The Chaotic Response to Coronavirus Mirrors the Failures of 1914, by Patrick Cockburn

Government leaders everywhere are calling for their people to wage war against the coronavirus outbreak, recalling past victories in an effort to boost public morale. In Britain, politicians cite the Second World War as a suitable example of determined and successful resistance to a terrifying enemy. Yet the faltering response of the British authorities to…

New York: Jews At Brooklyn Hospital Will Enjoy Privileged Access to Ventilators Over Gentiles, by Eric Striker

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn’s largest hospital, is non-sectarian and supposed to serve all New Yorkers equally regardless of race. According to new reports, this is about to change. The potential ventilator shortage in COVID-19 ridden New York has led to hospitals across the city to begin debating rationing health care for those who stop breathing…

10 Signs the U.S. Is Heading for a Depression, by Mike Whitney

1– Unemployment is off-the-charts Thursday’s jobless claims leave no doubt that the country is in the grips of another severe recession. More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance in the last week. That number exceeds the gloomiest prediction of more than 40 economists and pushes the two-week total to an eye-watering 10 million…

The Coronavirus and Its Social Consequences, by Heiner Rindermann

For days, for weeks, the media has been dominated about the spread of the corona virus. Almost every hour new numbers on infections and deceased are published. There are also reports of political reactions and the economic consequences. What was previously considered impossible is now decided: there are travel restrictions, borders are locked, people are…

March Diary: What, Me Worry?; What Time Does the Next Ice Floe Leave?; Philippa Schuyler, Bo Winegard, and Lana Lokteff, Etc. [10 ITEMS], by John Derbyshire

I’m not as bothered by this coronavirus outbreak as, according to the public-service announcements, I ought to be. I belong to two high-risk categories: over seventy and with a compromised immune system. I live in one of the worst-affected states. Shouldn’t I be cowering in a basement room compulsively checking my temperature and lung function…

Virginia Goes Zionist, by Philip Giraldi

Politicians, bureaucrats and media talking heads have long turned a blind eye to legislation and policies that benefit the state of Israel to the detriments of United States’ interests. The U.S. Treasury is plausibly describable as a gift that never stops giving to the people and governments of Jewish state. Since the foundation of Israel…

Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sarah Cody May Have Saved One Million American Lives, by Paul Craig Roberts

Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sarah Cody May Have Saved One Million American Lives by Ron Unz “Under a decaying and decadent political system, there is often a dangerous tendency to select public officials based upon ideological factionalism or the blandishments of self-interested lobbies. During normal times, this may lead to the sort…

Marc Wathelet, a Virologist and Specialist in Coronaviruses and Respiratory Diseases Explains Why Asia Was Successful in Containing Covid-19 and Why the West Is Not, by Paul Craig Roberts

My dear fellow citizens, I am the virologist, specialist in coronaviruses and respiratory diseases, whose views differ significantly from the experts who advise the government on the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is dire and I would like to offer you a clear plan for getting out of the health, economic and social…

Will Coronavirus End the Fed?, by Ron Paul

September 17, 2019 was a significant day in American economic history. On that day, the New York Federal Reserve began emergency cash infusions into the repurchasing (repo) market. This is the market banks use to make short-term loans to each other. The New York Fed acted after interest rates in the repo market rose to…

Escape from New York, by Paul Craig Roberts

According to news reports New Yorkers are leaving the city transporting with them the virus to other states, principally Florida. President Trump announced that he was considering locking New Yorkers in place but said he hoped not to do that. Trump’s indecision has forced Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo to hunt down New Yorkers seeking…

Public Hysteria vs. Scientific Thinking, by Gilad Atzmon

The Corona crisis has exposed our political and media establishments as dysfunctional and possibly dangerous. If the West was, until recently, associated with scientific, analytical, rational and methodical thinking, then not much is left of that Athenian reasoning. Like houses of cards, most of our Western democracies have succumbed to populist decision making that is,…

The Senate’s Coronavirus Relief Package Must be Stopped!, by Mike Whitney

The Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package is not fiscal stimulus and it’s not a lifeline for the tens of millions of working people who have suddenly lost their jobs. It’s a fundamental restructuring of the US economy designed to strengthen the grip of the corrupt corporate-banking oligarchy while creating a permanent underclass that will…

The War on Death, by C.J. Hopkins

OK, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some some bad news. The good news is mainly for authoritarians who missed all the fun during the War on Terror. The news is … welcome to the War on Death! Yes, that’s right, global capitalism (a/k/a “the world”) is now at war with Death ……

Correctly Estimating Coronavirus Infections, by Ron Unz

The Coronavirus epidemic may soon produce the greatest American disaster since our Civil War over 150 years ago, and numbers reveal its possible magnitude. For example, New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof on Sunday reported the disheartening analysis of Dr. Neil Ferguson of Britain, one of the world’s leading epidemiologists. According to Dr. Ferguson the…

Debt Forgivness and Nationalization Are the Answers to the Economic Crisis, by Paul Craig Roberts

The US airline companies have bankrupted themselves by buying back their stock in an enrichment scheme for CEOs and board members ( ). With the impact of the virus on their revenues, Congress is handing them a $50 billion bailout. Instead of being bailed out they should be nationalized. In the health and economic crisis…

Last Man Standing, by Godfree Roberts

China suffered through the H1N1 coronavirus epidemic in 2008 largely because the CDC took 6 months to identify it and, as a result, 300,000 died prematurely. SARS (774 deaths) was the clincher. They created a hair-trigger alarm system, mandated post-mortem pneumonia DNA testing nationwide, and promoted the CDC head, Dr. George F. Gao[1], to Demigod….

Republican Candidate, SPLC and Left-Wing Extremists Plot Together Against New VDare Castle, by Eric Striker

The anti-immigration think-tank VDare’s purchase of a castle in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia last month was reported in local news without much commotion. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a local GOP Congressional candidate, and about a dozen left-wing extremists are trying to change that. VDare, an organization once considered mainstream, has been under attack by…

Are Americans All-In for a Long Coronavirus War?, by Pat Buchanan

“It’s a war,” says President Donald Trump of his efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and likening his role to that of “wartime president.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed the president’s claim to his commander in chief role in the crisis and his resolve: “The president and I agreed yesterday… we’re fighting the same…

The Fed Reopens Its Landfill for Distressed Assets, by Mike Whitney

The Fed is reopening its most controversial and despised crisis-era bailout facility, the Primary Dealer Credit Facility. The Wall Street Journal describes the PDCF as “an overnight loan facility for primary dealers (that) provides round-the-clock backup source of funding to banks.” The WSJ’s description grossly understates the facility’s real purpose which is to transfer the…

A Tale of Two Foreign Policies: the Train-Wreck Abroad Is Bipartisan, by Philip Giraldi

Now that the Democratic Party has apparently succeeded in getting rid of the only two voices among its presidential candidates that actually deviated from the establishment consensus, it appears that Joe Biden will be running against Donald Trump in November. To be sure, Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are still hanging on, but the fix…

Meet Eli Rosenbaum, the Justice Department’s Nazi Hunter, by Philip Giraldi

The New York Times is reporting somewhat ruefully that “The Mission to Hunt Nazis Has Become a Race Against Time.” The U.S. Government’s zeal in going after alleged former “Nazis” began in 1979 when the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) was established within the Justice Department. In 2002, OSI included 13 attorneys, almost all of…

Democracy Inaction, by Fred Reed

Oh God. Oh God. We are down to Biden. I think. Bad. Bad. But maybe no worse than any of the other dwarves and surreal curiosities offering themselves as our managers Look, if you can bear it, at what we started with. Two billionaires, three women, two Jews, a black, a self-proclaimed Indian, two threshold…

On Gypsies, by Guillaume Durocher

I for one am fascinated by Gypsies. I find it remarkable that a people, hailing from the dregs of medieval Indian society, could cross the whole Middle East, arrive in eastern Europe, and maintain their identity among other peoples for 1500 years. The Gypsies did this, furthermore, without maintaining their own sovereign state or religion,…