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Trump’s Iran-Bashing Distraction

3 February 2017 - 11:08am
Like other U.S. presidents, Donald Trump is falling in line behind the Israeli-Saudi fiction that Iran is the principal source for world terrorism and regional disorder, a dangerous turn, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar One…

Trump Veers Off Course with Iran Threats

2 February 2017 - 10:33pm
The Trump administration has veered into dangerous territory with its threats against Iran, a danger to President Trump’s larger vision of a revamped international order, reports ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Donald Trump needs détente with Russia for…

The Irony of Trump’s Immigration Ban

2 February 2017 - 9:54pm
Although the vast majority of Americans are descended from immigrants, the country goes on periodic rages against immigration for certain groups, now including President Trump’s partial ban on Muslims, reports Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson On April 21, 1938, President…

‘Deflategate’ Cloud over the Super Bowl

2 February 2017 - 9:56am
Exclusive: There’s a larger point to the NFL’s bizarre Deflategate story – how checks and balances have broken down in America letting powerful institutions do almost whatever they want to anyone even Tom Brady, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry…

Trump’s Troubling First Days

2 February 2017 - 9:53am
Donald Trump’s presidency is off to a chaotic and troubling start with provocateur Steve Bannon pushing controversial policies and Trump closing ranks with the Right, say Bill Moyers and Michael Winship. By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship The smell of…

Ukraine Sabotages Trump’s Russia Detente

1 February 2017 - 6:47pm
Exclusive: A Ukrainian military offensive into rebel-held eastern Ukraine is giving Washington’s war hawks an excuse to demand President Trump escalate tensions with Russia, negating his hopes for détente, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Less than two weeks into…

Dangers of Democratic Putin-Bashing

1 February 2017 - 6:59am
Exclusive: As national Democratic leaders continue to blame Russian President Putin for their 2016 defeat, they’re leading their party into a realignment with the neocons and other war hawks, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The Washington establishment’s hysteria over…

Trump’s Chaotic Management Style

31 January 2017 - 6:21pm
Donald Trump’s White House – under the strong influence of tear-the-government-down agitator Steve Bannon – is doing exactly that with a chaotic policy style, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar The fiasco of President Trump’s…

Rising Resistance to Trump on Immigration

31 January 2017 - 12:03pm
President Trump has stirred up anger over his provocative executive orders targeting immigrants, both undocumented people inside the U.S. and arrivals from seven mostly Muslim nations, as Dennis J Bernstein describes. By Dennis J Bernstein A grassroots rebellion against President…

Trump Quiets Some Russian Doubts

30 January 2017 - 3:50pm
President Trump’s weekend phone call to President Putin seems to have quieted some of Russia’s concerns about the unpredictability of the real-estate-mogul-turned-politician, reports Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Donald Trump’s desire to establish constructive working relations with Russia got off…

Recalling ‘People’s Lawyer’ Leonard Weinglass

30 January 2017 - 1:12pm
In many of the major social/political battles of the Twentieth Century, lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended activists facing government criminal charges, as a new book about his life recalls, writes Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn Legendary people’s lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended…

Trump’s Incoherent Anti-Terrorism Policy

30 January 2017 - 11:56am
By blocking travelers from seven mostly Muslim nations – but not ones that have sent terrorists to the U.S. – President Trump has pushed an incoherent policy that may increase the risks of terrorism, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.…

Rachel Maddow Plays Glenn Beck

30 January 2017 - 9:17am
By pushing the new anti-Russian McCarthyism as an attack strategy against President Trump, Democrats – and progressives like Rachel Maddow – are encouraging a costly and dangerous New Cold War, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon When Rachel Maddow finished…

Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban’

29 January 2017 - 4:18pm
Exclusive: By leaving Saudi Arabia and other key terrorism sponsors off his “Muslim ban,” President Trump shows the same cowardice and dishonesty that infected the Bush and Obama administrations, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry President Trump’s ban against letting…

The Tests Ahead for Trump

29 January 2017 - 11:23am
Donald Trump’s path to victory was eased by the fact that the Republican and Democratic parties were brittle, corrupt, hollowed-out institutions ready for cracking, but his tests have only begun, writes John Chuckman. By John Chuckman The chance for greatness…

Calling a Lie a Lie in the Age of Trump

29 January 2017 - 10:46am
The U.S. mainstream media bends over backward not to call the President a liar even when it’s deserved, but Donald Trump’s falsehoods are so glaring that the L word should apply, says ethicist Daniel C. Maguire. By Daniel C. Maguire…

Thanking Trump for Killing TPP?

25 January 2017 - 3:44pm
Progressives have long called for the death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership but many are holding their applause now that President Trump was the one who killed it, observes anti-war activist John V. Walsh. By John V. Walsh President Trump wasted…

Getting Better Results Than Law-and-Order

25 January 2017 - 2:43pm
Exclusive: Despite President Trump’s tough law-and-order rhetoric, courts and schools are finding that “restorative justice” – as an alternative to traditional punishments – can reduce offenses and save money, writes Don Ediger. By Don Ediger Early next month, police in…

Trump’s Pipeline Orders Challenge Protesters

25 January 2017 - 2:41pm
Ignoring environmental concerns and tribal objections, President Trump has put the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines back on track without even consulting the opponents, Dennis J Bernstein reports. By Dennis J Bernstein On his second business day in office,…

The Injustices of Manning’s Ordeal

25 January 2017 - 11:42am
Exclusive: For exposing war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pvt. Chelsea Manning suffered nearly seven years in prison, an ordeal President Obama finally is ending but without acting on the crimes she revealed, says Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn After…

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