Austerity When Stimulus Is Needed

Austerity When Stimulus Is Needed by Stephen Lendman On December 31, 1933, The New York Times published John Maynard Keynes "Open Letter" to Franklin Roosevelt.  On November 25, 2008, the London Guardian republished an abridged text. It urged: "spend, spend, spend;" supply "cheap and abundant credit;"  stress "speed and quick" recovery; reform can come later;... Continue Reading →

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran

Hawkish Senators Want War on Iran by Stephen Lendman Permanent war is official US policy. Bipartisan complicity supports it. Doing so violates international, constitutional and US statute laws.  America is a lawless rogue state. It's been so for decades. It's by far the world's worst. It wages war on humanity. It does it at home... Continue Reading →

Thaw in Israeli Immunity?

Thaw in Israeli Immunity? by Stephen Lendman Hope springs eternal. Palestinians waited so long. Don't expect too much too soon. Anything is better than nothing. Israel's rap sheet includes decades of crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Nuremberg justice is long overdue. It's essential. Maybe one day. Not now. Hopeful signs remain. Perhaps others... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Authorizes Lawless Wiretapping

Supreme Court Authorizes Lawless Wiretapping by Stephen Lendman America's Supremes are notoriously hard right. Equal justice under law is just a figure of speech. Rule of law principles and egalitarian fairness don't matter. Power politics corrupts the High Court. It lacks legitimacy. Five Supreme Court justices are Federalist Society (FS) members. They include Chief Justice... Continue Reading →

Israeli Commanders on Trial

Israeli Commanders on Trial by Stephen Lendman A previous article said Israel's rap sheet makes serial killers look saintly by comparison. It's no exaggeration. Decades of crimes of war, against humanity and genocide explain. Accountability so far is wishful thinking. Hope springs eternal. In May 2012, Turkey issued arrest warrants. Four former senior IDF officers... Continue Reading →

Kerry Supports Anti-Syrian Government Terrorists

Kerry Supports Anti-Syrian Government Terrorists by Stephen Lendman Kerry replaced Clinton at State. He didn't miss a beat. He continues her imperial arrogance. He prioritizes war. He deplores peace. He supports Israel's worst crimes. He's contemptuous of rule of law principles. He supports wrong over right. He's indifferent to human suffering. US imperial priorities alone... Continue Reading →

Hollywood-Style History

Hollywood-Style History by Stephen Lendman Hollywood's complicity with Washington is longstanding. Movie moguls are duplicitous. The only thing they like like better than good films are good deals. Washington's requests are prioritized. Scripts feature pro-Western propaganda. "Operation Hollywood" explains.  Daily Variety/Hollywood Reporter David Robb's book discussed Hollywood's longstanding relationship with the Pentagon. It began post-WW... Continue Reading →

Nuclear Roulette Update

Nuclear Roulette Update by Stephen Lendman Multiple P5 + 1 talks were held. Almaty, Kazakstan ones are the latest. Nothing gets accomplished. Washington obstructionism prevents it. Israel does so covertly. Netanyahu reacted as expected. Bluster substitutes for reason. "(T)here are no measures that will make Iran heed the demands of the international community aside from... Continue Reading →

America’s Draconian Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

America's Draconian Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by Stephen Lendman It's an anti-hacking law. It criminalizes accessing computer systems "without authorization."  "(E)xceeds authorized access" terminology was left undefined. Misinterpretations and abuse followed. Overzealous prosecutors take full advantage. In 1984, CFAA was enacted. It was amended numerous times. It's primarily a criminal law. At issue are... Continue Reading →

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