Chris Floyd

Award-Winning journalist and author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, Chris Floyd blogs about the American political scene.

News from Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque

Dung Bettles: Pope Denounces Davos Dominionists

*This is an edited version of my latest Counterpunch Magazine column.*   We are living in a world gone through the looking glass when the most strident, unequivocal — even scatological! — denunciations of capitalism and its discontents are coming from … the Bishop of Rome. While Bernie Sanders pushes centrist notions as “radical” reforms [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 31 July 2015 | 3:36 pm

Anthem for an Ex-Republic, in the Age of Endless War

” You love your freedom; we love it too . That’s why we took it, so we can guard it for you. We’ll keep it safe, locked in the vault; every Fourth of July you can take it for a walk….” Read more … [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 22 July 2015 | 10:50 pm

Searching for a Soldier’s Grave: The Ones Who Lost the Music

(Another recent column for the print version of CounterPunch.) It was a run-down house in a bad neighborhood. In the front yard, a gray Chevette with a smashed grill. The porch sagged and creaked as I walked across it. The front door was unlocked. I went in. It was not dark yet, but late in the day. The wide front room was shadowy; no furniture [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 17 July 2015 | 11:28 pm

Bachmann Terror Overdrive: The Age of Rapture

A clutch of headlines over a span of two days in April: US dispatches elite troops to Ukraine. US sends warships to Yemen to join naval blockade. BP taking more oil from Iraq in payments as government coffers dwindle. Saudi bombs boost al Qaeda. Sale of US arms fuels wars in Arab states. Michelle Bachmann says all signs point to the Rapture. For [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 16 July 2015 | 12:12 am

XPOTUSES in Paradise: Bill and George Gab About Old Times

“Come on now, George, admit it: I killed more Iraqi civilians than you ever did, with my sanctions. Don’t you remember my Madeline Albright admitting that 500,000 children had died from those sanctions? And that’s not even counting the old and the sick and the weak and the poor. We’ve got to be talking a million, maybe even 1.5 mill in [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 10 July 2015 | 10:30 am

False Flag Op: Heritage and Hokum in Rebel Banner Row

And now, an important message from the Hon. Ambrose Calhoun Merriweather, former governor of South Carolina: “My fellow Americans, as we gather to celebrate the birth of our nation, I am saddened to see how some people are trying to sow dissension and division among us, stirring up needless controversy over the Confederate battle flag that fli [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 2 July 2015 | 10:25 pm

Athens Agonistes: Troika Extremists Write New Greek Tragedy

The people of Greece are being driven to their knees by a gang of brutal religious extremists, willing to destroy whole nations for the sake of something that doesn’t even exist. Yet the ‘civilized’ world cheers these barbarians on as they despoil the cradle of Western democracy.
Greece is facing total collapse unless it knuckles under to the d [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 29 June 2015 | 11:53 pm

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