NATO Is a Warfare Alliance, Not a Force for Global Peace or Stability

At his speech during the NATO Summit in Lithuania, President Biden called the U.S. and Europe "anchors for global security" when in reality there are no anchors during this increasingly dangerous and polarized time of never-ending war in Europe. Our NATO allies are not, as Biden would suggest, anchors in a turbulent sea of demons … Continue reading “NATO Is a Warfare Alliance, Not a Force for Global Peace or Stability”

Stop Biden From Sending Cluster Bombs to Ukraine

President Biden may have crossed a new red line for the Democratic Party when he announced he would send banned cluster munitions to shore up Ukraine’s slow counter-offensive against Russian troops. On Friday, 19 House Democrats, led by Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7), signed a letter to Biden warning that his decision to send cluster … Continue reading “Stop Biden From Sending Cluster Bombs to Ukraine”

Women Don’t Let Women Drive War: Feminists Say Fire Nuland

When President Biden nominated Victoria Nuland as Undersecretary of State, CODEPINK feminists objected to her nomination out of concern she would bring pain and heartache to mothers and daughters as she fomented war in their midst. Instead of promoting diplomacy, Nuland lights matches wherever she meddles, agitating for war in Afghanistan, and now Ukraine. If … Continue reading “Women Don’t Let Women Drive War: Feminists Say Fire Nuland”

Letter to the Left on Ukraine

To end the war in Ukraine, peace champions must win the war of ideas. This requires tackling two often-repeated claims that serve as obstacles to a diplomatic agreement between Ukraine and Russia. The first problematic claim is that the war was unprovoked; the second that Ukraine can achieve a decisive military victory. To challenge claims … Continue reading “Letter to the Left on Ukraine”

Nuclear Extortion? Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear "Armageddon" is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to Russian President Putin’s veiled threats to use short-range nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the President added … Continue reading “Nuclear Extortion? Abolish Nuclear Weapons”

Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?

Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media’s foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden’s pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs is stuck in the quicksand of 1950s U.S.-Russia Cold War politics and dreams of continued NATO … Continue reading “Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?”

Why Senators Must Reject Avril Haines for Intelligence

Even before President-Elect Joe Biden sets foot in the White House, the Senate Intelligence Committee may start hearings on his nomination of Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence. Barack Obama’s top lawyer on the National Security Council from 2010 to 2013 followed by CIA Deputy Director from 2013 to 2015, Haines is the proverbial … Continue reading “Why Senators Must Reject Avril Haines for Intelligence”

No, Joe, Don’t Roll Out the Red Carpet for Torture Enablers

It was painful enough to live through the U.S invasion of Iraq that caused untold devastation and human misery for no justifiable reason. Now we are again reminded of the grim Bush legacy with President-elect Biden’s nomination of Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence. Haines, who has an inside-the-beltway reputation for being nice and … Continue reading “No, Joe, Don’t Roll Out the Red Carpet for Torture Enablers”