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Michael Payne

Michael Payne
Michael Payne is an independent progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues; and especially with the great dangers involved with the proliferation of perpetual war, the associated defense industry, and the massive control that Corporate America holds over this government and our election process; all which are leading this nation down the road to eventual financial ruin if the conditions are not reversed. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and a U.S. Army veteran.


The spy and the nerve agent: The new Cold War heats up in the...

In a horrifying case of life imitating lowbrow art, it seems likely there will be many twists and turns to the story, even if an actual ending in which all is revealed seems unlikely.

Close call in Illinois’ third district should be a wake up call to Democrats

Newman’s insurgent campaign should be a wake up call to both centrist and right-leaning Democrats.

Donald Trump’s America

"It's a hell that remains largely private at the moment, but for how long?"

Arthur Jones, Holocaust denier, wins Republican nomination in Illinois primary in predominantly Democratic district

Arthur Jones, former leader of the America Nazi Party, won the Republican nomination for a seat in Congress, but in a predominantly Democratic district, the chance of Jones winning is far fetched.

Beyond the illusion of human rights

As precious as they are, “rights” can no longer protect us against the environmental, political, and economic degradation engendered by today’s global system.