Opinion

  • 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...
  • Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
    Who_are_we__a_timeline_of_the_dark_side_of_america_ 2017-08-15 07:41:17 UTC
    <h2>What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American</h2><h3>To affirm that vicious race-based violence is not who we are is to erase our very recent, collective past.</h3><strong>By JOSHUA ZEITZ August 13, 2017</strong><img alt="Who_are_we__a...
  • Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
    Who_is_more_crazy__kim_jong-un_or_trump_ 2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
    Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his ...
  • The Last Hope for Venezuela Is Also a Frightening One
    The_last_hope_for_venezuela_is_also_a_frightening_one 2017-08-03 22:53:35 UTC
    BY FRANCISCO TORO — Three months ago, Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolás Maduro, pushed the nuclear button in Venezuelan politics: He declared that he would convene a Constituent Assembly, a specially elected body that’s allowed to do pret...
  • Meet Donald Trump's 'dirty trickster' Roger Stone
    Meet_donald_trump_'dirty_trickster'_roger_stone 2017-07-15 21:30:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (By Astead W. Herndon BOSTON GLOBE) — For decades, mainstream Republicans mocked Roger Stone Jr. for his seersucker suits and outlandish affection for Richard Nixon, whose face he has tattooed on his back. They shrugged when he made out...
  • We thought Trump hit rock bottom, but now he sinks even lower
    We_thought_trump_hit_rock_bottom__but_now_he_sinks_even_lower 2017-07-01 19:53:49 UTC
    The US President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Saturday morning, calling Scarborough "crazy" and Brzezinski "dumb as a rock," despite days of bipartisan outrage earlier th...
  • The world is looking at Germany: Leadership is about freedom
    The_world_is_looking_at_germany-_leadership_is_about_freedom 2017-06-23 18:12:51 UTC
    What does the word "German" mean to people? It's a popular debate topic in the country. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel has put forth her own answer. It's a typical Merkel-style response, says Ines Pohl. — Expectations are weighing more heavily...
  • A Large-Scale US Crisis Will Unleash Trump's Toxic Agenda That Is Lying In Wait
    A_large-scale_u.s._crisis_will_unleash_trump's_toxic_agenda_that_is_lying_in_wait 2017-06-13 05:15:22 UTC
    Naomi Klein — During the presidential campaign, some imagined that the more overtly racist elements of Donald Trump’s platform were just talk designed to rile up the base, not anything he seriously intended to act on. But in his ...
  • Trump's infrastructure plan is nothing more than a scam
    Trump's_infrastructure_plan_is_nothing_more_than_a_scam 2017-06-13 05:14:45 UTC
    <blockquote><i>U.S. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is not much more than a page of talking points, and nothing more than a scam, says Robert Reich. For example (in one version of the plan), for every dollar developers put into a p...
  • The leader of the free world, Angela Merkel
    Angela_merkel__leader_of_the_free_world 2017-06-13 05:13:43 UTC
    Angela Merkel is increasingly referred to as the 'leader of the free world.' Yet it is a title she herself does not want. She is not defined by her aspirations, but rather by her pragmatism, says Kay-Alexander Scholz. The best remedy for populi...
  • With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot.
    With_respect__mr_president-_sir__you_are_an_idiot 2017-06-02 19:04:57 UTC
    BRUSSELS — It doesn't actually matter whether Donald Trump just described Germany as "bad" or "evil." Either way, it gives us the opportunity to return the insult. With respect, Mr President: Sir, you are an idiot. It is above all the stup...
  • "America First" might turn out to be rather lonely
    %22america_first%22_might_turn_out_to_be_rather_lonely 2017-06-02 19:05:10 UTC
    At the NATO summit in Brussels, US President Donald Trump acted like a diplomatic bully. He arrived late, then shoved the Montenegrin prime minister aside to ensure his place in the front row. He turned what was planned as a short ceremonial addre...
  • The Stunning Failure Of Trump, A Man Who Brands Himself A Deal-Maker And Fixer
    The_stunning_failure_of_trump__a_deal-maker_and_fixer 2017-03-31 04:12:13 UTC
    By James Oliphant | REUTERS WASHINGTON — <h3>In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.</h3> For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of...
  • Trump's aggressive use of executive authority and his judicial adversaries
    Trump's_aggressive_use_of_executive_authority_and_his_judicial_adversaries 2017-03-13 20:45:36 UTC
    By Lawrence Hurley | Top Obama administration lawyers now fighting Trump. WASHINGTON — When Johnathan Smith resigned from the U.S. Justice Department on Inauguration Day, he looked forward to spending time with his infant son, but that plan un...