America’s Perilous State of the Union

America’s Perilous State of the Union by Stephen Lendman On Tuesday evening, Trump delivered his State of the Union Address, delayed because of 35 days of government shutdown, DLT and undemocratic Dems sharing blame. A possible shutdown resumption looms on February 15 if things aren’t resolved - or a state of emergency declared by Trump... Continue Reading →

Iran Rejects New EU Trade Mechanism

Iran Rejects New EU Trade Mechanism by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Britain, France and Germany (the E 3) announced a new mechanism for facilitating allegedly sanctions-free trade with Iran – a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called an Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX). Discussed in an earlier article, I explained what’s... Continue Reading →

US/North Korea Summit Confirmed

US/North Korea Summit 2.0 Confirmed by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) In his Tuesday State of the Union Address, Trump said “Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27 and 28 in Vietnam. Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong-un is a good one.” Danang... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Deplorable Choice for Interior Secretary

Trump’s Deplorable Choice for Interior Secretary by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Trump nominated David Bernhardt for the post, currently serving as Deputy Secretary of the Interior, earlier as solicitor for the department. If confirmed, he’ll succeed scandal-plagued Ryan Zinke. He’s a longtime lobbyist for oil, gas, and other corporate polluters. He,... Continue Reading →

US Definition of a Russian Agent, Asset or Troll

US Definition of a Russian Agent, Asset or Troll by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Anyone for world peace over endless wars, as well as supporting cooperative Russian/US relations is vulnerable to character assassination attacks. For Republicans, undemocratic Dems, and press agent media supporting the nation’s imperial agenda and monied interests over... Continue Reading →

Right-Wing Regimes Support US Attempted Coup in Venezuela

Right-Wing Regimes Support US Attempted Coup in Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Italy vetoed EU recognition of US-designated puppet Juan Guaido as interim Venezuelan president, preventing the body from formally supporting him. Separately, around half of EU member states formally endorsed  him, ignoring his illegitimacy, including Britain, France, Germany, Spain,... Continue Reading →

Trump Caving on Syrian Troop Pullout

Trump Caving on Syria Troop Pullout? by Stephen Lendman Ignore what politicians say. Follow only what they do. Time and again their actions and rhetoric diverge greatly. Previous articles explained that US forces came to Syria and virtually everywhere else they’re deployed to stay indefinitely. US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) head General Raymond Thomas earlier... Continue Reading →

Venezuelan Presidency Legally Vacant?

Venezuelan Presidency Legally Vacant? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) There’s no ambiguity about President Nicolas Maduro’s legitimacy. US-designated convenient puppet/usurper in waiting Guaido has none. Nor does Wall Street Journal paranoid propagandist Mary O’Grady - paid by Rupert Murdoch to lie and denounce Latin and Central American governments refusing to sell... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Low Approval Rating

Trump’s Low Approval Rating by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) If January 30 was election day in America, Trump would likely lose overwhelmingly to an undemocratic Dem opponent. His approval rating is at or around its lowest point since taking office, the 35-day partial government shutdown largely responsible for dropping it below... Continue Reading →

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