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Daniel Lazare

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Approaching train wreck

With Donald Trump getting ready to run again in 2024, Joe Biden’s support has collapsed in opinion polls. Daniel Lazare explains why

Across the entire spectrum

Whistleblower Frances Haugen said what people wanted to hear. Daniel Lazare scoffs at the moral panic over Facebook and Instagram

Tudor, Whig or what?

No ultimate source of sovereignty: Daniel Lazare takes issue with Mike Macnair on the nature of the US constitution

One coup attempt or two?

There was general Mark Milley too. Daniel Lazare re-examines January 6 in light of the latest revelations

Another ‘flight forward’?

Daniel Lazare asks whether or not any lessons have been learnt from forty years of war and disaster

A wounded giant retreats

America spent, bribed, killed and bungled on a massive scale. Daniel Lazare assesses the consequences

Arms and the duopoly

Afghanistan was a disastrous bipartisan war supported by Democrats and Republicans alike. Daniel Lazare lambasts the idea that the solution lies in a third bourgeois party untainted by the arms industry

Reasons for Afghan debacles

Daniel Lazare reviews: Rodric Braithwaite ‘Afgantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89’ Oxford University Press, 2011, pp448, £10.28; Artemy M Kalinovsky ‘A long goodbye: the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan’ Harvard University Press, 2011, pp290, £22.95; Bruce Riedel ‘What we won: America’s secret war in Afghanistan, 1979-89’ Brookings, 2014, pp189, £17

Tears and yet more tears

The more they blubber, writes Daniel Lazare, the more evident it becomes they have nothing to say

Contradictions intensify

As Trump lays the ground for another presidential run, Republicans impose further restrictions on voting rights. Daniel Lazare sees a looming constitutional crisis

Another forced scuttle

There have been lies and lies and yet more lies. Daniel Lazare savages what has been a comprehensive failure, from the ‘light footprint’ military model to the final humiliating pull-out

Carrying the can

The liberal establishment wants us to believe that the ‘war on terror’ was all Donald Rumsfeld’s fault. Daniel Lazare begs to disagree

Desperately clinging on

The Putin-Biden summit illustrates one thing above all: US hypocrisy. Daniel Lazare looks at election interference and the debacle in Afghanistan

Paralysis of ruling elite

The linkage between a frozen constitution, democratic decline and sexual rigidity is subtle yet powerful, argues Daniel Lazare

Texas and the F-word

Can fascism be established in the absence of a working class threat? Daniel Lazare believes it is possible

Strategic rivalries remain

Daniel Lazare says ending tensions with Russia will take more than discarding opposition to Nord Stream 2

Assault on democracy

Trump’s cult of the personality is taking on Bonapartist traits. Rather than a fellow member, he plainly sees himself as a monarch, lording over the GOP while in temporary exile. Daniel Lazare reports

Anti-imperialism of fools?

Daniel Lazare savages the ‘solidarity with the Syrian people’ petition fronted by disorientated luminaries such as Noam Chomsky, George Monbiot and Ariel Dorfman

Drugs war bad

With ever increasing numbers of desperate Latin American people fleeing for their lives, Daniel Lazare looks at those on the left who refuse to address the central problem

Is war on the way?

Mounting tensions between Russia and the west over Ukraine could have serious international consequences, warns Daniel Lazare

Labour’s latest Waterloo

The defeat of the campaign for union recognition at Amazon is not as straightforward as might be thought, argues Daniel Lazare

Playing into imperialist hands

Foppe de Haan seems to have been taken in by the campaign to demonise China, argues Daniel Lazare

No let up in cold war

What is Joe Biden up to? Daniel Lazare looks at the wild allegations against Xi Jinping and China

America’s Chernenko

The stumbling, bumbling Joe Biden is like the former Soviet leader in more ways than one, writes Daniel Lazare

Uyghurs: why now?

Are the Chinese guilty of ‘genocide’? Daniel Lazare looks behind the wall-to-wall propaganda

System in reverse

What does Joe Biden’s massive Covid relief package mean for ordinary working class people? Daniel Lazare looks behind the Keynesian promises of jam today and jam tomorrow

A central driver

The unchanging constitution no longer ensures stability: quite the reverse. As shown by the January 6 attempted coup, it brings instability. Daniel Lazare defends his long held position

Trying to reverse the irreversible

‘We’re back!’ cries Biden. But, asks Daniel Lazare, will its allies welcome the US as the undisputed global hegemon once again?

Heading for self-destruction

Impeachment and acquittal: but, says Daniel Lazare, Trump was guilty as charged

The meaning of January 6

A riot, a coup attempt or something in between? Daniel Lazare responds to three recently published articles in the Weekly Worker

One episode in long-term process

Vladimir Putin cannot be blamed for America’s worst president ever. Daniel Lazare assesses the four turbulent years

Trump’s ‘march on Rome’

The current US republic is heading towards an eventual downfall, contends Daniel Lazare

Rear-view mirror

Are we approaching the end of US hegemony? Daniel Lazare discusses Biden’s likely role, following the years of Obama and Trump

A guide for the perplexed

The country faces a systemic crisis. Daniel Lazare argues that ‘Repocratic’ politics inevitably leads to chaos

Just as we predicted

It is clear from Biden’s cabinet appointments that he will preside over totally incoherent policies, writes Daniel Lazare

Trump’s big win

Joe Biden himself was a target when it came to the decision to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist, writes Daniel Lazare

End in sight

The wheels have fallen off Trump’s attempt to steal the election. Daniel Lazare grapples with the unwillingness of the GOP to move towards dictatorship and mass repression

American crisis mounts

The current fraught situation highlights the huge breakdown that is in the offing, argues Daniel Lazare

Washington wars intensify

Will Trump be able to overrule ‘democracy’? It is far from impossible, writes Daniel Lazare

At breaking point

With Republicans and Democrats fighting over the few remaining state delegates and threats of appeals to the Supreme Court, Daniel Lazare predicts that the constitutional crisis can only get worse

Mutual collapse

Whoever wins on November 3, writes Daniel Lazare, the downhill slide looks set to continue

Covid-19 set to destroy Trump?

Daniel Lazare says the excess deaths are not only down to the president’s incompetence

More Russia wars

The US political crisis cannot be reduced to a single party or individual, writes Daniel Lazare

Nineteenth nervous breakdown

Daniel Lazare denounces the checks and balances that make what passes for ‘democracy’ such a shambles

Royal high court

Why the commotion over the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Daniel Lazare gives his answers

Weimarisation of politics

Daniel Lazare sees striking parallels between pre-Hitler Germany and America today

Positive and negative

Daniel Lazare reviews Christian Parenti's "Radical Hamilton: economic lessons from a misunderstood founder"

Repackaging the ancien régime

Is the priority getting rid of Trump at all costs? Daniel Lazare takes a look at the reactionary nature of the Biden-Harris programme

Going straight downhill

Who’s trying to rig the US elections, asks Daniel Lazare - Republicans, Democrats or both?

Strategy of tension

Forces supposedly opposed to an authoritarian takeover are helping to pave the way for it, writes Daniel Lazare

What will remain of democracy?

With Trump now employing paramilitary forces, writes Daniel Lazare, the signs are not good

A plague on both houses

Trump has rewarded Roger Stone and the Democrats want Julian Assange cruelly punished, says Daniel Lazare

Power of child-like logic

Without a centralised leadership BLM risks playing into Trump’s hands, argues Daniel Lazare

Toppling over a cliff

It is not just Trump’s fault that cases of Covid-19 are soaring, writes Daniel Lazare

End of the Donald?

Suddenly everything seems to be going wrong for the president, says Daniel Lazare

Trump: three questions

Daniel Lazare looks at the possibilities in the presidential election

Race über alles?

Daniel Lazare looks beneath the skin of Black Lives Matter and reveals the links with big business

America explodes - again

As Trump exploits middle class fears we should expect more tyranny, not less, writes Daniel Lazare

The Biden disaster

Daniel Lazare recalls the consistently reactionary politics of the Democratic presidential candidate

Coronavirus and the political organism

There is now a hole where a superpower used to be, writes Daniel Lazare

Democracy is central

In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ withdrawal, Daniel Lazare responds to recent contributions

An empire unravelling

Daniel Lazare believes that Covid-19 could mean the end for the USA in its current form

The great Bernie bust

It is now all but certain that Joe Biden will be the Democratic candidate, writes Daniel Lazare.

Subordinate to the bourgeoisie

It is true that Sanders is mobilising the working class, writes Daniel Lazare. But for what?

Explosive contradictions

Daniel Lazare looks at America’s primitive constitution, the Sanders surge and asks ... ‘what if’.

Stronger than ever

While it is good that Trump was acquitted, writes Daniel Lazare, the slide into authoritarianism is now set to continue.

America, the robotic

Daniel Lazare examines the role of a reactionary constitution in the battle over Trump’s impeachment.

Fury, frustration and volatility

Daniel Lazare examines the dilemmas, contradictions and warmongering of US imperialism.

Russia, Russia, Russia …

The Democrats’ campaign for Trump’s impeachment is a symptom of a sea change, writes Daniel Lazare.

Most dangerous woman in America?

Daniel Lazare considers the role of Fiona Hill in the anti-Trump impeachment campaign.

Abolish the filibuster

The constitution of the United States is designed to thwart democracy, observes Dan Lazare.

Russiagate and what it says about America

The US is in decline, writes Daniel Lazare, and making matters worse it is saddled with an antiquated constitution.