Anonymous and Trumpism Without Trump

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by John Feffer The recent anonymous op-ed in The New York Times about the resistance to Trump within his own administration was supposed to reassure the American people. Don’t worry, the writer was saying: we the “steady state” are making… Continue Reading  

Attacking the “Deep State”

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by John Feffer Donald Trump has many enemies. And he has long had an enemies list: all the people that he has attacked repeatedly in person, in print, and on Twitter. But now Trump, as president, has drawn up a… Continue Reading  

The Best of All Possible Worlds?

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by John Feffer Candide is the first and most amusing example of the powerlessness of positive thinking. In this 18th century novel by Voltaire, the naïf Candide suffers one misfortunate after another – kidnapping, torture, earthquake. Still he adheres to the philosophy… Continue Reading  

Wait, You’re Sanctioning Us?!

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by John Feffer It’s embarrassing enough to have Donald Trump as president. But now American citizens have to endure the additional pain of the sanctions that other countries are imposing on the United States. Doesn’t the world realize that we’re… Continue Reading  

The Other Iran War

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by John Feffer Tucker Carlson has impeccable conservative credentials. He started out as a low-level staffer at the Heritage Foundation and now he hosts a popular show on Fox News. In between were stints at The Weekly Standard and the on-line publication he co-founded, The… Continue Reading