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Trump: Fewer Military Parades Means More “Jet Fighters”

    Trump: Fewer Military Parades Means More “Jet Fighters”

After postponing his coveted military parade—an event which 75 percent of respondents in a poll earlier this year said was not a good use of government funds—President Donald Trump shared with his Twitter followers on Friday that he’ll find another use for the money that would have paid for the parade: adding to the military’s already-massive collection…

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Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us?

    Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us?

Ecological economists, such as Herman E. Daly, stress that as the external costs of pollution and resource exhaustion are not included in Gross Domestic Product, we do not know whether an increase in GDP is a gain or a loss. External costs are huge and growing larger. Historically, manufacturing and industrial corporations, corporate farming, city…

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Pompeo Forms “Iran Action Group” to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House

    Pompeo Forms “Iran Action Group” to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that the United States has formed an “Iran Action Group” within the State Department to guide Washington’s post-nuclear deal policy. The group will coordinate all activity and policy related to Iran, including inter-agency initiatives after President Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear deal in May. Pompeo…

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Rashida Tlaib Repudiates Views of Liberal Zionist Organization, J Street

    Rashida Tlaib Repudiates Views of Liberal Zionist Organization, J Street

Rashida Tlaib has repudiated key positions of the Israel lobby group J Street, which endorsed her during her winning Democratic primary campaign for Michigan’s 13th congressional district. This comes after days of controversy and questions about the political commitments required to secure the support of the liberal Zionist organization. In an interview with In These Times on Tuesday, Tlaib…

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The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

  The Best of Frenemies: The Trump-Media Logrolling

Today, hundreds of newspapers, at the initiative of the Boston Globe, are purporting to stand up for a free press against Trump’s rhetoric. Today also marks exactly one month since I was dragged out of the July 16 Trump-Putin news conference in Helsinki and locked up until the middle of the night. As laid in my cell, I chuckled…

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Shed Not a Tear for War Criminal John Brennan, Say Legal Experts

  Shed Not a Tear for War Criminal John Brennan, Say Legal Experts

While Democratic senators, corporate talking heads, former national security officials, and Twitter pundits issued dire proclamations about the “dangerous precedent” President Donald Trump set on Wednesday by revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance for obviously vindictive and political reasons, critics of America’s far-too-powerful intelligence apparatus were quick to express how little sympathy they feel…

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Internet Users Crowdfund Release of 4,358 CIA MKUltra Documents

  Internet Users Crowdfund Release of 4,358 CIA MKUltra Documents

A crowdfunding campaign has succeeded in raising the funds necessary to pay a Freedom of Information Act request fee for documents related to the CIA’s controversial MKUltra program. John Greenewald of Black Vault, a website that publishes government documents, appealed to the internet for help after the agency refused to waive the $425 fee it was demanding…

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America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

  America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

President Donald Trump signed a $717 billion military spending bill on August 14. What made headlines was not the size of the bill or what is in the bill. Rather, most were upset that Trump did not thank Senator John McCain, whose name was put on the bill by his colleagues in Congress to honor…

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Worried About Election Interference? 5 Times the US Meddled in Foreign Elections

  Worried About Election Interference? 5 Times the US Meddled in Foreign Elections

Washington D.C. – If you read any article about the “Russian hacking” or “U.S. election interference” you will likely see some reference to the U.S.’s own long history of election interference. Yet most of these articles defend the U.S. by claiming that such interference campaigns dropped off significantly since the end of the Cold War. This…

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Google is Tracking You Even When Your Phone’s ‘Location History’ is Off

  Google is Tracking You Even When Your Phone’s ‘Location History’ is Off

Android and iPhone users may be under the impression that Google is not tracking their location data if they’ve turned off “Location History” on their devices. After all, the Google support page says, “With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.” But a new Associated Press investigation showed how that is not really the…

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