A lot of attention has been given recently to Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for finally displaying acts of conscience in defiance of an increasingly erratic and reactionary White House. One former Senator who never waited around to speak out was Paul Wellstone.Wellstone was described by some as “the conscience of the Read More
Last month, multiple news outlets reported on what appears to be a “reshuffling” in the line of succession under Saudi Arabia’s 81-year-old King Salman, whose powerful nephew was suddenly forced out as crown prince by royal decree in favor of his much younger, yet impulsive son. Now, The New York Times and Reuters have gone Read More
When the conservatives on the US Supreme Court keep concluding that race-based gerrymandering policies were at play in red and purple states, it’s probably time to admit that, yes, racism is an ongoing factor adversely affecting our democracy. In a clear victory for black voters in the Tar Heel State, the nation’s highest court last Read More
Declarations from this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, sure are throwing ice cold water on the prospects of healthy global growth in the years to come.It’s the kind of sobering forecast that fervent agents of bubbled world markets are having an increasingly difficult time trying to spin.On Tuesday, Saudi Aramco’s CEO Amin Nasser Read More
It appears CNN and The New York Times gave the public a sanitized report on US Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with Syrian opposition leaders back in September. Unlike those two media giants, Wikileaks released the full, unscrubbed audio of the 35-minute conversation this week. Included was the revelation that the White House knew Read More
Echoes of World War I in the Ankara shooting of the Russian Ambassador. This one is deeply worrisome.
Apparently kicking and screaming the whole way, some of the world’s oil giants are finally taking some small steps to get on board with the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to reduce climate-warming emissions.Chief executives of seven major producers — none of them based in the US — have agreed to join forces “to create Read More
In any other presidential election, the files released by Wikileaks would likely have had a major impact on the race. It’s not necessarily that they directly tied Hillary Clinton to any wrongdoing, but that the inner workings of a campaign must seem odious to any voter still buying into the notion that politics is not Read More
Down over 11% since last year, the industry is eagerly awaiting some elusive ‘re-balancing’ of oil markets. But what if the global oil price doesn’t rise?
If flag-draped super patriots thought they could effectively shame NFL players into conformity in the wake of recent national anthem protests, they were sorely mistaken.When the NFL regular season goes into high gear with a full slate of games Sunday afternoon, this uncomfortable issue will be front and center, with players from across the league standing – or kneeling Read More
While a majority of claims made by skeptics of the official 9/11 story remain highly debatable, it’s important to note some essential truths — and they are disturbing.
Ten years ago, British authorities claimed a major victory in the “War on Terror.” But was the threat really as big as we were led to believe back then?
Coded messages on social media site by the exiled whistleblower bring frantic speculation.
The censored chapter of the Joint Inquiry report was kept from the public for over 13 years. Now we know the real reasons why.
Well, June came and went with no official word on the notorious “28 Pages” and whether or not the redacted, 2002 Joint Inquiry chapter into the attacks of 9/11 should ever see the light of day. Two months ago, White House spokesman Josh Earnest (yeah, that’s his name) assured the press the Office of the Director of National Intelligence would Read More
The CIA’s John Brennan continued his best Frank Drebin routine this weekend, essentially telling the world via Saudi Arabian television network Al Arabiya there’s “nothing to see here, please disperse” regarding the redacted 9/11 Joint Inquiry report. While those weren’t the agency director’s exact words, instead that of the clueless detective from The Naked Gun Read More
The official 9/11 narrative is unraveling now at considerable speed. Certainly the part of the 9/11 Commission’s narrative is that wrote in 2004: “We have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization.” Philip Shenon’s piece in the Guardian on Thursday has former Secretary of the Navy and 9/11 Commissioner Read More
While it seems like a ridiculous proposition to predict what Donald Trump, who is notoriously short on policy details, would do while in office, “analysts” are making good money to figure these things out, so they might just be making stuff up as they go along.Case in point: Financial news site MarketWatch surmised Tuesday that Read More