The Metamorphosis of Sebastian Gorka

by Eva S. Balogh* – The recent efforts to transform Sebastian Gorka from a far-right Hungarian politician into an anti-Nazi liberal fighting against anti-Semitism can be added to the growing catalogue of alternative facts brought to us by the… Continue Reading

The Democracy Collaborative

Posted by Yves Smith – Naked Capitalism Cross posted from Michael Hudson’s website The Next System Project’s Adam Simpson sat down with renowned economist and economic historian Michael Hudson to discuss economic deceptions old and new. Michael Hudson is Distinguished… Continue Reading

Trump’s Dilemma

By George Friedman –  Daily Digests  President Donald Trump’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls. Editor’s note: This week, in light of the Republican withdrawal of a bill that would have repealed and replaced… Continue Reading

The end of globalization

Prabhat Patnaik* – Calcutta Telegraph – The world economy’s crisis can be met in only two ways Donald Trump’s recipe for reviving employment in the American economy is to impose restrictions on imports from other countries. If at the same… Continue Reading

Iran ‘s Waiting Game With Trump?

by Eldar Mamedov- As the Trump administration appears to be taking a tougher line on Iran and the U.S. Congress ponders new hostile actions against the country, several members of the European Parliament visited Tehran in mid-March. The visit, organized jointly by the… Continue Reading


By Baher Kamal  ROME, Mar 27 2017 (IPS) – For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Slavery is, nevertheless, far… Continue Reading

Trump vs. Congress: Now What?

By ROBERT DRAPER* – The New York Times After the president suffered his first defeat on Capitol Hill, can the White House still make good on its legislative promises? On Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s… Continue Reading

A Carbon Law to Protect the Climate

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 24 2017 (IPS) – The Carbon Law says human carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must be reduced by half each decade starting in 2020. By following this “law” humanity can achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by… Continue Reading

The Euroskeptic Wave Has Not Broken

Analysis – Stratfor Summary EU leaders who feared that elections in the Netherlands would strengthen the wave of Euroskepticism building across the Continent were soothed by the worse-than-anticipated performance of the populist Party for Freedom. But although most Dutch voters… Continue Reading