Chris Floyd

Chris Floyd is a columnist for CounterPunch Magazine. His blog, Empire Burlesque, can be found at His twitter feed is @empireburlesque. His Instagram is

Cheney’s Inferno Comes to Capitol Hill

Generation of Vipers

Joe the Revelator

Mad Dog Time

Rule Draconia: Tories and Labor Collude in Enabling Act for State Crimes

Thirty-Six Hours Past Judgment Day

Springtime for Bojo

The Buzzard in the Bardo

Blowing in the Whirlwind: As Ye Sow, Joe Shall Ye Reap

Which Side Are You On?

Impeachment’s Soggy Sanctimony

Byzantium Now: Time-Warping From Justinian to Trump

Witness for the Non-Prosecution: Mueller, Pelosi and Trump’s Likely Triumph

Pence and the Benjamins: An Eternity of Anti-Semitism

Don’t Speak, Memory: Resistance Apes Trump in Weaponizing Amnesia

Criminal History: BCCI, the Bushes … and Mueller

Dial “N” for Mayhem: Wording Our Way to a New Level of Hell

Decision Time for ‘Democracy’: Who Will Be Our Next Unelected Arbiter-for-Life?

Stumbling Blocks: Tim Kaine and the Bipartisan Abettors of Atrocity

Elite Anxiety: The True Foreign Skullduggery Behind Election 2016

Don Draper Rules: Russian Ads and American Madness

Birchers in the Beer Joint: Trump “Resistance” Revives Old Slurs

End Games: the Apocalyptic Trope That Swallowed the World

Red Alert: Russian Focus Might Save Trump’s Hide

False Dawn or New Hope: Right-Wing Pact Imperils UK Paradigm Shift

Design Fault: Counterterrorism’s Egregious Failures Don’t Trouble Our Leaders at All

Useless Eaters and Ethnic Purity: the Trump/Bannon War for Biological Nationhood

Blood Will Tell: Trump and Sessions Strike Historic Blow for Civil Rights

Historical Ignorance, Spineless ‘Dissent’: the Dangers of Decorous Resistance

Infinite Jest: Liberals Laughing All the Way to Hell

Smear-Mongering: a Mea Culpa for the Age of McCarthyism 2.0

Barrel Bomb: the Cataclysmic Close of Campaign 2016

“Close Your Hearts to Pity”: a Security State Critic Embraces Total War

Love and Desire: the Truest Resistance to Terror and Power

Twilight of the Grifter: Bill Clinton’s Fading Powers

Dry Bones and Jim Crow Zombies: Racist History Returns With a Vengeance

Zero-Sum in Brussels: the Savage Vision Driving a Terror-Ridden World

No Bern Notice: the Imperial Myopia of Candidate Sanders

Grazing in Heaven: a Martyr for the Baron’s Rebellion

The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

Grief Without Wisdom: Joe Biden’s Empty Authenticity

Panic Attackers: Grass-Roots Challenge Sparks High-Level Hissy Fit

Heritage and Hokum in Rebel Banner Row

Progressives Line Up to Defend Clinton Corruption

White House Threatened by Drones

Torture is Good?

The Moral Blindness of Our Leading Liberals

Court and Caliphate

Ukraine, Omidyar and the Neo-Liberal Agenda