The Real Cover-Up

by Andrew J. Bacevich There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think. From the time of Donald Trump’s election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last,… Continue Reading  

Blood in the Streets?

by Lawrence Wilkerson Today, those of us who have labored for many years within some part of the U.S. government may well ask: How is it that America has allowed the degradation of that government we witness today? Which begs… Continue Reading  

Democracy Dies Amid Lies, and So Does Sound Policy

by Paul R. Pillar Two leading scholars of democracy, Larry Diamond and James Fishkin of Stanford, recently reported on an intriguing exercise that they say constitutes good news for those who worry about the state of American democracy. A representative… Continue Reading  

For Trump, Regime Change Begins at Home

by John Feffer A month after he won the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump gave a speech in North Carolina where he declared that “we will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t… Continue Reading  

A Wasteful Weapon for America’s Forever Wars

by William J. Astore How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to… Continue Reading