Do We Need a Superstate?

Hypocrisy over Interference in Elections

Jonathan Marshall, a first-rate foreign-policy reporter and analyst, exposes the hypocrisy of American concern over alleged Russian manipulation of U.S. democracy in “Who’s the Real Manipulator of Elections?” This is must-reading for those who want...
TGIF: The Man Behind the Curtain

TGIF: The Man Behind the Curtain

Although the Grateful Dead told us that “every silver lining’s got a touch of grey” (lyric by Robert Hunter), it’s my nature to look for one anyway. At the risk of being accused of gross naivete, I’d like to hope that the Trump presidency...
Do We Need a Superstate?

Br’er Rabbit and the Neocons

Considering the hawkishness of Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense-designate James Mattis, the neocons’ opposition to Donald Trump looks more like Br’er Rabbit’s opposition to the briar...
Do We Need a Superstate?

Search and Replace

The declassified intel report on the hacking of the DNC/Podesta accounts contains this sentence: “By their nature, Russian influence campaigns are multifaceted and designed to be deniable because they use a mix of agents of influence, cutouts, front organizations, and...
Do We Need a Superstate?

Our Peace President

“In President Obama’s last year in office, the United States dropped 26,171 bombs in seven countries. This estimate is undoubtedly low, considering reliable data is only available for airstrikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, and a single “strike,”...
Do We Need a Superstate?

US Created Cyberwarfare

“One can reasonably argue that Washington started the practice of cyber-warfare and has been a long-time practitioner of both regime change and election tampering in its relationship with much of the world…. Stepping back a bit, it is difficult to avoid...
Do We Need a Superstate?

Your Tax Dollars at Work

“Judgments are not intended to imply that we have proof that shows something to be a fact.” — “Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” Appendix B, Estimative...
Do We Need a Superstate?

Thanks for the Candor, Chuck

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you. So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he is being really dumb to do this.” –Sen. Charles Schumer, re Donald...
Do We Need a Superstate?

Batchelor and Cohen Counter Anti-Russian Hysteria

Hats off to John Batchelor, the radio talk-show host and podcaster, who has countered the raging Russophobia and Cold War revival by regularly interviewing the eminent Russian scholar Stephen F. Cohen. (Links to the podcasts are here.) Cohen, who taught Russian...
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