Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

Trump's State of the Union was a listless torrent of falsehoods. But that doesn't mean he is defeated by Chauncey Devega Salon Feb 6, 2019 Donald Trump is a prince of lies possessed of a blinding lack of self-awareness and totally devoid of a capacity for critical self-reflection. As the Washington Post exhaustively documents, Trump told … Continue reading Cascade of lies from the prince of lies: But don’t kid yourself, his fans loved it

Destroying Government

by Vijay Prashad CounterPunch Jan 29, 2019 Donald Trump opened the new year with belligerence. He authored the shutdown of the United States federal government. For a country where everything seems to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is bizarre to have government offices closed for weeks. In a meeting with … Continue reading Destroying Government

“Executive Time” is what Donald Trump does Most of the Time, which means he’s Goofing around on Twitter and Watching Fox News on TV. Here’s the Proof…

We knew Donald Trump spends much of his day live-tweeting Fox News coverage. Now read Trump's "Executive Time"-filled leaked private schedules, which documents his day is spent doing things besides being "presidential." As in watching TV and tweeting about how he is portrayed on the news. by Alexi McCammond, Jonathan Swan Axios Feb 3, 2019 A White House … Continue reading “Executive Time” is what Donald Trump does Most of the Time, which means he’s Goofing around on Twitter and Watching Fox News on TV. Here’s the Proof…

Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens

by NOMI PRINS  Le Monde Diplomatique FEBRUARY 1, 2019 A major question remains unanswered when it comes to the state of Main Street, not just here but across the planet. If the global economy really is booming, as many politicians claim, why are leaders and their parties around the world continuing to get booted out … Continue reading Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens

Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

by Michael Hudson Feb 1, 2019 The end of America’s unchallenged global economic dominance arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neoconservatives who gave the world Iraq, Syria, and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its sponsorship and funding of violent … Continue reading Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

C.J. Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky TruthOut Jan 30, 2019 A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron’s crisis in France and UK’s Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry – are engulfed in a … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes

Precision and a Crooked Stick

by Jim Wright Stonekettle Station Jan 27, 2019 Precision People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive. ― Blaise Pascal, De l'art de persuader I admit to some amusement. It’s not funny, of course, but still… I’ve listened to the press … Continue reading Precision and a Crooked Stick