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U.S. the World’s Invasion Nation
How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On November 29th, Gallup headlined “Democrats Lead Surge in Belief U.S. Should Be World Leader” and reported that “Three-fourths (75%) of Americans today think the … Continue reading
The Ancient Mythical Rites of Pearl Harbor Day
Last week I spoke at a high school. As I often do, I told them I’d perform a magic trick. I only know one, but I know it will almost always work with no skill required. I scribbled on a … Continue reading
Earth Over the Brink
Glacier National Park is drip drip dripping into a puddle. People and companies and governments are cutting down trees to burn them to save the planet from global warming, mixing the sacrificial trees with oh-so-clean coal, and in Detroit with … Continue reading
Talk Nation Radio: Dave Lindorff on the Pentagon’s Fictional Budget
Dave Lindorff is an investigative reporter who writes for the Nation, London Review of Books, Salon and Tarbell.org. He is founder of the collectively run journalists’ news site thiscantbehappening.net. Lindorff has just published an articled called “Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive … Continue reading
Americans’ Self-Contradictory Views of Socialized Healthcare
Majorities want single-payer, but not from the government. Eric Zuesse On December 3rd, Gallup bannered “Government Favored to Ensure Healthcare, but Not Deliver It” and reported that 57% of Americans say “It is government’s responsibility to see that all have … Continue reading
Are Genes Pseudo-Science Driven by Racist Patriarchal Plutocrats?
 A new film called A Dangerous Idea argues that the concept of the gene will be looked back on (if humanity lives long enough) in the way that we look back on claims of “royal blood” and skull size as … Continue reading
Truth Is What We Hide, Self-Serving Cover Stories Are What We Sell
We can summarize the current era in one sentence: truth is what we hide, self-serving cover stories are what we sell. Jean-Claude Juncker’s famous quote captures the essence of the era: “When it becomes serious, you have to lie.” And when does it … Continue reading
When America’s Press Contradicts America’s President
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On November 16th, the Washington Post headlined that “CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination” and reported that “The CIA’s assessment, in which officials have said they have high confidence, is the … Continue reading
Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal
While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that … Continue reading
America Needs a New National Strategy
If you ask America’s well-paid punditry to define America’s National Strategy, you’ll most likely get the UNESCO version: America’s national strategy is to support a Liberal Global Order (LGO) of global cooperation on the environment, trade, etc. and the encouragement of … Continue reading