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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May 26, 2020
The New Diplomacy: Virtual Instead of Physical

In the era of Covid, virtual diplomacy was on display in India on May 21 when India’s President accepted the credentials of the ambassadors of several countries via video conferencing.

May 20, 2020
Magic and Voodoo Versus Science and Medicine

For the weak-minded who do not accept reason and logic, magic is as real as unicorns, elves, and leprechauns. For those on the far-right of politics, elves and unicorns are replaced by secretive cabals who they believe run the world.

May 16, 2020
Lack of Empathy Equates to a Lack of Leadership Skills

Trump never has and never will experience empathy and thousands of Americans and others have died and are dying because of it, Wayne Madsen writes.

May 12, 2020
The Face of Post-COVID Geo-Politics

Just as the Black Death altered the course of world history, so too might Covid-19, Wayne Madsen writes.

May 4, 2020
Cults and Bioterrorism: A Toxic Duo

Although there is no recent history of nation-states propagating biological warfare attacks, there is a history of dangerous religious cults being involved in preparing for or carrying out them.

April 27, 2020
Post-Corona World: Recrimination and Defederation

Protecting the security and safety of the people is the most important duty of any government and Trump, Bolsonaro, and Johnson proved that they were utterly incapable of doing so and thus failed in their most solemn responsibilities.

April 17, 2020
John Birch’s Body Should Still Be a Mouldering in the Grave

Trump has conveniently used the coronavirus as a reason to push his far-right agenda with regard to China’s increasing international clout.

April 14, 2020
U.S. Will Always Be Remembered as a COVID-19 Pariah State

The anti-science, conspiracy-driven, and radical right-wing agenda of the Trump administration has directly led to the needless deaths of tens of thousands of Americans and foreign citizens.

April 7, 2020
Libertarian Leaders: a Recipe for Lethal Government Incompetence and Criminality

Trump’s disdain for international cooperation and science resulted in several factors that led to an unforeseen epidemic blossoming in Wuhan, China to transform into a global and extremely deadly and disruptive pandemic.

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.