Liz Wahl’s RT Resignation Apparent Neoconservative Stunt

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 3:45 pm

In hindsight the stagecraft is rather obvious as the Truthdig piece points out – Tweets by the Foreign Policy Initiative indicating prior knowledge of Wahl’s resignation and the interview coming right after the fact with Kirchick makes it even more clear. The question then is why did the mainstream media fall for it? Or did they just not care?

China Gets Iraq’s Oil

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 6:40 am

Accompanying the fall of longtime American frenemy Saddam Hussein and the rise of Shiite majoritarian rule has been a shift in Iraqi oil contracting. In the post-war Iraq export economy China has become the dominant customer and chief beneficiary of increases in oil production.

Things Fall Apart…

By: Sunday March 24, 2013 7:06 am

With Lebanon in political upheaval, largely due to the Syrian crisis, what is Hezbollah’s role in Syria, and elsewhere…

Late Night: Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, and Plato’s Retreat

By: Wednesday December 7, 2011 8:00 pm

What’s amazing about the wet-thighed conservative worship of John Bolton is that it’s being showered by people who claim to espouse “conservative family values” onto a guy who has yet to satisfactorily answer allegations that he forced his first wife into group sex and was known to frequent the swinger’s club Plato’s Retreat, which flourished in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

NeoCons Make Unapologetic Call for McCarthyism Against Muslims

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 9:31 am

Here’s the latest stunt from the NeoCons: they unabashedly admit they intend to make shit up to sow fear of Muslims, and part of that will be targeting Muslims for deportation.

“Misrepresentations in the Cybersphere,” or, Why Congress Shouldn’t Touch the Internet

By: Sunday June 27, 2010 4:00 pm

Joe Lieberman’s Senate Homeland Security committee passed this week a “cybersecurity” bill that would expand the President’s powers and control of the Internet in a national emergency. In addition to Lieberman, the bill’s sponsors include Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME). But it was Collins’ defense of the bill that should send shivers up the spines of anyone who cares about the Internet.

Come Saturday Morning: The Neocon Drinking Game!

By: Saturday November 14, 2009 7:30 am

As I type this, the schedules for tomorrow’s TV talk shows are being firmed up and finalized. You know that they’re going to be just jam-packed with neocons and Bush dead-enders lining up to tell Obama he’s a punk and a pussywillow for even considering pulling out of Afghanistan. With that in mind, let’s make [...]

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