Michael T. Klare offers an overview of oil’s enduring sway in U.S. policy in the Middle East.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: If Dan Coats Leaves, No Tears Goodbye
The director of national intelligence has turned a blind eye on torture, secret prisons and international off-the-books kidnappings.
Now It’s Up to the People to End Gerrymandering
The High Court decided to do nothing about a practice that, in the words of dissenting Justice Elena Kagan, “beats democracy,” writes Marjorie Cohn.
Trump Presides Over Dwindling Greatness
Russia and China are forging stronger ties, gaining ground on the U.S. and rattling Washington, writes Dilip Hiro.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Weaponizing the Dollar
The Trump administration’s incessant sanctions wars are curbing the dollar’s global hegemony and speeding the demise of U.S. empire.
A Howl for Blood in Iran as Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4
The aerial parade of military aircraft was a chilling display of rampant killing machinery, write Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright.
American Suicide & What Trump Isn’t Doing About It
It’s an epidemic with life-and-death significance for a pivotal portion of Trump’s base, but the president has paid no attention to the way it is afflicting U.S. civilians, writes Rajan Menon.
Jingoistic Military Fetishization Is as American as Bald Eagle McNuggets
There’s nothing alien or un-American about Trump’s July 4th military hardware parade, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
Mueller Report Gets the Trump Tower Meeting Wrong; Promotes Browder Hoax
Natalia Veselnitskaya didn’t have “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and when the Russian lawyer met with Trump’s people her focus was not on the 2016 campaign, writes Lucy Komisar.
Mueller’s Upcoming Turn in the Witness Chair
The ex-special counsel has agreed to take questions from a congressional committee and James Howard Kunstler can think of a few he’d like to have answered.