FBI Agents: There is No Big There, There

A top FBI agent expressed skepticism about the burgeoning investigation into Trump associates’ ties to Russian electoral meddling, a few months before his texts critical of the president cost him his role in the special counsel’s probe. The agent, Peter Strzok, sent a message to a colleague suggesting he was hesitant to join Special Counsel … Continue reading FBI Agents: There is No Big There, There

The American Dream: A Nation of Hustlers

Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse Author and social critic Morris Berman says the fact that we're a nation of hustlers lies at the root of our decline. ByNomi Prins / AlterNet Several years after the Wall Street-ignited crisis began, the nation’s top bank CEOs (who far out-accumulated their European and other international counterparts) continue … Continue reading The American Dream: A Nation of Hustlers

The Elephant in the Room: Why are We Afraid to talk about America?

No, it's not a trick question... State of the Union JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Welcome back to  STATE OF THE UNION. I'm Jake Tapper in Helsinki, Finland. And we are live from Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki. You can see the Presidential Palace behind me. That's where tomorrow's historic US-Russia summit will take place. The … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room: Why are We Afraid to talk about America?

Ten Things Which Would Convince Me It’s Not A Witchunt

In 1745, Samuel Johnson published a commentary entitled Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth: "Thus the doctrine of witchcraft was very powerfully inculcated; and as the greatest part of mankind have no other reason for their opinions than they are in fashion, it cannot be doubted but this persuasion made a rapid progress, since … Continue reading Ten Things Which Would Convince Me It’s Not A Witchunt

How Come We Don’t Investigate Americans For Rigging the Election?

I asked some folks why they are so concerned about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The folks I asked all said the same thing: “Because Russia is a foreign country.” We have conclusive evidence Hillary Clinton bought the DNC, then summarily rigged the Democratic primary. We have conclusive evidence   Cambridge Analytica rigged […]

It’s All Fake: Reality TV Masquerades as American Politics

  “Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a … Continue reading It’s All Fake: Reality TV Masquerades as American Politics