Who Was the Real Maverick: McCain or Trump?

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.

Honduran Coup: The U.S. Connection

There is growing evidence that the United States was more than a bit player in the Honduran coup, writes columnist Conn Hallinan.

Whining About Winning in Iraq

McCain and Palin shout triumphantly, “We’re winning the war in Iraq.” Such rhetoric collides painfully with reality.

The Ab-surge-ity of it All

President Bush continues to claim, and McCain and Palin repeat, “The Iraqis are better of because they’re free” and remain free thanks to the surge. But the new dictionary has interesting synonyms for the word “absurgeity.”

U.S. Militarism Rising As Elections Loom

As we prepare for the post-election and post-inauguration periods we know, whoever wins, four more years of protest, mobilization, and political pressure will be required.