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Trump-Obama Continuity for Nukes

30 March 2017 - 3:18pm
The Trump administration is continuing a boycott, started by its predecessors in the Obama administration, against U.N. talks aimed at banning nuclear weapons, as Greg Mello explains. By Greg Mello At the United Nations headquarters in New York City, negotiations…

The Sleazy Origins of Russia-gate

29 March 2017 - 12:38pm
Exclusive: Official Washington’s groupthink is that Russian “disinformation” helped elect Donald Trump, but the evidence is actually much stronger that Russian “dirt” was helping Hillary Clinton, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry An irony of the escalating hysteria about the…

Trump’s Dangerous Government of No

29 March 2017 - 10:28am
President Trump wants to show how different his policies are from President Obama’s, but that negative approach is careening his young administration into trouble, observes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The abortive attempt to pass House…

The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate

28 March 2017 - 4:23pm
Exclusive: Amid the frenzy over the Trump team’s talks with Russians, are we missing a darker story, how the Deep State’s surveillance powers control the nation’s leaders, ask U.S. intelligence veterans Ray McGovern and Bill Binney. By Ray McGovern and…

Trump’s Incoherent Foreign Policy

28 March 2017 - 9:21am
President Trump’s foreign policy is sinking into incoherence from the Middle East to the Far East, with his promise of less interventionism and budget savings disappearing from view, as Ivan Eland reports. By Ivan Eland The recent North Korean missile…

US Media’s Global Warming Denialism

27 March 2017 - 9:41pm
Exclusive: Besides nuclear war, arguably the greatest threat to human civilization is global warming, but the U.S. news media virtually ignored the issue in 2016, bowing to economic and political pressures, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Emperor Nero may…

Gorsuch’s Soft Style and Hard Line

27 March 2017 - 9:10pm
After blocking President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for the past year, the Republicans got President Trump to put up a soft-spoken but hard-line right-winger in Judge Neil Gorsuch, as Marjorie Cohn described for Truthdig. By Marjorie Cohn When Donald Trump’s…

Life and Death in Vietnam’s ‘Television War’

27 March 2017 - 10:50am
Exclusive: During the Vietnam War, American TV executives wanted the most graphic “bang bang” for their nightly news so they pushed their camera crews into danger, a culture described in a new book reviewed by Don North. By Don North…

The Unwinnable Vietnam War

26 March 2017 - 8:37pm
The Vietnam War was a historical turning point for the U.S., a moment when political leaders plunged the military into an unwinnable colonial struggle that killed millions and bred distrust of Washington’s word, as Fred Donner explains. By Fred Donner…

Another Journalist Killed in Mexico

26 March 2017 - 8:36pm
Doing journalism right – reporting on abuses of power with care and honesty – is never easy, but it requires a special courage in physically dangerous circumstances such as exist in Mexico, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein…

How US Flooded the World with Psyops

25 March 2017 - 3:41pm
Special Report: The mainstream U.S. media obsesses over Russian “propaganda” yet the U.S. government created a “psyops” bureaucracy three decades ago to flood the world with dubious information, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Newly declassified documents from the Reagan…

America Digs Its Own Afghan Grave

25 March 2017 - 12:12pm
Afghanistan has long been called the “graveyard of empires,” the site of failed invasions. But the U.S. – in its 15-plus-year endeavor – seems determined to dig its own grave there, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul…

Risks to US from War on North Korea

25 March 2017 - 9:51am
Exclusive: The murders of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi – after they surrendered their WMD – taught North Korea’s Kim Jong-un not to give up his, setting the stage for a dangerous crisis, explains Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall When…

Pretending Israel Is Innocent of Apartheid

24 March 2017 - 8:49am
Without doubt Israel practices apartheid toward Palestinians who are broadly denied human rights, but Israel’s political clout is such that the reality must be denied at the U.N. and in the U.S., as Lawrence Davidson explains. On March 15, the…

Surveillance State Goes After Trump

24 March 2017 - 8:47am
Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State to trample the privacy rights of people close to Trump, ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein…

Democrats Trade Places on War and McCarthyism

23 March 2017 - 12:08pm
Exclusive: The anti-Russia hysteria gripping the Democratic Party marks a “trading places” moment as the Democrats embrace the New Cold War and the New McCarthyism, flipping the script on Republicans, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Caught up in the…

Resisting the Trump/Ryan Health Plan

23 March 2017 - 10:59am
The complex Obamacare system struggled to gain popularity, but now that Republicans are moving to replace it with a less generous program, many medical professionals are irate, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump and House Speaker…

What Russia Wants — and Expects

22 March 2017 - 9:44am
Washington’s political infighting has blocked President Trump’s plans for a new détente with Russia but also has left the global playing field open for Russian – and Chinese – advances in expanding their influence, explains Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow…

Fear Spreads in Immigrant Communities

22 March 2017 - 9:37am
President Trump’s roundup of undocumented workers has spread fear though immigrant communities unsure what to expect as federal agents coordinate with local police to hunt people down, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein There is “widespread fear” in…

David Rockefeller & October Surprise Case

21 March 2017 - 3:33pm
From the Archive: David Rockefeller’s death at age 101 brought effusive eulogies, but no recollection of his mysterious role in the Iran hostage crisis of 1980, which helped sink President Carter’s reelection, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry (Originally published April…

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