Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show

I Am the Walrus by the Beatles.   by Fred Reed Fred On Everything Feb 8, 2019 American government has become a collection of sordid and dangerous clowns. It was not always thus. Until Bush II, those governing were never lunatics. Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Obama, Clinton had their defects, were sometimes corrupt, and could be … Continue reading Pussy John Bolton and His Codpiece Mustache: Examining the Freak Show

The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019 Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and Nicholas Maduro’s reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises.  Anybody … Continue reading The Truth about Venzuela: Isn’t it Always about the Oil?

The FBI’s Investigation of Trump as a “National Security Threat” is Itself a Serious Danger. J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic

by Glenn Greenwald Intercept Jan 14, 2018 LAST WEEK, the New York Times reported that the FBI, in 2017, launched an investigation of President Trump “to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security” and specifically “whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” The story was … Continue reading The FBI’s Investigation of Trump as a “National Security Threat” is Itself a Serious Danger. J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic

G20 Summit’s Top Agenda Item: Bye-Bye American Empire

by FINIAN CUNNINGHAM Strategic Culture Nov 30, 2018 The G20 summits are nominally about how the world’s biggest national economies can cooperate to boost global growth. This year’s gathering – more than ever – shows, however, rivalry between the US and China is center stage. Zeroing in further still, the rivalry is an expression of a … Continue reading G20 Summit’s Top Agenda Item: Bye-Bye American Empire

From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump—and Beyond

by Nancy Fraser American Affairs Whoever speaks of “crisis” today risks being dismissed as a bloviator, given the term’s banalization through endless loose talk. But there is a precise sense in which we do face a crisis today. If we characterize it precisely and identify its distinctive dynamics, we can better determine what is needed to … Continue reading From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump—and Beyond

Pax Americana Utopia: Liberal World Order

The World America Made: Trump Wants to Unmake It The U.S.-led global order created peace and prosperity for millions. So why are the president’s critics teaming up with him to tear it apart? By Robert Kagan Politico September 28, 2018 Editor's note: Robert Kagan is one of the architects of the Project for a New American Century. In … Continue reading Pax Americana Utopia: Liberal World Order