War

President Trump’s Liar-in-Chief Shock and Awe Continues

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – President Donald J. Trump continues to shock and awe the country and the world with his gall and pure balderdash as he spoke to both houses of Congress on Tuesday night in a prime time speech like nothing anyone has ever seen in…

The Second Coming of The Donald: Trump’s Return to Mobile and Ascent to DC

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill — Associate Editor – MOBILE, Ala. – The fervent thousands who streamed in Mobile’s football stadium for a campaign appearance by quirky celebrity candidate Donald Trump in August 2015 surprised even his vain self. That was his first mega rally, and it showed he…

Evidence Emerges Disputing Russian Hacking US Election Story

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITOR’S NOTE: We have been following with interest all the stories claiming the Russians were behind the hacking and leaking of Democratic Party emails and claims that fake news stories about this impacted the U.S. presidential election, hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump. We have already…

Winter is Coming to Cannon Ball North Dakota

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Winter is coming to Cannon Ball, North Dakota, so time is of the essence if the public is going to support the actions of the Standing Rock Sioux, clearly a historic moment in the human struggle for survival on…

Experiencing Wild Yellowstone Would Make the World a Better Place

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Secret Vistas – By Glynn Wilson – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wy. – Standing still in a mountain meadow as snowflakes begin to fall on a herd of bison along Beartooth Pass, you get the feeling of arriving in an ancient and distant land before human civilization began…

How to Remember the Fifteenth Anniversary of 9/11? Stop the Damn Bombing

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – As an alternative, independent web publisher with no mandatory space to fill like newspapers or exacting air time to sell like television news stations, I normally shun the obligatory anniversary stories and leave that to the mainstream media. But…

Is the U.S. Republican Party a Threat to Human Survival?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Nuclear weapons, climate change, and the prospects for survival. – By Noam Chomsky – In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The Bulletin’s statement…

More Science Plus Less Religion Equals Less War

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – I had to turn off NPR news again this morning. I can’t listen to the same old, same old pretense of two-sidedness that helped get us into this mess in the first place. I had to turn off…

I Can See Clearly Now the Continuing Role of COINTELPRO

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“I can see clearly now … I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. I think I can make it now, the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is the rainbow I’ve been…

Forty Years Later, Vietnam War Continues for Victims of Agent Orange

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Marjorie Cohn – The war in Vietnam resulted in the deaths of more than 58,000 Americans and more than 3 million Vietnamese. Twenty years ago, the United States and Vietnam normalized diplomatic relations in an effort to put the terrible legacy of the war behind them.…

Trump’s ‘Muslim Policy’ Conjures Up Demons From Fascism’s History

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Bill Boyarsky – Watching Donald Trump on television Monday urging that Muslims be banned from entering the United States was like listening to Hitler on the radio in the early 1930s. As was the case with Hitler, Trump appeals to a substantial number of angry people…

Threat of ‘Terrorism’ Rises in U.S. Public Opinion

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Frank Newport and Glynn Wilson – The terrorist attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people and wounded more than 400 put the issue of “terrorism” back at the top of the news agenda in the U.S. and moved the issue more into the consciousness…

Post Post 9/11: Memorial Day Reflections on Maturing in These Times

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Carrie Louise Nutt – The America I grew up in is not the America of today. This is always true. Life is constantly changing. The world is constantly changing. Nothing stays the same. It’s one big ball of organic aliveness. But the difference is that the…

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern on the Torture Report

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITOR’S NOTE: On Monday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. we will be talking with former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern about the US Senate’s report on torture. In 2006, McGovern returned his CIA medal to former House Intelligence Committee chair Pete Hoekstra, a Republican from Michigan – see…

Most People Are Not Predisposed to Kill, Even in War

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Note: When the U.S. went to war in Iraq under the Bush administration, I noticed an immediate shift in the media. Suddenly, the major media used the work “kill” this and that. There was also the “de-humanizing” of Saddam Hussein and demonizing of Iraqis who surrounded and…