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Latest Work

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There’s a New Crash Coming

Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net, and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece.
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How the Next Presidential Candidate Can Defeat Trump

It's never too early to come up with an agenda for 2020.
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The GOP Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump

Critics like that anonymous op-ed writer have no problem with how Trump's actually hurting people. They just want the leader doing it to look more presidential.
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Who Was the Real Maverick: McCain or Trump?

John McCain was a politician, not a maverick — he played ball, and sometimes compromised. Trump is the true maverick: He's batshit crazy and there's no dealing with him.
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What Trump Means by the 'Deep State'

Sure, federal agencies have acted illegally — when the president tells them to. Trump's war on the "Deep State" is entirely about impunity for himself.
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The Best of All Possible Worlds?

The powerlessness of positive thinking in the age of Trump.
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Wait, You're Sanctioning Us?!

It's time for the world to blacklist Trump, his associates, and his businesses.
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Drifting Away from Peace

According to a new study, peaceful countries are getting more peaceful while the violent are getting more violent.
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The War Before the Iran War

Division in the ranks of the conservative movement is a critical sign that a war with Iran isn't inevitable.
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Trump's Dirty Money

Russian money saved Trump when his projects were on the verge of collapse. Will it now be the cause of his political demise?
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Pashtun Lives Matter

In Pakistan, the police killing of a Pashtun social media star stirred a popular uprising for democracy and demilitarization.

The Flight 93 Doctrine

Donald Trump's Kamikaze Attack on Globalism
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Europe Should Bolt NATO

Europe should take advantage of Trump’s hostile attitude to get out of a relationship that's brought more drawbacks than benefits.
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What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe

Trump is attacking Europe and siding with Russia for political — and not just personal — reasons.
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It’s Not Just the U.S. with a Gerrymandering Problem — Look at Pakistan

In one Pakistani province, it took just 544 voters to choose a chief minister. But 80,000 minorities there may not get a single representative.
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Trump’s Investment in North Korea

The president may be a diplomatic wrecking ball, but he believes his investment in Korea is too big to fail. That's a good thing.
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As we Celebrate 'Independence,' Remember That the U.S. Left Its Colony Puerto Rico to Die

The disastrous impacts of Hurricane Maria were made worse by inequalities of race, income and access to U.S. political power.
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Next Stop for the Global ‘Bernie’ Movement: Mexico?

After many disappointments, the left-populist alternative looks primed for a big win in Mexico.
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Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Extreme Centrism’ Is a Threat to Democracy

Hiding behind appeals to "rationalism," the French leader seeks to "fix" the French economy by cozying up to a tiny, binge-eating wealthy elite.
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World to Refugees: Go to Hell

Over 22.5 million people have been forced to flee their countries. Last year, less than 200,000 were resettled.

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Peter Certo

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In the News

US Soldiers "Waging Peace" in Exhbition

Vietnam News | March 19, 2018

Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

The Real News Network | February 18, 2018

Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

The Real News | February 17, 2018

No nation-building in Afghanistan? Easier said than done, experts say

The Greenfield (MA) Recorder | August 22, 2017

What If Summer Came To Westeros?

Tom Dispatch | July 18, 2017

Trump To Duterte: ‘You’re Just Like Me’

The Huffington Post | June 1, 2017

Winning By A Bye

Outlook India | May 15, 2017

Trump Rattles Saber Against North Korea

Rising Up with Sonali | April 14, 2017

Filipino Immigrants Are Caught Between Trump And Duterte

Rising Up with Sonali | March 14, 2017

A Defensive Wall Against an Illiberal Regime

Counterpunch | February 27, 2017

America is “Hard-wired” to Globalism

Global Research | January 27, 2017

Chilling Vision Of A Barbaric New World Order

The Morning Star | January 25, 2017