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Last Call for Spring Fund Drive

1 May 2017 - 10:16am
From Editor Robert Parry: Our Spring Fund Drive ends tonight – and we are about $500 short of our goal of $30,000. If you can help us reach our target, we would be most appreciative. You can donate by credit card…

The Existential Question of Whom to Trust

30 April 2017 - 2:26pm
Special Report: An existential question facing humankind is who can be trusted to describe the world and its conflicts, especially since mainstream experts have surrendered to careerism, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The looming threat of World War III,…

Team Trump Lines Up with Israel

29 April 2017 - 3:59pm
Israel’s abuse of the Palestinians remains an open sore in the Middle East even as Israel and Team Trump try to turn everyone’s attention to the red herring of Iran, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R.…

Risk of Baiting Trump on His 100 Days

29 April 2017 - 1:28pm
As President Trump reaches the 100-day mark, the liberal and mainstream criticism is that he hasn’t accomplished much, but that baiting only makes Trump likely to wage more wars and push a more right-wing agenda, says Sam Husseini. By Sam…

More NYT ‘Spin’ on the Syria-Sarin Case

28 April 2017 - 5:12pm
Exclusive: The New York Times is at it again with another slanted report on the April 4 chemical weapons incident in Syria, applying ridicule rather than reason to prevent a real evaluation of this war-or-peace moment, reports Robert Parry. By…

Learning the Health Benefits of Cannabis

28 April 2017 - 4:56pm
State-by-state legalization of marijuana is opening eyes to the possible health benefits from parts of the cannabis plant, but the federal government remains an obstacle, as Martin A. Lee explained to Dennis J Bernstein by Dennis J Bernstein Despite breakthroughs…

Comparing Tweeting Trump and Silent Cal

28 April 2017 - 4:46pm
President Trump’s tax-cut plan charts a bonanza for himself, his friends and his family, getting rid of taxes that bite the rich and leaving debts behind for future American generations to pay, say Bill Moyers and Michael Winship. By Bill…

Wrapping Up Spring Fund Drive

27 April 2017 - 8:44am
From Editor Robert Parry: Thanks to the generosity of our readers, we have gotten to within about $5,000 of our spring fund-drive goal of $30,000, an important target so we can continue this important independent news Web site. If you…

Intel Vets Voice Doubts on Syrian Crisis

26 April 2017 - 8:22pm
Two dozen former U.S. intelligence professionals are urging the American people to demand clear evidence that the Syrian government was behind the April 4 chemical incident before President Trump dives deeper into another war. AN OPEN MEMORANDUM FOR THE AMERICAN…

Trump’s Next Most Dangerous Possibility

26 April 2017 - 2:58pm
Assuming President Trump doesn’t blunder into World War III, the next greatest harm he may do is reverse the modest U.S. steps toward fighting global warming, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar With the wide…

France Circles Back to Status Quo

26 April 2017 - 10:37am
Though the names are different, the French election is playing out much like the last one when a candidate who might have brought change was brought down by scandal, opening the way for the same-ol’ policies, writes Gilbert Doctorow. By…

Donald Trump’s Failing Presidency

25 April 2017 - 2:43pm
Special Report: After his election, Donald Trump had a narrow path to a transformational presidency, but it required breaking the neocon grip on U.S. foreign policy and telling truth to U.S. citizens. Already, Trump has failed, says Robert Parry. By…

The Risk of Brushing Aside Intelligence

25 April 2017 - 12:32pm
The mainstream U.S. media, which knows President Trump disdains facts, accepted his claims about the April 4 Syrian chemical incident without question and ignored doubts of intelligence analysts, a dilemma that Lawrence Davidson addresses. By Lawrence Davidson Government intelligence agencies,…

Giving Peace a Chance in Korea

25 April 2017 - 12:31pm
Vice President Mike Pence has declared that “all options are on the table” regarding North Korea and “the era of strategic patience is over.” But peaceful negotiations may be the only option that makes sense, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By…

Behind Trump’s Anti-Iran Tough Talk

24 April 2017 - 5:17pm
Appeasing the Saudi-Israel axis in the Mideast, President Trump is talking tough against Iran and bringing his administration even more into line with neocon orthodoxy, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration is…

The Pro-War Twist of the ‘Resistance’

24 April 2017 - 10:27am
Exclusive: The anti-Trump “#Resistance” has become a movement to defend the Democratic establishment’s pro-war policies, to purge anti-war Democrats, and even to embrace Donald Trump’s attack on Syria, reports James W Carden. By James W Carden The Resistance, a self-aggrandizing…

In Case You Missed…

23 April 2017 - 8:33pm
Some of our special stories in March focused on Donald Trump’s early troubles as President, the Russia-gate controversy, and the deepening crises in North Korea and Syria. “How the Press Serves the Deep State” by Daniel Lazare, Mar. 1, 2016…

Coal Miners’ Futures in Renewable Energy

22 April 2017 - 7:32pm
Exclusive: President Trump has scored political points by touting coal-mining jobs, but he could create more real jobs in coal country by recognizing the potential for renewable-energy jobs, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall If President Trump wants to earn…

The Bait-and-Switch ‘War on Terror’

22 April 2017 - 3:49pm
The U.S. “war on terror” has always been a bait-and-switch scam on the American people, with Washington putting the desires of its Mideast allies ahead of defeating Al Qaeda and ISIS, Gareth Porter reports for Middle East Eye. By Gareth…

How US Race Laws Inspired Nazism

22 April 2017 - 3:27pm
As much as Americans like to think of Germany’s Nazism as a foreign evil, Adolf Hitler and his henchmen drew inspiration and guidance from U.S. race laws, as documented in a new book, reviewed by David Swanson. By David Swanson…

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