Wayne Madsen

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club

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March 28, 2020
The Pandemic’s Toll on Federalism

The coronavirus has exposed the uneven nature of federal systems around the world, Wayne Madsen writes.

March 22, 2020
Lack of Leadership at the Top During a Crisis

Paraphrasing Winston Churchill’s 1940 Battle of Britain speech, when it comes to Trump, Bolsonaro, and Johnson, history will record that “never before had so few done so little for so many.”

March 17, 2020
Island Fever: Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to Small Island Populations

The coronavirus is the last type of “island fever” isolated patches of land scattered about the seven seas and having small populations need at the current time.

March 10, 2020
The End of the Age of Enlightenment

The coronavirus is becoming Trump’s Chernobyl and Hurricane Katrina wrapped up into a single event that has exposed Trump’s total ineptness, ignorance, narcissism, and constant fabrication of the truth.

March 2, 2020
Cognitive Dissonance Propaganda and Public Health

Pence, who believes the Earth is a mere 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs co-existed with humans, is the final arbiter on what medical information about the coronavirus reaches the public.

February 27, 2020
Breaking Up Is So Very Hard to Do

Breaking up is hard to do, especially if the political divorce is not sanctioned by the marriage counselors of Washington, London, Paris, and Brussels

February 22, 2020
I, Trumpius

Why is Claudius relevant today? Claudius’s excesses and abuses of power contributed to the ultimate fall of the Roman Empire, which continued to maintain some vestiges of the even greater Roman Republic.

February 16, 2020
Constitutional Tensions Flare Between Trump and the States

Not since the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s have tensions been so high between a U.S. administration and the states of the federal republic.

February 13, 2020
Fringe Candidates Are Integral to Election Manipulation

In an era of social media manipulation, political “dark money” infusion into fringe campaigns, and computerized voting with razor-thin outcomes, fringe candidates can mean the difference between victory or defeat on election nights.

February 11, 2020
Kushner’s Stamp of Zionist Racism on Peace Plan

Kushner never invited the people most impacted by his “dead-on-arrival” plan – the Palestinian people – to the negotiating table, Wayne Madsen writes.