Inside Stories
From Taiwan Call To ‘One China’ Policy, Trump Keeps China — And Experts — On Edge
Taking sides in the heated ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea between China and other countries in the region is only the latest piece of Trump’s erratic stance on China. But is this part of a carefully calculated strategy or a blatant display of ignorance?
US Labor Unions Push Back At Trump On Pipelines And Environmental Deregulation
As Trump wages a ‘shock and awe’ campaign of rolling back climate and environment-related rules, many organized labor unions are speaking out against projects like Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines, which they say will bring environmental chaos and not many jobs.
Making America Broke Again: Trump & The Inevitable Financial Crisis
Trump can either ‘bite the bullet’ now if he really wants to improve the American economy or he can ‘kick the can down the road’ like his predecessors have, noted financial commentator Peter Schiff tells MintPress.
Dear Outraged Liberals: Trump’s Just Taking Over Where Obama Left Off
As an unprecedented wave of outrage swells against the Trump administration, Mnar Muhawesh, host of ‘Behind the Headline,’ wonders why people weren’t more outraged with Obama’s policies on mass surveillance, whistleblowers, and war.
Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America
The Global South is growing unintelligible from the European South amid harsh austerity measures and other maneuverings that suit the rich and powerful at the expense of the poor and working class.
Steve Bannon: Israel First, America Second
In painting chief White House strategist and head of the National Security Council as an anti-Semitic white supremacist and fascist, the mainstream media ignores the real danger posed by Steve Bannon, who is poised to further expand the power of the executive branch.
For 40 Years, Iran’s Been Preparing For The War The US Has Been Threatening
War with Iran has long been a possibility for the US, but only as a last resort. Previous administrations have recognized that this is not a war the US can win, but will Trump do the same?
The ‘Inevitable’ War Against Iran & The Decline Of US Hegemony
Only three weeks have passed since Trump’s inauguration, and the U.S. is already closer than ever to a full-scale military conflict with Iran.
Houston’s Hosting The Super Bowl & A Growing Human Trafficking Industry
Human trafficking gets a lot of buzz around the Super Bowl, as officials and reporters warn about a spike in prostitution. But there’s little data to support this, and those fighting human trafficking warn that it distracts from the issue plaguing cities year-round.
Would America’s First Populists Even Recognize Trump’s Brand Of Populism?
Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump frequently appealed to ‘the people’ and vowed to help them take back their power. But how has populism moved so far from its roots in the left as to be useful as a strategy for today’s ultra-right wing?