FUEL FOR THOUGHT
Putin's Italian Job
Socialists Should Take a Stand on Venezuela: Maduro Must Go
Iran’s Turning Hezbollah Rockets Into Guided Missiles
Military sources say Iran is refitting thousands of ‘dumb’ rockets in Syria and Lebanon so it can zero in on targets the length and breadth of Israel.
Three British Conservative Lawmakers Join Labour Breakaway
In what could mark the beginning of the end of Britain’s traditional politics, three of Theresa May’s MPs join a new pro-EU group.
Survivors Slam Vatican Exposé Tying Sex Abuse to Gay Priests
The French author of a shocking book on gay priests inside the Vatican suggests a climate of blackmail and secrecy prevents whistleblowers from coming forward.
THE SUMMITRY OF ALL FEARS
A North Korean Defector Shows How Kim Makes a Chump of Trump
Kim Jong Un used the threat of war—and Trump’s own hysterical rhetoric—to create a situation where he appears a peacemaker, and U.S. forces are out of the peninsula.
POWER IN NUMBERS
How Fringe Groups Are Using QAnon to Amplify Their Messages
The German far right has jumped on the bizarre Trump-vs.-Satanic-pedophilia-ring bandwagon to amplify its own agenda on social media.
TALKING THROUGH THE FENCE
Mexican Cops Do Trump’s Dirty Work
Mexico is not paying for ‘The Wall,’ but some officials are playing the U.S. administration’s game along the border, and the human cost is high.
Steve Bannon and the Pope’s Sex-Abuse Circus
Sideshows abound at the pontiff’s unprecedented crisis summit on clerical sex abuse as victims, children of priests, angry nuns, Bannon, and Cardinal Burke seek the spotlight.