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DIVINE VISITATIONS ARE the most powerful of all dreams. For thousands of years, leaders have claimed to be following orders from God. It is a potent claim. Human beings, after all, are fallible and may be contradicted. When God speaks, believers must obey. Among those believers was one of the most devout American presidents, William McKinley. […]
THANK YOU, President Trump! Finally you have made a foreign policy recommendation that is logical, overdue, and in the long-term interest of the United States. Congress will probably reject it, but you deserve credit for making the effort. Trump’s budget for the coming fiscal year proposes to gut the National Endowment for Democracy by cutting two-thirds […]
As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Democracy Now! takes a look back at Washington’s record of meddling in elections across the globe. By one count, the United States has interfered in more than 80 foreign elections between 1946 and 2000. And that doesn’t count U.S.-backed coups and invasions. They speak to former New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer, author of “Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.”