It’s Time to Put the “Trump is a Tyrant” Obsession to Rest

Jun 28, 2017

The US government is not a cult or a totalitarian regime.  As we watch the government put our president through a very public inquiry into the nature of his connections with Russia and his possible obstruction of justice, we can, hopefully, finally, put to rest the nonsensical notion that our...

The Irony of the Mattis Appointment

Feb 02, 2017

Does the appointment of Secretary of Defense James Mattis represent a break with the Obama administration? The easy confirmation of James Mattis as President Donald Trump’s defense secretary entails no small amount of irony. Senate Democrats perceive the retired Marine general as someone who...

Provoking Nuclear War by Media

Aug 23, 2016

The nuclear risk is obvious, though suppressed by the media across “the free world,” says John Pilger. The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official...

Democrats in Philly Fail to Confront Corporate Power

Aug 12, 2016

The Democratic Party must look inward at itself and America to fix broken institutions. Philadelphia was feisty from attitude in the street to battles in the convention arena. Yet while official events highlighted diversity and the 2016 platform planks long championed by Bernie Sanders, the...

The World This Week: Obama Visits Cuba to Salsa With Castro

Mar 27, 2016

President Obama makes history by traveling to Cuba and urging “the people of the Americas to leave behind the ideological battles of the past.” After years of deep freeze that began with the Cold War, relations between Cuba and the United States are finally warming up. In fact, President...

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