Tag Archives: corporate media

An adversarial way

  Legendary investigative journalist Robert Parry has died. Anyone who’s read this blog knows how much I valued Robert and his investigative website–Consortiumnews.com. His death is a profound tragedy, and I’ve spent the week in a state of persistent melancholy. Life … Continue reading

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War is a way of shattering to pieces

  Who knew Defense Secretary Mattis had such a refined sense of humor? SEC. MATTIS:  “We don’t invade other countries, in Russia’s case — Georgia, Ukraine.  That we settle things by international rule of law, you know, this sort of … Continue reading

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Duck and Cover

  A year on it’s become clear that the McResistance to Trump’s misrule is largely about Democrats and liberals avoiding self-examination, while continuing the ruinous neoliberal and neoconservative policies that brought us to this point. For example, Trump came into office promising … Continue reading

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Siver Lining

  I like to read books twice. Not all books but certainly the good ones. It’s amazing the things that you miss the first time. Take Douglas Valentine’s–The CIA As Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World. It blew … Continue reading

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The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush

  Nothing says United States of Amnesia quite like the rehabilitation of George W. Bush. Articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and even the Guardian eagerly reported Bush’s recent speech with its implicit criticisms of Trump as a hopeful … Continue reading

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Crackpot Centrism

  I’m smitten. Caitlin Johnstone is my new favorite blogger. She’s smart, funny and absolutely fearless. She also writes about the things I’m most interested in–political/economy, foreign policy, and media manipulation. Perhaps because she’s Australian, Johnstone deftly deconstructs US propaganda, following … Continue reading

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The Axis of Stupid

  Between Trump’s UN speech and the new Committee to Investigate Russia, I don’t know who’s dumber–Trump, or the disparate faction that seems determined to take him down. The Committee to Investigate Russia is sponsored by Hollywood director Rob Reiner, who … Continue reading

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