Category: Opinion

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,...

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,...