Author Archives: Charles Davis

About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.

Trump’s new war plan is an awful lot like the old one

The Trump administration has a new plan for the war in Syria, Spencer Ackerman reports for The Daily Beast, and it’s the same as the old one: bomb the hell out of the Islamic State and other extremists while not … Continue reading

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Protesting Deportations and Trump and Downtown LA

The Sunday afternoon rally against Trump in downtown LA was a safe and orderly affair, well organized and maintained by groups broadly defined as the city’s center-left: the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, various SEIU chapters, a … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Militarism in 400 Words

President-elect Donald J. Trump was often vague on the campaign trail, but he was clear about this: as commander-in-chief he would get back to the basics of the War on Terror, foregoing liberal projects like “nation-building” in favor of just … Continue reading

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What I Saw on Oprius 10 (You’re Being Lied To)

I just got back from this “barbaric alien slave planet” and what I found was shocking: we’re not being told the truth. Children as young as 14 hours are ripped from their mother’s tentacles and forced to work 37 cycles … Continue reading

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Syria and The Intercept: The Case for Editorial Intervention

The online publication launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar recently published what it billed as a major scoop: “Internal United Nations assessments obtained by The Intercept reveal that U.S. and European sanctions are punishing ordinary Syrians and crippling aid work … Continue reading

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Russia, Trump and the New ‘McCarthyism in Reverse’

It is U.S. election season, 2016, and the extremely dumb baseline for presidential-year rhetoric has already been exceeded with gusto thanks to a fake-tanned reality TV blowhard now leading a white nationalist movement as the Republican Party’s nominee. “Could it … Continue reading

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Going Die-ral: A Story for Our Time

Guest post by Carlos De La Paz This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, … Continue reading

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