Opinion

  • FREDERICK DOUGLASS: This Fourth of July is yours, not mine
    Frederick_douglass-_this_fourth_of_july_is_yours__not_mine 2018-07-04 18:39:22 UTC
    Frederick Douglass, once a slave, became a brilliant and powerful leader of the anti-slavery movement. In 1852, he was asked to speak in celebration of the Fourth of July. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the aboli...
  • Repeal the Second Amendment, Retired Supreme Court Justice Says
    Repeal_the_second_amendment 2018-03-27 19:09:32 UTC
    Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives in several cities, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment. In ...
  • Nationalist Bully in White House Takes on Global Trade
    A_nationalist_bully_in_the_white_house_takes_on_global_trade 2018-03-12 07:19:39 UTC
    Just days after announcing his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum against numerous countries, the president unilaterally followed through and formally decreed the measure. Trump exempted America's neighbors Mexico and Canada under the...
  • Lobbyist & corporate lawyers occupy WH: Is Trump drowning in his 'swamp'?
    Is_trump_drowning_in_swamp__lobbyist___corporate_lawyers_occupy_wh 2018-03-09 03:02:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a...
  • A year of Trump: Hate binds and blinds US
    A_year_of_trump-_hate_binds_and_blinds_u.s. 2018-01-21 07:50:21 UTC
    The US president has been in office for a year. His critics make it far too easy for him when they unite in blind hate against all things Donald Trump, writes Germany's public international broadcaster-DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl. Figures ...
  • Iranians Taking to the Streets, Want Change
    Iranians_taking_to_the_streets_want_change 2018-01-03 07:14:24 UTC
    The protests in Iran are the result of an accumulation of unsolved problems. No matter what happens next, resentment in Iran is on the rise — people want to see change. For the past two years at least, many an expert in Iran has warned that an ...
  • Why is Trump wrong and what is really happening in Iran?
    Why_is_trump_wrong_and_what_is_really_happening_in_iran_ 2018-01-02 10:09:45 UTC
    Does U.S. President Donald Trump think Iranians are fools with goldfish memories, who cannot remember the CIA-sponsored coup in their country in 1953? Does he also think other governments in this ancient part of the world were not alarmed by Tr...
  • Donald Trump, Corrupt King of the Swamp
    Donald_trump__corrupt_king_of_the_swamp 2017-12-21 02:42:33 UTC
    The US tax bill is an unashamed enrichment scheme for the wealthy and slap in the face for the poor. Trump's giant giveaway to the richest Americans, like himself, finally makes clear to everyone where the president's real sympathies lie. After...
  • The end of US net neutrality is a license to print money
    The_end_of_us_net_neutrality_is_a_license_to_print_money 2017-12-18 06:59:52 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Joerg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.</strong> I ...
  • U.S. Is No Longer Top Dog
    U.s._is_no_longer_'top_dog' 2017-11-26 07:25:29 UTC
    It was Bill Clinton, presiding over the United States arguably at the height of its 20th century power, who set out the long-term choice facing his country: Whether to try by every means possible to stay top dog on the block in perpetuity, or…. “t...
  • German Analyst Calls on the Major Parties in US to Wake Up
    German_analyst_calls_on_the_major_parties_in_u.s._to_wake_up 2017-11-12 09:24:02 UTC
    By Michael Knigge — Even after saying and typing the words President Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his stunning presidential election victory one year ago, it still feels awkward. And that's the way it should be. Becaus...
  • Analysis | Democrats have a good chance of retaking the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018
    Analysis___democrats_have_a_good_chance_of_retaking_the_u.s._house_of_representatives_in_2018 2017-11-09 04:29:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - Democrats claimed historic gains in Virginia’s statehouse and flipped Republican-held seats in other local races across the United States on Tuesday, in the party’s first big wave of victories since Republican Donald Trump’s surprise W...
  • German 'Wolfskinder': the Forgotten Orphans of World War Two
    German_'wolfskinder'-_the_forgotten_orphans_of_world_war_two 2017-11-03 06:17:09 UTC
    They were barefoot and they had lice. It must have been April 1946, but after so many decades, Erika Smetonus isn't entirely sure about the dates. Her mother hadn't survived the war, her father was missing. Smetonus was completely alone when t...
  • Trump Only Focuses on His Voters, Lacks Policy
    Trump_has_no_policy_just_focusing_on_his_voters 2017-10-15 06:13:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the moment, U.S. President Donald Trump is going it alone. After weeks of seeing his agenda imperiled by Republican divisions and infighting among his aides, Trump has been a whirl of activity this week, reasserting h...
  • Columbus Day Celebrates the Explorer's Crimes Against Humanity
    Christopher_columbus_crimes_against_humanity 2017-10-09 20:25:51 UTC
    Every October, grateful Americans get a day off work to, ostensively, celebrate the life of explorer Christopher Columbus. The current President of the United States Donald Trump said in his proclamation: "The permanent arrival of Europeans to ...
  • Trump's Nationalistic America Sees Anti-Fascist Movement Rising
    Trump's_nationalistic_america_sees_anti-fascist_movement_rising 2017-10-07 07:30:08 UTC
    On the day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president in January, the white supremacist Richard Spencer was giving an interview to a television reporter on the streets of Washington, DC. He was midsentence when a black-clad figure rushe...
  • The Culture of Violence in America
    The_culture_of_violence_in_america 2017-10-03 18:18:52 UTC
    The United States of America was conceived and nurtured by violence. Americans not only engage in violence, they are entertained by it. Killing takes place in America at an average of 87 times each day. Going to war in Afghanistan is less da...
  • Far-Right Populist Party Strikes Fear in Germany
    Alternative_fur_deutschland 2017-09-22 14:48:30 UTC
    The German election is only days away, but in Berlin, you could be forgiven for not realizing that anything important was happening at all. The lead-up to the election has been characterized by tediousness and ennui over the inevitability of a fou...
  • Trump Staffers Looking for the Exits
    Trump_waves 2017-09-22 14:31:48 UTC
    A fast-growing number of White House staffers are starting to look for the exits, even though the one-year mark of President Donald Trump’s first term is still months away. Many who joined the administration in January did so with the explici...
  • Ideological Purity of Bernie Backers Infuriates Democrats
    Bernie_sanders 2017-09-08 16:42:57 UTC
    Gabriel DeBenedetti Prominent Democrats are increasingly riled by attacks from Bernie Sanders' supporters, whose demands for ideological purity are hurting the party ahead of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election, they say. But ...
  • Roger Stone Political Dirty Trickster Predicts Violent 'insurrection'
    Stone_masterimage 2017-08-25 17:50:55 UTC
    (Politico) Roger Stone, a longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, predicted Thursday there would be a "spasm of violence" tantamount to civil war if the president were brought under impeachment charges by Congress. During an interview wit...
  • Paul Ryan is Pandering to Neo-Nazis
    House_gop_provided_ryan_enough_votes_to_win_the_speakership 2017-08-24 18:27:41 UTC
    (The New Republic) He and Republicans will protect Trump from censure, hoping national outrage will have fizzled by the time Congress returns to Washington. Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituent...
  • Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
    Trump_threatens_military_intervention_in_venezuela 2017-08-22 23:18:12 UTC
    Donald Trump has no strategy for Afghanistan. Appearing at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday evening, the president announced ... something. A strategy, allegedly, that will “win” our 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Trump being Trump...
  • A Solar Eclipse Reflective Of America's Dark Mood
    The_solar_eclipse_is_going_to_make_america__any_darker_than_it_already_is 2017-08-21 16:35:24 UTC
    Now America has a solar eclipse to match its dark mood. — The solar eclipse seems made to order for our current national mood. Darkness at midday? Just further proof of the gloomy times we’re living in. Pick up any newspaper and the evide...
  • Trump could easily turn into a fascist if we're not vigilant
    Trump_could_easily_turn_into_fascist_if_we're_not_vigilant 2017-08-16 18:37:41 UTC
    Donald Trump is not yet in any meaningful way fascist or totalitarian, but he could easily turn into that if we're not vigilant. His creation of a social movement is very dangerous - and the left is enabling it, explains Roger Berkowitz, a scholar...