ANDREW JOHNSON’S IMPEACHMENT: A MODEL AND A WARNING FOR TRUMP

Much has been made of President Donald Trump's apparent historical gaffe regarding Andrew Jackson and the American Civil War. Jackson, Trump said, was 'really angry' about the Civil War, apparently unaware that Jackson was dead 16 years before the beginning of the civil war. But was it just a silly mistake? Did Trump mistakenly name…Read more ANDREW JOHNSON’S IMPEACHMENT: A MODEL AND A WARNING FOR TRUMP

The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

By Mehdi Hasan   Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time. Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of Syrian sovereignty and international law? Or are you a…Read more The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

Stephen King on Donald Trump: ‘How do such men rise? First as a joke’

He’s written novels with eerily similar plotlines – but how did Trump become president? The only way to find out: inject a panel of fictional voters with truth serum... by Stephen King in THE GUARDIAN read more

SYMBIOSIS

  If  public perception of reality has been distorted by decades of Hollywood movies, fake news, alternative facts, corporate greed and the 21st century's version of a man in a white hat, the superhero, then it's easy to understand why a megalomaniac president and terrorists like ISIS are a perfect symbiosis.

chasing the phantom

Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad Hagen Source: Wired.com On the morning of December 30, the day after Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 US election, Tillmann Werner was sitting down to breakfast in Bonn, Germany. He spread some jam…Read more chasing the phantom