A reactionary is worse than a conservative.
We were lied into that war, and it has weakened our economy. If anyone can tell me what benefits that war brought the average American, I’d like to hear it.
Cohn: The United States continues to support Israel by sending it $3 billion per year in military aid, even when Israel attacks Gaza with overwhelming firepower, as it did in the summer of 2014, killing 2,100 Palestinians (mostly civilians). Sixty-six Israeli soldiers and seven civilians were killed.
It’s the Oil, Stupid! Insurgency and War on a Sea of Oil By Michael Schwartz TomDispatch.com June 24, 2014. Read Tom Engelhardt's Introduction here. Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil. Instead, the media is flooded with debate More
The Pulitzer Prize committee’s opinion that Edward Snowden is a public servant rather than a traitor or criminal, as evidenced in its award to The Guardian and The Washington Post for their reporting from his trove of government documents, is a scandal on the American Right. But it is not a new scandal. Former Guardian More
The mantra of these dirty tricks units is the “4 D’s”: deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive. By Juan Cole Informed Comment ZCommunications February 26, 2014 thewrap.comResearchers on online behavior have shown that internet trolls (people who use insincere techniques to disrupt conversations) really are psychopaths, marked by narcisssism, sadism, Machiavellianism. Professors Eric Buckels, Paul Trapnell, and Delroy Paulhus administered surveys to More
Now that we’re in the 21st century, moreover, it is time to cease using the supposedly macho language of violence in response to political challenges. By Juan Cole Posted on Sep 2, 2013 truthdig.com AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The odd discourse in Washington around President Barack Obama’s determination to bomb Syria over the country’s use of chemical weapons More
Juan Cole: Top 10 Things That Don’t Make Sense About NSA Surveillance, Drones and Al-Qaida – Truthdig
If the NSA and ATF have the telephone, credit card and internet records of all Americans, why don’t they stop mass shootings? NSA By Juan Cole Posted on Aug 6, 2013 truthdig.com This piece first appeared on Juan Cole’s website, Informed Comment. In a Reuters Exclusive, John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke reveal that the National Security Agency shares information it gleans More
David Gregory's attack on Glenn Greenwald is an example of how the media is acting as a government propaganda machine against Edward Snowden. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) By Juan Cole 25 June 13 Informed Comment via ReaderSupportedNews.org U.S. television news is a danger to the security of the United States. First, it is so oriented More