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

Helping a Voice of Truth Through a Season in Hell

Arthur Silber has resurfaced after yet another long season in hell — but only to say that the hell goes on, although he hopes to be writing again soon. This, as always, is a consummation devoutly to be wished. As he depends on contributions given for his writing, and as he has not been able to write for several months, he is doubtless in need [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 27 May 2015 | 12:11 am

Remembering a Veteran Lost in the Madness of War

Lost in Biloxi….
He lost his way in Biloxi He lost his way down on that shore That was still choked with the debris Of a storm from long before He lost his way in the madhouse Where he tended to the men Whose young souls had been shattered By a war that will have no end
He was a boy from the country Full of bluster, full of beans H [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 25 May 2015 | 10:35 pm

Murder’s Loophole: US Cluster Bombs Rain Mass Death on Yemen

On Sunday, Human Rights Watch reported that Saudi Arabia is dropping cluster bombs supplied by the United States in the relentless onslaught on Yemen. These horrific weapons — which not only unleash mass death on first use but leave unexploded bombs that can kill for months or years afterward — have been banned by 116 nations. The United S [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 3 May 2015 | 11:00 pm

Sham and Shame: Saudi-US Slaughter in Yemen Shows Truth of Terror War

Last week, the United States sent an armada to Yemen, to help enforce a blockade of the poverty-ridden country as it groans under the mass slaughter of Saudi Arabia’s American-backed war of aggression. Now the Saudis, employing the bombs they procured from U.S. war profiteers, have shut down aid shipments by air with a bombing raid on the capita [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 29 April 2015 | 11:20 pm

Inglorious Goobers: Progressives Line Up to Defend Corrupt Clintons

It’s amusing to see how our staunch progressives — who believe so deeply in a level playing field and fair play, who railed so vociferously against crony capitalism back in Bush-Time — are now twisting themselves in knots to dismiss the stories about that long-festering font of corruption , the Clinton Foundation. Suddenly, what was once [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 24 April 2015 | 4:49 pm

Fear of a Black Prophet: The Lowdown on the Takedown of Cornel West

Glenn Ford says , with eloquent heat, exactly what I was thinking: that Michael Dyson’s brutal character assassination of Cornel West in the historically racist pages of the New Republic was, above all else, an application for a job in the upcoming Hillary Clinton administration. Ford writes:

But, of course, there is method to Dyson’s m [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 23 April 2015 | 3:21 pm

Heart of Darkness: An Exceptional Danger

*** This is my column from the latest print version of CounterPunch Magazine. *** According to latest report from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the United States currently deploys some 2,080 nuclear warheads, ready to launch at a moment’s notice. It has 500 tactical nuclear weapons — for combat use, not strategic strikes — primed [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 5 April 2015 | 10:19 pm

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