Can Anti-Interventionism Survive the Trump Era?

It used to be that the American left, or at least substantial portions of it, were reliable allies in the war against the warmongers No more. What we are witnessing today is a complete turnaround of the American left’s historic foreign policy stance. The glory days of the 1950s and Sixties, when liberals and leftists … Continue reading “Can Anti-Interventionism Survive the Trump Era?”

Enemy of the Year: Why Russia?

I once had an online conversation with a journalist whose name you would instantly recognize that started with a question for me: “Why Russia?” Why, this person wanted to know, are we witnessing a hate campaign aimed at Moscow, decades after the implosion of international communism and the breakup of the USSR? I tried to … Continue reading “Enemy of the Year: Why Russia?”

Michael Anton and the Limits of Trumpism

Donald Trump’s appointments have provoked a uniform level of hysteria from his “progressive” opponents – “the Resistance” routinely goes to Defcon 1 in response to the President’s every tweet. Yet the virulence of their denunciations has an especially sharp edge to them when it comes to the foreign policy realm. Mike Flynn was portrayed as … Continue reading “Michael Anton and the Limits of Trumpism” vs. the Decline of American Journalism

What is the “alternative” media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the “corporate media,” i.e. the New York Times, the Washington Post, your local rag – in short, the Legacy Media that predominated in those bygone days before … Continue reading “ vs. the Decline of American Journalism”

The War Party Fights Back

The Munich conference held over the weekend – an annual event that brings the leaders of the Atlantic alliance together to celebrate their hegemonic pretensions – was anything but celebratory this time around. Despite the assurances of Vice President Pence that America’s commitment to NATO is “unwavering,” the Euro-crats in the audience were miffed that … Continue reading “The War Party Fights Back”

A Win for the Deep State

Let’s be clear about how and why former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was ousted from his post: a cabal of current and former members of the “intelligence community,” fanatically opposed to Donald Trump’s stated desire to “get along with the Russians,” leaked the top secret transcript of Flynn’s conversation with Russian ambassador Sergay Kislyak. … Continue reading “A Win for the Deep State”

Our ‘Fake News,’ and Theirs

I had to laugh when the “mainstream” media began making a fuss about the alleged epidemic of “fake news.”  My immediate and uncontrollable reaction was: “Are we to be spared nothing?!” After all, as’s longtime readers know, these are the very same people who were spreading the Bush administration’s “talking points” as if they … Continue reading “Our ‘Fake News,’ and Theirs”