Trump Is No Realist

by Paul R. Pillar – lobelog.comt/ In his speech in Riyadh, President Trump said his administration was adopting “Principled Realism”—capitalized in the official White House version of the speech, as if to make a statement that there is a distinct doctrine being… Continue Reading

Trump’s Energy, Low and Dirty

Paul Krugman – The New York Times Donald Trump has two false beliefs about energy, one personal, one political. And the latter may send the world on a path to disaster. On the personal side, Trump reportedly disdains exercise of… Continue Reading

Meanwhile Around the World

Johan Galtung – TRANSCEND Media Service, EDITORIAL A lot is happening. As in “Trump’s First Hundred Days of War Crimes” (CouterPunch 19 May 2017), breaking international law as if it did not exist, killing in Yemen-Pakistan-Somalia with drones-bombing-assaults in spite of… Continue Reading

Trump’s Apology Tour

by John Feffer* – lobelog.com Conservatives used to love to lambaste Barack Obama for traveling abroad and “apologizing” for U.S. conduct. Mitt Romney popularized the argument during one of the presidential debates in 2012. The “apology tour” became an oft-repeated meme among… Continue Reading