Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

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

Healthcare know-nothings running Trump regime’s COVID-19 crisis response

In late February, Trump bungled by putting evangelical Christian fascist/science denier Pence in charge of one of two COVID-19 task forces. Continue reading

US prevents adoption of UN resolution to lift illegal sanctions to combat COVID-19

A UN General Assembly resolution introduced by Russia to lift illegally imposed US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela, and other nations was rejected by the Trump regime. Continue reading

White House: No more help for ordinary Americans in need

During the 2008-09 financial crisis, banks got trillions of dollars of free bailout money. Ordinary Americans got sold out. Continue reading

Phony Trump regime narco terrorism charges against Venezuelan officials

The US is the world’s leading narco-terrorist state—an indisputable fact! Continue reading

Lack of affordable healthcare puts millions of Americans at risk

The US is the world’s only developed country without some form of universal healthcare. Continue reading

House passed paid sick leave only for 20% of US workers

Monied interests and government officials serving them at the federal, state, and local levels comprise America’s ruling class. Continue reading

Dirty system triumphs on mini-Super Tuesday

Tuesday results in six states for Dems largely replicated Biden’s pre-scripted week ago Super Tuesday triumph over Sanders. Continue reading

Dems rigging things for establishment figure Biden?

The myth of moderate Joe belies his hardline agenda throughout a near-half century of public life as US senator and vice president. Continue reading

Final Israeli election results

Tabulating March 2 election results took time to include absentee ballots. Continue reading