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Is Russia a Threat?
Alleged election-meddling aside, there is a great deal of exaggeration of Russia's power and its threat to the U.S., says author and scholar Vijay Prashad

  February 20, 2018

Why is a Russian Troll Farm Being Compared to 9/11?
Robert Mueller's charges against 13 Russians and their troll farm for "information warfare" against the U.S. has prompted comparisons to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Max Blumenthal breaks down the indictment and the overblown reaction

  February 20, 2018

Wilkerson: The Trump-Netanyahu Iran Plan Means War
As Benjamin Netanyahu threatens war, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says that in targeting Iran, the U.S. and Israel are threatening wider conflict in Syria and Lebanon

  February 19, 2018

A New 'Cancer Alley' for Appalachia
The Trump administration, the Chinese government, and major petrochemical companies are moving forward with a new multibillion-dollar petrochemical hub in Appalachia. The project raises health and environmental concerns, and suffers from serious conflict of interest problems, journalist Steve Horn reports

  February 19, 2018

Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?
As top intelligence officials warn of Russian meddling in the upcoming mid-terms, John Feffer of Lobelog and Foreign Policy in Focus joins TRNN's Aaron Mate to discuss Feffer's new article arguing that some progressive critics are going too far in dismissing the Russiagate narrative

  February 18, 2018

Potomac Pipeline Would Be 'Another Contradiction' From Larry Hogan
Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who signed a state-wide fracking ban last year, has yet to deny the permit for a pipeline that would transport fracked gas under the Potomac River -- and time is running out

  February 18, 2018

Guns, Toxic Masculinity, and the Alt-Right
The FBI has confirmed it failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Florida high school massacre. Author David Neiwert says the shooting underscores the dangerous combination of toxic masculinity, guns, and radicalized scapegoating

  February 16, 2018

Trump's Infrastructure Fantasy a Gift to His Donors
The Trump plan promotes the mythology of private sector efficiency and creates private sector monopolies. The danger is that this allows monopolies to charge substantially more than what public goods such as water, roads and railways actually cost

  February 15, 2018

Trump's Budget Declares War on Forgotten America
Across the country, legislators and advocates say President Trump's budget and infrastructure plans would siphon resources and wealth off the needy to benefit the wealthy

  February 14, 2018

Trump's Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune says that both proposals will create more pollution and exacerbate climate change, serving fossil fuel donors' interests at the expense of the environment

  February 14, 2018

Koreas Talk Peace, But Does Trump Want War?
The thaw between North and South Korea at the Olympic Games culminated in an invitation to Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. But the Trump administration's militarism in the region could stand in the way, says professor Christine Hong

  February 13, 2018

Wilkerson: From Trump Parade to Budget, There's 'Too Much Military'
As President Trump requests a military parade, Congress has approved a new budget that increases military spending to record levels. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says that from Trump's cabinet on down, there is "too much military."

  February 12, 2018

Trump, Pence Rain on Koreas' Olympic Unity Parade
In a show of unity, athletes from North and South Korea marched at the Winter Olympics' Opening Ceremony under the same flag. But the Trump administration is doing its best to thwart hopes for peace on the peninsula, says Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ

  February 9, 2018

US Ambassador Confirms Billions Spent On Regime Change in Syria, Debunking 'Obama Did Nothing' Myth
The United States spent at least $12 billion in Syria-related military and civilian expenses in the four years from 2014 through 2017, according to former U.S. ambassador Robert Ford, Ben Norton reports.

  February 9, 2018

Depression: Not Just Personal, But Also Neoliberal?
In his new book "Lost Connections," Johann Hari argues that depression is more than a chemical imbalance: it's an illness rooted in the traumas of adverse childhood experiences and an atomized neoliberal society

  February 8, 2018

Corporate Media Hires CIA, Pentagon Officials as Talking Heads - Who Push for More War
CNN, MSNBC, and more corporate news networks hire former top U.S. government officials as analysts, who call for a more belligerent foreign policy, Ben Norton reports.

  February 8, 2018

Ram Truck's Super Bowl Ad Drives Over MLK's Legacy
Dr. Gerald Horne discusses a controversial Super Bowl ad which used King's famous "Drum Major" speech to sell Dodge Ram pickup trucks, which seemed exceedingly tone-deaf given King's fierce opposition to capitalism and consumerism

  February 6, 2018

Has Trump Launched a New Nuclear Arms Race?
With its just-released nuclear strategy, the Trump administration is threatening another nuclear arms race and bringing the world closer to catastrophe, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

  February 5, 2018

Wilkerson: On Iran, Trump Follows the Iraq War Playbook
Fifteen years after he helped write the Colin Powell speech that made the false case for war on Iraq, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says Trump is following a similar path on Iran -- with the main difference being that the outcome now could "be significantly worse"

  February 6, 2018

Black Lives Matter Holds National Week of Action At Schools
Public school teachers Jesse Hagopian of Seattle and Cristina Duncan Evans of Baltimore discuss the Feb. 5-10 week of action aimed at bringing social justice into classrooms across the country

  February 5, 2018

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