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New York (FAIR) – The New York Times, despite its above-the-fray self-image, is one of most overtly ideological institutions on earth. Its primary editorial purpose—as laid out by its own opinion page editor earlier this year (James Bennett: “We are in favor of capitalism”—FAIR.org, 3/1/18)—is to defend the unimpeachable virtues of capitalism. As such, whoeverContinue Reading

Tehran (NEO) – The US-backed Iranian opposition is neither “revolutionary,” nor even “in” Iran. Yet they have been designated as Washington’s proxies of choice, and an alternative government they seek to place into power in Tehran.  As the US-led proxy war in Syria reaches a relative stalemate and with timeContinue Reading

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Washington D.C. (GPA) – Everyone knows U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has more to do with destabilization than diplomacy. Whether arming terror states like Israel and Saudi Arabia or flattening entire countries like Libya and Iraq, American intervention is pretty much always a humanitarian disaster. At times, thisContinue Reading

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Moscow (GPA) – I would like to express my view on the dominant opinion on the alleged confrontation between the US and Russia. No doubt some will object right away that I should remember Trump’s words that relations with Russia were worse than in times of the Cold War. And I would answerContinue Reading

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Washington D.C. (AHT) – It is as clear as day that President Trump is obsessed with regime change in Iran.  What is not made clear is how much his gambit is damaging to Americans and American interests. Without cause or justification, Mr. Trump pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan OfContinue Reading

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Seoul (FAIR) – In major-paper opinion coverage of the Singapore summit, the people with the most to lose and gain from the summit, the people whose nation was actually being discussed—Koreans—were almost uniformly ignored. The Post had 23 total opinion pieces, the Times had 16 and the Journal four. The only op-ed by a Korean was a pro-summitContinue Reading

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Ankara (GPA) – The Turkey election results are in and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will remain president but without his parliamentary majority. The Turkey election for both President, as well as all the seats of parliament, took place on Sunday. In what was expected to be a tight election – with someContinue Reading

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Ankara (TM) – As of Thursday, because only 10 days remain until parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey, there will be a blackout on publishing the results of opinion polls, as stipulated by the election law. Starting from the time that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced snap elections would be held on JuneContinue Reading

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Brussels (SCF) – The United States has reached a new low in international relations. Not only does President Trump tweet and otherwise comment insultingly about leaders (“Little Rocket Man”) and various nations (“shithole countries”), he has gone out of his way to alienate friends and allies by imposing tariffs on some of theirContinue Reading