The Age of Unintended Consequences

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by Tom Engelhardt You want to see “blowback” in action? That’s easy enough. All you need is a vague sense of how Google Search works. Then type into it phrases like “warmest years,” “rising sea levels,” “melting ice,” “lengthening wildfire… Continue Reading  

Emmanuel Macron: Not the Anti-Trump

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by Juliette Legendre Coming just months after the election of Donald Trump in the United States, and as illiberal authoritarianism seemed to be creeping all over Europe, the election of French president Emmanuel Macron brought a sigh of relief to… Continue Reading  

Donald Trump Offers a Helping Hand to China and Russia

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 by Dilip Hiro In his State of the Union address, Donald Trump warned grimly of “rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values.”  In response, he demanded that Congress give even more money to “our great military”… Continue Reading  

A Letter from America

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by Robert E. Hunter Where is America going at the start of President Donald Trump’s second year in office? Answering this question is particularly difficult because so few reliable sources of information exist in the United States. It is not… Continue Reading  

Dr. Evil’s First Year in the Oval Office

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by John Feffer Evil is a popular topic in Hollywood, from The Evil Dead franchise to Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies. But evil makes only the occasional cameo in the U.S. policy realm. In the early 1990s, the topic of evil became… Continue Reading