Monday, February 20, 2017

TGIF: Trump’s Blueprint for More Government

Donald Trump remains blinded -- willfully or not I cannot say -- by his absurd narrative of America as an aggrieved nation. It's a...

TGIF: Trump Nation

Did Donald Trump on Inauguration Day intend to remind us of the European despotisms of the last century? Who could miss signs? They adorned the speech...

TGIF: A Principle for All Seasons

Despite my utter disdain for Donald Trump, I am uneasy about many who oppose him. My specific concern is that they apparently believe that,...

Thank You, Mr. President

"With only days until Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA share vast amounts of...

Not Much of a President

Jeffrey St. Clair of CounterPunch on Barack Obama's failed presidency: "Obama is a master of gesture politics, but he tends to flinch in nearly every...

Do We Need a Superstate?

If the state is required to overcome the free-rider problem, what's required to overcome the free-rider problem inherent in the state?

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...

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...

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...

Obama Administration Hoped Islamic State Would Bring Syrian Regime Change

According to a leaked taped conversation between Secretary of State John Kerry and Syrian opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, the Obama administration watched the...