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Alexander Cockburn on the Alt-Right: A Prophecy or Fallacy?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBxC48liHmI?list=PL1846D10C9E23F23E] The late Alexander Cockburn tapped into something a long time ago when he discovered the Libertarian movement in this country. He understood that,...

How Deplorable Are The Deplorables? Trump’s Secret Lefty Agenda

To think that Donald Trump has any goal as president other than boosting his tawdry brand is naive in the extreme and about as useful...

A Case Against Kamala Harris: Steve Mnuchin, for example

Let's get right to it. All this "Kamala Harris 2020!" talk lately makes me want to vomit. As a Democrat, it's a struggle because I...

Resisting #TheResistance: A suburban mom’s views on where to put your...

Fuck #TheResistance. You’ve seen that hashtag everywhere. It has a calming feeling, I suppose, to engage in what feels like activism in this age of...

Six Questions for CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on the worst election...

John Kiriakou is the first U.S. intelligence officer to reveal information about the CIA’s use of torture in the “war on terror” and as...

Sparkling Observations on the State of the Left and Right: By...

Hey everyone, Happy Yom Kippur! Meet Theo Papathanasis. Best known as Theo. Pronounced..... Anyway, in reply to a recent Facebook post -- "Are you looking to destroy...

Vladimir Putin, Global Mastermind: That’s actually true, but there is so...

On and on it goes. Vlad Putin is running Donald Trump as a Russian intelligence asset, hacking our elections -- "undermining our democracy," hafuckingha...

A Stroll Down Memory Lane: The Clintons’ Passionate Friendship with Alvaro...

I had a story in Fusion last week about the Clinton Foundation's dismally meager achievements in Colombia and Bill's relationship with Canadian businessman Frank Giustra. The latter,...

Waiting for Trump’s Secretary of State: Will new president install full-fledged...

If you're a conservative Republican who longs for a return of the "free market" economic policies and military interventionism of the Reagan years, Donald...

Exposed: Edward Snowden and the Hypothetical Honeypot Scenario, Part II

Yesterday I wrote the first of a multiple part series raising the possibility that Edward Snowden was unwittingly played by Russian intelligence and didn’t...

Bannon the Hutt

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Steve Bannon is probably the strangest character in the rogues gallery that is Donald Trump's cabinet, an unrepentant white nationalist who has turned the...

Clinton Cronies Involved in Biggest Financial Scandal in Rhode Island History:...

The sad tale of "pension reform" — less politely put, the construction of a pipeline from the public treasury to Wall Street — provides...

Does Thor Halvorssen know the difference between fact and fiction? If...

"Human rights crusader" Thor Halvorssen, aka Thorzito, is the son of a Venezuelan man also named Thor who was arrested in 1993, charged with...

Thus Spoke Huttathustra

[archiveorg id=Bannon-Rose width=100 height=480] Steve Bannon (the Hutt) is one of the most fascinating creatures to walk the face of the earth. A shameless white...

Louisiana Politricking, Dirty Tricks and Senator David Vitter

In 2010, during the Louisiana Senate race between then-Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon and Republican incumbent David Vitter, I was approached by a political operative...

Why is Rule Blocking Mad Dog’s Nomination Getting So Little Play?

Donald Trump has been busy assembling his administration as he awaits to be inaugurated this next month and there are quite a few nominees...

Flashback Saturday: How the Iraq War Financed a Beltway Real Estate...

****** Back in the DC real estate doldrums of the mid-1990s, before he helped pave the way for war in Iraq, Stephen Rademaker owned a...

Lies, Public Opinion Surveys and Deep-Fried Butter: Why you should ignore...

Throughout the primary season, the polls were consistently off, sometimes significantly, in capturing the outcome of the primaries and caucuses.  This is important because...

Reaction to Portland Train Stabbing Shows Everything Wrong with Politics Right...

The Portland stabbings that took the lives of two men and severely injured another elicited a bizarre response from many people that shows U.S. politics...

The New York Times Goes Insane: Admittedly, it’s been an ongoing,...

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So the New York Times has either been slipping hallucinogens into its editorial room French Press coffeemaker or, more likely, it has taken complete...

Homegrown Terrorism, the FBI and the Travel Ban: Should Americans be...

A familiar pattern is becoming apparent with terror attacks or would-be terror attacks in the United States. As we wait for the suspect to be...

Will Trump be Impeached or Resign in Next Six Months? Don’t...

For months before the election, Donald Trump's opponents predicted that he would soon drop out of the race for one reason or another. It...

It Did Happen Here? Not quite, but there’s been a steady...

The word fascism has been so recklessly thrown around in the past year that quite frankly I cannot judge if it should be totally...

Election Hacking and Porn: The undisclosed link

I'm not sure this is a nationwide trend but my local porn shop has a diversified offering of materials that extends to bed wear,...

Morgan Freeman Has Gone Mad About Russia: Along with a good...

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There are not many words to say about a video in which Morgan Freeman informs you in a rather matter-of-fact fashion that "we are...

Gennifer Flowers, Used Again

Before the debate Monday, the Internet was buzzing about the appearance of Gennifer Flowers allegedly orchestrated by Donald Trump. This was billed to be...

Nothing to see here: Just total corrupt relationship between Clinton Foundation...

No matter how awful his opponent, Donald Trump during this campaign has shown himself to be unfit to win the presidency. You can't offend...

Venezuelan Socialists Crush Rancid Old Oligarchy, 17-5: Plus, NFL Round Up,...

I love football and doing the weekly roundup but nothing really noteworthy happened in the NFL yesterday. Sure, the Dodgers took a 2 to...

Exclusive: Trump sought quid pro quo in Florida, just not the...

It’s been widely reported over the past few days that Donald Trump’s Foundation made a $25,000 donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in...

Anthony Weiner: From late night laughs to potential criminal investigation

Washington Babylon reported several times last month on disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner's continued sexting and said that if underage girls were involved, his conduct...

Six Questions for Dr. Tony Monteiro about Trump, Race and “Fascism”

Dr. Tony Monteiro is a scholar of W.E. B. DuBois, a well known activist in North Philadelphia and a long-time critic of gentrification. His...

Blockbuster: Sydney Leathers Reveals Truth Behind Pervo Anthony Weiner’s Twisted Manipulation...

In May of 2016 I was celebrating my upcoming college graduation, not knowing my celebration would be short-lived. That same month I started receiving...

Celebrities and Pro-choice Politics are Ruining the Takeaway From the Women’s...

Last week I left my safe space, my small town in Mississippi, to make a solo pilgrimage to Washington D.C. to check out the...

Let Them Drink Lead: So whatever happened to Hillary’s primary season...

As the primaries were starting to heat up last March and Bernie Sanders was starting to look like an actual threat to Queen Hillary’s...

Why is this smiling, charming woman so unlikeable? Hillary’s highly dubious...

Hillary Clinton was posed picture perfect yesterday for her feature in Humans of New York, in which she recounted a harrowing encounter while taking...

No, Donald Trump is Not a Nazi: And he’ll destroy himself...

Ever since Donald Trump won the election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, liberal groups, the New York Times, MSNBC and assorted pro-Hillary media outlets have thrown...

Doug Henwood Dispatches Hillary and Her New Book to Remainder Bin...

I’m late getting to this review. It’s partly because, unlike most reviewers, I didn’t have a free pre-publication copy of Hillary’s awful book and...

Let’s Get a Few Things Straight: About kneeling and football

The reactionary nature of the conversation around whether one should or should not kneel during the Star Spangled Banner's regular caterwauling at the opening...

SCOOP: I Just Read New York Post in Supermarket Checkout and...

Also, I have new revelations here about Tom Brady's foundation, as reported months ago by the Boston Globe so we're a little late on that...

How Come Loretta Lynch Cut Sweetheart Deals with Colombian Cartel Leaders?...

Over the past few year, four leaders of Colombia’s brutal El Dorado cartel were arrested by U.S. authorities and subsequently convicted of shipping nearly...

Is Weiner About to Finally Go Down? He’s back in New...

After spending a few weeks at a sex rehab facility near Nashville, disgraced former Congressman Antony Weiner was spotted at the apartment in New...

Updated: Humpty Bumpty: Did president’s brother help Russian oil company win...

No, this isn't about Donald Trump's brother, if he has one, it's about the allegedly dubious relationship between Russian oil companies and the brother...

Who Would You Rather Have a Drink With, Michael Flynn or...

In late-July, the Providence Journal began a three-part series on Michael Flynn, the Trump administration's national security adviser for a very short time before resigning over...

Will White Workers Fall For Breitbart’s Neo-fascist Con?

Walter Benjamin said "Behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution." Those words are horribly relevant when considering the ultra-right Breitbart website, which is...

Breaking: Trump, Putin and Hitler are Triplets! And here is the...

I'm on multiple deadlines but when you have a scoop, you publish it. No way do you wait around and lose the story, especially...

Six Questions for Anonymous, a former CIA counterintelligence officer who thinks...

We all now by now that Donald Trump is pretty nuts, but is he literally crazy and technically a narcissist? If so, does that...

Hopelessly Incompetent Media Can’t Find Clinton Foundation Quid Pro Quos: Here’s...

One of the major foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation is a Nigerian billionaire named Gilbert Chagoury, who’s best known for helping former dictator...

WTF is Going On With WB? Plus: The new and improved...

Hey, what’s up? It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in. Is everyone enjoying this spectacular 2017? Glad to hear it. With all the great...

A New Anonymous Column by Melissa EG, “Unsolicited Advice”: It’s alright,...

The Internet is full of people begging the question and I am here for them! If they are not sure whether the 2016 Election has concluded yet,...

Six Questions for Dr. Adam Gaffney on the Dismal State of...

Republican political leaders have long treated the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as a devilish plot and used it to stir up voters across...

The Inside Story of Mitt Romney’s doomed quest to be Trump’s...

Donald Trump has filled much of his cabinet, but the key post of secretary of state remains open. There have been about a dozen...

Hillary and the Deplorables: A less than passionate embrace

In August, we wrote about how Hillary Clinton used the Flint Water Crisis for political gain and how her “initiative” to help the victims...

Which Side Are You On, Trump’s or the CIA’s? Oh FFS,...

I don't know about anyone else, but I wish 2016 would hurry up and get the fuck out of the way, so the world...

What the Fuck is Going On? A Theory

OK, so James Comey has announced that the FBI will reopen the investigation related to Hillary Clinton. This has something to do with Anthony...

The 38 Studios Strikeout: Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s momentous raid...

In Rhode Island, a state known for cronyism and corruption, the 38 Studios scam may go down as one of the greatest ever. And the best...

T-Mobile’s “hip” CEO Polishes his Political Asskissery Skills on Trump’s Behind

John Legere, the “hip” CEO of T-Mobile, the allegedly pro-consumer telecom “un-company” that markets heavily to millennials, repeatedly trashed Donald Trump on Twitter last year but quickly...

Does Donald Have ADHD?

Many of my friends are appalled by the bizarre behavior of President Trump. His press conferences seem like a class with a rambling, free-verse Beat...

Jeffrey Epstein’s Political and Sex Trafficking Networks: Plus: Help me find...

Before heading out for the weekend, let’s discuss Jeffrey Epstein, America’s best connected political pedophile, shall we? If you haven’t heard of him, Epstein’s...

Trump is Terrifying but Hillary would have (maybe) been worse: An...

Here we are nearly three months after the presidential election and there's hardly a day that goes by that Hillary Clinton's supporters don't blame...

Meet The World’s Biggest Asshole: Best extended lede on Tom Friedman...

As I mentioned just about 30 minutes ago, I am overworked and underpaid, like all raconteurs, and just don't have time to do much...

Lazy Friday Playlist: Straight Outta Mississippi

It's been a busy week here at Washington Babylon. We've featured new voices, published exclusive findings of political corruption and trashed the media, even...

Which Side Are You On? When it comes to Trump and...

Well, here we are a few days out from the inauguration and political discourse and intelligence in this country could not be any dumber....

Need to Drain a Swamp? Mike Ferguson is exactly the type...

Now that the election is over and Hillary is out of the way, we can finally turn our  attention to Donald Trump. He ran...

Think Tank Insider Spills Beans on Pay-to-Play System

I've written a lot about pay-to-play think tanks, whereby big donors get all sorts of perks and are allowed to influence specific projects, even...

Bill Clinton and the Case of the Two Mysterious Blondes: How...

Long-time reporters in Washington will often tell you that journalists used to cover up the sexual peccadilloes of politicians but don't do it any more....

Yes, You Can: Obama, pardon Leonard Peltier

Barack Obama has been busy commuting sentences, mostly for nonviolent drug offenders, with more than 1,100 prisoners receiving clemency during his presidency. That's still a...

New report details Seth Magaziner’s real estate follies and public pension...

The release last Friday of a forensic audit of the Rhode Island public pension system's real estate portfolio reveals a dire situation for state Treasurer...

A Brief Interview with a White Female Evangelical Trump Voter

My friend Craig Pyes, a great investigative reporter, posted an interesting original interview with a Trump supporter on his Facebook page yesterday. Since Trump voters...

Photo Essay: Looking on the positive side of the Trump presidency,...

Well. I have to admit, the Trump presidency turned ugly far more rapidly than I had anticipated. On the positive side, since I'm ever...

Six Questions for Ethan Brown, author of Murder in the Bayou:...

Ethan Brown is an investigative journalist and author who has written for the New York Observer, GQ, Rolling Stone, Men’s Vogue and The Village...

Bernie Sanders Tells Hillary Clinton What Happened

I was bitterly critical of Bernie Sanders during his Quixotic and inept presidential run for two interconnected reasons. His domestic spending promises were simply...

Let’s Celebrate the Overthrow of the French Monarchy and the Guillotine!...

Well, today is September 21, the first day of fall, which sort of sucks. On the other hand, on September 21 1792 the French...

From Charlottesville to Las Vegas: Is there a common symptom of...

There's an ideological gap between Stephen Paddock, the shooter in Las Vegas, and the so-called AntiFa protestors of Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists that's about...

Here’s What’s Going On With Washington Babylon: Keep reading, there’s actual...

OK, after a long gap-like chasm and lacuna the size of the Grand Canyon, Washington Babylon, America’s leading news source, has started publishing a...

Six Questions for Tevi Troy, the “Master of Disaster,” About the...

Tevi Troy is a presidential historian, former White House aide and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is the author of "What...

NFL Roundup, Week 5: Should Blood-Sucking Capitalist Tom Brady Be Sent...

If you're looking for deep meaning in that headline, or any real meaning, you can stop now. But here's a rough explanation. First, I do...

For Right, Protesting is so Anti-American (except when they’re protesting)

For some conservative Americans who are sitting back and watching protest and violent acts unfold across the United States in response to executive actions...

Hillary’s Hilarious Poll Meltdown: Plus: Hold it — you mean Trump...

I don’t know what’s funnier, watching Hillary plummet in the polls and soar in her unfavorable ratings, or watching her media sycophants frantically try...

Top Ten Reasons I Am Happy Donald Trump Won The Election:...

1/ Donald Trump is exactly the first-rate asshole he claims to be. Refreshingly honest! 2/ The Hillary Clinton also-ran book tour. Priceless! 3/ Is Donald Trump...

As Labor Day Nears, Let’s Thank Unions for making Hillary the...

I used to love the Monty Python Show when I was a young lad and I remember one segment that mocked those brain-dead Sunday...

Rhode Island “Reform” Scam, Part II: Treasurer Seth Magaziner screws pensioners,...

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The Rhode Island Retired Teachers Association is one of the most innocuous-sounding organizations one could imagine, ranking up there with the Canadian ice growers...

Muhammed Ali and Me: And why Trump’s immigration policy is truly...

Much of President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda is in shambles, staff turnover has rocked his administration, the president’s base of Alt Right dimwits (and...

OK, I’ve calmly and dispassionately reviewed the election results and there...

So it turns out that Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate after all. Who could possibly have predicted that holing up in the Hamptons in...

Elizabeth Warren’s Political Theater

I admit I’m baffled by all the praise being heaped on Senator Elizabeth Warren for her comments to Well Fargo criminal mastermind and CEO,...

To Be Filed Under Hillary Should Really Stop: She’s stirring up...

Mary Kaye Catone, a long time FOWB.C (Friend of WashingtonBabylon.com), debuts today with this exclusive (if you exclude her Facebook post yesterday, which is...

Edward Snowden: Man vs. Myth: (Part II of III)

Last week, I discussed here some of the questions surrounding Edward Snowden, the NSA “whistleblower,” who has been embraced by liberals and the left....

How Did a New Orleans Escort Linked to Senator David Vitter...

Not so long ago I wrote here about how male politicians involved in sex scandals tended to fare better than the women they were...

Is Russia Financing Black Lives Matter Ads on Facebook? Apparently…

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Wolf Blitzer recently interviewed Dylan Byers (whoever that is) on CNN about what has to be one of the most jaw-dropping cases of sloppy...

MLK for Sale? How to Package a Radical

Every year around this time, Americans shower Martin Luther King, Jr. with love. Since 1986 his birthday has been a national holiday, providing all...

Forget the Election, Time for Opposition: Plus a prediction: Clinton 50,...

During the past few weeks I've been overcome by a near smothering wave of election fatigue, which includes high levels of nausea and despair....

Feels Like Mississippi: A call for worker’s rights

For all the progress Mississippi, has made over the years, it still finds itself at the bottom of most national rankings. Some of its...

Six Questions for Charles Ortel about the Shady University that paid...

We’ve heard a lot about problems surrounding Trump University, which sounds like a pretty big scam. We’ve heard a lot less about Baltimore-based Laureate...

The Return of Erik Prince: Trump, military contractors and the further...

In 2005 the Marine Corps University published a paper entitled The Professional Military Services Industry: Have We Created a New Military-Industrial Complex? To consider...

The Accoona Scam: Who bought Bill Clinton’s worthless stock shares for...

Back in the mid-2000s, Bill Clinton was the spokesman for a now defunct search engine firm called Accoona.com. The company was a self-evident scam....

Millennial Warning: Al Gore is not groovy

One of the great mysteries of modern politics is why millennials have the lowest voter turnout rate of any age group. The U.S. system...

Washington Babylon’s Coveted 2016 Election Endorsement, Part II: The case for...

Yesterday Washington Babylon published its case for Hillary Clinton, which argued that she is preferable to Donald Trump but urged the nation to not...
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