Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The future by committee

The collective "wisdom" of the U.S. intelligence community.

America’s major challenges in Middle East policy in 2017

Trump’s announced Iran policy is a mess, and it remains to be seen if he can shape it into something meaningful.

Clinton Scandals: If the First Time Is Tragedy…

If Whitewater wasn't a tragedy then Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's email scandal is assuredly a farce. But Republicans think differently as the damned emails will return on Oct. 22, when Clinton appears before the Benghazi committee.

Why Egypt’s Threat to Arrest Amal Clooney Will Hurt Its Economy

Amal Clooney was threatened with jail by Egyptian authorities if she released information about the Egyptian judiciary. Now that she is married to George Clooney, can she blow the whistle on the thugs?

Exxon, Peabody coal lobby for bill poised to load EPA science board with polluters

“That is a science advisory board – it will not function better by having fewer scientists on it."

Former Hong Kong leader sentenced to prison

“Never in my judicial career have I seen a man fallen from so high,” stated Judge Andrew Chan Hing-wai during the sentencing.

The Trump doctrine

The Trump Doctrine began to emerge when Trump issued his travel bans (both the first and second) on predominantly Muslim countries.

Big protests are fine, but here’s a to-do list for lasting change

After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.

The Political Roots of Widening Inequality

The trend toward widening inequality in America can only be reversed if we all join together to demand fundamental change. While the political competition isn't between the right and the left, it's between the majority of Americans and an economic elite.