Wait, So Hillary Didn’t Win?

January 05, 2017

How nice it would be to continue pretending that Trump didn't win in November. Two days before the November elections, Elizabeth Moreno was driving to the Democratic Party headquarters in Manassas to pick up a list of addresses. She was planning to spend another day of canvassing to get out the...

Can America Come Together Again?

November 15, 2016

America will come together again, but the process will not be an easy one. Social, economic and political threats as daunting as those that made headlines in the 2016 presidential campaign would almost surely have started a bloody revolution if they had crashed into the public consciousness a...

How Presidential Candidates Are Sold to the People

November 11, 2016

If candidates have become commodities, voters have become passive consumers. Donald Trump began his rise in June 2015 by descending an escalator while boldly introducing a new degree of vulgarity and bigotry into presidential political discourse. Clothed in the armor of what the public took to...

The United States of Trump

November 09, 2016

Americans are angry but were directed to vent their fury at Mexicans, immigrants and Muslims. The American voting public has just elected Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. Here is why it is a disaster. Trump is a serial business failure. He would be worth twice as much...

5 Things That Explain Donald Trump’s Victory

November 09, 2016

Donald Trump wins a truly historic US election.  A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on November 8. In one of the biggest upsets in American political history, Donald Trump won a truly historic victory in the US presidential...

Everything You Need to Know About the US Election

November 08, 2016

Sara El-Yafi provides a 101 on the US election. Are you ready? Most of you know, even if you’ve never set foot in the United States, that on November 8, the American people will finally decide who will be the next president of the world for the upcoming four years. And that is exciting for all...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Talks to John Pilger

November 07, 2016

In this guest edition of The Interview, John Pilger talks to Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, gave this interview to John Pilger in the embassy of Ecuador in London where he has lived as a political refugee for more than...

Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

November 05, 2016

Veteran GOP foreign policy hawks are flocking to Hillary Clinton. Is it callow opportunism, or a major realignment? Much has been made of the swing in political allegiances of neoconservatives in favor of Hillary Clinton. As a group, Washington’s neocons are generally terrified of Donald...