Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

The eight-year U.S. occupation of Iraq cost more than $2 trillion and caused incalculable harm. Democrats must challenge unnecessary spending and interventions—beginning with the war in Yemen. by Bernie Sanders In These Times Jan 14, 2019 On domestic policy—taxation, healthcare, the environment, education, criminal justice, immigration and so forth—there are major differences between the Democratic … Continue reading Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

A Memo Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The memo shows advice Hillary Clinton recommending she plunge the U.S. deeper into the Syrian war. As Trump talks of extricating the U.S. from Syria, the memo is more relevant than ever. by Daniel Lazare Consortium News Jan 13, 2019 A memo by James Rubin sent to Hillary Clinton, which  WikiLeaks made public in 2016, has not … Continue reading A Memo Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

by Caitlin Johnstone Jan 14, 2019   Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has announced her intent to campaign for President of the United States, and the entire political spectrum is shitting bricks about it. Mainstream liberals and neocons are calling her a Putin puppet and Assad’s BFF, leftists and progressives are criticizing her associations with right-wing … Continue reading Five Reasons I’m Excited About Tulsi Gabbard’s Candidacy

Trump is Expanding the US Empire: Trump’s Syria Deception

Empire Files Abby Martin teleSUR Jan 11, 2019 In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations. From the biggest military budget in history, to … Continue reading Trump is Expanding the US Empire: Trump’s Syria Deception

Progressive Ideas Matter to Voters. So Why Do Democrats Fixate on the Identity of the Messenger?

  by Briahna Gray Intercept Jan 7, 2019 JUST BEFORE THE new year, Steve Phillips, senior fellow at liberal think tank Center for American Progress, filed paperwork to launch a Super PAC to support New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s anticipated 2020 run. The announcement raises a number of red flags, including about the choice to rely on … Continue reading Progressive Ideas Matter to Voters. So Why Do Democrats Fixate on the Identity of the Messenger?

Crickets and sonic attacks: Mass hysterias will never go away

Were U.S. diplomats at the embassy in Cuba stricken by a mass delusion? by Barry Markovsky Conversation Jan 8, 2019 Ancient and quaint seem the days of witch crazes, demon scares and tulip manias. Instances of mass hysteria may strike you as rare events in modern advanced societies. But such outbreaks are products of their times. … Continue reading Crickets and sonic attacks: Mass hysterias will never go away

The Hypocrisy of the ‘Liberal’ Foreign Policy Establishment Knows No Bounds

Donald Trump says he will bring the troops home from Syria and Afghanistan. Now, because of their pathological hatred of Trump, mainstream Democrats are hysterical in their opposition. by Maj. Danny Sjursen AntiWar Jan 8, 2019 If anyone else were president, the "liberals" would be celebrating. After all, pulling American soldiers out of a couple of … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of the ‘Liberal’ Foreign Policy Establishment Knows No Bounds