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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January 14, 2021
Should Trump and His Supporters Face ‘Damnatio Memoriae’?

“Condemnation of memory” is how Trump and his supporters should be viewed by the U.S. government and public now and into the future, Wayne Madsen believes.

January 10, 2021
The Return of the “Know Nothing Party”

Today, the Republican Party has taken up the banner of the Know Nothings, Wayne Madsen writes.

December 31, 2020
Terrorism: A Menace From the Right-Wing and Allied Fundamentalists

Financiers of the extreme right, including hedge fund tycoon Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah Mercer, as well as Trump adviser Steve Bannon, should have their activities and finances thoroughly investigated, Wayne Madsen writes.

December 17, 2020
Pompeo’s Ugly Christian Dominionist Dogma Infects Global Relations

The most tarnished legacy of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be his introduction to U.S. foreign policy the racist dogma of the Christian Reconstructionist Church, Wayne Madsen writes.

December 8, 2020
Right-Wing Generals Calling for a Military Coup: A Long History

The world has seen the blood-soaked results of paramilitaries and civilian vigilantes teaming up with military dictators to enforce fascist rule. Trump and his supporters are encouraging a similar alliance in the U.S., Wayne Madsen writes.

December 3, 2020
Mass Ignorance in the Age of Information

It is shameful that the people of 1918 were far more responsible in dealing with a pandemic – with their relatively limited information resources – than people are today with a wealth of information gadgetry at their disposal.

November 22, 2020
Pandemia’s Norm: Wars and Rumors of Wars

Pandemia is a place where a deadly virus pandemic spreads in an out-of-control fashion, Wayne Madsen writes.

November 18, 2020
Pompeo’s Voyage to Nowhere and Trump’s Inaugural Tantrum

As Joe Biden secured his overwhelming electoral victory over Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set out on a seven-nation trip that had no apparent purpose…

November 10, 2020
Rival Governments Are Often Recipes for Violence and Regional Warfare

But Trump’s prospects for leading a rival U.S. administration for any significant length of time are dim.

November 2, 2020
Political Assassinations Are a Hallmark of Fascist Regimes

Today, rather than being endemic in some far-off land, death squads, some linked to local law enforcement officers, are active inside the United States, Wayne Madsen writes.