The China Fear Factor 

America vs. China: “A Clash of Civilizations”Hillary Clinton famously said, “’I don’t want my grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese.”  During his tenure, President Obama launched his “Pivot to Asia,” moving 60% of US naval power to bases surrounding China, developing the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty specifically to economically isolate China, making Air-Sea Battle the official US doctrine explicitly to contain China militarily, and announcing boldly that his aim was to contain China’s economic rise. 

Source: The China Fear Factor | Portside

Biden Approving Fossil Fuel Permits Faster Than Trump or Obama AP’s findings run counter to the president’s campaign vow to end oil and gas extraction on public lands.

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Drone King Obama Enjoys Life in $11 Million Mansion, While Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Goes to Jail for Exposing War Crimes – CovertAction Magazine

Hale’s case reflects the twisted morality and corruption of the legal system in an imperialist nation. In our upside-down world, good guys often go to jail, and bad guys get promoted and live luxuriously. Ex-President Barack Obama, a key architect of modern drone warfare, today lives in an $11.75 million, 6,892 square-foot waterfront mansion on […]

Source: Drone King Obama Enjoys Life in $11 Million Mansion, While Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Goes to Jail for Exposing War Crimes – CovertAction Magazine

The Madness of Donald 

Trump’s racism was manifest before he took office with his “birtherism” campaign against President Barack Obama, but the media were similarly late in referring to Trump as a “racist.”  And for the past three and a half years, Trump’s mental instability has been manifest, but references to his steady deterioration are rare and oblique.  His compulsive need to be better and smarter than everyone around him borders on the psychotic. More

Source: The Madness of Donald – CounterPunch.org

 Trump’s fanatical ‘cult’ 

No one will ever mistake former Republican Joe Walsh for a centrist, let alone a liberal or a progressive: the former Illinois congressman was very active in the Tea Party movement during the Barack Obama years. But Walsh seems to have done some soul-searching in recent months; he’s still hard-right

Source: Republican ex-congressman and Tea Party activist: The GOP establishment has become Trump’s fanatical ‘cult’ – Alternet.org