Rogues’ Gallery: A Sober Look at the “Progressive” Democratic Presidential Candidates

Unless someone new enters the race or one of the existing candidates is stricken on the road to Damascus, there will be no genuinely progressive foreign policy offered by either of the two major political parties in the 2020 presidential election.

Rogues’ Gallery: A Sober Look at the “Progressive” Democratic Presidential Candidates

Before we examine the "progressive" Democratic candidates, we should note in passing the likelihood that the Democratic nominee will face off against Donald Trump. Trump's net approval rating is virtually indistinguishable from Obama's at a similar point in his presidency ,

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NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda

While NPR snorts about Asma Assad “sporting a chic blonde pixie cut”, Lilly Martin points out that she was recently bald while fighting for her life. 

NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda

It may be a new low in propaganda. National Public Radio (NPR) used the news that Syrian First Lady Asma Assad had overcome breast cancer to mock her and continue the information war against Syria.  They interviewed a

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Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

With Jewish settlers dictating the political agenda in Israel, and constantly provoking Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, violence is likely to grow exponentially in the coming months.

Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

Israeli Jewish settlers are on a rampage in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. While settler violence is part of everyday routine in Palestine, the violence of recent weeks is directly linked to the general elections in Israel,

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With Trump’s Help, Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

As Israel prepares for another round of elections, the Trump administration seems poised to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an invaluable campaign contribution by providing a green light for Israel to declare sovereignty in Area C of the West Bank.

With Trump’s Help, Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

The case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to exist is one that is difficult to make. Israel is a state that was created for immigrant-settlers in a country that was fully inhabited and developed. Yet as long as Israeli governments pretend that they are interested in a peaceful solution with the people of Palestine -- a solution that will include

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Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

“Aloha,” says Gabbard, “is a powerful force that motivates us to take action for the well-being of others and our country.”  In King’s famous words, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but bends toward justice.” Gabbard seeks to bend the arc of history away from war toward peace.

Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the peace messenger in the Democratic primary, was not even born when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his prophetic anti-war address at Riverside Church in New York, April 4, 1967. I remember sitting in one of the pews as King dramatized the domestic and human costs of war. That speech alone transformed

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Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common

Crusius, Tarrant and many such white terrorists are connected through a deep bond that exceeds the supposed claim of mental illness into something truly sinister. 

Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common

Writing under the title of “If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim”, Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious.  “If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim,” Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper on August 6, US President Donald Trump

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Conspiracy Theories: Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death in Jail

There does not have to be a conspiracy for people to be permitted space to grapple with this outcome in the context of a system that constantly grants rich and powerful people total impunity for their crimes.

Conspiracy Theories: Jeffrey Epstein’s Uniquely American Death in Jail

The United States holds more of its population in prisons and jails than any other country in the world. Suicide is one of the biggest causes of death in U.S. jails and hit a high of 50 deaths for every 100,000 inmates in 2014. That makes the death of Jeffrey Epstein, who was involved in a sex trafficking ring, a uniquely American death,

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