Caitlin Johnstone applies the literary folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes and reframes it for today’s times, a time when illegitimate arguments and irrelevant points abound.
Mass media throughout the western world are uncritically passing along a press release from the US intelligence community, because that’s what passes for journalism.
Brazil, Russia, the United States, and Britain now have the highest cases of COVID-19. This is no fluke.
Last week, Russia roped a whale into the world of underwater espionage. This week, they’re weaponizing laughter. And puppies!
Over in Russia, Domino’s promised a lifetime supply of pizza to anyone who got a tattoo of their logo. Sadly, their noble plan went awry.
Despite Russia’s stained political record, they were awarded the World Cup. And while we should focus on the beautiful game, we should also focus on the ugliness that made it happen.
President Donald Trump’s escalations against Russia might bristle, but it’s nothing new. In fact, it long predates him.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
While the focus might be on shadowy Russian forces subverting the internet, three more familiar companies are very noticeably clamping down on free speech.
As the U.S. becomes more divided, will old battle lines be redrawn, pitting Americans against Americans as it was 150 years ago?