The Bloodstained Rise of Global Populism

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by Alfred W. McCoy In 2016, something extraordinary happened in the politics of diverse countries around the world. With surprising speed and simultaneity, a new generation of populist leaders emerged from the margins of nominally democratic nations to win power. … Continue Reading  

Trump, Counter-Trump: Global Responses

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by John Feffer Let’s hope that Donald Trump is the political version of syrup of ipecac. The American system has been sick to its stomach for some time. Then along comes Donald Trump, America swallows him (hook, line, and sinker),… Continue Reading  

Wilders in Cleveland

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by Eli Clifton Donald Trump’s GOP convention will, no doubt, contain many firsts. The list of speakers seems to change by the hour, and people brandishing open-carry firearms have already been spotted outside the convention complex. But perhaps the oddest… Continue Reading  

Kirk Fundraiser Hosted By Activist Who Compared Obama To False Messiah

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by Eli Clifton Last week, Politico published an audio recording of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) accusing President Barack Obama of orchestrating the prosecution of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for bribery last year as retaliation for Menendez’s opposition to the White… Continue Reading  

Europe and Ukraine: Much Depends on the Dutch

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by John Feffer The future of Europe is being decided this week in the Netherlands. Perhaps you thought that the European Union’s fate would be voted up or down in June, when the United Kingdom holds its referendum on continued… Continue Reading