Ben Schreiner

Ben Schreiner

Ben Schreiner is a freelance writer based in Oregon.  He may be reached at bnschreiner@gmail.com or via his website.

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"Nothing protects a working class American quite like another slaughtered Yemeni wedding party or another worthless billion-dollar F-35 joint strike fighter." (Photo: internationaltimes.it) Views
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The 10 Step Scheme for One-Sided Class War
1. Scream about the debt and deficit. 2. Shrink revenue by slashing taxes for the already palatial elite. Summarily dismiss all concerns about the debt and deficit, because, well, the debt and deficit don't really matter. Plus, tax cuts for the rich grow the economy anyway. Or maybe not. It doesn't...
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Monday, February 06, 2017
Echoes of Iraq Heard in Latest Threats Against Iran
Marx offered that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. A mere two weeks into the reign of a new administration in Washington, it appears the farce has already commenced. In an eerie parallel to the George W. Bush administration’s fevered fixation on "regime change" in Iraq from...
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Monday, January 25, 2016
PBS Newshour Lies About Single-Payer Health Care
The fact that a majority of Americans support a single-payer, or Medicare for all, health care system is not news. Or at least it ought not to be news, especially to veteran political journalists. But enter the vaunted PBS Newshour, which bills itself as "one of the most trusted news programs on...
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Monday, September 29, 2014
A Dictionary Reference to the War on ISIS
2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force The gift that just keeps on giving. Bad Guys Whoever it is that is currently being bombed and shot at by the U.S. and its “partners.” Barbarians Those committing war crimes without the use of cruise missiles and drones. Chemical Weapons A particularly...
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Punishing Cuba 50 Years On: Caught in a Cold War Time Warp
With the media happily fixated on the sex scandal swirling around the U.S. Secret Service, the Sixth Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena, Colombia over the weekend was left to collapse with little notice. The inability of the some 30 heads of American states to even issue a final declaration on Sunday derived primarily from the growing regional frustration with U.S.
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