The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt

18 February 2017 - 3:23pm
Exclusive: Democrats, liberals and media pundits – in their rush to take down President Trump – are pushing a New McCarthyism aimed at Americans who have talked to Russians, risking a new witch hunt, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry…

Immigrant Round-ups Stir Fears

18 February 2017 - 1:36pm
During last fall’s campaign, Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the “bad hombres” among the 11 million undocumented people in the U.S., but recent raids appear far less targeted, reports Dennis J Bernstein.   By Dennis J Bernstein President…

Democrats, Liberals Catch McCarthyistic Fever

17 February 2017 - 4:52pm
Exclusive: Democrats and liberals are so angry about President Trump that they are turning to McCarthyistic tactics without regard to basic fairness or the need to avoid a costly and dangerous New Cold War, notes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare…

Jeff Sessions’s Dubious Refugee Math

17 February 2017 - 3:22pm
A rational approach to life cannot eliminate all risk – and trying to creates its own dangers – a reality many Americans forgot post-9/11 and that runs counter to President Trump’s Muslim-targeting entry ban, as Arnold R. Isaacs describes. By…

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