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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…

‘Deep State’ Has Trump on the Menu

17 February 2017 - 10:47am
Whether President Trump knows it or not, he is in a battle with a powerful ‘Deep State’ that wants to suck him into its neocon foreign policy orthodoxy or destroy him politically, as ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke explains. By Alastair…

Trump Needs to Rethink Terror Policies

17 February 2017 - 9:10am
President Trump vows to restructure his travel ban for seven mostly Muslim countries – and consider a “safe zone” in Syria – but those ideas create more risks than they eliminate, says Ivan Eland. By Ivan Eland Although Donald Trump…

Making Puppy Mills Great Again

16 February 2017 - 9:03pm
Many Americans applauded President Trump’s vow to slash government regulations – that always sounds great in the abstract – but it may be less popular when it means gutting rules that addressed puppy mill abuses, says JP Sottile. By JP…

Tulsi Gabbard vs. ‘Regime Change’ Wars

16 February 2017 - 12:26pm
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a rare member of Congress willing to take heat for challenging U.S. “regime change” projects, in part, because as an Iraq War vet she saw the damage these schemes do, as retired Col. Ann Wright explains.…

Netanyahu’s No-Way to a Peace Deal

16 February 2017 - 10:56am
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tried to sound reasonable in his first meeting with President Trump, but he will never agree to a reasonable peace deal with the Palestinians, says Alon Ben-Meir. By Alon Ben-Meir President Trump should not be swayed…

Toxic Policies of ‘President Agent Orange’

16 February 2017 - 9:49am
Exclusive: President Trump’s early hard-right actions and hirings threaten some of America’s most vulnerable people and the environment, with his policies even compared to the poison Agent Orange, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Rapper Busta Rhymes pegged it at…

German Intel Clears Russia on Interference

15 February 2017 - 7:08pm
Exclusive: Mainstream U.S. media only wants stories of Russian perfidy, so when German intelligence cleared Moscow of suspected subversion of German democracy, the silence was deafening, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern After a multi-month, politically charged investigation, German…

A Dangerous Hysteria on Russia

15 February 2017 - 2:56pm
A grave danger from the U.S.-Russian hostilities bubbling in Official Washington is that both sides have narratives asserting their complete innocence rather than seeing the two sides of the story, observes James W Carden. By James W Carden The hysteria…

Trump’s Dysfunctional White House

15 February 2017 - 1:32pm
In less than a month, President Trump has proven many of his critics right when they warned that his erratic temperament would be a poor fit for his White House responsibilities, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is something…

Progressives Pile on Flynn’s Ouster

15 February 2017 - 11:55am
President Trump is so despised by progressives that many are rallying behind neocon-driven demands for a New McCarthyism to silence those who object to a costly and dangerous New Cold War, as Sam Husseini describes. By Sam Husseini Many liberals…

Trump Caves on Flynn’s Resignation

14 February 2017 - 4:40pm
Exclusive: President Trump’s acceptance of National Security Advisor Flynn’s resignation marks Official Washington’s first big success in neutering Trump and killing hopes for a détente with Russia, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The neocon-dominated U.S. foreign policy establishment won…

More Bluster and Bluff on Iran

14 February 2017 - 11:56am
For all the Trump team’s tough talk on Iran – and its repetition of the lie that Iran is No. 1 in terrorism – the prospects for any major escalation of tensions remain low, reports Gareth Porter for Middle East…

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