John Knefel, Truthout

John Knefel


New York, United States

Contact John

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • Truthout
  • The Intercept
  • The Nation
  • Inverse
  • VICE

Past articles by John:

Biden Wants to "Restore" This Country's Soul. Sounds Strangely Like MAGA.

Biden, Gillibrand, Booker and other moderate Democrats used the debate to invoke an idealized vision of the past. → Read More

United, Warren and Sanders Show What a Left-Wing Democratic Party Looks Like

The two senators spent their second debate working in tandem to articulate a vision for a humane future. → Read More

The Left Is on a Roll, and Trump Is Beatable in 2020

The left is strong and Trump is impeachable and beatable. Should we dare to hope for a big change in 2020? → Read More

ICE Evades Sanctuary Rules by Using NYPD Fingerprints to Find Immigrants and Send Them Call-In Letters

ICE’s New York office has been sending letters to the homes of immigrants shortly after they have interactions with the New York City Police Department. → Read More

Where Is the Democratic Outrage Over Trump's Illegal Attack on Syria?

Jingoism is equally dangerous -- from the left or the right. → Read More

Right-Wing Feedback Loop: How Trump and the GOP Are Radicalizing Each Other

Trump is no rogue, he is the GOP unmasked. → Read More

Want to Address the Greatest Foreign Threat to US Democracy? Fix Voting Machines

The GOP is refusing to take cybersecurity seriously. → Read More

The White Hot Rage at this Year’s CPAC

Anger, paranoia, and gun worship dominated the gathering of conservatives near DC. → Read More

US Resettles More Christian Refugees Than Muslims as Overall Numbers Plummet

Trump is making good on his Muslim ban despite court orders. → Read More

Trump's Executive Orders Could Drastically Expand Family Detention Centers

Trump's ruthless policy gives his deportation forces the power to detain large numbers of women and children. → Read More

Christmas at Guantánamo: Proof That Anything Can Be Normalized

The screening of ''Bad Santa 2'' at Guantanamo is proof that, given time, even Trump's transgressions could be normalized. → Read More

Trump Is Inheriting Power to Assassinate Anyone, Including US Citizens, With No Oversight

The authority to kill extrajudicially invites deadly abuses and mistakes. → Read More

This Tattoo Could Be Used Against You: NIST Plan Moves Ahead

A government initiative to use tattoos to identify people just took another step. → Read More

Donald Trump Voters Don't Sweat Job Loss to Automation (for Some Reason)

Talking to Trump supporters about the future of manufacturing is ... interesting. → Read More

How to Hack a Car: Grand Theft Auto at the 11th HOPE Convention

In some cases, all it takes is a $10 device and a few lines of code. → Read More

4 'Pokemon Go' Graphs That Show Just How Big the Game is

This is an unbelievable phenomenon. → Read More

A Muslim Man Was Ensnared in a Terror Plot by the NYPD—He Just Attempted Suicide

An Algerian American man who claimed prison guards repeatedly abused him because of his conviction on terrorism charges is in a medically induced coma following an attempted suicide, according to his family. → Read More

The Trauma of Chemical Warfare Continues to Terrorize Syrians

Gaziantep, Turkey—Forty seconds is a lifetime. That’s about the time it takes for a barrel bomb to fall to earth after it has been dropped from a Syrian regime helicopter, some 7,000 feet above ground. → Read More

The US Promised Refuge to 10,000 Syrians—We’ve Let in 841

On September 10, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced that the United States would accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the following twelve months. → Read More

In 2015, You Can Still Get Arrested for Spitting if You’re HIV-Positive

In an essay published yesterday for World AIDS Day, the director of the Centers for Disease Control painted a bleak picture of the US's effort to fight the epidemic. → Read More