Trump’s Emergency: The Power of the Purse Is at Stake

by Gordon Adams The famous “wall” is no longer a partisan issue between Republicans and Democrats, between those supporting a wall and those who find the administration’s whole immigration policy, including the wall, tragically inhuman. This battle has moved from… Continue Reading  

The Wall

by John Feffer Geopolitics, like thermodynamics, has its laws of conservation. If a wall comes down in one place, you can bet that it will go up somewhere else.

Weapons in Space: Potential Gift to Contractors, Definite Danger to Security

by William D. Hartung The Pentagon’s new Missile Defense Review has been rightly criticized for being dangerous, unworkable, and unaffordable. Or, as Newsweek’s headline on the topic put it, “Trump’s Space Missile Plan Is Too Expensive and Will Not Work,… Continue Reading  

It’s a Borderful World

by John Feffer Nation-states: what a quaint notion. As a means of organizing territory, they seem to be a brief transition period between large empires and an even larger, borderless world. Sure, nation-states might live on in the form of… Continue Reading  

Trump Justifies Executive Orders with Exaggerations Grounded in Bias

by James J. Zogby By now, Donald Trump’s penchant for exaggeration and self-promotion has become well-established. Whether born of a form of pathological narcissism or just plain hucksterism, his need to claim that everything he does is the biggest and… Continue Reading