Sunday, May 27, 2018

Regime Change & The Making of Fidel Castro

Thursday, April 19, 2018 marked the arrival of a new president of Cuba -- Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. The New York Times refers to Mr....

‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’

James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, wrote that of all the enemies to liberty, war is the greatest. What he meant by...

Record Afghan Opium Crop Signals Violent Year for U.S. Forces

In Afghanistan, the world’s most powerful military is threatened by a small, pink flower. Despite an escalation of the Afghan conflict under the Trump administration,...

Trump Pushes Europe on Iran Deal, But May Kill Deal Either Way

US officials scramble to plan for failed talks State Department official Brian Hook told reporters today that, despite “constructive” talks with European nations on the...

Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem

President Trump’s recent cabinet shake-up looks to be a real boost to hard-line militarism and neo-conservatism. If his nominees to head the State Department...

Trump Threatens Iran as Deadline to Withdraw From Nuclear Deal Looms

Speaking on Tuesday, President Trump again threatened to withdraw from the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. Trump previously set an ultimatum of May 12...

Continued Intervention in South America

Despite his anti-establishment reputation, Trump is continuing the U.S. empire tradition of threatening regime change and meddling in other countries’ affairs, not only in...

Why Was WWII Bad, Actually?

World War II: the great necessary war of our civilization.  Because Hitler was evil incarnate, therefore he had to be physically defeated.  The reality...

Afghanistan’s Biggest Obstacle is Its Government

During his unannounced visit to Afghanistan earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered misguided praise for the Afghan government as he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment there....

Houses Passes $717 Billion Military Spending Bill

In a 351-66 vote, the House of Representatives has passed their version of the 2019 military spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act. The...
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