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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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

Fresh Horses: Roadside Stop on the Imperial Highway

Very sorry for the dearth of posts in recent weeks. This is due to personal reasons, which I’ll not bore you with. I hope to be writing more here in the near future. I do manage to twit a tweet every now and then, which you can check out at @empireburlesque. More later, I hope. In the meantime, many thanks to those who still read and support the b [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 21 June 2015 | 4:51 pm

Our Lives in the Larder: Celebrating Another Defeat for Freedom

I was going to write about the bizarre and rather sad celebrations across the progressosphere about the great paradigm-shifting “victory” in the passage of the “U.S.A. Freedom Act” — but I find that Tarzie has got there the fustest with the mostest with a fine piece that nails this momentous event as the tremulous sham that it is [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 2 June 2015 | 11:53 pm

Progressive Apocalypse: Obama Opens Door to Nuclear Nightmare

As all the world knows, the United States government is fervently dedicated to advancing the cause of peace throughout the world. Tirelessly, selflessly — and thanklessly — America pursues this noble mission in every corner of the globe: standing shoulder to shoulder with Saudi extremists in slaughtering civilians in Yemen, with al Qaeda and I [Read More...]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 31 May 2015 | 11:40 pm

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

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