Tag: U.S.

hold-the-teddy-bears-&-candles
06

Aug
2019

Hold the Teddy Bears & CandlesHold the Teddy Bears & Candles

In a nation afflicted by fads, crazes, manias and rages, mass murder is the jackpot for nihilists, writes James Howard Kunstler. Memorial for victims of school shooting at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, February 2008. (Cafebaro/Wikimedia Commons) By James Howard KunstlerClusterfuck Nation In a nation afflicted by fads, crazes, manias and rages, mass murder is […]

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beware-calls-in-us-for-domestic-‘terrorism’-laws
06

Aug
2019

Beware Calls in US for Domestic ‘Terrorism’ LawsBeware Calls in US for Domestic ‘Terrorism’ Laws

Mass shootings by white supremacists should not be exploited to further militarize the police and lose more civil liberties, says Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin JohnstoneCaitlinJohnstone.com Two mass shootings have rocked the United States in less than 24 hours, leaving dozens dead and many more wounded. The first in El Paso, Texas, was allegedly perpetrated by a white […]

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propagandists-freak-out-over-gabbard’s-destruction-of-harris
02

Aug
2019

Propagandists Freak Out Over Gabbard’s Destruction of HarrisPropagandists Freak Out Over Gabbard’s Destruction of Harris

Establishment narrative managers distracted attention from a notable antiwar contender, seizing instead the chance to marshal an old smear against her, writes Caitlin Johnstone.     In the race to determine who will serve as commander in chief of the most powerful military force in the history of civilization, night two of the CNN Democratic […]

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a-guide-for-the-perplexed-progressive-in-2020-is-2016
01

Aug
2019

A Guide for the Perplexed Progressive in 2020 is 2016A Guide for the Perplexed Progressive in 2020 is 2016

Only Bernie and Tulsi walked the walk in 2016, says John V. Walsh. Second round of Democratic contenders at CNN’s July 31 primary debate. By John V. WalshDissident Voice The current round of presidential debates is packed with plans, programs, promises, claims and counter-claims.  The question, as always, is which candidates are we to believe.  The […]

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joe-biden-fueled-the-latin-american-migration-crisis
31

Jul
2019

Joe Biden Fueled the Latin American Migration CrisisJoe Biden Fueled the Latin American Migration Crisis

Colombians and Hondurans tell Max Blumenthal about the damage the U.S. presidential candidate has done to their societies. By Max BlumenthalThe Grayzone While campaigning for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination this year, former Senator and Vice President Joseph Biden has touted the crucial role he played in designing U.S. mega-development and drug war campaigns that […]

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the-war-party-is-in-control
30

Jul
2019

The War Party Is in ControlThe War Party Is in Control

Republicans and Democrats alike are blaming U.S. crises on foreign adversaries instead of themselves, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel LazareSpecial to Consortium News A few things are clear after Robert Mueller’s testimony last week.  One is that the former special counsel is an out-of-touch figurehead who doesn’t even seem to have read his own report.  […]

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the-great-reckoning
29

Jul
2019

The Great ReckoningThe Great Reckoning

From a vantage point in the not-too-distant future Andrew J. Bacevich looks back on 2019 as a year when, in retrospect, it was clear the United States had  passed a point of no return. By Andrew J. BacevichTomDispatch.com [Editorial note: This remnant of a manuscript, discovered in a vault near the coastal town of Walpole, Massachusetts, […]

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left-unchecked,-trump-will-obliterate-right-to-asylum
29

Jul
2019

Left Unchecked, Trump Will Obliterate Right to AsylumLeft Unchecked, Trump Will Obliterate Right to Asylum

The president’s new asylum rule extends his systematic assault on migrants and undermines well-established law, says Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie CohnTruthout Since his inauguration, Donald Trump has made 600 unilateral changes in immigration policy, more than any president in recent memory. Pursuant to its “zero tolerance policy,” the administration arrested undocumented immigrants who crossed the border, took thousands of their children […]

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