David Atkins

It Would Take Just 20 Republican Senators With a Conscience to End This

Having already plunged the Middle East into an escalating catastrophic crisis, Donald Trump is doubling down on his initial threat of war crimes against Iran and its people. He is also threatening to “charge” Iraq with “sanctions like they’ve never seen before” in response to expelling American forces–because apparently not only does Trump not understand… Read more »

Trump’s Reckless Strike on Soleimani Has Led to a Global Catastrophe

Interventionists and anti-imperialists don’t agree on much in foreign policy. But even if they take directly opposite approaches, they tend to agree that championing democratic values and human rights should be a primary goal of American foreign policy, and that it’s better for other nations to see the United States as a friend than as… Read more »

Donald Trump Just Threatened War Crimes Against Iran

The President of the United States, one Donald J. Trump, just posted this statement on twitter: ….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY… Read more »

Please Consider a Gift to the Monthly This Holiday Season

I usually start these yuletime posts by noting how important independent media is to the free functioning of democracy, and how crucial it is to make sure that smaller publications receive the love as much as the big ones do. But I think those of you reading about politics at this point in the holiday… Read more »