Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies. He edits its Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords services and coaches writing in the New Economy Maryland Fellowship program.
He’s a former associate editor of Right Web, a project that monitors efforts to influence U.S. foreign policy, and helped coordinate the first annual Global Day of Action on Military Spending.
His writings have appeared in The Nation, The Washington Spectator, The Washington Examiner, and The Kansas City Star, among many other outlets. He’s also the coauthor of a chapter in the Verso collection The Wikileaks Files.
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It’s unpopular. It’s expensive. But the donors want it.
When our soldiers kill and die in wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore.
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The president didn’t just want the FBI to stop investigating his friend Mike Flynn. He wanted it to arrest journalists.
Now that he cares about the fate of Syrian children, I hope Trump will open up our country — not bomb theirs.
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What could Sessions have talked to the Russian ambassador about that could compare to his atrocious record on civil rights?
The president’s obsession with Muslims and immigrants gives cover to a simmering white nationalist movement at home.
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If Trump can sell a plain-as-day lie about his inauguration crowd, he can lie about anything — including things that hurt his own supporters.
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Trump’s core supporters were so anxious about the changing face of America, they were willing to vote alongside the Klan.
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