As a Foreign Reporter Visiting the US, I Am Flabbergasted by Trump’s Press Conference

https://youtu.be/I3hjFU9rNNY Despite being subjected to a daily diet of Trump headlines and images, I am unprepared for the president’s alarming incoherence when he's unedited by Lenore Taylor edited by O Society September 21, 2019 As a regular news reader, I thought I was across the eccentricities of the US president. Most mornings in Australia begin … Continue reading As a Foreign Reporter Visiting the US, I Am Flabbergasted by Trump’s Press Conference

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Consolidating Far-Right Power Globally

Trump's foreign policy is a deadly farce consolidating the global alliance of right-wing leaders CJ Polychroniou interviews Noam Chomsky edited by O Society July 5, 2019 It is no easy task to make sense of U.S. foreign policy in the current era. Trump is wildly unpredictable and lacks any semblance of a coherent view of world … Continue reading Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Consolidating Far-Right Power Globally

Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism

by Sasha Abramsky  edited by O Society July 1, 2019 When the president of the United States doesn’t hesitate to wade into the domestic politics of allied nations, and goes into attack-dog mode against political figures in those countries, it sends a strong signal both that traditional alliances are breaking down, and also that in … Continue reading Trump Is the Perverse Personification of American Exceptionalism

Can We Stop Pretending Now?

The Trump Era as an Occasion for Truth Telling by Andrew Bacevich TomDispatch edited by O Society April 13, 2019 Irony, paradox, contradiction, consternation -- these define the times in which we live. On the one hand, the 45th president of the United States is a shameless liar. On the other hand, his presidency offers an … Continue reading Can We Stop Pretending Now?

Is Trump Keyser Söze Or Inspector Clouseau?

Maybe he brilliantly played the media. Or maybe we just played ourselves. written by Bret Stephens NYTimes edited by O Society Mar 28, 2019 Maybe we’ve had this all wrong. Maybe Donald Trump isn’t just some two-bit con artist who lucked his way into the White House thanks to an overconfident opponent. Or a second-rate … Continue reading Is Trump Keyser Söze Or Inspector Clouseau?

It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD

The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the US press. Russiagate just destroyed it by Matt Taibbi Hate, Inc Mar 23, 2019 Nobody wants to hear this, but news Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is headed home without issuing new charges is a death-blow for the reputation of the American news media. As has long … Continue reading It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD

Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes

Susan Page and Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY March 19, 2019 After almost two years, Mueller's Russia investigation status can be confusing. Here's an overview of the central question, and what we know. WASHINGTON – Amid signs special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference may be near its conclusion, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds … Continue reading Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes