The Simple Truth: No Puppet

Despite being in the middle of a move, I took a night off to talk about what recent foreign policy developments in Ukraine, Iran & Syria do for the Trump is Putin’s puppet theory in the Russiagate scandal – hint, it’s not pretty.

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A Brief Thought: An Empire of One

I’m back with a look at the growing power of Amazon founder and Washington Post CEO Jeff Bezos; being the richest man on earth has it’s advantages but is catering to corporate elites killing US Democracy? In a word, yes.

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The Simple Truth: The Congressional Sexual Harassment Cover Up Scandal

Nina takes a break from working on essays to take a quick look at a rapidly snowballing scandal the media is not talking about as forcefully as they should be

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A Brief Thought: Clinton, Facebook & the Ridiculous Russiagate Redux

After a quasi-relaxing weekend off, I’m back with a look at a topic I sincerely wish we’d never have to talk about again – debunking Russiagate and why Hillary Clinton can’t admit her terrible campaign is the reason she lost the 2016 election

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ABT: Jeff Sessions, Asset Forfeiture & the New Old War on Drugs

Despite a very busy schedule I find time to take a look at the latest nightmare bullshit Jeff Sessions has cooked up for America

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A Brief Thought: Running to Stand Still & the Democratic Party

As the wolves close in on Trump, Nina stops to ask what Democratic frontrunners Elizabeth Warren & Kamala Harris were doing this past weekend; the answer won’t surprise you – and that’s the problem.

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ABT: Gary Cohn & the Mainstream Media Myth of the Adult in the Room

Gary Cohn is no savior; he knows precisely what Trump means to do to America and he clearly supports it – so why does mainstream media keep pretending he can moderate Trump?

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A Brief Thought: Live & Let Die

After far too long an absence, Nina is back with some brief thoughts about a subject we don’t talk about much in North America, but we should – the devastating toll in human lives caused by austerity.

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A Brief Thought: Pyrrhic Victory & the Spoils of “Russiagate”

Although it pains me greatly to say this, I took a long hard look at the end result of the Democratic Party’s ‘Russiagate” gambit & concluded it was a smashing success – for elite Democrats & their donors.

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A Brief Thought: And the Tide Rolled Back

Nina takes a brief look at why Jeremy Corbyn and the British Labour party look poised to dominate UK politics despite “losing” the 2017 Election

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Info Meme of the Week: Rules of Engagement

Editor’s note: as America braces itself for yet another hotly-anticipated date with the mind-numbing enigma that is the James Comey

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ABT: Hunting Hawks Through Smoke & Shadow

Something terrifying is happening in the Persian Gulf & despite the mainstream media’s refusal to explain the situation fully – Nina is on the case.

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A Brief Update Regarding My Recent Absence

Although I have never been the type of writer capable of maintaining a rigid, daily production schedule for the essays

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A Brief Thought: Citizens United in Religious Liberty

In the roil of American politics last week, something incredibly important and terrifying happened and almost nobody in the mainstream media seems to care…

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A Brief Thought: Poisoned Prospects, Fallow Fields

Nina takes a brief look at the structural reasons why neoliberal elites can destroy candidates on the left, but not right wing reactionaries in the wake of round 1 French Presidential election results.

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A Brief Thought: Freedom to Oppress

Nina takes a look at the terrifying ramifications of news that the US Department of Justice is going after Julian Assange

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A Brief Thought: Duterte, Death Squads & Selective Outrage

Nina takes a long, hard look at the west’s “humanitarian” argument for deposing Bashar al-Assad and finds it lacking in credibility.

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A Brief Thought: Send Em Upriver Sessions & The Trump Era

In the calm before the American imperialist storm, Nina takes a look at the latest immigration fuckery Jeff Sessions is peddling.

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A Brief Thought: GOP Voter Suppression Hypocrisy

Turning away from foreign policy and the drums of war long enough to catch her breath, Nina takes a quick timeout to examine the latest iteration of GOP voting rights hypocrisy

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Info Meme of the Week: Donald’s Double Dutch

Has the Trump administration signaled its intention to open up two disastrous military conflicts? Nina examines the evidence and doesn’t like what she finds.

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A Brief Thought: Madness, Mendacity & Motive

Running behind, Nina takes a brief look at what the Democratic Party’s motive for pushing a bullshit conspiracy theory is.

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