By E.P. Milligan, 20 November 2017
The character of the J20 trials so far and the severity of the charges make clear that the entire case is a frame-up aimed at intimidating protestors and silencing dissent.
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
By Andre Damon, 20 November 2017
Donna Brazile’s new book provides a glimpse of the divisions and factional struggles gripping the Democratic Party.
By Andre Damon, 18 November 2017
The tax bill passed by the US House of Representatives Thursday marks a new milestone in the transformation of the United States into an oligarchy.
Amanda Hess and Manohla Dargis on the Weinstein-Spacey-Louis C.K. affairs
By David Walsh, 18 November 2017
The newspaper has been at the forefront of the scandal over sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, which has now been extended into the political arena.
By Barry Grey, 17 November 2017
It is already becoming clear that the tax overhaul is a prelude to a frontal attack on Medicare and Social Security.
By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2017
Charges of sexual misconduct, in some cases dating back decades, are now embroiling the political establishment as well as Hollywood.
By Fred Mazelis, 17 November 2017
The language of Democratic politicians today recalls that of the Wisconsin Republican senator whose name has become synonymous with attacks on democratic rights.
By Andre Damon, 16 November 2017
Tuesday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the use of nuclear weapons highlighted the acute danger of the eruption of a war that could kill hundreds of millions of people.
By Kate Randall, 15 November 2017
Research published in JAMA Cardiology shows that an initiative introduced five years ago under Obamacare to reduce Medicare readmissions for heart patients has resulted in a significant increase in mortality rates.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2017
The hearing heard the former head of the US Strategic Command raise the prospect of the military refusing a first strike order, creating what he called an “interesting constitutional situation.”
By Barry Grey, 15 November 2017
What is presented by the corporate media as a fierce conflict between the Republicans and Democrats is in reality a bipartisan conspiracy to increase the already stratospheric levels of social inequality in the United States.
By Harvey Simpkins, 14 November 2017
Senator Warner of Virginia has taken the most aggressive posture in favor of Internet censorship and other attacks on democratic rights.
By Patrick Martin, 14 November 2017
The campaign to destroy the candidacy of the far-right demagogue Roy Moore through media accusations of long-past sexual misconduct is fundamentally antidemocratic and can only fuel political reaction.
By Andre Damon, 11 November 2017
The Justice Department’s demand that RT register as a “foreign agent” is aimed at delegitimizing it as a news source, intimidating its contributors and guests, and setting a precedent for branding news outlets as treasonous.
By Barry Grey, 11 November 2017
The tax plans are designed to widen the gap between the very rich and everybody else.
By Nick Beams, 11 November 2017
In his diatribe, the US president cast aside the multilateral framework put in place by the United States itself in the aftermath of World War II.
By Evan Blake, 11 November 2017
If the bill becomes law, Amazon will be providing hundreds of thousands of CIA agents, military personnel, prosecutors, and immigration agents with their pencils, desks, and chairs.
By Sheila Brehm, 11 November 2017
Last Tuesday’s mayoral election in Flint was marked by mass abstention after three-and-a-half years of an ongoing lead water crisis.
“Time is quickly running out”
By James Cogan, 10 November 2017
Three aircraft carrier battlegroups are positioned off the coast of the Korean Peninsula and will rehearse for war this weekend.
By Trévon Austin, 10 November 2017
The move is a product of the ongoing anti-Russia witch hunt led by the Democratic Party, together with the US intelligence agencies, aimed at delegitimizing and outlawing domestic political opposition.
By Zaida Green, 10 November 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will actively “partner” with states to impose premiums, punitive work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid.
By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2017
In his first major response to the exposure of unprecedented collusion between the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, Sanders renewed his pledge to revitalize the Democratic Party.
By Barry Grey, 9 November 2017
The outcome was not a vote of confidence in the Democratic Party. Rather, it was a repudiation of the politics of Trump and the far-right.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 November 2017
According to Brown University’s latest “Costs of War” report, the Pentagon has squandered nearly $6 trillion over the past 16 years of US invasions, occupations and military interventions.
By Anthony Bertolt, 9 November 2017
Jentzen garnered wide support by calling herself a socialist, but her platform called for an alliance with the Democratic Party
By Kate Randall, 8 November 2017
The high court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the death sentence of Vernon Madison, 67, who suffers from dementia and memory impairment.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 November 2017
Monday’s decision ends Temporary Protected Status for up to 5,000 Nicaraguans and could be the prelude to the mass deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants.
By Patrick Martin, 8 November 2017
Trump is not an aberration, but the malignant product of the long-term decay of American capitalism and its two-party system.
Former DNC head Donna Brazile raises new questions over killing of Seth Rich, says she feared for her life
By Andre Damon, 8 November 2017
Statements by former DNC interim chairperson Donna Brazile indicate that some within the Democratic National Committee saw the murder of Rich as more than a botched burglary.
By Eric London, 8 November 2017
The “Democratic Autopsy” report is an attempt to save the party from a collapse of historic proportions.
By Kate Randall, 7 November 2017
Although the perpetrators of mass shootings are invariably deranged individuals, there are always deeper societal issues at work.
By Barry Grey, 7 November 2017
The news of the attack on a sitting US senator was initially downplayed by the major newspapers.
By Tyler Van Dyke, 7 November 2017
With the backing of the city’s major corporations and the Democratic political establishment, incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to be reelected in today’s mayoral election.
One hundred years after the October Revolution
By Niles Niemuth, 7 November 2017
The report from the right-wing Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation points to the widespread hostility to capitalism, which finds no expression within official politics.
By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2017
Appearing on national television, Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, told Clinton loyalists who denounced her revelations to “Go to hell.”
By James Cogan, 6 November 2017
Trump personifies the decay of American imperialism and the calculation of its strategists that it can arrest its decline by military means.
By Alan Gilman, 6 November 2017
The al-Nashiri case underscores the mockery being made of the Bill of Rights through the Military Commissions hearings at Guantanamo Bay.
By James Cogan, 4 November 2017
The visit symbolically began with a visit by the president to the Pearl Habor naval base, where war between the US and Japan for dominance over Asia began in December 1941.
By Patrick Martin, 4 November 2017
A new book by Donna Brazile confirms charges by supporters of Bernie Sanders that the Democratic National Committee took sides against him in the primaries.
In part due to Trump sabotage
By Kate Randall, 4 November 2017
The most vulnerable population group will be households—as many as 2 million people—that are ineligible for subsidies.
“The sad thing is that there are so many people like me in that system”
By Nick Barrickman, 4 November 2017
Watson has been denied the right to sue for damages incurred while he was illegally imprisoned by ICE for over three years.
By Barry Grey, 3 November 2017
As always, the Republicans establish the right-wing framework for new attacks on the working class and the Democrats mount a cynical show of opposition, while ensuring that the Republican proposals are enacted virtually intact.
By Nick Beams, 3 November 2017
Wall Street welcomed the selection of Powell, who will be the richest man to occupy the post.
By Andre Damon, 3 November 2017
This week’s congressional hearings on “extremist content” mark a new stage in the campaign by congressional Democrats, working with the intelligence agencies and leading media outlets, to legitimize censorship and criminalize dissent.
Anti-Russia hearings in the US:
By Andre Damon, 2 November 2017
Wednesday's testimony made clear the social media giants are being required to act as a proxy of the US government, to muzzle its critics and political opponents.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 November 2017
The general’s “slip of the tongue” served only to further expose the military escalation being carried out behind the backs of the American people.
By Tom Mackaman, 2 November 2017
Retired Marine General John Kelly’s comments resuscitate a reactionary interpretation that denies the Civil War’s historical necessity.
US Congressional hearing:
By Andre Damon, 1 November 2017
Advocating stepped-up censorship of the Internet, Clint Watts, a former US Army officer and FBI agent, declared, “Civil wars don’t start with gunshots, they start with words.”
By Rafael Azul, 1 November 2017
With anger against the Trump administration reaching a breaking point, Sanders urged Puerto Ricans to keep their faith in the US government.
Congressional Republicans open investigation into Clinton role in Russian acquisition of US uranium mines
By Niles Niemuth, 1 November 2017
The Uranium One affair demonstrates that the Democrats no less than the Republicans have corrupt ties with business interests all over the world, including in Russia.
By Barry Grey, 1 November 2017
The claim of Russian meddling has taken on the character of a neo-McCarthyite witch hunt, in which social and political opposition to the policies of the ruling class is attributed to the malign intervention of the Kremlin.
By Patrick Martin, 31 October 2017
The indictment of three Trump election campaign aides, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, marks a new stage in the political warfare in Washington.
Mattis, Tillerson testify before Senate committee
By Tom Hall, 31 October 2017
The principal focus of the hearing was how to provide a pseudo-democratic fig leaf for the launching of new wars.
By Tom Hall, 31 October 2017
The merger between the CVS pharmacy chain and the insurance giant is reportedly in response to Amazon’s imminent entry into the prescription drug business.
By Patrick Martin, 30 October 2017
Press reports claim the indictment will be made public as soon as Monday, with a possible arrest.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 October 2017
The nervousness of the US corporate media over the Kennedy papers is bound up with the light they shed on the continuing and even greater criminality of the US government today.
By Andre Damon, 28 October 2017
On the same day that Congress moved forward on nearly $6 trillion in tax cuts to the super-rich, the Trump administration declined to allocate any funds to address the opioid crisis.
By Barry Grey, 28 October 2017
The documents released on Thursday make clear that both the FBI and the CIA were well aware of Oswald’s activities and were closely tracking him in the period leading up to the assassination.
By Kate Randall, 28 October 2017
Seema Verma sees the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare as having extended coverage to millions of low-income Americans who should not be getting government-sponsored health insurance.
By Eddie Haywood, 28 October 2017
The tour happened against the backdrop of the Trump administration’s expansion of US military operations on the continent.
By Sampath Perera, 28 October 2017
In a visit of just four hours, Tillerson spelled out Washington’s demand Pakistan join the US in dramatically escalating Afghan war violence or brace itself for reprisals.
By Daniel de Vries, 27 October 2017
The EPA ordered three agency scientists to cancel long planned talks this week which were related to climate change.
By Joseph Kishore, 26 October 2017
The political conflicts within the United States mirror global processes. In country after country, far-right movements have exploited the political vacuum created by the rightward lurch of the social democratic and labor parties.
By Andre Damon, 26 October 2017
In two articles appearing Tuesday on the front pages of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the newspapers laid out justifications for censoring the online streaming service YouTube.
By Patrick Martin, 26 October 2017
The measure will benefit companies like Wells Fargo and Equifax, as well as banks and credit card companies more generally.
By Andre Damon, 25 October 2017
The speech by Senator Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, marks an intensification of divisions within the state that have developed throughout the Trump administration.
By Barry Grey, 25 October 2017
Trump’s tax plan raises to a new level the plundering of society’s resources by the ruling class that has been underway for nearly four decades.
By Jerry White, 24 October 2017
Middle-age workers are being forced to retire later, even as they confront poorer health and a lower life expectancy than their older peers.
By Kristina Betinis, 24 October 2017
Ramirez-Rosa’s stint as running-mate for Democratic candidate Daniel Biss exposes both the character of the Democrats and the role of the Democratic Socialists of America in providing them with political cover.
By Eric London, 23 October 2017
Republicans booed Bush and McCain and applauded Bannon’s attack at a party gathering in California, signaling growing divisions that threaten to tear apart the Republican Party.
By Patrick Martin, 23 October 2017
DNC Chairman Tom Perez nominated a slate of candidates for top party committees that excluded several longtime activists who backed Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton.
By Andre Damon, 23 October 2017
Gen. John Kelly’s militarist diatribe at a White House press briefing laid bare an open secret of American politics: behind the façade of democratic rule, the United States increasingly resembles a military dictatorship.
By Gabriel Black, 21 October 2017
The resolution helps procedurally prepare for the passage of a dramatic cut in taxes for business and for the financial elite.
By Isaac Finn, 21 October 2017
Pompeo’s statements reflect the sentiments of a large section of the political establishment and intelligence communities.
By Fred Mazelis, 21 October 2017
Richard Spencer shut down his program 30 minutes ahead of schedule after confronting opponents who vastly outnumbered neo-fascists in the audience.
By Nick Beams, 21 October 2017
Mnuchin’s Politico interview is an unwitting admission that the world’s largest economy is dominated by financial parasitism.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 October 2017
The callous and reactionary response of the Trump White House to the anguish of the family of a US soldier killed in Niger is of a piece with the deep-going militarization of the US government.
By Patrick Martin, 20 October 2017
Trump’s comments to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson were not an aberration, but a crude expression of the callousness of the US ruling elite.
By Kate Randall, 19 October 2017
The bulk of the Alexander-Murray bill is aimed at lowering requirements for private insurers and reducing the quality of health care coverage offered.
By Genevieve Leigh, 18 October 2017
Republican Representative Tom Marino has withdrawn his name after a damning report exposed his role in legislation to dismantle regulations on prescription opioid drugs.
By Patrick Martin, 16 October 2017
A joint investigation by “60 Minutes” and the Washington Post found that Republicans and Democrats in Washington did the bidding of giant drug distribution companies responsible for fueling the opioid crisis.
By Keith Jones, 14 October 2017
US President Donald Trump vowed Friday that he will use his presidential powers to blow up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran unless it is amended to Washington’s satisfaction.
By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2017
Trump’s aggressive course of action against Iran has provoked a strong reaction in Berlin, where German politicians and media figures are openly discussing a break with the US.
By Rafael Azul, 14 October 2017
So far at least 31 people have died and 600 have been reported missing.
By Fred Mazelis, 14 October 2017
The Democrat has long since discarded most of his “progressive” image, and presides over a city that is more socially unequal than ever before.
A new stage in the bipartisan health care counterrevolution
By Kate Randall, 14 October 2017
Any “compromise” on health care reform is a conspiracy against the working class, premised on the subordination of the need for health care to the profits of the corporations and the capitalist market.
By Nick Barrickman, 14 October 2017
Under the right conditions, the rapper is capable of giving expression to some of the pent-up social angst and oppositional feelings held by wide layers of the population, especially young people.
By Joseph Kishore, 13 October 2017
There is growing speculation of secret discussions among cabinet members and high-level staff about forcing Trump out of office.
By Patrick Martin, 12 October 2017
Trump’s opponents are openly discussing how to remove him from office, while he suggests that his media critics should be silenced.
By David Walsh, 12 October 2017
The sex scandal is a mechanism through which other issues are resolved, often to the satisfaction of powerful economic interests.
By Joseph Kishore, 11 October 2017
The unsubstantiated charges of Russian interference in the US elections have developed into an increasingly frenzied campaign to ascribe all opposition within the United States to the actions of a “foreign enemy.”
By Tom Hall, 11 October 2017
An article in the New York Times detailing funding by Wall Street groups demonstrates the pro-capitalist, anti-working class character of the nonprofits and “left” organizations around the Democratic Party.
By Sheila Brehm, 9 October 2017
The matter arose during a preliminary hearing concerning the first of 13 officials facing criminal charges over the Flint catastrophe.
By Alexander Fangmann, 9 October 2017
The expulsion of Cuban embassy personnel, supposedly over alleged “sonic attacks,” constitutes an effective end of the rapprochement begun under the Obama administration.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 October 2017
Trump’s reference to the “calm before the storm” must be taken to mean that war is imminent.
By Peter Symonds, 7 October 2017
Trump’s menacing comment—almost certainly directed against North Korea—is another warning that the US is on the brink of launching a catastrophic war.
By Trévon Austin, 7 October 2017
A new mandate revokes the requirement for companies and organizations that claim religious or moral objections to provide birth control.
By Norisa Diaz, 7 October 2017
Democrats downplay tension on immigration as ICE head threatens to split families up and conduct warrantless arrests in California.
A week on America’s death row
By Kate Randall, 7 October 2017
Michael Lambrix was executed Thursday night in Florida, while Jeffrey Borden was issued a last-minute state of execution in Alabama.
By our reporter, 7 October 2017
In pushing for stronger military and economic ties with Thailand, President Trump made no mention of the military regime’s suppression of opposition and dissent.