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Finding New Homes for Lethal Drones

4 May 2017 - 10:07am
America’s expanded use of drone warfare to kill targets half a world away is spreading from a base outside Las Vegas to other state-side locales, including Syracuse, New York, as Norman Solomon discovered. By Norman Solomon At dusk I stood…

How Trump Fixes Facts Around Policy

4 May 2017 - 10:06am
President Trump’s disdain for inconvenient truth has led to the deletion of climate science from the EPA’s web site and other moves to fix the facts around his policies, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Many…

Hillary Clinton Blame-Shifts Her Defeat

3 May 2017 - 4:57pm
Exclusive: While admitting unspecified shortcomings in her campaign, Hillary Clinton blame-shifted her defeat primarily onto Russian President Putin and FBI Director Comey, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Hillary Clinton’s explanation for her electoral defeat – putting much of the…

Government Smearing of Israel’s Critics

3 May 2017 - 11:51am
Israel’s pressure to conflate criticism of its treatment of Palestinians with the evils of anti-Semitism has stifled a needed debate in Western societies, as Lawrence Davidson explains. By Lawrence Davidson “Back in the day,” which in this case was Feb.…

Trump’s Fragile Grasp of History

3 May 2017 - 11:51am
President Trump may have been a reality-TV star but his grasp of reality has always been tenuous, underscored by his weak understanding of U.S. and world history, as Michael Winship explains. By Michael Winship Gene Tunney, the champion prizefighter of…

Fears of a New Korean War

3 May 2017 - 11:50am
In the 1950s, the Korean War — pitting the U.S. against China —  devastated the Asian peninsula and inflicted an estimated 2.5 million civilian casualties, but some fear even worse if war is renewed, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis…

NYT Cheers the Rise of Censorship Algorithms

2 May 2017 - 1:45pm
Exclusive: The New York Times is cheering on the Orwellian future for Western “democracy” in which algorithms quickly hunt down and eliminate information that the Times and other mainstream outlets don’t like, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Just days…

Reaching Out in Peace to Russia

2 May 2017 - 10:15am
The mainstream U.S. media bristles with hostility toward Russia – fueling a New McCarthyism – but the press finds no space for grassroots American gestures of peace, writes ex-U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray. By Elizabeth Murray On a sunny afternoon…

Demonstrating America’s Need for Immigrants

1 May 2017 - 2:48pm
President Trump has pushed for the expulsion of millions of undocumented immigrants, but they are pushing back by using May 1 to demonstrate the importance of their hard work, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein The theme of…

Drinking the Russia-gate Kool-Aid

1 May 2017 - 10:34am
Russia-gate, the Democrats’ over-the-top attempt to blame the Kremlin for Hillary Clinton’s disastrous campaign, has become the party’s go-to excuse to avoid confronting how it lost touch with average Americans, says Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon A new book about…

Last Call for Spring Fund Drive

1 May 2017 - 10:16am
From Editor Robert Parry: Our Spring Fund Drive ends tonight – and we are about $500 short of our goal of $30,000. If you can help us reach our target, we would be most appreciative. You can donate by credit card…

The Existential Question of Whom to Trust

30 April 2017 - 2:26pm
Special Report: An existential question facing humankind is who can be trusted to describe the world and its conflicts, especially since mainstream experts have surrendered to careerism, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The looming threat of World War III,…

Team Trump Lines Up with Israel

29 April 2017 - 3:59pm
Israel’s abuse of the Palestinians remains an open sore in the Middle East even as Israel and Team Trump try to turn everyone’s attention to the red herring of Iran, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R.…

Risk of Baiting Trump on His 100 Days

29 April 2017 - 1:28pm
As President Trump reaches the 100-day mark, the liberal and mainstream criticism is that he hasn’t accomplished much, but that baiting only makes Trump likely to wage more wars and push a more right-wing agenda, says Sam Husseini. By Sam…

More NYT ‘Spin’ on the Syria-Sarin Case

28 April 2017 - 5:12pm
Exclusive: The New York Times is at it again with another slanted report on the April 4 chemical weapons incident in Syria, applying ridicule rather than reason to prevent a real evaluation of this war-or-peace moment, reports Robert Parry. By…

Learning the Health Benefits of Cannabis

28 April 2017 - 4:56pm
State-by-state legalization of marijuana is opening eyes to the possible health benefits from parts of the cannabis plant, but the federal government remains an obstacle, as Martin A. Lee explained to Dennis J Bernstein by Dennis J Bernstein Despite breakthroughs…

Comparing Tweeting Trump and Silent Cal

28 April 2017 - 4:46pm
President Trump’s tax-cut plan charts a bonanza for himself, his friends and his family, getting rid of taxes that bite the rich and leaving debts behind for future American generations to pay, say Bill Moyers and Michael Winship. By Bill…

Wrapping Up Spring Fund Drive

27 April 2017 - 8:44am
From Editor Robert Parry: Thanks to the generosity of our readers, we have gotten to within about $5,000 of our spring fund-drive goal of $30,000, an important target so we can continue this important independent news Web site. If you…

Intel Vets Voice Doubts on Syrian Crisis

26 April 2017 - 8:22pm
Two dozen former U.S. intelligence professionals are urging the American people to demand clear evidence that the Syrian government was behind the April 4 chemical incident before President Trump dives deeper into another war. AN OPEN MEMORANDUM FOR THE AMERICAN…

Trump’s Next Most Dangerous Possibility

26 April 2017 - 2:58pm
Assuming President Trump doesn’t blunder into World War III, the next greatest harm he may do is reverse the modest U.S. steps toward fighting global warming, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar With the wide…

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