Mel Gurtov


Thanks to Trump, Iran has the upper hand

“The assassination of General Soleimani is proving to be a resounding success for Iran. It accomplished what the ayatollah could not: common ground between Iran and Iraq, Iraq’s invitation to the US military to leave the country; an end to Iranian popular protests against the regime’s economic policies, and instead broad support…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, The Smirking Chimp, Bainbridge Island Review, The Russophile
Date: January 10,2020
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The Democrats’ Scarlet Letter Strategy

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has evidently decided not to turn over the articles of impeachment to the Senate until Congress resumes its work January 7. Some observers think that’s a mistake that will cost Democrats on Election Day. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell seems to think so too, believing the longer the Democrats hold out, the more vindictive, uncooperative, even “unconstitutional” they will appear to voters…”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Bainbridge Island Review, Smirking Chimp
Date: 2019: December 20, 21, 22, 23
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When it comes to corporate taxes, it’s always Christmas

“As we all know, the largest US corporations and their chief executives were the main beneficiaries of Trump’s so-called tax reform in 2017. A new report from the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), based on the records of 379 of the Fortune 500 corporations, tells us just how much they benefited. Some highlights:”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, CityWatch Los Angeles, ZNet, Bainbridge Island Review, Counterpunch
Date: 2019: December 19, 20, 25
638 words

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The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers

“The war in Afghanistan, America’s longest, has cost about 2,300 US lives, over 20,000 wounded, and about $1 trillion. Now, thanks to the persistence of the Washington Post, we have an abundance of interviews which, like the Pentagon Papers, reveal the enormous wastefulness, ignorance, and deceit that make Afghanistan, like Vietnam, a chapter in the history of failed US interventions…”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: North Ogden Utah Sentinel, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Gilmer Texas Mirror, Pagosa Springs Colorado Daily Post, Sierra County California Prospect, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Antiwar, Orangeburg South Carolina T&D, Popular Resistance
Date: 2019: December 10, 11, 12
872 words

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Listen to the children

“The Republicans are on the sidelines on the climate crisis. Government scientists are muzzled…”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Norfolk Virginia Spartan Echo, Sierra County California Prospect, North Ogden Utah Sentinel News, Glenwood Springs Colorado Post Independent, Bloomfield Iowa Democrat, Broward County Florida Westside Gazette, CityWatch LA, Counterpunch, Camas-Washougal Washington Post Record, Berlin New Hampshire Sun, Smirking Chimp
Date: 2019, September 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
635 words

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