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America’s Problem of Empire

The ruthless, winner-take-all nature of American politics today show that the common desire of the country is not so much to be left alone, but to impose its will on others. America is an empire and President Donald Trump is an emperor, at…

Hong Kong: Chaos Before the Order

When Fox News talking head Kathleen "KT" McFarland had ex-Reagan stooge Michael Pillsbury on her "Defcon 3" web show in 2014 to discuss the so-called Umbrella Movement protests which were then raging across Hong Kong, she got more than she…

Information Overload is a Weapon of Control

Do you feel confused? Listless? Overwhelmed? Have you ever found yourself scrolling through news feeds and flicking mindlessly through social media posts with a strange mixture of outrage, dread, and boredom? Is your disgust at the thought…

From Sana’a to Beirut: One Foe, One Resistance

Yemen's Sam FM radio had held, last June, a 35-day fundraising campaign for Hezbollah, entitled "Haste towards the Goodness of Yemen," yielded more than 74 million Yemeni riyals, despite the dire economic situation, amid the ongoing Saudi…

The Deeper Meaning In A Lost War

It’s pretty clear. Saudi Arabia has lost, and, notes Bruce Riedel, “the Houthis and Iran are the strategic winners.” Saudi proxies in Aden – the seat of Riyadh’s Yemeni proto-“government” – have been turfed out by secular, former Marxist,…

Israel’s Ban on Tlaib and Omar Backfired Spectacularly

During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes congressional trips to Israel in…

Still Not Getting The Vietnam

I recently read an article on Rocky Bleier’s return to Vietnam, the subject of a documentary on ESPN. Rocky Bleier played on the Pittsburgh Steelers football team in the 1970s, when the Steelers were at their finest. Before that, he was…