Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

Trump envoy for regime change in Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, adds Iran to his portfolio

Everything thrown at the Islamic Republic for over 40 years to return the country to US client state status failed. Continue reading

Trump’s payroll tax deferral aims to weaken and kill Social Security and Medicare

All politicians lie. Rare exceptions prove the rule. Continue reading

Trump usurps congressional appropriations authority

On Saturday, Trump unconstitutionally breached exclusive congressional appropriations authority. Continue reading

Can Trump legally suspend payroll taxes by executive order?

Trump pushed the dubious scheme earlier. Continue reading

US war on Chinese enterprises

US war on China’s rising prominence on the world stage is a bipartisan affair. Continue reading

Israel considers human rights activists national security threats

Like the US and other Western states, Israel is a fantasy democracy. Continue reading

Pompeo’s big lies and deception never quit

Mike Pompeo’s public remarks in speeches, press conferences, interviews, and before Congress feature a litany of Big Lies and mass deception—notably when commenting on Trump regime’s policies and about nations on the US target list for regime change. Continue reading

The diabolical GOP HEALS Act

The vast majority in Washington are indifferent toward public health, safety and welfare. Continue reading

Pompeo gives new meaning to ugly American

Judge him by his actions and rhetoric, defining the menace he represents. Continue reading

GOP let ‘em eat cake stimulus plan

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the so-called Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. Continue reading

GOP stimulus scheme: Generously fund privileged Americans, crumbs for workers

Made-in-the-USA economic collapse is the most diabolical scheme ever concocted by dark forces in the country. Continue reading

Trump regime wants Social Security and Medicare weakened

On Monday, debate began in Washington on extending aid to unemployed workers and other Americans in need at a time of economic crisis conditions. Continue reading

NYT op-ed editor/writer resigns over its abandoned journalistic principles

I’ve written scores of highly critical articles about the self-styled newspaper of record. Continue reading

Trump regime ups the stakes v. China

Trump regime hostility toward China keeps pushing the envelope toward rupturing relations altogether or possibly something worse. Continue reading

US war on humanity v. Venezuelan social democracy

Since Hugo Chavez established Bolivarian social democracy in 1999, four US regimes—from the Clintons to Trump—sought to eliminate what they consider the “threat” of a good example. Continue reading

NYT walks back from its fake news about Russia

Most everything The New York Times claims about nations on the US target list for regime change is suspect at best, a gross perversion of reality at worst—state-approved propaganda over truth and full disclosure. Continue reading

Trump at Mount Rushmore

Half a century ago I visited the site with my family. Continue reading

Governments the US wants toppled threaten no one

The US emerged from WW II as the only major power unscathed by its ravages and more powerful than ever when world peace was restored. Continue reading

Media hostility toward nations free from US imperial control

No nations should subordinate their sovereign rights to the will of another country. Continue reading

First of 5 Iranian tankers enters Venezuelan waters

First some facts establishment media suppress. Continue reading

Trump regime refuses to provide PPE for healthcare workers

Indifference toward human health and welfare by Trump and hardliners infesting his regime has been shown repeatedly throughout their time in office. Continue reading

Trump’s vaccine deception

Trump is a congenital liar. Accept nothing he says at face value. Continue reading

Rewriting history is a US specialty

The power of endlessly repeated propaganda gets most people to believe almost anything—especially when pounded into the public consciousness by press agent establishment media. Continue reading

Trump regime hardliners want Social Security and Medicare eliminated

Social Security and Medicare are insurance programs, not welfare—funded by equal worker-employer payroll tax deductions. Continue reading

Indifference toward public health and welfare in America

The US is the only developed nation without some form of universal healthcare coverage. Continue reading

Effects of US lockdowns v. lifting them

A University of Pennsylvania Wharton School model isn’t encouraging. Continue reading

Israeli brutality against Palestinians during COVID-19 outbreaks

Instead of easing state-sponsored violence against Palestinians at a time of COVID-19 outbreaks, the racist Netanyahu regime and extremist settlers it supports are using the public health crisis to intensify viciousness. Continue reading

She’s back: Nikki Haley’s anti-China rage

Neocon hardliner Nikki Haley is an ideologically extremist hawk on the far-right fringe of US politics. Continue reading

Washington’s Dr. Strangelove

There are lots of choices for this dubious distinction from elements of both right wings of Washington’s one-party state. Continue reading

Misinterpreting the Constitution, a Trump specialty

Nearly all US presidents reinterpreted international, constitutional, and US statute laws time and again. Continue reading

Hungry Americans

In more normal times than now, tens of millions of Americans face hunger and food insecurity in the world’s richest country. Continue reading

Get ready for an unacceptable new normal

At times like now, ideas lying around dormant on the shelf become reality. Continue reading