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James Carey, USA 02/24/2018 0

As Wall Street Sinks Global Markets, China’s Economic Policies Build Independence & Immunity

China has been faced with — and continued to grow throughout — a previous U.S.-triggered global recession just under a decade ago. While the current condition of the markets is nothing like the end of 2008, there is still the same fear in the West that China is somehow on the brink of catastrophe.
Stephanie Savell, USA 02/24/2018 0

America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

When it comes to America’s wars, more than 16 years later our generals are victorious. Not, of course, in the distant lands where those conflicts grind on unendingly, but in the one place that matters: Washington, D.C
George Eliason, Ukraine 02/23/2018 0

Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

Despite lacking professional credentials, a commitment to public service, or the minimum amount of vetting that would go into a security clearance background check, these private-sector spies collect intelligence that is passed along and ultimately may be included in the President’s Daily Briefing.
Jonathan Cook, Israel 02/23/2018 0

The UK’s Hidden Hand in Julian Assange’s Detention

One has to wonder at what point will most people realize that this is – and always was – political persecution masquerading as law enforcement.
Brett Max Kaufman, USA 02/23/2018 0

Why The U.S. War On ISIS Is Illegal

No court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world.
Chris Hedges, USA 02/22/2018 0

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs

Once oligarchs take power, rational, prudent and thoughtful responses to social, economic and political problems are ignored to feed insatiable greed.
Reese Erlich, USA 02/22/2018 0

The U.S. Is Permanently Occupying Northern Syria, and That’s Trouble

How did the United States get tangled up in another Mideast quagmire?
Conn M. Hallinan, USA 02/22/2018 0

A Dangerous Turn in U.S. Foreign Policy

The Trump administration’s new National Defense Strategy is being touted as a sea change in U.S. foreign policy, a shift from the “war on terrorism” to “great power competition,” a line that would not be out of place in the years leading up to World War I.
Lucas Sczygelski, USA 02/21/2018 0

The Republican War on Local Control

With increasing frequency, Republican state legislatures are passing preemption laws, which prevent cities, towns, villages, and counties from adopting policies that diverge from those of the state.
Charles P. Pierce, USA 02/21/2018 0

The GOP Monster Is Out of the Lab

And it's rampaging through Texas.
Leah Cowen, Canada 02/21/2018 0

Infectious Diseases Are Poised for a Deadly Comeback

Many of the medical breakthroughs of the last century could be lost through the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Doctors and hospitals urgently need new medicines
Patrick Cockburn, UK 02/20/2018 0

Is Turkey Recruiting ex-ISIS Fighters?

Turkey is recruiting and retraining Isis fighters to lead its invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to an ex-Isis source.