Deena Stryker

Where Putin and Trump See Eye to Eye

1066085027Twenty-four hours after the historic meeting between President Trump and President Putin, the US media gives no sign of knowing what links these two presidents. It’s not ‘compromat’, and it’s not ‘the invasion (sic) of Ukraine or the ‘taking’ (sic) of Crimea (which was only part…

Trump’s Exposure to History

5b44ba3dfc7e93c55b8b458fJuly 14th marks the one year anniversary of President Trump witnessing France’s Bastille Day parade alongside President Emanuel Macron. Just as he is being shown on television alongside Queen Elizabeth reviewing the Royal Guard, reporters break in to announce that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted…

The Hopeless Problem of White Supremacy

734532342I’ve been writing for several years about the inevitability of Europe becoming Muslim, however, Europe’s leaders are only now beginning to grapple with the problem of Third World immigration, apparently oblivious to the fact that they cannot prevent the inevitable from happening…

Breaking Ice with Footballs, and a US Respons...

5834b955c46188e13d8b465eAmericans would have had to watch the World Football Cup being disputed across Russia on France 24 to get an idea of the side benefits being reaped by that country. Over and over enthusiastic fans noted that they had been mislead by their national media, whether in Great Britain, Japan…

Are American Allowed to be “Living in T...

TR563553243The reunification of Europe was still three decades away when, in 1963, the playwright Vaclav Havel presented his first works in Prague’s Theater of the Absurd, ushering in the transformation of the historically staid Czech culture into a whimsical one that contributed to the downfall…

Why Do They Come?

USB453532Russiagate has been almost completely obscured by the media’s crocodile tears over Latino toddlers being torn from their mothers’ arms at the Mexican border.  Neither Gaza nor Yemen — not to mention Syria — have favored the press with comparable tear-jerking moments…

So What’s with the US’s Vaunted ‘Free’ Press?

MDCUS5456342In times of war, correspondents are routinely ‘embedded’ with fighting forces in order to be able to document the latest battles up close. Since last week, America’s most respected journalists are being denied access to the ‘holding centers’ where young Latino children are being…

Time on US Diplomacy — and History

KIM546323Time magazine, founded almost a hundred years ago (in 1923), runs like a well-oiled machine: there are departments and sub-departments for everything; nothing is left to chance. So when, in its latest issue, it publishes a two-page spread of the US’s recent history with Korea, readers…

To the G7: Russia Did Not Invade Crimea, or a...

EK42342342Since I left France for a return to the US almost twenty years ago, I’ve noticed that both the French and the Italian so-called progressive press repeat the same lies as the US, in stark contrast to the period of the Vietnam War, when there was still a real anti-war, anti-capitalist…

Having Made Trump, The Media Tries to Destroy...

6534231231For someone who has been critiquing the US media for fifty years, today’s display is an apotheosis: in a demonstration of its utter lack of discernment, it gives equal weight to the President’s accusation that the leader of our neighbor and ally, Canada (Canada!) ‘knifed him in…

Trump’s Big Picture

17s2gnAside from North Korea, and his trade war’s impact on jobs, the average American doesn’t care if Donald Trump loses his European allies over demands that they cease all business with Iran. During the recent school graduation season, former oil man Rex Tillerson, Trump’s short-lived Secretary of State, and his successor, Mike Pompeo, gave speeches that illustrate the fracture…

Donald Trump: An Unstoppable Force Meets an U...

TR834534234234Never in America’s two hundred years plus history has the country been seen as heading toward a constitutional crisis of comparable gravity. The Constitution is evoked to justify a myriad of actions on the part of the three branches of government, and public servants, hand on…


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