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France Circles Back to Status Quo

26 April 2017 - 10:37am
Though the names are different, the French election is playing out much like the last one when a candidate who might have brought change was brought down by scandal, opening the way for the same-ol’ policies, writes Gilbert Doctorow. By…

Donald Trump’s Failing Presidency

25 April 2017 - 2:43pm
Special Report: After his election, Donald Trump had a narrow path to a transformational presidency, but it required breaking the neocon grip on U.S. foreign policy and telling truth to U.S. citizens. Already, Trump has failed, says Robert Parry. By…

The Risk of Brushing Aside Intelligence

25 April 2017 - 12:32pm
The mainstream U.S. media, which knows President Trump disdains facts, accepted his claims about the April 4 Syrian chemical incident without question and ignored doubts of intelligence analysts, a dilemma that Lawrence Davidson addresses. By Lawrence Davidson Government intelligence agencies,…

Giving Peace a Chance in Korea

25 April 2017 - 12:31pm
Vice President Mike Pence has declared that “all options are on the table” regarding North Korea and “the era of strategic patience is over.” But peaceful negotiations may be the only option that makes sense, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By…

Behind Trump’s Anti-Iran Tough Talk

24 April 2017 - 5:17pm
Appeasing the Saudi-Israel axis in the Mideast, President Trump is talking tough against Iran and bringing his administration even more into line with neocon orthodoxy, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration is…

The Pro-War Twist of the ‘Resistance’

24 April 2017 - 10:27am
Exclusive: The anti-Trump “#Resistance” has become a movement to defend the Democratic establishment’s pro-war policies, to purge anti-war Democrats, and even to embrace Donald Trump’s attack on Syria, reports James W Carden. By James W Carden The Resistance, a self-aggrandizing…

In Case You Missed…

23 April 2017 - 8:33pm
Some of our special stories in March focused on Donald Trump’s early troubles as President, the Russia-gate controversy, and the deepening crises in North Korea and Syria. “How the Press Serves the Deep State” by Daniel Lazare, Mar. 1, 2016…

Coal Miners’ Futures in Renewable Energy

22 April 2017 - 7:32pm
Exclusive: President Trump has scored political points by touting coal-mining jobs, but he could create more real jobs in coal country by recognizing the potential for renewable-energy jobs, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall If President Trump wants to earn…

The Bait-and-Switch ‘War on Terror’

22 April 2017 - 3:49pm
The U.S. “war on terror” has always been a bait-and-switch scam on the American people, with Washington putting the desires of its Mideast allies ahead of defeating Al Qaeda and ISIS, Gareth Porter reports for Middle East Eye. By Gareth…

How US Race Laws Inspired Nazism

22 April 2017 - 3:27pm
As much as Americans like to think of Germany’s Nazism as a foreign evil, Adolf Hitler and his henchmen drew inspiration and guidance from U.S. race laws, as documented in a new book, reviewed by David Swanson. By David Swanson…

Populism v. Elites in French Election

21 April 2017 - 1:29pm
Exclusive: Popular resistance to neoliberal economic policies gets its next test in Sunday’s election in France with two populists from the Right and Left challenging two mainstream candidates, explains Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus French voters will head to the…

Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?

20 April 2017 - 4:10pm
Special Report: As Official Washington fumes about Russia-gate, Israel’s far more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored. No one dares suggest a probe of Israel-gate, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The other day, I asked a longtime Democratic Party insider…

Russia-Bashing Helps Wall Street Democrats

20 April 2017 - 9:21am
National Democrats have used hyperbolic Russia-bashing to shield themselves from blame for Hillary Clinton’s defeat and to block progressives from pulling the party away from Wall Street, writes Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six…

Trump Sends the World Muddled Messages

20 April 2017 - 9:20am
Moving from Tweets to Tomahawk missiles, President Trump enjoys sending messages with exclamation points, but those messages often are muddled and thus dangerous, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration’s miscommunication about the whereabouts…

Why Hillary Clinton Really Lost

19 April 2017 - 9:09am
Exclusive: An insider book on Campaign 2016 reveals a paranoid Hillary Clinton who spied on staff emails after losing in 2008 and carried her political dysfunction into her loss to Donald Trump, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry An early…

Erdogan’s Neo-Fascist Turkish Allies

19 April 2017 - 8:46am
Exclusive: Turkish President Erdogan’s push toward nationalistic authoritarianism has an important ally in the political arm of the neo-fascist Grey Wolves, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall All but one of Turkey’s major opposition parties denounced Sunday’s referendum to create…

Farm Workers Resist Trump’s Policies

19 April 2017 - 8:45am
President Trump is touting his aggressive approach toward removing undocumented workers from the U.S. as one of his first-100-days achievements, but resistance is growing, too, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump’s promised purge of undocumented people…

NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims

18 April 2017 - 2:46pm
Exclusive: The New York Times and other major media have ruled out any further skepticism toward the U.S. government’s claim that Syrian President Assad dropped a sarin bomb on a town in Idlib province, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry…

Dropping the (Non-Nuclear) Big One

18 April 2017 - 2:45pm
After pounding “war on terror” targets for 15-plus years, the U.S. military dropped its “mother of all bombs” on some caves in Afghanistan, a show-off of its terrifying weapon, peace activist Kathy Kelly told Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J…

Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass

17 April 2017 - 9:54am
Exclusive: The U.S. government’s 15-year-long “global war on terror” has spread death and chaos across entire regions – while also imposing propaganda narratives on Americans – with no end in sight, says Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S…

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