The Ideology That Unites Trump and the Authoritarians He Admires

February 23, 2018

It’s about propping up “besieged majorities” in multiethnic countries. Washington and New Delhi are having a mutual lovefest these days. Donald Trump is popular in India — where only 17% of the population considers the president “intolerant,” compared to a global average of 65% —...

The Party We All Missed

February 02, 2018

It is high time that a global message of protest be shouted loud and clear to global corporate “patriots” — start using real chunks of your resources for a more humane world. The bastions of conscience that are America’s corporate giants can hardly wait to spend the fruits of their...

Tamil Nadu: A State in Turmoil

March 10, 2017

After the death of one of India’s most iconic female politicians, Tamil Nadu has been hit with crisis after crisis. Every week, a nail-biting story arises in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India known for its cultural richness dating back some 1.5 million years. Over three months since the...

The 2016 “Are You Serious?” Awards

January 03, 2017

Last year’s lowlights from world politics, the culture wars and the military-industrial complex. Each year, Conn Hallinan gives awards to individuals, companies and governments that make reading the news a daily adventure. Here are the awards for 2016. The Golden Lemon Award The Golden Lemon...

UN Resolution on Israel Changes Nothing

December 26, 2016

The UN Security Council resolution is just one more fruitless international effort to address a conflict that refuses to end. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) vote on December 23 is a fitting end to the Obama administration and, of a different sort, to the term of Secretary General Ban...