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The Gary Null Show – 05.22.17

Today is May 22th and like always The Gary Null Show is here to inform you on the best news in health, healing, the environment and all things political around the world. Gary opens up the program with the latest in health and healing covering the topics of alcohol and the new study that shows the negative effect it has …

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Trends This Week – Big War Bucks in Trump’s Budget – 03.22.17

The military-first mindset that has prevailed since George W. Bush launched the War on Terror in 2001, grows under Trump. In building America’s military budget, which despite it being as large as the next seven largest military budgets around the world combined, Trump will face minimal domestic opposition. We also estimate more defense dollars funneling into Homeland Security and intelligence agencies, particularly for both domestic and foreign deep state surveillance and cyber security.

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MELVIN GOODMAN – The Dark Side of Obama’s Legacy

There is a dark side to President Barack Obama’s legacy on national and international security matters that will enable President-elect Donald Trump to damage America’s political institutions as well as its standing in the global community.  President Obama, a Harvard-trained lawyer and an expert in constitutional law, was insufficiently scrupulous in protecting our moral obligations, creating an ironic and unfortunate …

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AMANDA MARCOTTE – Fake news for the Great Leader: Donald Trump’s readymade White House propaganda machine

Donald Trump ran a campaign built almost exclusively on lies and demagoguery, so it stands to reason that his presidency will usher in a new era of deceitful propaganda as well. It could very well dwarf the George W. Bush administration’s infamous propaganda push around the Iraq War. As detailed in a recent report from Media Matters, is that Trump …

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Jon Queally – Majority of Americans Unconvinced Trump Can Handle Nation’s Top Job

With his inauguration now less than three weeks away, a new survey shows a majority of the American people are far from confident that Donald Trump, a former reality television star who won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, is up to the major tasks entrusted to the President of the United States. …

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ELIANA JOHNSON – Cheney emerges as surprise Trump surrogate

During the campaign, Donald Trump trashed the hawkish foreign policy of the second Bush White House. But now, he and his team are relying on the man most closely identified with that regime — Dick Cheney — to help ensure that Rex Tillerson is confirmed next year as Trump’s secretary of state. As Republicans have voiced reservations about Tillerson’s relationship …

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Lauren McCauley – Meet the Islamophobic Black-Ops Master Likely to Head Trump’s National Security Team

Amid the many rumored reports of President-elect Donald Trump’s likely cabinet picks, one name that has risen to the surface is seriously concerning observers of the foreign policy arena. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is the “leading contender” to become Trump’s national security advisor, one of the top posts in the White House, MSNBC reported Thursday. “A source familiar …

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PAUL BUHLE – In the Shadow of the CIA: Liberalism’s Big Embarrassing Moment

The death of Warren Hinckle, a journalist long forgotten outside San Francisco, brings back Ramparts magazine’s crowning moment, also one of crucial moments of postwar liberalism. At a stroke, in March, 1967, the presumptions of innocence by purportedly freedom-loving (albeit hawkish) prestigious intellectuals were stripped off. It turned out that the grand banquets and  conferences with literary-and-other luminaries, the New York Times-reported cocktail …

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Inder Comar – California Civil Law Suit against George W. Bush Et Al: DOJ Blocks Submission of Chilcot Report

It is important that those committed to peace and social justice take cognizance of this historic civil law suit directed against a former president of the United States including senior officials of his administration.   An Iraqi mother against alleged war criminal George W. Bush, et al. This is a civil suit. It seeks compensation. While it  does not contemplate a …