Historians Have Long Thought Populism Was a Good Thing. Are They Wrong?

Today’s populist resurgence has us rethinking the role these movements play in U.S. politics. by OSHUA ZEITZ  Politico Jan 14, 2019 Imagine, if you will, that millions of hard-working Americans finally reached their boiling point. Roiled by an unsettling pattern of economic booms and busts; powerless before a haughty coastal elite that in recent decades … Continue reading Historians Have Long Thought Populism Was a Good Thing. Are They Wrong?

Trump’s War on Regulation is Trickle-Down Economics

Trump’s attack on regulation is just another form of trickle-down economics – where the gains go the filthy rich, while the risks and losses trickle down to regular people. by Robert Reich When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. He even blamed regulations for the wildfires ravaging California. They’re … Continue reading Trump’s War on Regulation is Trickle-Down Economics

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

Has the Ruling Class Finally Had Enough of Trump?

by Paul Street TruthDig Jan 9, 2019 As the United States lurches toward its 2020 presidential election cycle, it is useful to revisit the central tension of Donald Trump’s presidency. I’m speaking, of course, about his phony populism and the politico-financial establishment’s utter contempt for his political ascent. As the Democratic field slowly takes shape, … Continue reading Has the Ruling Class Finally Had Enough of Trump?

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

US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal

  https://players.brightcove.net/665003303001/SJg0bzqkZ_default/index.html?videoId=5983906802001&autoplay=true&usrPersonaAds=false   US military escalates bombardment of ISIL-held areas in eastern Syria after President Trump announced troop pull-out. by Ali Younes & Trevor Aaronson Al Jazeera  Jan 3, 2019 The aftermath of the US bombing campaign in Al Kashmah, from where civilians have fled due to relentless attacks [Courtesy: The Intercept] After President Donald Trump announced … Continue reading US intensifies bombing in Syria after Trump announced withdrawal