Category Trump presidency

As Trial Begins, Trump Protest Attendees Face 60 Years in Prison by Chris Steele

Guilty by Association in the Age of Trump. Comparing Charlottesville to J20: A Case Study in Hypocrisy.
Repression, Harsh Sentencing and Sexual Assault.

How Trump Brought the Political Media Class to Its Knees

For the American public, trying to make sense of the most disruptive moment in American politics since Vietnam and Watergate, little is accomplished.
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The political media has failed to reckon with its biggest, most enduring challenge, which it has nothing to do with revenue or audience growth or cord-cutters. The political press is facing a crisis of substance—and it’s not just poisoning the public’s perception of journalism, it’s playing right into Trump’s hands.

Henry Giroux | Democracy on life support: Donald Trump’s first anniversary

Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.

Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

… the problem really comes from Washington’s longtime strategy of coercing U.N. organizations into becoming propaganda arms for U.S. geopolitical strategies.

Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates — Robert Parry

Whatever one thinks about white working-class voters who favored Trump, calling people gullible is not an effective way to woo back a voting bloc that already feels insulted and alienated.

The Politics of Sexual Harassment and War

A culture that tolerates various forms of abusive and predatory behavior, whether it’s silence amid a culture of sexual harassment or blind patriotism toward dubiously justified wars, has lost its moral compass.

Chris Hedges | The Cost of Resistance

Resistance is not, fundamentally, political. It is cultural. It is about finding meaning and expression in the transcendent and the incongruities of life.

After Mass Murder in Texas, Republicans and Democrats Echo Familiar Refrains

“The time is now for Congress to shed its cowardly cover and do something.”

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Media Conglomerates convince FCC that Facebook can replace local news stations

Driven by profits, broadcasters have lobbied to weaken the public’s access to quality information about their elected representatives.

Chris Hedges | Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Elites ‘Have No Credibility Left:’ Interview With Journalist Chris Hedges

These party elites, consumed by greed, myopia and a deep cynicism, have a death grip on the political process. They’re not going to let it go, even if it all implodes.

Guns Before Country | Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril

The Trump Presidency: Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe” 

Henry A. Giroux | Donald Trump’s passion for cruelty

U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.

Puerto Ricans Protest Trump’s Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution (Video)

As President Trump travels to Puerto Rico two weeks after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria, we go to the island for an on-the-ground report. Democracy Now!’s correspondent Juan Carlos Dávila traveled to the town of Utuado to speak with residents who have yet to get help other than a few bottles of water. He […]

Chris Hedges | The Abuses of History

Every nation needs a set of myths to justify its own existence.

Trump: Behind your back and in your backyard 2

Here are just a few of the Trump administration issues that  have come into my email box in the last few days.  Click the titles to read more and/or take action. CALL YOUR SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO OPPOSE MORE SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND TO NEGOTIATE PEACE. Call the Capitol Hill switchboard at 202 […]

Chris Hedges | The Silencing of Dissent

The corporate state was in crisis at the end of the Obama presidency. It was widely hated. It became vulnerable to attacks by the critics it had pushed to the fringes.

The Empire’s Hustle: Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War

Nothing rehabilitates an unpopular president in capitalist “America” like war.

John Pilger: US IS THE PROBLEM (Video)

The problem for the rest of the world actually, now, is the containment of the United States.