The Worst Thing About Sessions? Everything We Already Knew.

The Worst Thing About Sessions? Everything We Already Knew.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in hot water following revelations that he met twice with Russia’s U.S. ambassador when he was a surrogate for the Trump campaign — and then lied about it to Congress. Many of his critics are now calling for his resignation. The...
Author Tour Continues: Splinterlands

Author Tour Continues: Splinterlands

Meet the author, John Feffer for a talk and signing of his new dystopian novel Splinterlands: The Great Global Unraveling, 2018-2050. Part Field Notes from a Catastrophe, part 1984, part World War Z, John Feffer’s striking new novel takes us deep into the battered,...
Witnessing The Birth Of A New Nationalist World Order

Witnessing The Birth Of A New Nationalist World Order

Donald Trump is a worldly fellow. He travels the globe on his private jet. He’s married to a Slovene and divorced from a Czech. He doesn’t speak any other languages, but hey, he’s an American, so monolingualism is his birthright. His fortune depends in large part on...
The Irony of the CIA’s Russia-Trump Story

The Irony of the CIA’s Russia-Trump Story

Even in an election year as shot through with conspiracy theories as this one, it would have been hard to imagine a bigger bombshell than Russia intervening to help Donald Trump. But that’s exactly what the CIA believes happened, or so unnamed “officials brief on the...
Trump is Frighteningly Predictable

Trump is Frighteningly Predictable

Shortly after taking office in 1969, President Richard Nixon devised his “madman theory.” It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Nixon believed that he could end the conflict. It just required a bit of unpredictability. “I want the North Vietnamese to believe I’ve...
Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S. military from the dismal aftermath of a botched...
When States Dream, Is Syria Their Nightmare?

When States Dream, Is Syria Their Nightmare?

The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food and medical assistance inside crumbling cities, who experience the retribution of either the Islamic State or the regime...
Are We Near the End of NATO?

Are We Near the End of NATO?

If the number of eager applicants on a waiting list determines the strength of a club, then the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in fine fettle. At its most recent gathering in July, NATO welcomed its 29th member — Montenegro — which means that the...
Is The U.S. Fighting for Regime Change in Syria?

Is The U.S. Fighting for Regime Change in Syria?

While Secretary John Kerry talks of some kind of peace process for Syria, Washington appears to be doubling down on the same failed policy. Nonetheless, if the Russian deployment has bought time for diplomacy to take place, it has also bought time for the Syrian army...
What Clinton Got Wrong About Snowden

What Clinton Got Wrong About Snowden

Hillary Clinton is wrong about Edward Snowden. Again. The presidential candidate and former secretary of state insisted during the recent Democratic debate that Snowden should have remained in the United States to voice his concerns about government spying on U.S....