Trump, the Islamic State, and the Cliche of Civilizations

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by John Feffer I was listening to a German parliamentarian the other night. She was making some anodyne comments about transatlantic friendship and the importance of culture. And then she veered off to mention the recent attacks in Paris and… Continue Reading  

Who’s Killing Corker’s Iran Bill, and Why

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by Derek Davison Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker (R-TN) sufficiently neutered his Iran deal review bill—now known as the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act”—that two weeks ago it passed out of his committee unanimously. Moreover, the… Continue Reading  

Right-Wing, Media Hype Fans the Flames of Ebola Hysteria

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by Jim Lobe Despite media hype, missteps by federal health agencies, and apparent efforts by right-wing media and some neoconservatives to foment fear about the possible spread of the Ebola virus in the United States, most of the public remain… Continue Reading  

Why Can’t the Right Be Honest About Anders Behring Breivik?

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One of the most glaring hypocrisies surrounding the so-called “war on terror” has been the way that mass killings committed by non-Muslims have been treated as functions of mental illness while those committed by Muslims have been treated as functions… Continue Reading  

Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya

From the wire: WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2011 (IPS) – In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO… Continue Reading