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14 May 2017 - 10:06am
Some of our special stories in April focused on the continuing Russia-gate imbroglio, President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, and the danger of the mainstream media mediating “truth.” “Democrats’ Blind Obsession on Russia-gate” by Daniel Lazare, Apr. 1, 2017 “Trump’s…

The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

13 May 2017 - 8:19am
Special Report: The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American “soft coup” is in the works, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Where is Stanley Kubrick…

Russia’s Pride in WWII Victims and Heroes

12 May 2017 - 5:07pm
As Americans are told to be very scared of a new (and old) enemy – Russia  – a more complex reality exists on the ground there, a proud and determined people, as Gilbert Doctorow witnessed at an Immortal Regiment march.…

Making Trump an Endless War President

12 May 2017 - 1:17pm
A politically embattled President Trump is under pressure to reverse his campaign promise to finally bring U.S. troops home and instead commit to open-ended wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, writes Gareth Porter for Middle East Eye. By Gareth Porter…

The Glorious Return of Condi Rice

12 May 2017 - 11:04am
Exclusive: The failure to impose meaningful accountability on the Iraq War’s architects allows them to return as “wise” advisers to be consulted by media outlets and today’s politicians, as with Condoleezza Rice, notes James W Carden. By James W Carden…

Deeper into the Afghan ‘Big Muddy’

12 May 2017 - 9:57am
President Trump’s reliance on generals as his principal strategic advisers – and his own limited understanding of the world – may lead deeper into the Afghan quagmire, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Impending choices by…

The Scandal Hidden Behind Russia-gate

11 May 2017 - 4:56pm
Exclusive: Official Washington has the Russia-gate scandal almost 180-degrees wrong; it is not about protecting democracy, but about pushing Americans into more wars, the true scandal that is being missed, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare The Washington Post and…

Complexities of a ‘Post-Truth’ Era

11 May 2017 - 9:45am
The mainstream U.S. media claims a monopoly on determining truth, despite a very spotty record of getting it right and a blindness to the reality that there are usually two sides to a story, as Gilbert Doctorow explains. By Gilbert…

Respecting a Courageous American

11 May 2017 - 9:23am
In a dreary era when politicians play predictable roles and avoid courageous stands, it is worth remembering former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, now 89, who dared challenge U.S. foreign policies, says Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein A new…

Watergate Redux or ‘Deep State’ Coup?

10 May 2017 - 12:53pm
Exclusive: Official Washington is abuzz, comparing President Trump’s ouster of FBI Director Comey to President Nixon’s Watergate cover-up, but there is a darker “deep state” interpretation of these events, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry President Trump’s firing of FBI…

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

9 May 2017 - 3:55pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media voiced moral outrage when Russian warplanes killed civilians in Aleppo but has gone silent as U.S. warplanes slaughter innocents in Mosul and Raqqa, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies April 2017…

European Union’s Democracy Dilemma

9 May 2017 - 9:36am
Exclusive: The European elites want the European Union as a means for controlling the Continent’s economies, but that often requires overriding the popular will of nation states, a dilemma for “democracy,” explains Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus A sigh of…

Turning Gen. Flynn into Road Kill

8 May 2017 - 7:16pm
Exclusive: Although no actual evidence was presented, two ex-Obama administration officials destroyed the reputation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, portraying him as a liar and a potential traitor, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Not to defend retired Lt.…

Dems Still Blaming Others for Trump

8 May 2017 - 1:16pm
Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton suggests she would have gone to war in Syria by now, but Democrats still can’t grasp why some “peace” voters defected to third parties, as Nat Parry explains. By Nat Parry In the latest…

East Timor’s Suffering and Survival

8 May 2017 - 10:23am
East Timor, which gained its independence from Indonesia in 1999 after suffering years of genocide, is now a beacon of democracy in Asia but faces new colonial pressures from globalization, writes John Pilger. By John Pilger Filming undercover in East…

The McCarthyism of Russia-gate

7 May 2017 - 3:48pm
Exclusive: Civil-liberties nightmares about the Surveillance State are coming true, but – since the victims are former Donald Trump advisers – many of the usual civil-liberties defenders are strikingly silent, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Congressional demands for personal…

America’s Ready Supply of Enemies

6 May 2017 - 1:07pm
The U.S. political process seems to rely on a steady supply of foreign “enemies” to hate, but sometimes politicians overcome hostilities and talk out differences, which remains the hope for the North Korean standoff, says Ann Wright. By Ann Wright…

Playing Games with America’s Health Care

6 May 2017 - 12:37pm
President Trump reneged on promises about health insurance for all to win a House vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes on the rich, but now Republicans have to live with the consequences, writes Michael Winship. By…

Trump’s Amateur Hour on Israel

5 May 2017 - 2:06pm
Despite President Trump’s professed optimism, prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace remain dismal, partly because Trump shows no sign of deviating from Israel’s hard-line stance, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s expressed desire to resolve,…

Oliver Stone Honored with Press Freedom Award

4 May 2017 - 1:36pm
Director Oliver Stone – in recognition of his brave work in documentary films – has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Though most people know…

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