The Torch – 01.28.17

Mark Crispin Miller is a professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, and the author of the book: Fooled Again, How the Right Stole the 2004 Elections. His other books include Boxed In: The Culture of TV; Seeing Through Movies, His newest book is Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney’s New World Order. He speaks about how the media …


Leid Stories—2017 Ends Badly for the Clintons and Their Fraudulent ‘Charity’ Empire; Worse Yet to Come in 2018—12.28.17

When Leid Stories reported earlier this month on a trove of thousands of files the FBI released from its electronic vault on its ongoing probe of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (The Clinton Foundation), we predicted there should be much more coming, based on the labyrinthine nature of the foundation and its operations. Charles Ortel, a retired Wall …

Rebecca Gordon – Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Best Defense

At the height of the George W. Bush years, a bit of a TomDispatch piece would sometimes be reposted at a right-wing website with a disparaging comment, and I’d suddenly be deluged with abusive emails (many homophobic) that regularly advised me to take my whatever and get out of Dodge. Though I was born in New York City, as was …


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 …


Leid Stories—Trump to Clinton: ‘I’m Hired, You’re Fired.’—11.09.16

The brutal presidential election is over and Donald Trump is the last person standing, having defied intimidating odds that he could/should/would be president.
Hillary Clinton’s hopes of making first-woman-president history are history. She now faces an avalanche of legal troubles that might have been kept at bay with a presidential win and with the Democrats controlling the House and Senate. The Republicans shut those doors, too.
Leid Stories continues our discussion on coming to a point of reckoning about the lopsided power equation between social, political and economic systems of control over the people and ways in which we aid and abet them


Michael T. Klare – Election 2016 and the Growing Global Nuclear Threat

Once upon a time, when choosing a new president, a factor for many voters was the perennial question: “Whose finger do you want on the nuclear button?” Of all the responsibilities of America’s top executive, none may be more momentous than deciding whether, and under what circumstances, to activate the “nuclear codes” — the secret alphanumeric messages that would inform …


Glenn Greenwald – Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance Is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

WHILE MOST EYES are focused on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West. Standing alone, each event highlights exactly the severe threats that motivated Edward Snowden to blow his whistle; taken together, they constitute full-scale vindication of everything he’s done. Earlier this month, a special …


Nadia Prupis – Trump Says Cutting Climate Funds Would Save $100 Billion. Climate Reality Says Otherwise.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that cutting climate funding would save the U.S. $100 billion over eight years, in another remark that observers say demonstrates the dangers of a potential Trump presidency. “We’re going to put America first. That includes canceling billions in climate change spending for the United Nations, a number [Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton] wants to …


Trends This Week – Liberals are the worse cowards – 10.05.16

Gerald Celente makes a powerful case for how Hillary Clinton supporters, and Liberals in general, are in a state of denial. They cannot see or admit how Democrats in power have festered war worldwide following the Bush years. And they’re aided and abetted by the Presstitute media. Elsewhere, he touches on why the price of Gold is tanking and what to expect next. And, he even ponders the supposed death of “partner dancing.”