Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies. He edits its Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords services, contributes regularly to both outlets, and works with IPS experts to develop writing for mainstream and progressive publications.
The “straight talk” people praise McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes.
The media treated Trump’s petty snub of John McCain as a bigger controversy than the $717 billion Pentagon bill named for the Arizona senator.
The court’s been popping off far-right proclamations like a drunk uncle at Thanksgiving.
The newest plank of immigration enforcement? Piling children into overcrowded detention centers.
Trump rallied to save a major Chinese firm right in the middle of a trade war of his own making. Why?
We fired 105 missiles on April 14. That’s 10 times the number of Syrian refugees we’ve taken all year.
The president once distanced himself from the Bush legacy. Now he’s brought back the architects of its darkest moments.
The president’s “open hand” to Democrats is full of poison pills.
At his inauguration Trump promised a government controlled by the people. How are the people faring so far?
It’s unpopular. It’s expensive. But the donors want it.
When our soldiers kill and die in wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore.
Republicans are condemning Trump’s coddling of white supremacists. Can they speak out against racist laws, too?
The billionaires who backed Trump are making out a lot better than Putin.
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
The president didn’t just want the FBI to stop investigating his friend Mike Flynn. He wanted it to arrest journalists.
Now that he cares about the fate of Syrian children, I hope Trump will open up our country — not bomb theirs.
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the U.S. military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
What could Sessions have talked to the Russian ambassador about that could compare to his atrocious record on civil rights?
The president’s obsession with Muslims and immigrants gives cover to a simmering white nationalist movement at home.
Three weeks into his presidency, Trump is now the fastest president to ever reach majority disapproval. Here’s a look at the early days of the Trump administration, report-card style.