Malice Aforethought: Iraq, ISIS, and the American Caliphate

Malice Aforethought: Iraq, ISIS, and the American Caliphate

As the corpse of a murdered Iraq rots before our eyes, the world must ask whether the United States was criminally negligent or motivated by malicious intent. For the chaos in the Middle East is nowhere near as random as it seems; on the contrary, it serves American imperial interests quite nicely, a fact with chilling implications for the rest of humanity.

Snorting Koch with Shaun McCutcheon: Climate Change, Obamacare, and Constitutional Reform

Snorting Koch with Shaun McCutcheon: Climate Change, Obamacare, and Constitutional Reform

The Supreme Court’s verdict is in: the United States is officially a plutocracy. The only question now is: what do the owners of America want to do with it? Their propagandists provide the answers, with consistent campaigns on climate change, healthcare, and the meaning of the Constitution all pointing clearly to a bastardized and demented shell of a country.

Empire Uber Alles: The Familiar Face of Bipartisan Consensus

Empire Uber Alles: The Familiar Face of Bipartisan Consensus

Normal service has been resumed. America’s owners have cracked their whip, and Congress has finally passed a budget. The military-industrial complex has been given a huge Christmas present, but the rest of us can go hang from Eisenhower’s Cross of Iron.

Truth and Reconciliation? The American Smear Campaign Against Nelson Mandela

Truth and Reconciliation? The American Smear Campaign Against Nelson Mandela

American conservatives have surprised and disappointed many observers by demonizing Nelson Mandela as a communist. But that aspect of Mandela’s past is far less relevant to the modern world than his identification of other regimes that practice the apartheid he helped end. It is no coincidence that this aspect of his legacy is being carefully avoided.

Obamacare, Socialism, and the Poverty of American Freedom

Obamacare, Socialism, and the Poverty of American Freedom

Star Parker would have us believe that Obamacare flowed from the fatal conceit of socialists. But Obamacare is not the kind of socialism she says it is, or the kind that Americans really need. And Barack Obama is hardly the only man embodying fatal conceit.

Is the Constitution Broken? A Halloween Question for the Owners of America

Is the Constitution Broken? A Halloween Question for the Owners of America

The primary purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to protect the property of the American elite. Stressed by the rise of the Tea Party faction and the risk of financial calamity, can the Constitution continue to serve that purpose? Do the owners of America need to consider a new constitutional order?

Climate Change Denial and the Inculcation of Ruthlessness

Climate Change Denial and the Inculcation of Ruthlessness

Climate change denial may ultimately be the most evil form of propaganda ever deployed. Exploiting the ignorance of the ill-informed, it encourages the human race to destroy itself and the rest of nature. And all this for a few dollars more.

The Fracking of the American Mind

The Fracking of the American Mind

Fracking propaganda is being drilled into the minds of Americans by syndicated columnists and the president himself. Why are we so eager to make this deal with the devil?