The Stunning Failure Of Trump, A Man Who Brands Himself A Deal-Maker And Fixer
2017-03-31 04:12:13 UTC
By James Oliphant | REUTERS
<h3>In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.</h3>
For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. H...
Trump's aggressive use of executive authority and his judicial adversaries
2017-03-13 20:45:36 UTC
By Lawrence Hurley | Top Obama administration lawyers now fighting Trump.
WASHINGTON — When Johnathan Smith resigned from the U.S. Justice Department on Inauguration Day, he looked forward to spending time with his infant son, but that plan unraveled a week later when President Donald Trump unveiled his explosive foreign travel ban...
Trump embodies the shameless corruption
2017-02-10 08:18:33 UTC
<h3>Democrats need to mount a strong, ongoing argument that Trump’s corruption is integrally linked to policies that go against ordinary people. It’s unlikely that a Republican House and Senate would want to start impeachment proceedings unless Trump did something stunningly egregious or became very unpopular. </h3><hr>
Trump Has Broken His Oath To America
2017-02-05 21:08:11 UTC
By Anthony Lester
On his inauguration as president of the United States, on Jan. 20, Donald Trump took the oath of office in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. He swore that he would to the best of his ability “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” A week later, on Jan. 27, he signed an executive ord...
The danger of Trump's economic policies
2017-01-18 04:07:30 UTC
Protectionism has a certain appeal in every age and every nation, because of what we might call a piece of faulty wiring in the human brain. Our instincts were evolved on the savannahs of Pleistocene Africa. We have an ingrained tendency to provide against famine, to hoard food. Translated into the modern economy, this makes us f...
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goodman_-global-gathering" src="/system/images/20084/original/Amy_Goodman_-Global-Gathering.j...
U.S. Whitelash After A Black Presidency
2016-11-11 17:45:29 UTC
The foul stench of fascism in the U.S. - By John Metta.
Throughout this summer and autumn, I have interviewed fellow minorities, asking them about their feelings and experiences regarding this presidential election. In all of these interviews, one thing was clear: We knew this was coming.
To some of us, it hung like a foul smell ...
Two right wings on GOP ticket: Trump, Pence
2016-07-20 09:55:30 UTC
Donald Trump has picked Mike Pence of Indiana to be his vice president, defying political wisdom. Again.
For months people have been advising him to choose someone who balances the ticket -- female, admired, trusted in Washington. Instead he's gone for male, potentially controversial and anti-Washington. This ticket isn't balanced. ...
The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
By Bob Schneider,
The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born American Citizen carried out the attack. ISIS taking credit for the attack does not change ...
Trump shoots from the hip again: EgyptAir crash exposes a reckless and impulsive Donald Trump
2016-05-25 20:17:00 UTC
Trump on the Issues: EgyptAir crash exposes a reckless and impulsive Donald Trump.
It is one thing when Donald Trump's loose talk and theatrics are targeted at his former rivals "little Marco" and "lying Ted", and completely another when the case at hand is an international crisis involving a human tragedy, begging for leadership, i...
The Real Reason Trump Is on the Rise
2016-03-22 16:34:20 UTC
How Trump Exploits America's Precarious Economic and Political Climate.
Politicians in Germany and elsewhere in Europe are anxiously watching presidential candidate Donald Trump go from being a long shot to the Republican front-runner for the Nov. 8 presidential election.
Many wonder how a man like Trump, with his views about b...
Europe hates Trump - He's worse than Voldemort
2016-03-05 23:10:43 UTC
Carnival float in Dusseldorf, Germany
The international reaction to Donald Trump is so forceful and so unanimous in its condemnation that it is worth drawing attention to.
Germany's Der Spiegel has called Trump the most dangerous man in the world. The French liberal newspaper Liberation has described him as a nightmare turned ...
Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran
2015-10-28 20:56:43 UTC
Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran.
Effective enforcement of the Iranian nuclear deal remains a conundrum. Enshrined in the agreement is “snapback” – the restoration of international economic sanctions against Tehran should it violate the deal’s terms. Yet the expected rush of European, Russian and Chinese busines...
The Republican dream: Donald Trump & The Others
2015-08-17 05:14:05 UTC
For Trump supporters, it doesn’t matter what he says, just how he says it. And if Republicans think calling out Trump’s flip-flops will actually matter, they will soon look as foolish as the journalists guaranteeing his demise. It only guarantees he will attack them more.
And it’s never smart to get into an insult contest with Dona...
Why is Tony Blair so unpopular?
2015-08-11 19:58:11 UTC
<h5><i>President George W Bush giving Tony Blair the presidential medal of freedom in the White House in 2009.<hr></h5></i>Tony Blair won the British general election in May 1997, with a landslide victory against the discredited Conservative government, won again with a landslide in 2001, and won a third time, albeit it with a smaller ...
Germany wants Greece pushed out of Eurozone
2015-07-12 19:04:42 UTC
The German government has begun preparations for Greece to be ejected from the eurozone, as the European Union faces 24 hours to rescue the single currency project from the brink of collapse.
Nine hours of acrimonious talks on Saturday night, saw finance ministers fail reach an agreement with Greece over a new bail-out package, accusi...
Want to know Vladimir Putin’s secrets?
2015-06-10 19:07:10 UTC
Want to know Vladimir Putin’s secrets? They’re all right on his face.
“I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes,” Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) joked after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, “and I saw three things: a ‘K’ and a ‘G’ and a ‘B.’” McCain was referring to Putin’s earlier career as a skilled operative in the Soviet Union’s ...
'Look ... It's My Name on This': Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal
2015-05-22 17:06:13 UTC
On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating hour-long conversation about the Middle East to an end, I brought up a persistent worry. “A majority of American Jews want to support the Iran deal,” I said, “but a lot of people are anxiety-ridden about this, as am I.” Like many Je...
Obama to young African Americans and Hispanics: “You matter to us”
2015-05-06 04:46:40 UTC
As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had just met named Malachi.
A few minutes before, in a closed-door round-table discussion at Lehman College in the Bronx, Mr. Obama...
The Obama Doctrine and Iran
2015-04-06 08:00:26 UTC
Two days after the announcement of the deal between Iran and the major world powers – achieved in Switzerland after 18 months of talks and which must be finalised by the end of June – Obama spoke to the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman at the White House for an interview that was published online on Sunday April 5th 2015.
If negotiators agree on the final details of a preliminary agreement, then this deal will be a historic step forward
2015-04-05 23:00:56 UTC
Why a Nuclear Agreement With Iran Is the Right Choice.
The full-page ad in this week’s Washington Post portraying President Obama as history’s favorite whipping boy, Neville Chamberlain, was wrong in nearly every one of its many strident particulars.
It was wrong in suggesting that a nuclear agreement with Iran is appeasement. ...
Stop Spying on Wikipedia Users
2015-03-10 17:05:10 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — TODAY, we’re filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to protect the rights of the 500 million people who use Wikipedia every month. We’re doing so because a fundamental pillar of democracy is at stake: the free exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Our lawsuit says that the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance of Inte...
Russia on point of leaving 1987 arms-control treaty
2014-07-29 17:02:39 UTC
Russia may be on the point of walking out of a major cold war era arms-control treaty, Russian analysts have said, after President Obama accused Moscow of violating the accord by testing a cruise missile.
There has been evidence at least since 2011 of Russian missile tests in violation of the 1987 intermediate range nuclear forces (...
Kids, guns and the American way
2014-07-25 20:42:21 UTC
In February, a nine-year-old Arkansas boy called Hank asked his uncle if he could head off on his own from their remote camp to hunt a rabbit with his .22 calibre rifle. “I said all right,” recalled his uncle Brent later. “It wasn’t a concern. Some people are like, ‘a nine year old shouldn’t be off by himself,’ but he wasn’t an average...
Lowest deeds from loftiest heights
2014-07-23 07:10:45 UTC
<strong>Israel’s 'heroic' pilots push buttons and joysticks, battling the weakest and most helpless of people.</strong>
They are the most articulate, polished, brilliant and educated of soldiers. They study at the best universities during the course of their military service, come from the best homes, the most highly regarded high s...