Category: Opinion

Pompeo swipes at hawkish lawmakers who ‘grandstand’ on Iran sanctions 0

Pompeo swipes at hawkish lawmakers who ‘grandstand’ on Iran sanctions

By John Hudson April 13 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. lawmakers calling for an even harder sanctions policy against Iran were grandstanding and vowed that the State Department would ultimately “get it...

By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America 0

By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America

  By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America Washington’s extraordinary unilateralism is cracking the foundation of its global financial power. BY HENRY FARRELL, ABRAHAM NEWMAN | APRIL 24, 2019, 5:29 AM   Last week,...

Americans Should Be Demanding Trump’s Resignation 0

Americans Should Be Demanding Trump’s Resignation

Ralph Nader / Common Dreams Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte,...

Americans’ Views on Palestine Take a Surprising Turn 0

Americans’ Views on Palestine Take a Surprising Turn

Juan Cole – Truthdig A Gallup poll has found that for the first time in many years, 50% of Americans favor the establishment of a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank. I’m not...

Whom to Elect for a Foreign Policy Crisis at 3 A.M.? 0

Whom to Elect for a Foreign Policy Crisis at 3 A.M.?

By Thomas L. Friedman As the 2020 campaign gets underway, we’ve heard about a Green New Deal, Medicare for all, breaking up Amazon and universal basic income — to name but a few of...

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela 0

Remember the Maine? CIA Intervention in Venezuela

David Rosen – counterpunch In January 1897, Frederic Remington, a 19th-century painter famous for his depictions of the Old West, was on assignment in Havana for William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal to illustrate Spanish atrocities against...

War With China? It’s Already Under Way 0

War With China? It’s Already Under Way

By Michael T. Klare – counterpunch In his highly acclaimed 2017 book, Destined for War, Harvard professor Graham Allison assessed the likelihood that the United States and China would one day find themselves at war. Comparing the U.S.-Chinese...

Waiting for the Trump-Kim Nobel Peace Prize 0

Waiting for the Trump-Kim Nobel Peace Prize

By Nicholas Kristof – nytimes As President Trump and Kim Jong-un hold a summit meeting next week in Vietnam, they have something in common: Each apparently looks in the mirror and sees a Nobel Peace Prize winner....

It’s time to end unnecessary wars 0

It’s time to end unnecessary wars

BY FORMER LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS – The Hill “Great powers don’t fight endless wars,” President Trump said at his State of the Union speech, a clear allusion to the United States’ multiple perpetual wars,...

Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency? 0

Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency?

Chris Edelson – theconversation Sixteen states are challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in court. The lawsuit was filed by California’s Attorney General, Xavier Bacerra. The states argue that Trump’s attempt to use billions...

A Convenient Killing of US Troops in Syria 0

A Convenient Killing of US Troops in Syria

Finian Cunningham – strategic-culture With unseemly haste, US news media leapt on the killing of four American military personnel in Syria as a way to undermine President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from that...

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The Next Arab Uprising

The Collapse of Authoritarianism in the Middle East By Marwan Muasher Two perfect storms have struck the Arab world in the past decade. In 2011, in what was at first optimistically called “the Arab...

Trump Tries to Destroy, and Justice Roberts Tries to Save, What Makes America Great 0

Trump Tries to Destroy, and Justice Roberts Tries to Save, What Makes America Great

By Thomas L. Friedman    For me, the most disturbing thing about the Trump presidency is the way each week, like a steady drip of acid, Donald Trump tries to erode the thing that...

Who Can Dethrone The King Of Israel? 0

Who Can Dethrone The King Of Israel?

Ramzy Baroud – eurasiareview Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in November responded to calls to hold early elections by saying such a move would be a “historic mistake.” A few weeks later, he spoke with...

Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump 0

Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump

By Thomas Friedman  Up to now I have not favored removing President Trump from office. I felt strongly that it would be best for the country that he leave the way he came in,...

The Coming Bankruptcy of the American Empire 0

The Coming Bankruptcy of the American Empire

Hunter DeRensis – theamericanconservative The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s only a question of when. Herbert Stein was chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and...

International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Bio-Weapons 0

International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Bio-Weapons

Peter Korzun – strategic-culture In 1969, US President Richard Nixon ended all offensive aspects of the US bio-weapons program — the first category of weapons prohibited by an international treaty. In 1975, the US ratified...

American troops are not dying for God, family, or country 0

American troops are not dying for God, family, or country

Jacob G. Hornberger – fff.org This past weekend, Major Brent Taylor was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the U.S. government has now been waging war for 17 long years. At the time he was killed,...