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The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

20 March 2017 - 2:41pm
Exclusive: Russia-bashing and innuendos about disloyal Americans were all the rage at Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on alleged Russian “hacking” of the presidential election, but logic is often missing, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry As Rep. Adam Schiff…

NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory

19 March 2017 - 4:51pm
Exclusive: There is a “tinfoil-hat” quality to The New York Times’ pushing its “Donald Trump Is Russia’s Manchurian Candidate” conspiracy theory as the newspaper sinks deeper into a New McCarthyism, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There are real reasons…

Trump’s Team Embraces Iranian Myths

19 March 2017 - 1:02pm
Key players in the Trump administration have stuck to the neoconservative insistence on “regime change” in Iran rather than take a fresh look at the reality, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar Some hardline myths…

In Case You Missed…

18 March 2017 - 11:45am
Some of our special stories in February focused on the contentious beginning of the Trump presidency, the growing hysteria over Russia and the dangers of the New Cold War. “Dangers of Democratic Putin-Bashing” by Robert Parry, Feb. 1, 2017 “Ukraine…

The Trump/Obama ‘Leak War’

17 March 2017 - 4:15pm
“Leaks” can be whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing, but many actually are government agencies manipulating the public or punishing enemies, as is playing out in today’s Trump/Obama “leak war,” says Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling “Hacking” and “leaking” can be either…

Letting Russia Be Russia

17 March 2017 - 10:20am
Political philosophers stressing Traditionalist values have influenced the thinking of Presidents Putin and Trump, but that may offer a path for Russia and the U.S. to coexist, explains ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Many in the West have…

Why Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Lost in Court

17 March 2017 - 8:55am
By overtly targeting Muslims with a travel ban, President Trump put himself at odds with U.S. treaties and other legal agreements, ensuring his latest legal setback in federal court, writes legal scholar Marjorie Cohn for JURIST. By Marjorie Cohn After…

Contrasting Tales of Two Besieged Cities

17 March 2017 - 7:22am
The U.S.-backed offensive to retake Iraq’s Mosul from the Islamic State is inflicting hardships on civilians, but the Western media treats this humanitarian crisis differently than the recent one in Aleppo, Syria, notes Steven Chovanec. By Steven Chovanec During the…

Trumping Trump and Howling at the Moonves

16 March 2017 - 4:16pm
Donald Trump and the U.S. news media have an incestuous but symbiotic love-hate relationship. Trump rails against the media and the media rails against Trump, while both sides profit, says JP Sottile. By JP Sottile Les Moonves cannot lose ……

Trump Slips into ‘Endless War’ Cycle

16 March 2017 - 3:51pm
Exclusive: President Trump’s foreign policy is falling into line behind continuing wars in the Middle East, a disappointment to supporters who hoped for a change in course, writes James W Carden. By James W Carden There was, during the course…

The Kagans Are Back; Wars to Follow

15 March 2017 - 6:22pm
Exclusive: The neocon royalty Kagans are counting on Democrats and liberals to be the foot soldiers in the new neocon campaign to push Republicans and President Trump into more “regime change” wars, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The Kagan…

Reasons for Rise in Anti-Semitism

15 March 2017 - 10:31am
Anti-Jewish vandals have defaced cemeteries and other Jewish targets, raising the question of whether anti-Semitism is on the rise in the Age of Trump, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar There is an upsurge in anti-Jewish…

Greens’ Stein Faults Two-Party System

15 March 2017 - 10:27am
Some Democrats blame Jill Stein for “siphoning off” crucial votes from Hillary Clinton and thus helping to elect Donald Trump, but Stein insists that the two-party straitjacket is the real enemy of democracy, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J…

Trump’s Quiet Outreach to Russia

14 March 2017 - 2:55pm
Facing fierce resistance from Official Washington to a détente with Russia, President Trump has retreated publicly but continues to push ahead with more military-to-military cooperation, reports Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow Many backers of Donald Trump’s planned foreign policy, which…

Testing the Principle of Free Speech

14 March 2017 - 2:05pm
A surge in hateful speech toward minorities in the Age of Trump has been met by  a pushback from angry activists, sometimes trampling the vital principle of free and open debate, writes Michael Winship. By Michael Winship At the risk…

America First or Saudi Arabia First?

14 March 2017 - 1:41pm
Saudi Arabia is testing President Trump’s “America First” promise by demanding U.S. alignment with Saudi interests in the Mideast, a betrayal that Trump should reject, says 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser in a letter to the President. By Kristen Breitweiser Dear…

Celebrating the Balfour Disaster

14 March 2017 - 1:06pm
A century ago, the U.K.’s Balfour Declaration set in motion the human rights disaster of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but – for opportunistic reasons – British politicians plan to hail it as a brilliant success, says Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson…

The Misguided ‘Vault 7’ Whodunit

14 March 2017 - 10:55am
  Typically, the mainstream U.S. media responds to a major leak of U.S. intelligence secrets as a whodunit search for the leaker rather than focus on the troubling disclosures, as Jesselyn Radack notes after the “Vault 7” release. By Jesselyn…

When ‘Disinformation’ Is Truth

13 March 2017 - 2:20pm
Exclusive: Democrats and liberals have climbed into bed with the neocons to push the “Russia-did-it” conspiracy theory as a way to “get Trump,” but this New McCarthyism has grave dangers, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry The anti-Russian McCarthyism that…

The Democrats’ Dangerous Diversion

12 March 2017 - 3:47pm
Exclusive: The Democrats won’t admit that they lost to Donald Trump because they ran a deeply flawed, corporate-oriented candidate, so they blame Russia instead, a very dangerous diversion, says Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies The current…

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