Coronavirus Could be on the Verge of Worldwide Breakout, by Paul Craig Roberts

It is difficult to get reliable information about coronavirus. The information difficulty is further complicated by interest groups using the outbreak for their own agendas. For example, many both inside and outside China are using the spread of the virus to criticize the Chinese government. Others, both inside and outside China, claim the virus is…

Brussels Bureaucrats Ably Visualize the EU’s Decline, by Guillaume Durocher

The European Commission’s in-house think tank has produced an interesting report on “European common goods” which has a wealth of infographics highlighting the various ways the European Union is declining: the rise China, the rise of euroskeptic populism, weak militaries, poor quality migrants, and weakness on R&D and tech. The paper is worthy of Signal,…

Pundits Wrong, Bloomberg Did OK In Debate—and That’s Bad News, by John Derbyshire

This week’s big talking point was of course Wednesday night’s televised debate from Las Vegas, featuring the six leading Democratic Party candidates for President. I normally report on these events in world-weary mode, telling you how much I hate them and what a struggle I had to keep awake. This one was different. I watched…

Huawei in the Crosshairs, by Mike Whitney

The Trump administration’s appalling treatment of Huawei shows that the United States will risk anything, even a nuclear conflagration with China, to maintain its tenuous grip on global power. Huawei is China’s behemoth technology company that has recently come under fire by the Trump administration for violating sanctions against Iran and for providing network equipment…

OK Boomer, by Israel Shamir

What a wonderful enchanted life we boomers have had! Living was easy, accommodation plentiful and inexpensive, salaries were high, girls willing. The world was offered to us like a heap of pearl oysters on the silver tray. We could travel, change our countries and jobs as we like, we could fight for justice and mercy…

The Kremlin Plans to Modernize Russia, Again, by Stephen F. Cohen

The US media’s three-year obsession with the mostly fictitious allegations of “Russiagate” has all but obscured, even deleted, important, potentially historic, developments inside that nation itself, still the world’s largest territorial country. One of the most important is the Putin government’s decision to invest $300 to $400 billion of “rainy day” funds in the nation’s…

Subcomandante Bloomberg, by C.J. Hopkins

Break out the pussyhats and vuvuzelas, folks, because the neoliberal Resistance is back, and this time they’re not playing around. No more impeachments and investigations. It’s time to go mano-a-mano with Trump, and they’ve finally got just the bad hombre to do it. No, not Bernie Sanders, you commies. A battle-hardened Resistance fighter. El Caballo…

Roberta Kaplan “Lost” Two Subpoanaed Phones. Now She Wants the President’s DNA, by Eric Striker

Former Harvey Weinstein lawyer Roberta Kaplan is known for getting judges to agree to discovery requests meant to harass and invade privacy, but can she be trusted with sensitive materials? A legal document filed December 13th, 2019 in her Sines v. Kessler case suggests otherwise. The brief relates to the case of defendant Elliot Kline,…

Is Russia Doomed?, by Paul Craig Roberts

Winston Churchill said that Russia was “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Having read two contrasting news reports of attitudes in Russia, I understand what Churchill meant. General Valery Gerasimov, chairman of the Russian General Staff, has concluded from Washington’s many NATO intensified drills on Russia’s border that Washington and its NATO…

Diplomatic Immunity and RAF Croughton: Trump Goes After the Brits, by Philip Giraldi

The inept course of what passes for United States Foreign Policy continues, with the Trump Administration now going after the nation’s second oldest friend, Great Britain. With Trump having serially insulted America’s oldest ally France last year, it should only have been expected that the Brits would be next on the list, joining the other…

My Struggle, by Gilad Atzmon

I launched my study into Jewishness two decades ago. It began as a result of my reaction to the relentless attacks on dissident Jewish thinkers who didn’t fit with the ‘revolutionary agenda’ of the so-called Jewish ‘anti Zionist’ Left. I quickly grasped that it was actually the Jewish Left, the radicals and progressives, who displayed…

Hugging China, by Linh Dinh

Of course, borders are sexual, at least for men, for you’re about to enter a normally forbidden territory. This buildup, anxiety and euphoria is lessened if the border is a mere formality, or if you have a strong (and stiff enough) passport. For women, border crossers can promise adventure, for they may deliver you to…

Westlessness as a Cover for US vs. China, by Pepe Escobar

Few postmodern political pantomimes have been more revealing than the hundreds of so-called “international decision-makers,” mostly Western, waxing lyrical, disgusted or nostalgic over “Westlessness” at the Munich Security Conference. “Westlessness” sounds like one of those constipated concepts issued from a post-party bad hangover at the Rive Gauche during the 1970s. In theory (but not French…

UN List of Firms Aiding Israel’s Settlements Was Dead on Arrival, by Jonathan Cook

After lengthy delays, the United Nations finally published a database last week of businesses that have been profiting from Israel’s illegal settlement activity in the West Bank. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, announced that 112 major companies had been identified as operating in Israeli settlements in ways that violate human rights….

Explaining Syria, by Philip Giraldi

The first week in February was memorable for the failed impeachment of President Donald Trump, the “re-elect me” State of the Union address and the marketing of a new line of underwear by Kim Kardashian. Given all of the excitement, it was easy to miss a special State Department press briefing by Ambassador James Jeffrey…

Karl Marx and Jewish Power, by Laurent Guyénot

In a recent article, I explored the influence of Freud’s Jewishness on the formation, reception and propagation of his psychoanalytical theory. I wish now to do the same for Karl Marx (1818-1883). In contrast to Freud’s, Marx’s Jewishness is seldom considered an important factor. If you type “Freud Jewish” as key-words on Amazon.com, you will…

Tessa Majors’ Murder Just Tip of New York City’s Crime Iceberg, by Nicholas Stix

Earlier: Stix Vindicated! Academics, Magazine Confirm Big City Police Are “Disappearing” Crime At long last, Rashaun Weaver has been arrested for the murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors back on December 11 2019. Remember, the police had Weaver in custody but let him go [14-Year-Old Is Released Without Charges in Tessa Majors Case, by…

Putin on Globalization, Bonehead Elites and the Ever-Shrinking Middle Class, by Mike Whitney

Globalization is one of the great issues of our time. The erasure of national borders, the weakening of sovereign governments and the impoverishment of workers across the developed world has triggered a massive populist backlash that threatens to roll back the economic-integration scheme that places Capital at the head of a new global order. Widespread…

On Google Censorship, by Walter Block

Google has deplatformed, or banned from its environs, numerous articulate and high profile conservative spokesmen such as Alan Dershowitz, Andrew Roberts, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heather MacDonald, Steven Harper, Robert Florczak, Dennis Prager. This is the merest tip of the iceberg in this regard. But does not this private company have a right to say “Yea”…

STILL No Non-East Asian Deaths from Corona—But CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Won’t Admit It, by Lance Welton

See also Do You Know All Coronavirus Victims Appear To Be Chinese? Thought Not! and STILL No Non-Chinese Deaths From Coronavirus, But The WASHINGTON POST Wants You To Rat Out Your Neighbors Anyway The story so far: There is still no confirmed case of the Coronavirus killing anyone other than ethnic East Asians. The Drudge…

Wake Up Senators!, by Eric Margolis

The US Senate, long the lap dog of the man who would be king, President Donald Trump, appears to have finally remembered its proper constitutional role. Last week, the Senate voted 55/45 for a new bipartisan War Powers Act to constrain military action against Iran. The Congress voted a similar act. Both are designed to…

Mediocre Male Athletes Are Taking Over Women’s Sports By Becoming “Transgender,” New Lawsuit Claims, by Eric Striker

Teenage girl track and field athletes are suing the Connecticut Association of Schools, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and other authorities for integrating biological men into women’s sports, which has allowed them to dominate. According to the legal complaint, two male “transgender” students have been using their biological advantages to crush their female competitors in…

About Me and My Mom, by Ted Rall

My mom died last week. Her obituary is online. It is, as obits should be, about her. Too many women’s lives are contextualized around their roles as wives and mothers. So I kept myself, and our relationship, in the background. Now for a personal remembrance. Like all mothers and sons, we argued. A recurring conflict…

An Establishment in Panic, by Pat Buchanan

From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders. Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the race. Why has Biden suddenly become an albatross? His feeble debate performances…

Dien Bien Phu, by Linh Dinh

Nothing is equal to anything else. In 1904, Jack London traveled from Korea to China. As soon as he crossed the border, he saw what he thought was a much more energetic, resourceful and resilient civilization, Gushing at length over the Chinese, London concludes, “The Korean is the perfect type of inefficiency—of utter worthlessness. The…

Being Ahead of Time, by Gilad Atzmon

In my recent book, Being in Time, I analyse Jewish controlled opposition. I argue that some self-identified Jews end up being on both polar extremes of every debate that is even mildly relevant to Jewish existence: Those who have recently been disturbed about the Jews who are at the centre of the impeachment trial have…

Western Anti-Chinese Propaganda Exaggerates Coronavirus Danger, Creates Panic, by Andre Vltchek

Now it is becoming obvious who China’s friends are, and who her enemies are. In the West, many nations and individuals are celebrating the short-term difficulties that the Chinese nation is facing, pouring salt into the wound, while giving birth to anti-Chinese sentiments. Even the WHO (World Health Organization) has been warning not to impose…

Trump’s FBI Targets “White Nationalists” Although Antifa Is Real Problem, by James Kirkpatrick

The FBI has just classified “white nationalists and Neo-Nazis” (n.b. no distinction) as the same as ISIS (!), and America’s JournoFa are congratulating themselves [The FBI Just Put White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis on the Same Threat Level as ISIS, by Tess Owen, Vice, February 6, 2020]. Meanwhile, back in the real world, an Antifa group…

Buttigieg Campaign Aggressively Targeting Progressive Activists, Media, by Whitney Webb

Between efforts to censor information critical of Buttigieg on social media and harass independent media outlets and their reporters at his rallies, it appears that a concerted effort is underway to control the narrative around the DNC primaries After the scandal surrounding the recent Iowa Caucus, the 2020 presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg claimed victory…

Is Pete Buttigieg the Israel Lobby Choice?, by Philip Giraldi

Many Americans might consider it decidedly odd that the recent impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump also featured constant vilification of President Vladimir Putin, to such an extent that one might have though that the Russian leader was also in the dock awaiting sentencing. The irony is, of course, that while “Russian interference” has…

Iowa: Where DNC Dreams Go to Die, by Brett Redmayne-Titley

Monday. After months of the DNC’s daily water boarding of the American public with their manufactured jurisprudence know as The Impeachment, these same political wizards of electioneering have in one day, Monday, galvanized the person they most detest. This week’s political disaster in Iowa rocketed Bernie Sanders into pronounced Trumpian front runner status and thus…

Hitler vs. Kalergi, by Guillaume Durocher

In his unpublished Second Book on foreign policy, Adolf Hitler offers the following critique of Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi’s Pan-European Movement, which argued for the peaceful unification of Europe. Kalergi is very much a precursor to the post-1945 effort to integrate the Old Continent, culminating in the European Union. Hitler raises essentially two objections: The…

Our Fundamental Disagreement About WWII, Hitler, Jews and Race, by The Saker

Our fundamental disagreement about WWII, Hitler, Jews and race The topic of Russians and Jews is clearly a “hot” one. Over the past few years I wrote several articles on this topic including “Putin and Israel A Complex and Multi-Layered Relationship”, “Why Is Putin “Allowing” Israel to Bomb Syria?”, “Russia, Israel and the Values of…