Trump’s Obama envy is getting even worse

by Eugene Robinson Is it my imagination, or is President Trump’s chronic and debilitating case of Obama envy getting worse? One of the things that genuinely seems to matter to Trump is comparing himself — favorably, of course — with his predecessor, no matter how delusional the rationale. Trump gave an illustration at the end […]

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger

August 10, 1969: San Clemente, California—President Richard Nixon accused his predecessor Lyndon Baines Johnson of complicity in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Speaking with reporters on the first day of a 10-day stay at his Pacific Ocean vacation home. Of course, that never happened. Obviously. How could it; how dare it? But had it happened, […]

Wall Street Fears Trump May Be Too Dumb to End Trade War Before 2020

If you only got your information about our trade war with China from Donald Trump, you might think that the whole thing was going great—just like, if you only got your information about the president from the president himself, you might also think he was “great-looking”, emotionally stable, and fantastic with money, when, of course none of these things are […]

US and Iran Stuck on Negotiation Ground Zero

By Pepe Escobar in Paris All bets are off in the geopolitical insanity stakes when we have the President of the United States (POTUS) glibly announcing he could launch a nuclear first strike to end the war in Afghanistan and wipe it “off the face of the earth” in one week. But he’d rather not, so he doesn’t […]

Pompeo’s diplomacy unsettles the world

Judging from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s behavior, we wonder if the mania of the “cold war” has already pervaded him. He has repeatedly made aggressive remarks on key sensitive issues involving China, Russia and Iran in recent days. In today’s global arena, his extreme political bias and arrogant ideological clamor are phenomenally abominable. […]

The climate crisis is our third world war. It needs a bold response

Advocates of the Green New Deal say there is great urgency in dealing with the climate crisis and highlight the scale and scope of what is required to combat it. They are right. They use the term “New Deal” to evoke the massive response by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the United States government to the […]

Julian Assange Must Never Be Extradited

The second indictment of the Wikileaks co-founder seems designed to force the British to deny extradition. If not, it’s madness WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today sits in the Belmarsh High Security prison in southeast London. Not just for his sake but for everyone’s, we now have to hope he’s never moved from there to America. […]

Professor who has correctly predicted 9 presidential elections says Trump will win in 2020 unless Democrats impeach

An American University professor who has correctly predicted the last nine presidential elections says President Trump will win the 2020 election unless congressional Democrats, “grow a spine,” CNN reported. Allan Lichtman, a political historian, said Democrats only have a shot at the White House if they begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, calling the decision both “constitutionally” […]

Britain risks heading to US levels of inequality, warns top economist

Sir Angus Deaton says UK is at risk of extreme inequality in pay, wealth and health. Rising inequality in Britain risks putting the country on the same path as the US to become one of the most unequal nations on earth, according to a Nobel-prize winning economist. Sir Angus Deaton is leading a landmark review of […]

A law cracking down on LLCs used for tax evasion and money laundering, when?

The bill would require corporations and limited liability companies to tell the Treasury who really owns them. After bouncing around Congress for over a decade, a bill to crack down on anonymous shell companies used in money laundering and tax evasion may advance this year, having attracted support from some strange bedfellows, including banks, unions, […]