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.

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An Enduring Casus Belli: The Liberal Club Hears the Truth

On three occasions in the past few days, I’ve been approached separately by three of my children, ranging in age from 9 to 28, each of whom asked in different ways, “What is this war with ISIS all about?” Adjusting my answer according to their age, understanding and education, I spoke of various factors behind the new war, trying to give more of t [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 30 September 2014 | 4:39 pm

A voice, a life, remembered

Just briefly on a more personal note, sparked by an archival item unearthed unexpectedly….

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>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 29 September 2014 | 9:36 pm

Will You Be Free: Caught in the Trap of Permanent War

The murderous absurdity of the new American-led war in the Middle East almost defies commentary, although I’m currently working on a piece that tries to thread through the obfuscation. In the meantime, below is something I wrote about one of our earlier wars in the region — but as we now live in a state of permanent war, it remains sadly [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 27 September 2014 | 12:41 pm

Mr. and Mrs. America!

The AmericaForever Corporation is proud to announce the latest winners of the Mr. and Mrs. America Contest: Pippy and Poppy Longdawdle of Rumsfeld, Ohio! They’re a thoroughly modern couple grounded in traditional values, upholding the best of American exceptionalism in the most exceptional way! Like all real Americans, Pippy and Poppy are [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 24 September 2014 | 12:52 am

A Peace That Passeth Understanding

At the London Review of Books blog , Omar Hamilton outlines the many confidence-building efforts being undertaken by Israel to construct a just and lasting peace in the Holy Land, following the recent spat in Gaza. Below is Hamilton’s piece in full, but do see the original for links detailing the flowers of peace that Israel is planting amongst i [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 17 September 2014 | 1:39 pm

Killing Joke: The Presidential Leadership Scholars Program

“And I was like, I killed 500,000 Iraqi children with my sanctions! And George here, yuk yuk, he was like — “ “And I was like, 500,000? Hellfire boy, I can do better than that! We bagged us more than a million of them ‘Rackies, har har har!” “Yeah — haw haw haw —  you bigged it up, Texas style! And now Obama’s gonna get [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 16 September 2014 | 10:15 pm

Breach Birth: Bipartisan Bull Brings New War

Trevor Timms’ new piece in the Guardian is one of the best, most succinct articles I’ve seen on the insane rush into Iraq War III, which the Peace Prize President is announcing on Wednesday. The same lies that were told the last time around (“Sleeper cells!” “Mass Destruction of our cities!” “Unprecedented evil!” “Imminent danger!”) are bein [Read More...]
>Posted to Welcome to Chris Floyd’s Empire Burlesque on 10 September 2014 | 12:05 pm

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