Tag Archives: Consortium News

The Orb

  We live in a post-satire world. There is no more glaring example of this than the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, where US president Donald Trump visited to participate in this Orwellian photo-op. Seriously, … Continue reading

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Out of the shadows

  After 70 years of anonymity the deep state has fully emerged from the shadows. In the wake of the surprise resignation of Trump’s national-security-advisor, Michael Flynn,  stories about the deep state are everywhere, from the New York Times, to Naked … Continue reading

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Illusion only is sacred, truth profane

  There was much pearl-clutching by the corporate media when Trump blurted out the truth of US foreign policy in a recent interview with Fox host, Bill O’ Reilly. “There are a lot of killers.” Trump responded. “We’ve got a lot … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  While it’s useful to focus on what we can all do to make things better, going local will only go so far. Entering a presidential election between two deeply unpopular candidates, we are faced with problems that require a national … Continue reading

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Job Interview

  The 51 State Department officials who signed a memo urging the Obama administration to bomb Syria must be applying for a position in the future Hillary Clinton administration. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made it known that she favors … Continue reading

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Queen of the Neocons

  Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has a neocon problem. Clinton has just been endorsed for president by neoconservative intellectual, Robert Kagan, a longtime Republican who recognizes that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the presumptive favorite, would be hostile to neoconservative … Continue reading

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Bigger Fish to Fry

  The death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia and what it portends for domestic politics is a monumental story. One of the wildest presidential campaigns of recent memory just got a whole lot more complicated with the politics of the … Continue reading

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