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How the Deep State Ties Down Trump

26 August 2017 - 2:50pm
America’s Deep State players have tied down President Trump on Russian sanctions and other foreign and economic policies but that doesn’t mean the struggle is over, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke President Trump has had his foreign…

The ‘Human Side’ of War Criminals

26 August 2017 - 11:54am
War criminals and sociopaths often have a “human side” that can obscure how heinous their actions are, as in ex-President George W. Bush’s budding career as an artiste, writes William Blum. By William Blum A few years ago, when George…

The Possible Education of Donald Trump

25 August 2017 - 1:40pm
Exclusive: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is ratcheting up war tensions in Syria again, but President Trump reportedly is not happy with the threats as he shifts again toward resisting the neocons, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Despite the chaos…

The Mystery of the Civil War’s Camp Casey

24 August 2017 - 5:00pm
From the Archive: President Trump says removing “beautiful” Confederate statues erases U.S. history, but the South ignored other Civil War heroes, the freedom fighters in the “colored regiments,” as Chelsea Gilmour noted in 2015. By Chelsea Gilmour (Originally published on…

A Distant Echo on Race and Police

24 August 2017 - 10:44am
“Detroit” is a new movie that reminds Americans that the issues of racism and police brutality are nothing new, blights on the nation that have never been properly addressed, as James DiEugenio describes. By James DiEugenio The new film Detroit…

Donald Trump’s Defining Moments

23 August 2017 - 11:56am
Donald Trump’s “reality TV” presidency revolves around his penchant for ignoring diplomatic tradition and brushing aside political decency in favor of stirring up his “base,” a dangerous approach, says Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson In the last few weeks, President…

‘Good Parents’ Who Kill Strangers

23 August 2017 - 11:50am
A troubling paradox in world leaders is their apparent love for their own children while showing callous disregard for the lives of children and other innocents at the receiving end of their bombs and bullets, as Philip A Farruggio observes.…

America’s ‘Global Policeman’ Role

23 August 2017 - 10:40am
America’s influential neocons and their liberal-hawk sidekicks want U.S. interventions pretty much everywhere, but other powers are chafing against this U.S. “global policeman,” as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller explains. By Graham E. Fuller Global disorder is on the rise.…

Israel’s Alarm over Syrian Debacle

22 August 2017 - 7:15am
Exclusive: Meddling by the U.S. and its allies was supposed to topple the Assad regime in Syria and give Israel a freer hand, but instead has brought Iran and other adversaries to Israel’s border, a risky moment, says Daniel Lazare.…

The New Trump: War President

22 August 2017 - 7:06am
Exclusive: President Trump’s reversal on the Afghan War – now promising to “win” not withdraw – further makes him a “war president” along with his “fire and fury” belligerence over North Korea, as Jonathan Marshall observes. By Jonathan Marshall Say…

Covering Up the Massacre of Mosul

21 August 2017 - 8:10am
Exclusive: When Russia and Syria killed civilians in driving Al Qaeda forces out of Aleppo, U.S. officials and media shouted “war crimes.” But the U.S.-led bombardment of Iraq’s Mosul got a different response, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas…

Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame

20 August 2017 - 1:24pm
Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have…

Israel’s Quiet Reaction to US Neo-Nazis

20 August 2017 - 9:28am
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to call the tune for U.S. policy in the Middle East, going so far as to avoid criticizing U.S. neo-Nazis to not offend President Trump, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul R.…

Steve Bannon’s Apocalyptic ‘Unravelling’

19 August 2017 - 7:28am
From the Archive: Ousted White House strategist Steve Bannon was a perplexing mix of populist, operative and opportunist, but his political theories crossed into the apocalyptic and bizarre, as Alastair Crooke described last March. By Alastair Crooke (First published on…

Russia-gate’s Evidentiary Void

18 August 2017 - 3:07pm
Exclusive: A cyber-warfare expert sees no technical evidence linking Russia to the Democratic email releases, but The New York Times presses ahead with a new hope that Ukraine can fill the void, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The New…

The Goal of ‘Not Losing’ in Afghanistan

18 August 2017 - 12:56pm
Exclusive: America’s adventures in Afghanistan – dating back to the 1980s – have led to one disaster after another with President Trump and other politicians afraid to finally admit failure, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall “Let’s get out…

President Trump’s ‘White Blindness’

17 August 2017 - 6:10pm
Exclusive: By defending “beautiful” Confederate statues, President Trump shows how little he understands about the evils of slavery and the cruelty on lynchings and segregation, but he is by no means alone, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The blindness…

Refusing to Learn Lessons from Libya

17 August 2017 - 2:51pm
Exclusive: Official Washington never likes to admit a mistake no matter how grave or obvious. Too many Important People would look bad. So, the rationalizations never stop as with the Libyan fiasco, observes James W. Carden. By James W. Carden…

Photographing a White-Supremacist Attack

17 August 2017 - 2:51pm
Some of the most dramatic scenes from last weekend’s neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville — images of white extremists beating a black man in a parking lot — were captured by photographer Zach Roberts who talked with Dennis J Bernstein. Dennis…

Trump’s Outdated Hatred for Iran

17 August 2017 - 11:54am
The Saudi-Israeli tandem has often driven U.S. policies in the Middle East. But the Trump administration keeps following the old Saudi line on Iran even as Riyadh shifts toward diplomacy, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar…

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