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The Real ‘Fake News’ Crisis

31 August 2017 - 1:32pm
The secret of Donald Trump’s political success rests largely on his experience with the fake reality of “reality TV” via “The Celebrity Apprentice” – and how fake drama has spilled into political “news,” as JP Sottile explains. By JP Sottile…

The Last of the Mad Pirates?

31 August 2017 - 9:44am
Exclusive: President Trump’s erratic behavior and careless bellicosity could have dire consequences for the world, but he also demonstrates the need to rethink America’s global power, notes David Marks. By David Marks There is clear evidence of a world increasingly…

A Victory Seen Over ‘State-Sponsored Racism’

31 August 2017 - 9:29am
The restoration of a Mexican-American studies program in Tucson, Arizona public schools is being hailed as an important step in telling the more complex history of the American West, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Advocates of Mexican-American…

The Same Ol’ Afghan War Fallacies

30 August 2017 - 1:58pm
Unless President Trump can pull off a peace deal with the Taliban, his Afghan War policy is following the same bloody and futile path that his predecessors took, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar describes. By Paul R. Pillar President…

Worries about a Galveston Bio-Lab

30 August 2017 - 10:30am
Exclusive: The flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey has left thousands homeless in the greater Houston area but there also is rising concern about a biological lab in Galveston that houses deadly diseases, notes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Concern is…

The Alt-Right’s Alternative Reality

29 August 2017 - 5:10pm
President Trump’s “Alt-Right” is a grab bag of mostly incoherent or contradictory ideas derived from white resentments. Now, it will be played off against the Republican establishment with unpredictable results, as JP Sottile explains. By JP Sottile One thing to…

Bias in Arizona’s Reaction to Immigrants

29 August 2017 - 5:00pm
In Arizona, a federal judge ruled that racial animus drove a shutdown of a Mexican-American ethnic studies program, as President Trump pardoned ex-Sheriff Arpaio over his harsh treatment of immigrants, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein President Trump’s…

More Misleading Russia-gate Propaganda

29 August 2017 - 12:07pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media is touting a big break in Russia-gate, emails showing an effort by Donald Trump’s associates to construct a building in Moscow. But the evidence actually undercuts the “scandal,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry There…

Inflating the Russian Threat

28 August 2017 - 3:43pm
Exclusive: The U.S. mainstream media, led by The New York Times, has behaved as classic propagandists, hyping a Russian military “threat” and promoting a new Cold War hysteria, as Jonathan Marshall describes. By Jonathan Marshall Readers of the New York…

How History Explains the Korean Crisis

28 August 2017 - 1:36pm
Special Report: Many Americans simply view North Korea and its leaders as “crazy,” but the history behind today’s crisis reveals of a more complex reality that could change those simplistic impressions, as historian William R. Polk explains. By William R.…

The Mindless Harm of Economic Sanctions

27 August 2017 - 10:09pm
American politicians love to hurl economic sanctions at disfavored governments, but the current labyrinth of sanctions is so complicated that it has unintended consequences, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar U.S.-imposed economic sanctions often have…

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.…

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