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Did Manning Help Avert War in Iran?

25 January 2017 - 11:41am
From the Archive: Though President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, he showed no appreciation for her brave disclosures, including one that undercut war plans with Iran, Robert Parry reported in 2013. By Robert Parry (Originally published on Aug. 19,…

Obama Bequeaths a More Dangerous World

24 January 2017 - 2:59pm
Special Report: President Obama may have entered the White House with a desire to rein in America’s global war-making but he succumbed to neocon pressure and left behind an even more dangerous world, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Any…

Need to Reorganize US Spy Agencies

24 January 2017 - 10:03am
On President Trump’s first full day in office, he went to the CIA and promised to back the nation’s spy agencies, but his time would be better spent downsizing the sprawling intelligence community, says Ivan Eland. By Ivan Eland Originating…

Divining Trump’s Military Strategies

24 January 2017 - 9:31am
A big question about President Trump is whether he will live up to promises to pull back from military interventionism or will find military adventures a way to boost his popularity, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R.…

Russia’s Leery Reaction to President Trump

24 January 2017 - 8:39am
Russian leaders remain leery about prospects for improved U.S. relations despite the inauguration of President Trump, doubting that he can overcome the political pressures from Washington’s “deep state,” says Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Contradicting the U.S. mainstream media’s expectations,…

The Zionist Record on Refugees

23 January 2017 - 5:21pm
Historically, Zionists have put the interests of Israel over the humanitarian plight of refugees, even in the face of Nazi Germany and now in shying away from offending President Trump, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson It is a strange…

America’s Putin Derangement Syndrome

23 January 2017 - 11:11am
Exclusive: The mainstream U.S. media blames Russian President Putin for pretty much everything – from the Mideast mess to Europe’s disorder to the U.S. elections – but the reality is quite different, notes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Last week…

A Balanced Assessment of Obama

22 January 2017 - 2:51pm
Much commentary on Barack Obama’s presidency has focused on the shortcomings and missed opportunities, but it must be recalled how grim was his inheritance and fierce his opposition, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Most of…

How Clinton Defeat Derailed Syrian War

22 January 2017 - 10:42am
Hawkish think tanks had laid plans for escalating the U.S. “regime change” war in Syria after Hillary Clinton’s expected election, but a different result has forced them to repackage their scheme, says Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter A new coalition…

Trump’s Bait and Switch

22 January 2017 - 10:16am
Donald Trump has portrayed himself as a billionaire for the common people but his early presidency has the look of a flock of plutocrats feathering their own nests, write Michael Winship and Bill Moyers. By Michael Winship and Bill Moyers…

Selectivity in Trashing Trump

21 January 2017 - 2:48pm
Exclusive: Around the United States, massive demonstrations have protested the inauguration of Donald Trump, but there is a danger that the anti-Trump forces could block the positive elements of his message, writes Robert Parry By Robert Parry To say that…

Obama Admits Gap in Russian ‘Hack’ Case

20 January 2017 - 5:49pm
The hole in the U.S. intelligence community’s “high confidence” about Russia “hacking” Democratic emails has always been who gave the material to WikiLeaks, as President Obama admitted, notes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Oops. Did President Barack Obama acknowledge…

Trump’s Threat to Farmworkers

20 January 2017 - 5:23pm
The Age of Trump is an unsettling time for undocumented farmworkers whose labor has helped make California’s “wine country” rich but are now facing threats of draconian arrests and deportations, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein There is…

Where Donald Trump Makes Sense

20 January 2017 - 4:49pm
Many progressives so despise Donald Trump that they decry all his positions even those that make some sense, such as questioning NATO and the dangerous New Cold War with Russia, as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller explains. By Graham E.…

Going Over the Top in Trump-Bashing

19 January 2017 - 9:29pm
Democratic Party fury toward President-elect Trump has led some progressives to suggest a rash scheme for invoking an archaic law to punish his deviation from foreign policy orthodoxy, warns Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon Heading into the last week of…

How the NYT Plays with History

19 January 2017 - 2:43pm
Special Report: By failing to tell the hard truth about Establishment wrongdoing, The New York Times — along with other mainstream U.S. media outlets — has destabilized American democracy, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Whenever The New York Times…

The Ugly Specter of Torture and Lies

18 January 2017 - 12:50pm
Exclusive: President Obama refused to hold “war on terror” torturers to account but punished truth-tellers severely, a bleak legacy not erased by Chelsea Manning’s belated commutation, as Jonathan Marshall explains. By Jonathan Marshall January 17 was an unusually good day…

Obama’s Bombing Legacy

18 January 2017 - 8:56am
Exclusive: Last fall, President Obama joked that he still didn’t know why he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, but his long record of waging war was no joke to the thousands at the receiving end of U.S. bombs,…

The Murky Future for US Health Care

17 January 2017 - 8:59pm
Republicans vow to repeal Obamacare, but President-elect Trump has injected confusion by claiming that the replacement will provide health insurance for all. But many health experts fear what comes next, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein All eyes…

It’s Not About Trump, But Us

17 January 2017 - 12:42pm
The looming inauguration of Donald Trump has led many on the “liberal/left” to vow eternal resistance but this fury has obscured the need for self-reflection on how “progressives” have lost their way, as John Pilger explains. By John Pilger On…

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