Reading Time: 2 minutes As president, Barack Obama was sometimes referred to as the “Deporter in Chief.” Does that mean that the difference between him and President Donald Trump on illegal immigration is just their rhetoric?
Reading Time: 6 minutes When trying to pursue his dream of a world free of nuclear weapons, President Barack Obama found that some obstacles were too big to overcome — like the giant Bechtel Corporation.
Reading Time: 1 minute Barack Obama’s words, so full of hope and naivete, now seem poignant as we realize how little he was allowed to do by the powers that be.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Barack Obama, the socialist Muslim born in Kenya, only had one job: To destroy the United States from within. He has failed miserably.
Reading Time: 2 minutes For the fourth consecutive year, Mitt Romney is hosting a summit of GOP political figures, money men, and right-leaning theorists. Some of these bigwigs include Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, and Lindsey Graham. While many Romney voters feel the country made a big mistake in 2012 by re-electing Barack Obama and not Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Jeb Bush and President Obama are both in Germany this weekend. Unsurprisingly, they both spoke about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Surprisingly, they both sounded a lot alike. What Jeb said: “There are things that we could do given the scale of our military to send a strong signal that we’re on the side of Poland, Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Every war needs soldiers, and America’s undeclared wars since World War II have increasingly relied on nearly invisible ones for the jobs that need deniability. Read on to see how the influence of CIA contractors has surged since 9/11 in this excerpt from Shadow Warfare: The History of America’s Undeclared Wars.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The United States and its allies have been so eager to remove the Assad regime in Syria that they’ve enabled some extreme elements to move into the void. Could the Western strategy in Syria result in the displacement of a secular regime with elements of Al Qaeda?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The failings of the corporate media in campaign coverage tell us a lot about what’s wrong both with the media and the country. This story on Mitt Romney’s real estate investments is a perfect example.
Reading Time: 4 minutes John Pilger has a fascinating take on how we respond to particular issues while being distracted from others. An essay on the politics of marriage equality, mass murder, and class.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know Caesar was the bad guy and Brutus the good one? Justifying a stab in the back, preferably of the metaphorical sort.
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker with New Hampshire’s Burt Cohen—on government secrecy under Obama, on the “national security state,” solving national mysteries, and more.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Would you like to (finally) hear the real inside story of what took place during that raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that bagged America’s number one enemy? It was the “biggest day” of Obama’s presidency, in his own words. Well, settle in for NBC’s exclusive….exclusive crap.
TVWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker interviewed on the David Pakman Show regarding the GOP nomination. March 29, 2012
Reading Time: 1 minute TVWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker interviewed on the David Pakman Show regarding the GOP nomination. March 29, 2012, click “Read More” to watch.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Obama accidentally airs an incautious private remark. Romney accuses Obama of a hidden agenda when it comes to (at least) foreign policy, and gets himself in a bit of hot water. What’s the back story to this squabble over open-air diplomacy, and is Russia really America’s Real “Number One Foe”? Here’s a look at the power politics behind the gaffes.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Could we see a third Bush in the White House? You betcha—and soon. This is not just of casual interest—there’s a lot more than meets the eye. And it explains a lot about the death of democracy.
Reading Time: 1 minute Robert Wolf and his bank are extreme examples of the gaming of the system at the expense of the rest of us. Despite the bad signals it sends, President Obama has golfed with Wolf on his two previous Martha’s Vineyard vacations. Will he go for three?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The New York Times lead story describes how a series of private equity firms managed to repeatedly flip the venerable Simmons mattress company, earning themselves huge profits while the company became increasingly mired in debt and ultimately forced into bankruptcy and massive layoffs, with ordinary investors, employees, and company retirees taking a huge hit. I Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Conservative activists and talk show hosts, continuing a crusade begun during the presidential campaign, have been calling for their compatriots to dig up dirt on appointees and beneficiaries of Obama administration funding. The result has been an effort by the Democrats to quickly blunt any controversy by terminating links with anyone deemed controversial. Recently, a Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes On August 20, while scanning the New York Times the old-fashioned way, i.e. on paper, I stopped to look at a small article, no bigger than a long paragraph, tucked away in a column full of short items called “National Briefing.” The headline read: “Mercury Found in Every Fish Tested, Scientists Say”. I stopped to Read More