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

Corbyn, Starmer and Labour’s Descent

Contra Contrarianism

Britain in the Bardo

How Boris Johnson Became a Footnote

Modern America’s Murderous Apotheosis at Uvalde

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