The Trump Presidency
By Barry Grey, 19 August 2017
While Democratic politicians hailed the removal of Bannon, his departure in no way signifies a shift away from the Trump administration’s program of war, social reaction and political repression.
By Roger Jordan, 19 August 2017
Washington is seeking to refashion the agreement as a template to pursue Trump’s economic nationalist “America first” agenda against its chief rivals, China and Germany.
By E.P. Milligan, 19 August 2017
Energy development projects such as oil and gas pipelines will receive heavy federal subsidies while being fast-tracked through the already lax process of environmental review.
By Patrick Martin, 18 August 2017
There is a political and social chasm between the popular outrage against Trump and the criticism coming from within the ruling elite.
By Alex Lantier, 18 August 2017
With far right forces rising across Europe, invocations of “Western values” by the European political establishment against Trump are false and hypocritical to the core.
By Niles Niemuth, 18 August 2017
Covered up in all the media and political commentary that has followed Trump’s press conference is the fact that the central target of his political strategy is the working class, of all races and ethnicities.
By Don Barrett and Niles Niemuth, 17 August 2017
The Justice Department has filed a warrant demanding emails, visitor logs, contact information and photographs relating to the website that coordinated protests at the January 20 presidential inauguration.
By Genevieve Leigh, 17 August 2017
Trump disbanded his business advisory councils as CEOs resigned and top Republicans distanced themselves from Trump’s pro-Nazi statements.
By Shannon Jones, 17 August 2017
Trumka left the panel as a face-saving measure, following the departure of several corporate CEOs.
By Jake Dean, 17 August 2017
Trump told Fox News he was considering a pardon for the former Arizona sheriff who defied court rulings to witch-hunt immigrant workers.
By Peter Symonds, 17 August 2017
The confrontation on the Korean Peninsula remains on a hair trigger and a mistake or miscalculation could plunge the world into war.
By Joseph Kishore, 17 August 2017
Trump’s remarks on Tuesday defending Nazi and white supremacist violence have exposed the ugly reality of American capitalism.
By Barry Grey, 16 August 2017
Trump’s press conference tirade on Tuesday was part of a calculated attempt to develop a fascistic mass movement in the United States.
By Trévon Austin, 16 August 2017
Saturday’s march is expected to be the prelude to further protests in southern Texas against Donald Trump’s xenophobic immigration and border policies.
By Patrick Martin, 15 August 2017
The murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia did not come out of the blue, but followed months of warnings about the likelihood of violence by white supremacist groups.
By Daniel de Vries, 15 August 2017
A draft of an authoritative federal study by US scientists was released amid fear of suppression.
By Eric London, 14 August 2017
Trump’s attempt to develop an extra-constitutional fascist movement is a warning to the working class in the US and internationally.
By Eric London, 13 August 2017
President Donald Trump waited hours to make a public statement after Saturday’s attack, and then blamed anti-fascist demonstrators for being complicit in the riot.
By Andre Damon, 12 August 2017
Mattis’ visit indicates the increasingly vital role played by the US tech giants not just in the conduct of wars abroad, but in the censorship and suppression of political opposition at home.
By Mike Head, 12 August 2017
If the US triggers a war against North Korea, Australia will be involved immediately in a conflagration that could rapidly draw in China, a major nuclear power.
By Patrick Martin, 12 August 2017
The US president said he was not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but his lawyer denounced the predawn FBI raid against Trump’s former campaign manager.
By The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 12 August 2017
The bellicose language coming from the man in charge of the most powerful military force on the planet is generating increasing shock and fear that nuclear war could break out at any moment.
By E.P. Milligan, 10 August 2017
More Americans have died from drug overdoses since 2000 than in all the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries combined.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2017
While the growing opposition to Trump centers on his attacks on health care, immigrants and democratic rights, the Democratic Party is appealing to the military-intelligence apparatus with its bogus claims of Trump ties to Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 9 August 2017
Not since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 has the world stood so close to the brink of nuclear war.
By Alex Lantier, 8 August 2017
Just over a century since the guns of August 14 announced the outbreak of WWI in Europe, NATO’s military focus is shifting from the Middle East back to Europe, with major preparations underway for war with high-tech and nuclear enemies.
As political warfare in Washington escalates
By Barry Grey, 5 August 2017
Trump’s battle with the press is part of the raging factional warfare within the ruling class and the state centering on differences over imperialist foreign policy.
By Peter Symonds, 4 August 2017
After criticising Beijing over the latest North Korean missile launch, the Trump administration is preparing to take action against China over intellectual property rights.
By K. Ratnayake, 4 August 2017
The principal factor driving the dispute over a remote Himalayan ridge is India’s emergence as a veritable “frontline state” in Washington’s strategic offensive against China.
By Mike Head, 4 August 2017
The phone calls displayed Trump’s thuggishness and readiness to bully other countries, including supposed allies, in line with his “America First” agenda.
By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2017
What has unfolded over the past two weeks is a calculated political strategy aimed at mobilizing an ultra-right movement outside both the Democratic and Republican parties.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 August 2017
With relations between Washington and Moscow worse than at anytime since the height of the Cold War, predominant sections of the US establishment are pressing for a further escalation of tensions.
By Peter Symonds, 2 August 2017
Beijing’s determination not to be bullied into tougher action against North Korea sets the stage for an escalating US confrontation not only with Pyongyang, but also China.
By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2017
The retired Marine general’s first action as White House chief of staff was to fire Anthony Scaramucci, hired by Trump less than two weeks ago as communications director.
By Andrea Lobo, 1 August 2017
The sanctions mark a significant escalation of US imperialist involvement in the Venezuelan crisis and Latin American internal politics.
In wake of Republican failure on ACA repeal
By Kate Randall, 1 August 2017
A number of states are seeking federal permission to require Medicaid enrollees to work, submit to drug testing or pay monthly premiums.
By Alex Lantier, 1 August 2017
Amid a mounting domestic political crisis and a breakdown of long-standing alliances, the United States is simultaneously escalating its military threats against nuclear-armed Russia and China.
By Peter Symonds, 31 July 2017
Trump’s tweets are another sign that the White House is actively considering far more aggressive methods, including military strikes against North Korea.
By Patrick Martin, 31 July 2017
The installation of retired Marine General John Kelly as White House chief of staff is part of a broader turn by President Trump to the military and police apparatus.
By Nick Beams, 31 July 2017
Speaking Sunday on state television, Putin indicated that the sanctions and Trump’s decision not to block the legislation represented a tipping point in relations with the US.
Trump shifts retired Marine general from Homeland Security to replace fired White House chief of staff
By Barry Grey, 29 July 2017
With the elevation of fellow Wall Street oligarch Scaramucci and General Kelly to top White House positions, Trump is seeking to give his administration a more directly Bonapartist character.
By Isaac Finn, 29 July 2017
The crackdown on immigrants paves the way for a police-state regime and attacks on workers more broadly.
By Eric London, 29 July 2017
Trump and Bannon are seeking to whip up homophobic hysteria, uniting religious bigotry with police worship and American nationalism to encourage the growth of a fascistic movement.
By James Cogan, 28 July 2017
The situation is rendered even more volatile and dangerous by the besieged character of the Trump presidency.
By Eric London, 28 July 2017
The Trump administration has launched a renewed offensive against the rights of LGBT people, and sections of the Democratic Party are adapting to the reactionary maneuvers.
By Barry Grey, 27 July 2017
The bizarre spectacle of a president publicly humiliating his top law enforcement official is the latest expression of a political conflict within the state that is tearing apart Trump’s own administration.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 July 2017
The long stalled plan for reviving the nearly 16-year US war in Afghanistan is being promoted in the Trump White House on the basis of profit and corporate plunder.
Way cleared for bipartisan attack on Medicaid
By Kate Randall, 26 July 2017
Despite certain tactical differences, both big business parties are in agreement on unprecedented cuts in health care and the dismantling of the core social programs dating from the 1930s and 1960s.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 July 2017
The new sanctions, combined with measures that restrict the Trump administration’s ability to remove them, expose the essence of the anti-Russia campaign spearheaded by the US intelligence agencies.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 July 2017
The corporate media is saying nothing about the government officials, business interests and politicians who bear the overriding responsibility for these deaths.
By Norisa Diaz, 25 July 2017
As a result of the brutal raids, thousands of youth will be deported to the most violent countries in the world in what will amount to a death sentence for many.
By Patrick Martin, 25 July 2017
The White House has dropped its opposition in the face of overwhelming support for the bill from congressional Republicans as well as Democrats.
By Josh Varlin, 25 July 2017
The Democrats hope to revive their electoral fortunes by engaging in empty sloganeering and threadbare rhetorical populism.
By Andre Damon, 25 July 2017
Donald Trump’s plans to vastly expand military spending will do nothing to offset the persistent decline of American capitalism, of which his administration is itself a malignant manifestation.
By Patrick Martin, 24 July 2017
Former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper attacked Trump at a forum of the national security establishment in Aspen, Colorado.
By Eric London, 24 July 2017
The 30 survivors of the horrific tragedy will likely be thrown into detention centers and promptly deported without the right to appear before a judge.
By Jordan Shilton, 24 July 2017
Trump’s bellicose remarks came just days after he reluctantly agreed to certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord.
By Ben McGrath, 24 July 2017
Seoul has reassured Washington that its proposal is not meant to undermine the larger demand for the complete denuclearization of North Korea.
Press secretary, legal spokesman resign
By Barry Grey, 22 July 2017
The US is passing through a crisis of capitalist rule without historical precedent, fueled by economic stagnation, growing social anger and intensifying geopolitical conflicts.
By Genevieve Leigh, 22 July 2017
Sessions’s directive boosts a policy which has been responsible for the seizure of over $5 billion in cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, since the program was born in 1984.
By Patrick Martin, 21 July 2017
Trump denounced nearly every top official involved in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.
By Jake Dean, 20 July 2017
Workers under the H-2 program are subjected to starvation wages and harsh working conditions.
By Joseph Kishore, 20 July 2017
The development of a genuine movement against the Trump administration requires that workers and youth draw the necessary political conclusions from the experiences of the past six months.
By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2017
Congressional Democratic leaders have demanded that Jared Kushner’s security clearance—required in his role as a top White House adviser—be revoked.
By Patrick Martin, 17 July 2017
Any immigrant, picked up anywhere in the country, who is unable to prove residence in the US for the past 90 days, could be summarily deported.
By Genevieve Leigh, 17 July 2017
New studies show a link between severe health problems among immigrants, and anxieties caused by the US anti-immigrant policies under the Bush, Obama and now Trump administrations.
By Patrick Martin, 14 July 2017
The main obstacles to a rational climate policy are capitalist private ownership of the means of production and the division of the world into rival nation-states.
By Alex Lantier, 14 July 2017
The French president sent a clear message to Berlin that Paris could align itself with Washington in a more openly anti-German policy.
By Joseph Kishore and David North, 13 July 2017
Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 has acquired explosive significance in the context of the ferocious political battle being waged in Washington.
Trump Jr. emails on meeting with Russian lawyer bring political warfare in Washington to fever pitch
By Barry Grey, 12 July 2017
Behind the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is a furious struggle between the White House and the national security establishment over foreign policy.
By Evan Blake, 12 July 2017
The commission, whose efforts to collect vast swaths of personal data violated multiple laws and regulations, has been set up to justify the disqualification of voters.
By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2017
The crimes carried out against the people of Mosul are on a Hitlerian scale, with tens of thousands killed or wounded and close to one million people driven from their homes.
Eighty arrested on Capitol Hill protesting legislation
By Kate Randall, 11 July 2017
A new poll shows that only 17 percent of US adults approve of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate Republicans’ heath care bill, while 55 percent disapprove.
By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2017
The military exercise involving US B1-B bombers just before the G20 summit, was aimed at pressuring all countries, especially China, to take tough action against North Korea.
By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2017
The New York Times led the way with successive front-page reports on a year-old meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney and lobbyist.
Nine rural hospitals in the state have shut down since 2010
By Warren Duzak, 10 July 2017
Tennessee is the “canary in the coal mine” for rural hospitals across the country.
By Daniel de Vries, 8 July 2017
The decision is a minor setback for an administration charging ahead with environmental deregulation
By Barry Grey, 8 July 2017
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called the meeting “disgraceful” and denounced Trump for undermining “our Intelligence Community.”
By Eric London, 8 July 2017
Communities that shifted to Trump “became more likely to vote against politicians perceived as orchestrating conflicts in which their friends and neighbors died.”
By Patrick Martin, 7 July 2017
The US president associated himself fully with the ultra-right policies pursued by the nationalistic PiS government in Warsaw.
Ahead of G20 summit
By James Cogan, 6 July 2017
The Trump administration is returning to the bellicose anti-China stance that characterised his campaign in the presidential election.
By Peter Symonds, 5 July 2017
Washington, not Pyongyang, is primarily responsible for creating the explosive situation on the Korean Peninsula.
By Peter Symonds, 4 July 2017
Trump is adopting a more confrontational stance toward China in an effort to pressure Beijing to force North Korea to bow to US demands.
By Patrick Martin and Joseph Kishore, 4 July 2017
A recognition of the deeply reactionary content of Trump’s polemics does not require that one be sentimental about his immediate targets.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 July 2017
The same corporate media that praised the US missile strike against Syria has blacked out Hersh’s exposure that its pretext, an alleged chemical weapons attack, is a lie.
By Evan Blake, 3 July 2017
The aim of the commission is to promote the myth of widespread vote fraud in order to justify anti-democratic measures to restrict the right to vote.
By Tom Carter, 1 July 2017
The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, which permits Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim ban to go into effect, is one of the most significant cases in the history of the institution.
By Eric London, 30 June 2017
The new ban is a death sentence for many refugees seeking to escape the wars launched or fueled by US imperialism that are ravaging the region.
By Joseph Kishore, 29 June 2017
The Democrats and Republicans are continuing their stage-managed debate over measures that will have devastating consequences for millions of Americans.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 June 2017
India is increasingly serving as a frontline state in US imperialism’s strategic confrontation with China.
By Barry Grey and Kate Randall, 24 June 2017
The most significant feature of both the Senate and House plans is their effective dismantlement of Medicaid as a guaranteed benefit—a milestone in the ruling class drive to destroy what remains of the social reforms of the 20th century.
By Josh Varlin, 23 June 2017
Two top intelligence officials reportedly confirmed that President Trump asked them to clear his election campaign of charges of collusion with Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 22 June 2017
While continuing to press China over North Korea, the Trump administration is warning that the US will resort to other measures—including military action—if there are no results.
By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2017
An editorial in Sunday’s Times on the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is an exercise in disinformation aimed at whipping up support for war with Russia.
By Alexander Fangmann, 19 June 2017
US imperialism’s most rapacious layers are convinced that, without Venezuelan support, the Cuban economy will collapse, allowing American corporations to reassert their dominance over the island.
By Gabriel Black, 19 June 2017
Stripping away parts of Dodd-Frank will remove its minimal restrictions on Wall Street’s speculative activities.
By Patrick Martin, 17 June 2017
Trump’s latest tweets increased the pressure on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to recuse himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia.
By Josh Varlin, 17 June 2017
The never-implemented DAPA program would have granted work permits and reprieves from deportation to some four million adults.
By Patrick Martin, 15 June 2017
The 66-year-old man, identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, was reportedly opposed to President Trump and the Trump administration.
By John Burton, 15 June 2017
The panel ruled that Trump violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by not making the findings required under the INA and by using nationality as a criterion.