Gareth Porter: The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent

The idea that American citizens were somehow at risk of being led by an agent of the Russian government “wittingly or unwittingly” did not appear spontaneously. It had been pushed aggressively by former CIA Director John O. Brennan both during and after his role in pressing for the original investigation.

James Carroll: The Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line

Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced that the first of a new generation of strategic nuclear weapons had rolled off the assembly line at its Pantex nuclear weapons plant in the panhandle of Texas.

PODCAST: Aaron Mate: “The Russians Are Coming!”

Aaron is gong to break down “Russiagate,” taking a sober look at the media frenzy of “bombshell” stories asserting a Russian conspiracy behind the 2016 election.  Maté explains why he thinks this narrative ultimately aligns with the longstanding interests of U.S. establishment power. For more, follow Aaron’s coverage of RussiaGate on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1095409176862429184

Paul Robinson: The Putin I Knew

…personalizing Russia’s problems while simultaneously blaming them on innate national characteristics serves only to confuse and to reinforce simplistic prejudices which suggest that whatever differences we may have with the Russians are entirely their fault. But maybe that’s the point.

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