For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President Trump and Republican loyalists in Congress, proclaimed these two obscure Justice Department officials would get to the bottom of an alleged conspiracy against the Trump presidency. More
Have you noticed? From Hong Kong to Baghdad, Paris to Tehran, 2019 is shaping up to be, as the New York Times dubbed it, “the year of the protest.” Violent—and often deadly—anti-government protests are breaking out throughout the world in an unprecedented fashion, in rich countries as well as poor, as people everywhere are expressing their anger at corrupt, inefficient, brutal, and unresponsive regimes. More
Sunday, Nov. 24, I watched some white media women led by Stephanie Ruhle, a former Bloomberg employee, gush all over Bloomberg’s announcement that he was running for president. When the interviewer asked about Bloomberg’s condoning Stop and Frisk, Ms. Ruhle said that it brought down the crime rate. She probably had black and Latinx men in mind, whom bourgeois feminists regard as disposable because they’re in no position to advance their careers. More
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Jennifer Matsui on global capitalism’s killer rampage; Thomas Adams on Corruption Inside the UAW; Laura Carlsen on the Collapse of Honduras; TJ Coles on using Aid as a Weapon Against Venezuela; Christopher Ketcham on the Fantasy of Sustainable Development; Andrew Smolski on FOIA and Transparency; and Alexander Cockburn on George Orwell as Snitch. PLUS: Kent Paterson goes inside El Paso and Juarez; Jeffrey St. Clair on impeachment; Pete Dolack, Daniel Raventos and Julie Work on Brexit; Ron Jacobs on Marianne Williamson and Lucy Schiller on a Body in Fukushima.