Mike Ludwig of Truthout: As hurricanes devastate the region, hedge funds thrive on Caribbean debt.
In his first address at the UN, Trump raised the possibility of launching high-stakes US military operations in three corners of the world: North Korea, Iran and Venezuela.
INDEPENDENT MEDIA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
As a nonprofit publication, Truthout depends almost entirely on reader donations.
It takes only seconds to show your support for bold, uncompromising journalism.
Ira Chernus is a professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Colorado and author of MythicAmerica: Essays. He blogs at mythicamerica.us, hosted by History News Network.