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  

Did Trump Just Add Another Count to His Bill of Impeachment?

by Mike Lofgren Practically hidden among the past week’s domestic news of floods, political rallies, and helicopter crashes was the revelation that the murdered half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was a CIA asset, followed by President Donald… Continue Reading  

Russiagate or Deep State?

by John Feffer When it comes to the Russiagate scandal, progressives usually take one of two positions. They either dismiss the scandal as a lot of hooey, a “nothingburger,” just a way for warmongers and the “Deep State” to revive… Continue Reading  

Pushing Rewind on 2016?

by John Feffer The two events that put 2016 in the history books — alongside other pivotal years such as 2001, 1989, and 1945 — were, of course, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald… Continue Reading