Category: Opinion

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,...

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse in America 0

The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse in America

Paul Buchheit – commondreams   A White House report recently proclaimed that the “War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said it was “ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in...

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun 0

Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

By Mikhail Gorbachev – nytimes Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the United States-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of...

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such 0

What’s happening now in America isn’t normal — and we shouldn’t accept it as such

Max Boot – washingtonpost When, shortly after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, I wrote a columntaking President Trump to task for encouraging right-wing extremism with his violent rhetoric, I expected to get a lot of blowback...

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If Mattis Goes, Trump Will Miss Him

Eli Lake – Bloomberg It took nearly two years, but President Donald Trump has finally said something unflattering about Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Rumors of the president’s unhappiness with Mattis date back several months,...

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The West Hates Peace in Syria

Federico PIERACCINI- strategic-culture   On the 17th of September, an important meeting was held in Sochi between Erdogan and Putin to discuss Syria, in particular Idlib. A few hours after the agreement between the two leaders was...

China is replacing the US in a new global order, whether the world likes it or not 0

China is replacing the US in a new global order, whether the world likes it or not

Ho Kwon Ping –  Ho Kwon Ping says a new global order, with China as the dominant player in Asia, is coming into force. To every Chinese person with a keen sense of history,...

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide 0

Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

Ramzy Baroud  Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on September 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic...

New Report Brings Clarity to U.S. Arms Manufacturing Role in Global Conflicts 0

New Report Brings Clarity to U.S. Arms Manufacturing Role in Global Conflicts

by Valerie Vande Panne – commondreams Most Americans want peace—in the world, in their country, and in their own homes and communities. Even the most committed Trump supporter might want peace in Latin America and...

Suffering Venezuelans Need the U.S. to Stay Hands-Off 0

Suffering Venezuelans Need the U.S. to Stay Hands-Off

James Stavridis – bloomberg When I served as commander of U.S. Southern Command, my first four-star assignment, I visited every country and territory in Latin America — except Venezuela. By the end of the first...

A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’ 0

A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’

Jeffrey Goldberg – theatlantic.com Many of Donald Trump’s critics find it difficult to ascribe to a president they consider to be both subliterate and historically insensate a foreign-policy doctrine that approaches coherence. A Trump Doctrine...