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Roots of Trump’s ‘Economic Nationalism’

13 April 2017 - 9:11am
President Trump’s platform of “economic nationalism” appears to be crumbling as he seeks to survive his early-term thrashing from the Establishment, but there is a more positive history to his ideas, writes Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus With most of…

Pushing Australia into War with China

12 April 2017 - 4:26pm
The U.S. establishment is so disturbed by the erosion of its “uni-polar world” domination that it is pushing compliant allies like Australia into potentially devastating conflicts, writes John Pilger. By John Pilger Australia is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China,…

Trump Finds His Groove with Warmaking

12 April 2017 - 4:25pm
The U.S. establishment disdained Donald Trump because he didn’t know how to do the war-making thing, so he had to go through some tough boot camp training to learn the ropes, as filmmaker John Pilger told Dennis J Bernstein. By…

Trump Withholds Syria-Sarin Evidence

12 April 2017 - 11:35am
Exclusive: Despite President Trump’s well-known trouble with the truth, his White House now says “trust us” on its Syrian-sarin charges while withholding the proof that it claims to have, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry After making the provocative and…

To Russia with More Russia-Bashing

12 April 2017 - 8:24am
Now that President Trump is bashing Russia, not resetting relations, the mainstream U.S. media has gone from pushing “Russia-gate” conspiracies to decrying doubts about U.S. government anti-Russia claims, notes Nat Parry. By Nat Parry After several months of pushing the…

Russia’s Disdain for Tillerson and Trump

11 April 2017 - 5:10pm
With Russia’s hopes for détente with President Trump dashed by his missile strike on Syria, the Kremlin looks askance at visiting Secretary of State Tillerson who it feels played the Colin Powell role for his boss, says Gilbert Doctorow. By…

Trump’s Syria Attack Trampled Many Laws

11 April 2017 - 2:04pm
Exclusive: As the U.S. mainstream media hails President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, there has been almost no attention to either the truth about its justification or the myriad of laws violated in its execution, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie…

Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation

11 April 2017 - 7:54am
Two dozen ex-U.S. intelligence officials urge President Trump to rethink his claims blaming the Syrian government for the chemical deaths in Idlib and to pull back from his dangerous escalation of tensions with Russia. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for…

Neocons Have Trump on His Knees

10 April 2017 - 4:59pm
Exclusive: The Democrats’ Russia-made-Hillary-lose hysteria has pushed a weakened President Trump into the arms of the neocons who now have a long list of endless-war ideas for him to implement, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry After slapping Donald Trump…

How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation

10 April 2017 - 10:49am
Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. media now reports as “flat-fact” the Syrian government’s guilt in the April 4 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite direction, says Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling…

The Scary Temptation of War in Syria

10 April 2017 - 9:24am
The incoherence of President Trump’s foreign policy – and his reliance on “the shows” to get his military advice – have made Syria a dangerous temptation, explains ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar After the Soviet Union…

Trump Plunges Toward World War III

10 April 2017 - 8:55am
Months of Democratic Russia-bashing and Trump-baiting achieved their predictable result as the thin-skinned and rash President is now proving his “toughness” by firing off missiles and risking World War III, warns Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon Vast efforts to portray…

Bill Maher’s Muddled Attacks on Islam

9 April 2017 - 10:25am
As an edgy comedian, Bill Maher prides himself on his “politically incorrect” religion-bashing, but his excessive attacks on Islam more aptly reflect a “politically correct” bigotry, as JP Sottile explains. By JP Sottile Bill Maher thinks he knows exactly why…

Where Was CIA’s Pompeo on Syria?

8 April 2017 - 4:53pm
Exclusive: As President Trump was launching his missile strike against Syria, CIA Director Pompeo and other intelligence officials weren’t at the table, suggesting their doubts about Bashar al-Assad’s guilt, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There is a dark mystery…

Luring Trump into Mideast Wars

8 April 2017 - 10:48am
Exclusive: After launching a missile strike on Syria, President Trump is basking in praise from his former critics – neocons, Democrats and mainstream media – who want to lure him into more Mideast wars, reports Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare…

Trump’s 59-Tomahawk ‘Tweet’

8 April 2017 - 8:01am
In what amounted to a 59-Tomahawk middle-of-the-night “tweet,” an impulsive President Trump reacted emotionally, not rationally, in attacking Syria, says ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Before President Trump’s “retaliatory” strike against Syria on Thursday, I had written: “This,…

Trampling the US Constitution for War

8 April 2017 - 7:06am
Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to attack Syria under a preposterous claim of protecting a “vital national security interest” of the U.S. was another case of a President violating the U.S. Constitution, as Daniel C. Maguire explains. By Daniel C. Maguire…

Trump’s ‘Wag the Dog’ Moment

7 April 2017 - 1:48pm
Exclusive: President Trump earned neocon applause for his hasty decision to attack Syria and kill about a dozen Syrians, but his rash act has all the earmarks of a “wag the dog” moment, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Just…

Dashed Hopes for Trump’s Foreign Policy

7 April 2017 - 12:17pm
President Trump’s missile attack on Syria – without waiting for an investigation of Syria’s alleged role in a poison-gas attack – has dashed hopes that he might take U.S. foreign policy in a less warlike direction, writes Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert…

NYT Retreats on 2013 Syria-Sarin Claims

6 April 2017 - 5:22pm
Exclusive: Even as The New York Times leads the charge against the Syrian government for this week’s alleged chemical attack, it is quietly retreating on its earlier certainty about the 2013 Syria-sarin case, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The…

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