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Video: Abiy Ahmed: 2019 Peace Laureate
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 19:06:02 +0000
The Nobel Committee Is Doing Better
Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:53:22 +0000
The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize was right not to give the prize to Greta Thunberg, who deserves the highest prizes available, but not one created to fund the work of abolishing war and militaries. That cause ought … Continue reading
America 2019: Even the Wealthy Are Poorer in Everything That Matters
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:31:04 +0000
A good friend related a story that goes directly to the heart of what’s broken in our way of life. My friend went to a reunion in Silicon Valley attended by the most successful cohort in America: super-smart, highly educated people … Continue reading
Will the Clintons Destroy the Democratic Party?
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:41:16 +0000
Let’s start by stipulating my bias: I would cheer the collapse of both self-serving, venal political parties, which have stood by for decades as the rich have become immeasurably richer and the politically powerful few have disempowered the many. The transparent … Continue reading
Trump’s Opponents Have Him Beat . . . When It Comes to Incompetence
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:52:02 +0000
If Trump were to finally shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler and company would not declare it acceptable, absolutely not. But what they would do would be to open a months-long investigation into the history of … Continue reading
How Most Americans Favor Corruption
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:50:37 +0000
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Americans don’t do it voluntarily, but mainly because they don’t understand the way the U.S. system works. Part of that is the nation’s legal system; part of it isn’t, but is instead international. Regardless … Continue reading
What’s Holding Up the Market?
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:30:44 +0000
What’s holding up the U.S. stock market? The facile answer is the Federal Reserve (“the Fed has our back,” “don’t fight the Fed,” etc.) but this doesn’t actually describe the mechanisms in play or the consequences of a market that levitates … Continue reading
Update on the MH17 Case
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 02:06:17 +0000
Eric Zuesse The Netherlands Government is resisting an effort by Dutch victims’ families to find out why Ukraine’s Government, on 17 July 2014 — when the Malaysian airliner MH17 was shot down while flying over Ukraine’s civil-war zone — this … Continue reading
Democracy Is Now a Hindrance to the Imperial State
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 16:35:27 +0000
If we step back from the histrionics of impeachment and indeed, the past four years of political circus, we have to wonder if America’s democracy is little more than an elaborate simulation, a counterfeit democracy that matches our counterfeit capitalism (Matt Stoller’s term). … Continue reading
Is Peace Possible?
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:17:19 +0000