Trump Is Misleading America Into a New War

Trump’s closest allies (and business partners) in the region—Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Israel—urge military attacks. His closest Washington advisors in the White House, the State Department, and Fox News also want war and have said so repeatedly. They skillfully feed reporters sound bites and cherry-picked intelligence to convince them...

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If Trump’s the Symptom, What’s the Disease?

Never before in history has the rise and decline of imperial powers taken place in the context of the decline of the planet itself. The rising political temperature stirred by the growing populist right is taking place in the context of (and, worse yet, aiding and abetting) record global temperatures,...

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The Thought Police Are Coming

We have watched over the last decade as freedom of the press and legal protection for those who expose government abuses and lies have been obliterated by wholesale government surveillance and the criminalizing of the leaking and, with Julian’s persecution, publication of these secrets. The press has been largely emasculated...

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U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’

David M. Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel and a driving force in crafting the Trump administration’s long-awaited proposal to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, declared Tuesday that Israel was “on the side of God.” The remark was the latest sign of an anything but evenhanded approach to the conflict...

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The Gig (Economy) Is Up

Across America, the fastest-growing category of new jobs is gig work—contract, part-time, temp, self-employed and freelance. Estimates vary but it's safe to say almost a quarter of American workers are now gig workers. The jobs problem today isn't just stagnant wages. It's also uncertain incomes. A downturn in demand, change...

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Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton’s Wrath

John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua—calling them the “troika of tyranny” and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. Furious that he has been unable to successfully orchestrate a coup in Venezuela, Bolton is...

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The US Cult of Bombing and Endless War

This country’s propensity for believing that its ability to rain hellfire from the sky provides a winning methodology for its wars has proven to be a fantasy of our age. Whether in Korea in the early 1950s, Vietnam in the 1960s, or more recently in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, the...

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