Soft-pedaling the threat of climate change is the new climate denial:

Climate Catastrophe? Don’t Worry, Some Experts are Saying: It Won’t Be That Bad…

  As the Earth hurtles ahead towards a hotter global climate with over 2 degrees or more of higher temperatures by 2100  (only to be followed by even more global heating as vast quantities of subterrainean and sub-sea methane frozen in clathrates inexorably thaw and are released into the atmosphere (as they are already beginning …

What kind of ‘democracy’ is this?

We Americans Need a Say in How Far the US Should Go in Backing Ukraine!

Russian president Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous game by making threats to use ‘small’ so-called theater nuclear weapons with explosive power just a fraction of the power of the city-busting bombs the US used on Japan in August 1945.   But so is the White House and the Pentagon playing a dangerous game in …

Trump's legal troubles are exposing a National Security state run amok

Why are Liberals Defending the Outrageous Secrecy of this Supposedly ‘Democratic’ Nation?

  Ever since President Harry Truman, in 1947, turned the wartime Office of Strategic  Services (OSS)  into the Orwellian-named Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  and converted the Army’s code-breaking Signal Intelligence Service (SIS)  into the National Security Agency (NSA), this country has been in the process of becoming not even a pseudo democracy, but a National …

Rebranding the Democratic Party:

Call it the WAR PARTY

    My colleague and long-time friend Dave Lindorff did it. He provoked me to rescind my vow, quite temporarily I’m hoping, to stop writing about political matters, at least directly. Dave’s desire to rename the Republican Party as the “Bad Losers Party”, and his closing remark opening others to rename the Democratic Party, motivated …

Accuracy in labeling matters:

Let’s Rebrand the Misnamed GOP as the BLP

David Kiphuth is a new contributor to ThisCantBeHappening! He will be contributing his own political cartoons to the site and will also be working with our writers on illustrations for article illustrations like this one today.   We need to start calling the Republican Party by a new nickname that more accurately reflects what it …

Turning a San Francisco Recall into a Rout for Police Reform

(This article appeared first in FAIR.org, the media criticism web site)   San Francisco voted on June 7 to recall its district attorney, Chesa Boudin, a reformer who had challenged the traditional “lock ’em up” policies of big-city prosecutors. The margin was initially reported as a lopsided  61%–39% landslide, in what major news media across …

$17 billion could buy a lot of food aid:

What’s in the Massive US Military Aid Package to Ukraine?

This article was written for The Edge, a publication of the Ithaca College Park Center for Independent Media The first point that needs to be made in addressing the colossal $40 billion Ukraine arms aid package passed by Congress and rushed by plane to Asia for President Joe Biden’s signature is that it’s not all …

Important history lesson:

NATO is Not a Defensive International Organization But Was Founded to Threaten the USSR

  Reading US reports on the deadly Russian rocket attack on the so-called International Peacekeeping and Security Center in western Ukraine, one could be excused for thinking that the Russians might have been destroying some UN peacekeeping base. In fact, the deceptively named target, as a few US news reports on the attack did note, …

To idiot politicians and pundits calling for a US 'no-fly' zone over Ukraine:

If the US or NATO Put Fighters in the Air over Ukraine We’d Have World War Final

  “Clearly, in the absence of a U.N. resolution, which Russia would veto, a strong coalition of like-minded nations should step in and seriously consider a no-fly zone over the Ukraine.”                               — Sen. Tom Wicker, (R-Miss), Senate Armed Services Committee …