Detroit Symbolizes America’s Decline

Detroit Symbolizes America's Decline by Stephen Lendman America's economy is sick. It's getting sicker. Coverup and denial conceal reality. Census data say record numbers of US counties are dying. It's over one in three.  It reflects population shifts and Depression conditions. America's decline gets little attention. Since 1981, 42 US municipalities declared bankruptcy. Ten did... Continue Reading →

America’s Dirty War in Iraq

America's Dirty War in Iraq by Stephen Lendman America wages wars dirty. They're all unprincipled and lawless. It's official policy. Exceptions don't exist. No-holds-barred barbarism is longstanding.  Rule of law principles don't matter. They never did. Modern technologies make today's wars worse than ever. All forms of brutality are commonplace. On March 6, London's Guardian... Continue Reading →

Paul Ryan’s At It Again

Paul Ryan's At It Again by Stephen Lendman He represents Wisconsin's first congressional district. He was Romney's vice presidential running mate. He's House Budget Committee chairman. Wall Street Journal editors love him. On March 12, they headlined "A Ryan Reboot," saying: His FY 2014 proposal is "an important document, even if it has no chance... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Fascist Government

Israel's Fascist Government by Stephen Lendman On January 22, Israelis voted. Results hardened fascist rule. Dominant right-wing parties control 102 of 120 Knesset seats.  Israelis have themselves to blame. They elected their most extremist government in history. Belligerence, state-sponsored terrorism, militarized occupation, racist persecution, settlement expansions, and neoliberal harshness reflect official policy. No party won... Continue Reading →

Challenging Israel’s Right to Exist Responsibly

Challenging Israel's Right to Exist Responsibly by Stephen Lendman Israel's a rogue terror state. It's been so from inception. Its leaders' hands are blood-drenched. They're responsible for decades of high crimes. A rare New York Times Opinionator piece challenged Israel's right to exist. It did so responsibly. Joseph Levine wrote it. He "was raised in... Continue Reading →

Obama Killed Chavez

Obama Killed Chavez by Stephen Lendman Most likely he was either poisoned or infected with cancer causing substances. Four cancer surgeries in 18 months raise suspicions. Chavez knew he was marked for death. He said so numerous times. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez believes Washington and Israel conspired to kill him.  He called it similar to... Continue Reading →

Gitmo Atrocities Continue

Gitmo Atrocities Continue by Stephen Lendman America's by far the world's leading human rights abuser. It commits horrific crimes globally. No other nation matches its record. It's longstanding. It's unconscionable. It's lawless. It violates fundamental international, constitutional, and US statute laws. It does so with impunity. It's official US policy. Straightaway as president, Obama pledged... Continue Reading →

Wrongheaded NYT Views When They’re Right

Wrongheaded NYT Views When They're Right by Stephen Lendman On March 9, a Times editorial headlined "Repeal the Military Force Law." Reasons given omitted what's most important. More on that below. On September 14, 2001, Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) was introduced. It never should have been done in the first place.  UN... Continue Reading →

America’s Retirement Crisis

America's Retirement Crisis by Stephen Lendman Decades of class war leaves most Americans nearing retirement woefully unprepared. Since the mid-1970s, real wages haven't kept pace with inflation. Benefits steadily eroded. High-paying jobs disappeared. Improved technology forces wage earners to work harder for less.  So-called "free" markets work only for those who control them. A handful... Continue Reading →

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