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A Greedy Economy on Borrowed Time: America Under the Sword of Damocles

    A Greedy Economy on Borrowed Time: America Under the Sword of Damocles

NEW YORK — On the afternoon of December 31, 1999, I boarded a flight from Chicago O’Hare airport for San Francisco International and found myself seated next to a bear of a man, who, at 6 feet 6 inches tall, and more than 300 pounds, squeezed into the middle seat of an emergency row. His…

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Now Biggest Donor in all of US Politics, Sheldon Adelson Brings an Israel First Agenda to Washington

    Now Biggest Donor in all of US Politics, Sheldon Adelson Brings an Israel First Agenda to Washington

WASHINGTON – According to publicly available campaign finance data, Sheldon Adelson – the conservative, Zionist, casino billionaire –is now the biggest spender on federal elections in all of American politics. Adelson, who was the top donor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Republican Party in 2016, has cemented his role as the top political donor…

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New Study Finds a Popular Chemical is Harming Honey Bees

    New Study Finds a Popular Chemical is Harming Honey Bees

A newly published study from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin points to the popular chemical glyphosate as a culprit for harming special gut bacteria in honey bees. The study, “Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees”, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and points to exposure to…

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Empire of Lies: Are ‘We the People’ Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?

    Empire of Lies: Are ‘We the People’ Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?

Back in the heyday of the old Soviet Union, a phrase evolved to describe gullible western intellectuals who came to visit Russia and failed to notice the human and other costs of building a communist utopia. The phrase was “useful idiots” and it applied to a good many people who should have known better. I now propose…

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What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Brett Kavanaugh

  What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Brett Kavanaugh

As expected, the corporate media’s coverage of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment process is disappointingly superficial. While there’s no doubt sexual harassment is a pressing issue in modern-day America, left-leaning establishment outlets and individuals alike are mired in these accusations, as well as partisan political divides as they fail to recognize Kavanaugh’s very troublesome record of court…

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The Battle for Your Mind

  The Battle for Your Mind

After reading The New York Times piece “The Plot to Subvert an Election” I put the paper down with a single question. Why, after two years of allegations, indictments, and claims to proof of this, that, and the other did the newspaper of record—well, once the newspaper of record—see any need to publish such a piece? My answer is…

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Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government

  Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, the clearer it becomes that these initiatives are not at…

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The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America’s Class War

  The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America’s Class War

NEW YORK — The revelation that the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard and Poor’s stock index closed at historic highs this past Thursday afternoon reminded me of an early autumn afternoon a dozen years ago in a glorious San Francisco apartment high in the sky. The apartment, perched atop a rise in the…

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Why the NAACP and His Friends at the Top Can’t Make Ben Jealous the Next Maryland Governor

  Why the NAACP and His Friends at the Top Can’t Make Ben Jealous the Next Maryland Governor

BALTIMORE — At first glance, Ben Jealous appears to be a good bet to become Maryland’s first black governor. Running in a blue state — where Democrats outnumber Republicans two to one and nearly one in three voters is African-American — against an incumbent Republican governor, Jealous is a liberal Democrat, a son of Baltimore,…

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U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

  U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

The world is once again witnessing the height of U.S. hypocrisy as members of the U.S. State Department ratchet up anti-Russian and anti-Syrian rhetoric surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the UK. Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned Syria, Iran and Russia that they will be held accountable for their pre-determined use of…

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