Opinion

  • 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...
  • Trump embodies the shameless corruption
    Donald_trump_embodies_the_shameless_corruption 2017-02-10 08:18:33 UTC
    <h3>Democrats need to mount a strong, ongoing argument that Trump’s corruption is integrally linked to policies that go against ordinary people. It’s unlikely that a Republican House and Senate would want to start impeachment proceedings unless Tr...
  • Trump Has Broken His Oath To America
    Trump_has_broken_his_oath_to_america 2017-02-05 21:08:11 UTC
    By Anthony Lester On his inauguration as president of the United States, on Jan. 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. He swore that he would to the best of his ability “preserve, protect and defend th...
  • The danger of Trump's economic policies
    The_danger_of_trump's_economic_policies 2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
    Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to ...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • U.S. Whitelash After A Black Presidency
    U.s._whitelash_after_a_black_presidency 2016-11-11 17:45:29 UTC
    The foul stench of fascism in the U.S. - By John Metta. Throughout this summer and autumn, I have interviewed fellow minorities, asking them about their feelings and experiences regarding this presidential election. In all of these interviews, ...
  • Two right wings on GOP ticket: Trump, Pence
    Donald_trump_and_mike_pence 2016-07-20 09:55:30 UTC
    Donald Trump has picked Mike Pence of Indiana to be his vice president, defying political wisdom. Again. For months people have been advising him to choose someone who balances the ticket -- female, admired, trusted in Washington. Instead he's ...
  • The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
    The_power_of_the_lgbt_community's_courageous_love 2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
    By Bob Schneider, The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born A...
  • Trump shoots from the hip again: EgyptAir crash exposes a reckless and impulsive Donald Trump
    Donald_trump 2016-05-25 20:17:00 UTC
    Trump on the Issues: EgyptAir crash exposes a reckless and impulsive Donald Trump. It is one thing when Donald Trump's loose talk and theatrics are targeted at his former rivals "little Marco" and "lying Ted", and completely another when the ca...
  • The Real Reason Trump Is on the Rise
    Donald_trump 2016-03-22 16:34:20 UTC
    How Trump Exploits America's Precarious Economic and Political Climate. Politicians in Germany and elsewhere in Europe are anxiously watching presidential candidate Donald Trump go from being a long shot to the Republican front-runner for the N...
  • Europe hates Trump - He's worse than Voldemort
    Make_fascism_great_again 2016-03-05 23:10:43 UTC
    Carnival float in Dusseldorf, Germany The international reaction to Donald Trump is so forceful and so unanimous in its condemnation that it is worth drawing attention to. Germany's Der Spiegel has called Trump the most dangerous man in t...
  • Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran
    Why_the_u.s._may_still_have_to_go_to_war_against_iran 2015-10-28 20:56:43 UTC
    Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran. Effective enforcement of the Iranian nuclear deal remains a conundrum. Enshrined in the agreement is “snapback” – the restoration of international economic sanctions against Tehran should i...