The claim that Putin is trying to rebuild the Soviet Union is categorically false. Even the so-called “Ukraine crisis,” as John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago shows, is largely “the West’s fault.”
Republicans hold two of three congressional districts ruled newly invalid and were found to have been partly drawn with discriminatory intent. Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities. The ruling late Friday by a three-judge panel […]
‘If there is something extraordinary about Trump it is how low he is willing to go.’ Lawrence Douglas For all his inconstancy of character, Donald Trump is a master manipulator. He rose to political prominence by slandering Barack Obama. He rode the birther myth as far as it would go – before brazenly jettisoning it […]
Jon Swaine and Oliver Laughland “Jeff Sessions is was one of the most corrupt public servants in Alabama history, running a political hit squad for organized crime.” Arthur Outlaw wanted a second term. It was 1989 and Outlaw, the Republican mayor of Mobile, Alabama, was girding himself for his re-election campaign. Word was that Lambert […]
Illustration by Robert G Fresson Jonathan Freedland Who’s the villain here? Naturally our rage focuses on Donald Trump, a pantomime baddie drawn, as he would put it, from central casting. But behind him stand many others, and it’s about time they shared in the opprobrium. Start with the unfolding scandal over Trumpworld’s links with Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and […]
Gordon Duff – Trump had me charmed, the best act thus far, until he started hiding behind the skirts of a gold star wife. This crossed the line.
Even as the Trump administration attempts to contain an escalating crisis over its surreptitious ties to Russia, another spying crisis is threatening to haul the deputy CIA director into court to expose her role in post-9/11 torture. In a court filing on Tuesday, attorneys for two CIA contract psychologists who helped design the agency’s brutal […]
On Thursday, President Trump signed three vaguely worded executive orders which which, he said, were “designed to restore safety in America”. That these orders, or almost anything Trump has done, will make most of us more “safe” is a lie. Just like his promise to make America “great” again only applied to some, Trump’s orders […]
Guardian: Trump Turned to Kushner and Bannon to Approve Botched Yemen Raid, Congress, McCain “Silent”
Editor’s note: Obama nixed this raid which, it seems, was dredged up by son-in-law Jared Kushner, an Israeli national, and Steve Bannon, failed Neo-Nazi blogger, who now are are self ordained experts on special operations and military intelligence. Kushner did serve in the Israeli Army in some capacity, which Trump obviously feels qualifies him for […]
Guardian UK: 8 Senators Demand Russian Election Rigging Secrets Be Declassified (and Trump’s “rule” ended)
All of the Democratic and Democratic-aligned members of the Senate intelligence committee have hinted that significant information about Russian interference in the US presidential election remains secret and ought to be declassified.
The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has declined to endorse the re-election campaign of the House speaker, Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking member of his party in Washington, as divisions intensified in the GOP.
Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu at a media conference in Jerusalem in 2005. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters Israeli prosecutors charged nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu on Sunday with violating the terms of his release, more than a decade after he completed an 18-year jail term. Upon his release in 2004, Vanunu was slapped with a series of […]
Madi Barney was told she could not register for future classes at Brigham Young University after she reported her rape. Photograph: George Frey/GEORGE FREY Maria L La Ganga in Provo, Utah and Dan Hernandez for Guardian.UK Madi Barney sat sobbing in the Provo, Utah, police department. It had been four days since the Brigham Young University […]
Jim W. Dean – The elephant in the room that no one is asking about is with Hastert having to shell out all this cash to his abuse victims what other compromises did he make to get this money where the American people were victimized.
Staff working for a Saudi prince involved in high-profile legal proceedings against the Saudi government claim he has been taken to Saudi Arabia from Europe against his will.
Phillip Harrison claimed to have a $2bn fortune when appearing in court on drug charges. Investigators have alleged he may have used an app to simulate a bank account. Photograph: Facebook Joshua Robertson at Guardian.UK A Queensland tradesman who claimed to have a $2bn fortune when fronting court on drug charges could face prosecution for perverting […]
Some human rights campaigners described the act of naked photography on unwilling detainees as a potential war crime by the CIA. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Spencer Ackerman at Guardian.UK The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. The CIA naked photos scandal is a wake-up […]
Some images show piles of garbage, offices turned upside down, and abandoned camping gear, while others show food, alcohol, and broken walls. Photograph: USFWS – Pacific Region Sam Levin in San Francisco The US Fish and Wildlife Service released new photos from the scene of the 41-day standoff at a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, […]
Between Nancy Reagan’s death and her funeral on Friday 11 March, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence reached out in their own wimpled way to share their pain, their anger and, occasionally, their sympathy.
Fossil fuel millionaires collectively pumped more than $100m into Republican presidential contenders’ efforts last year – in an unprecedented investment by the oil and gas industry in the party’s future.