The Anti-Corruption Revolution

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by John Feffer During rush week, aspiring frat boys endure all manner of indignities. They all want to join the exclusive club, and they’re willing to pay the steep initiation fee of risk and embarrassment. One day, they too will… Continue Reading  

The Globalization of Trump

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by John Feffer Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in… Continue Reading  

The Strange Bedfellows of U. S.–Iranian Animosity

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by Mansour Farhang A semi-irony of the 37-year-old animosity between Iran and the United States is the repeated convergence of short-term interests between hard-liners in the Iranian theocracy and right-wing political forces in America. The latest example is the dispute over… Continue Reading  

The Contradictions of Elliott Abrams

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by Jim Lobe Elliott Abrams was an enthusiastic cheerleader for the “Arab Spring,” but he also loves the kingdom that has done (and spent) the most to suppress it. It’s the kind of contradiction that has often afflicted neoconservatives like… Continue Reading  

Can Neo-cons Identify anti-Semites? Argentina as a Case Study

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by Jim Lobe As everyone knows, prominent neo-conservatives have been spending weeks insisting that Chuck Hagel is an anti-Semite. The most toxic of these charges have, of course, been leveled by the Council on Foreign Relations’ mendacious Senior Middle East fellow Elliott… Continue Reading