Category Government/Politics

Congress Is Missing in Action as Trump Escalates War in Syria Amid Russia Probe

A handful of progressive Democrats and one Republican in Congress are demanding a halt to the military escalation in Syria. They introduced legislation this week that would prohibit the Defense Department from putting more boots on the ground without congressional approval. By Mike Ludwig   Truthout | News Analysis  March 25, 2017 President Donald Trump speaking […]

Henry A. Giroux | The Culture of Cruelty in Trump’s America

The $54 billion that Trump seeks to remove from the budgets of 19 agencies designed to help the poor, students, public education, academic research and the arts would instead be used to increase the military budget and build a wall along the Mexican border.

Jon Else | Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy: Whose Streets? (Then and Now)

What mechanisms will remain for the activists to activate?

Adam Smith | NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

Presidents…do have a duty under the Constitution to get Congress’s approval before waging war.

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2-part video)

GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Taylor, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability. TheRealNews Published on March 21, 2017 To learn […]

Chris Hedges | The Feuding Kleptocrats

When we are not being amused by these debates among corporate lackeys we listen to retired generals, all making six-figure incomes from the weapons industry, selling the public on the imperative of endless war and endless arms purchases.

Dennis J. Bernstein | Coleen Rowley interview: Surveillance State Goes After Trump

Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State…ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein.

Evergreene Digest | How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability: The burst-height compensating super-fuze

Trump’s Proposed Increase in U.S. Defense Spending Would Be 80 Percent of Russia’s Entire Military Budget

Robert Reich | The Theme That Unites All Trump’s Initiatives Is Cruelty

Trump is embarking on an orgy of cruelty for absolutely no reason. This is morally repugnant.

Jeremy Scahill’s Intercepted: Snowden vs. Trump

Democracy is not an inheritance but our challenge.

Henry A. Giroux | Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

Historical legacies of racist oppression and dangerous memories can be troublesome for the neo-fascist now governing American society.

Robert Parry | The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

… logical thinking no longer applies to what’s going on in Washington.

Henry Giroux | The Hardening of Society and the Rise of Cultures of Cruelty in Neo-Fascist America

Dark Times are truly upon us.

William Boardman | What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military?

The pace of drone strikes by the US on suspected terrorists has increased more than fourfold since Trump took office.

Minnesota Churches Face Tough Questions in Offering Sanctuary to Immigrants

For these churches, giving protection to immigrants is no longer a matter of if, but when. And what will happen if ICE comes to their doors?

Chris Hedges | The Dance of Death

Societies in decline enthusiastically embrace the death instinct, as Freud observed in “Civilization and Its Discontents,” written on the eve of the rise of European fascism and World War II. 

Chris Hedges Discusses Resistance in the Age of Trump With Kevin Zeese (Video)

“We have power.”

Rebecca Gordon | American Carnage: Fighting the Forever War

Clearly, these days Trump enjoys the company of military men. He’s more ambivalent about what the military actually does.

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Hoda Katebi | A Guide to Resisting Muslim Ban 2.0

We must be vigilant about not allowing ourselves to accept new norms of violence and harm.