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Time is Running Out: Who Will Protect Our Wrecked Democracy from the American Oligarchy?

It’s incredible. Here we are fifteen months into the horrific, arch-plutocratic right-wing Donald Trump presidency and still the United States (U.S.) has done nothing to protect its elections and its broader political culture from the vicious oligarchs who have subverted U.S. “democracy.”

The 2018 mid-term Congressional elections are only months away.  Major party primary races are in full swing right now. Is the nation really going to stand by twiddling its thumbs while more U.S. elections and the nation’s politics are hijacked by kleptocratic interlopers and the treasonous politicos who collude with them? Time is running out! More

The Great Myth of the So-Called “Adults in the Room”

The leading myth of the mainstream media over the past year has been the idea that there were “adults in the room” in the Oval Office of the White House.  These so-called adults were for the most part general officers, both active duty and retired, who were going to restrain the excesses of Donald Trump by providing moderate and authoritative advice that he couldn’t get anywhere else.  More

Stumbling Blocks: Tim Kaine and the Bipartisan Abettors of Atrocity

I’ve written a lot about Yemen over the past few years. And I knew the US Senate would never vote to end our direct participation in the Saudi war crime there that has led to the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. I knew they – like 60 Minutes and the rest of the US — would kowtow to the extremist religious autocrats who rule over the most repressive regime on the face of the earth (with the possible exception of North Korea). I knew our leaders were bought and sold by Saudi money, which has also helped finance and arm violent extremists all over the world, for years. I knew they wouldn’t vote against America’s bipartisan participation in this genocide – and they didn’t. More

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The Slap Heard Around the World

In this Issue: Jeffrey St. Clair on Edward Said, Ahed Tamimi and the new face of Palestinian resistance. The Perils of Bi-Partisanship: Jason Hirthler on how consensus empowers the elites; Stealing Honduras: Laura Carlsen on US-backed coups in Central America. Who Started the Korean War? by Marlon Ettinger; Iran on Four Wheels by Alison Aziz; The McMansions Arrive in LA by Julia Stein; I Used to be a Political Person by Ruth Fowler. PLUS: Mike Whitney on North Korea, Chris Floyd on the crumbling US empire, and Jeff Ballinger on the Nature of Human Nature.

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest