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Trump’s Travesty of Protectionism
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Trump’s Travesty of Protectionism
March 11, 2018

Trump’s series of threats this week was a one-two punch. First, he threatened to impose national security tariffs on steel and aluminum, primarily against Canada and Mexico (along with Korea and Japan). Then, he suggested an alternative: He would exempt these countries if they agree to certain U.S. demands.

America’s Troll Farm Media
March 9, 2018

Despite all the smoke and mirrors, most Americans seem to see where the stenographers of corporate capitalism are taking us. A recent Gallup poll found that while 84% of Americans see media as “critical” or “very important” to democracy, only 28% see the corporatist mainstream news media (MSM) as actually supporting democracy. They’re right on both counts of course. The quality of a democracy is only as good as the information people have to make informed judgements about public policy and politicians.

America’s Troll Farm Media
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North Korea, Iran and US Intelligence That Neither Hears nor Sees
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North Korea, Iran and US Intelligence That Neither Hears nor Sees
March 2, 2018

A recent Worldwide Threat Assessment issued by the U.S. intelligence community exaggerates threats posed by North Korea and Iran, ignoring well-known realities and downplaying the U.S.’s own previous intelligence assessments, notes Ted Snider.

Where’s the Beef Stroganoff? Eight Sacrilegious Reflections on Russiagate
February 24, 2018

The fact that so many Democrats and Democratic Party-affiliated groups and media organs are helping spread this conspiratorial and xenophobic madness is yet another reminder that the radically regressive Republicans and the deplorable dollar Democrats are “two wings of the same bird of [corporate and imperial] prey” (Upton Sinclair, 1904) – both lethal, murderous, plutocratic, and authoritarian in their own different ways.

Where’s the Beef Stroganoff? Eight Sacrilegious Reflections on Russiagate
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Had Hillary Won: What Now?
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Had Hillary Won: What Now?
February 17, 2018

Then Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, would be president of the United States, but the Senate, probably, and the House of Representatives, certainly, would have remained under Republican control.

A Dangerous Turn in US Foreign Policy
February 15, 2018

The Trump administration’s new National Defense Strategy is being touted as a sea change in U.S. foreign policy, a shift from the “war on terrorism” to “great power competition,” a line that would not be out of place in the years leading up to World War I. But is the shift really a major course change, or a re-statement of policies followed by the last four administrations?

A Dangerous Turn in US Foreign Policy
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Why ‘Russian Meddling’ is a Trojan Horse
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Why ‘Russian Meddling’ is a Trojan Horse
February 12, 2018

Bourgeois incredulity that Donald Trump still has supporters could be seen by an inquisitive Left through a lens of class struggle. Yes, his effective supporters are rich, just as the national Democrats’ are— the term for this is plutocracy.

Liberal Totalitarianism and the Trump Diversion
February 5, 2018

The ongoing political circus in the capital of the world’s most powerful empire opens almost daily with a new act each day showcasing an even more bizarre and more revealing display of the internal rot of a culture and a political system in decline.

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