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The Right’s Made-up Constitution

17 September 2017 - 9:41am
From the Archive: On the U.S. Constitution’s 230th birthday, many Americans don’t realize that the document actually gives the federal government broad powers to provide for the nation’s welfare, as Jada Thacker noted in 2013. By Jada Thacker (Originally published on…

The Push for a Medicare-for-All Plan

16 September 2017 - 9:33pm
America’s complex and inefficient healthcare system ends up being both very expensive and limited in its coverage, a problem that Sen. Bernie Sanders is targeting in his Medicare-for-all plan, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Sen. Bernie Sanders…

The NYT’s Yellow Journalism on Russia

15 September 2017 - 4:34pm
Exclusive: The New York Times’ descent into yellow journalism over Russia recalls the sensationalism of Hearst and Pulitzer leading to the Spanish-American War, but the risks to humanity are much greater now, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Reading The…

Trump’s Bonfire of Washington Politics

15 September 2017 - 10:59am
President Trump shocked the political world and his own “base” when he struck a budget deal with Democrats to get emergency funding for Hurricane Harvey victims, reports ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. Last week, President Trump threw a grenade into the…

How North Korea Outmaneuvered U.S.

14 September 2017 - 7:19pm
Exclusive: Like U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump blustered about North Korea, but the seemingly isolated nation has somehow survived and may now be coming out on top, as Daniel Lazare explains. By Daniel Lazare Don’t look now, but North…

Unrealistic North Korean Sanctions

14 September 2017 - 6:57pm
Sanctions are a favorite weapon of U.S. foreign policy, but often these punishments amount to expressions of indignation rather than instruments to achieve realistic change in a country’s behavior, observes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The…

America’s Fragile Future

14 September 2017 - 12:00pm
  The U.S. mainstream’s flailing about over alleged Russian “meddling” in American politics reflects a nation that is rapidly losing its global dominance and fearful of even the slightest challenge, as Gilbert Doctorow explains. By Gilbert Doctorow Does the United…

Reagan Documents Shed Light on U.S. ‘Meddling’

13 September 2017 - 8:40am
Special Report: “Secret” documents from the Reagan administration show how the U.S. embedded “political action,” i.e., the manipulation of foreign governments, in ostensibly well-meaning organizations, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry “Secret” documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library,…

The Neglected Legend of Dolores Huerta

12 September 2017 - 10:05pm
Dolores Huerta, a largely unsung hero in the fight for farmworkers’ rights, is the subject of the new movie, Dolores, that recounts her life as a feminist and union organizer, reports Dennis J Bernstein and Miguel Gavilan Molina. By Dennis J…

Has the NYT Gone Collectively Mad?

11 September 2017 - 5:13pm
Special Report: Crossing a line from recklessness into madness, The New York Times published a front-page opus suggesting that Russia was behind social media criticism of Hillary Clinton, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry For those of us who have…

The Military’s Warning on Global Warming

11 September 2017 - 5:09pm
The U.S. military, which gets called on to cope with unrest tied to global warming, is taking the climate threat seriously as opposed to civilian politicians who are pandering to special interests, says ethicist Daniel C. Maguire. By Daniel C.…

Early Fall Fund Drive Target: $35,000

11 September 2017 - 10:09am
From Editor Robert Parry: We are setting our Early Fall Fund Drive target at $35,000, an amount needed to continue our independent  journalism which has been challenging misguided conventional wisdom for almost 22 years. You can donate by credit card online (we…

Echoes of Iraq-WMD Fraud in Syria

10 September 2017 - 3:47pm
Special Report: Just as the West ignored signs in 2002-03 that anti-government Iraqis were fabricating WMD claims, evidence is being brushed aside that Syrian jihadists have ginned up chemical attacks, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The New York Times…

Hurricanes Blow Away Climate Change Denial

10 September 2017 - 10:45am
The startling landfall of two giant hurricanes – feasting on especially warm water off Texas and Florida – crashes into the climate change denialism that has been politically popular on the Right, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul…

The Dangerous Decline of US Hegemony

9 September 2017 - 12:19pm
Exclusive: The bigger picture behind Official Washington’s hysteria over Russia, Syria and North Korea is the image of a decaying but dangerous American hegemon resisting the start of new multipolar order, explains Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare The showdown with…

U.N. Enablers of ‘Aggressive War’

8 September 2017 - 4:38pm
Special Report: U.N. investigative reports, like a new one condemning Syria for alleged sarin use, are received as impartial and credible, but are often just more war propaganda from compromised bureaucrats, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Many people still…

Syria’s Survival Is Blow to Jihadists

8 September 2017 - 2:04pm
Despite last-ditch efforts by Israel and its allies to salvage the “regime change” project in Syria, the looming defeat of the Western-backed jihadists marks a turning point in the modern Middle East, says ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke…

Trump’s Confused Embrace of Egypt’s Sisi

8 September 2017 - 2:03pm
Exclusive: President Trump’s tolerance of Egypt’s Saudi-backed crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and other political opposition groups is sending more mixed signals in the Middle East, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Confusion and bad timing aren’t exactly news when…

A New Hole in Syria-Sarin Certainty

7 September 2017 - 5:30pm
Special Report: A new contradiction has emerged in the West’s groupthink blaming Syria for an April 4 chemical attack, with one group of U.N. investigators raising doubt about the flight of a Syrian warplane, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry…

Nikki Haley Falsely Accuses Iran

6 September 2017 - 1:34pm
Israel and the neocons still seek an excuse to bomb Iran, now citing false claims about its supposed noncompliance with the nuclear deal. The new water carrier is U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By…

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