This bold, pull-no-punches news website edited by top journalist Cliff Montgomery exposes what is really
being done in the name of the American citizen...and what is not being done, but should be.
First-rate news, for
people who are fed
up with both parties
The American Spark
Today's Featured Story: Corporate Elites Have One
Standard For Griffin, Another For Trump Supporters - May
31st, 2017

Our elites only seem to scream in terror when the effigy being
desecrated is that of a wealthy white man.
Cliff Montgomery has written for numerous news publications, including the Washington Spectator,  In
These Times,, Working For Change, and 3 A.M. Magazine.
Wait, why does an
independent news source
run advertisements? The
Spark answers in its
advertising policy.
Bookmark and Share
Photo From
Vote For The Write-In Candidate Of Your Choice - Oct.
26th, 2016

Maybe it’s time we start thinking and acting for ourselves at the ballot
Photo From
Pentagon Not Reporting Many Activities Performed By
Contractors - Oct. 31st, 2016

The Pentagon often provides little evidence of the actions private contractors
perform in its name, states the GAO.
Photo From
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Don't Hate Each Other.
At All. - Nov. 8th, 2016

Why should Americans take this hate-filled talk so seriously when the
candidates clearly don’t believe it themselves?
Reuters Photo
Congresspeople Working To ‘Relieve’ Bankers Of
Legal Accountability - Nov. 19th, 2016

Conservative members of Congress are working to tear up 'regulations
introduced [after] ... the financial crisis that began in 2007,' states a major
Photo From
Who Was Castro? - Understanding What Made Him -
Dec. 6th, 2016

To really understand Fidel Castro, we must understand the role of the U.S. in
shaping Cuba and Castro himself.
Photo From
Democrats Have No One But Themselves To Blame - Dec.
23rd, 2016

The Democratic Party elite want to blame everyone else for their problems,
when they have no one to blame but themselves.
Photo From
Feds May Lack Necessary Skills To Police Wall Street -
Dec. 31st, 2016

The 'SEC continues to lack assurance that all staff have the necessary skills' to
effectively police Wall Street, according to a recent study.
Photo From
Trump May Set Dangerous Precedent With Defense
Secretary Nomination - Jan. 18th, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine General James Mattis
to be his Defense Secretary, even though U.S. law forbids the selection.
Photo From
Richest 1% Hold More Wealth Than Rest Of World,
Study Reveals - Jan. 28th, 2017

'Far from trickling down, income and wealth are being sucked upwards at an
alarming rate,' points out the Oxfam report.
Photo From
Trump’s Ban On Arabs Wrong, Say U.S. Attorneys - Jan.
31st, 2017

'This Executive Order is wrong and should not be defended,' says a bipartisan
group of over 70 former U.S. attorneys.
Phot From
Trump May Still Hold An Ill-Defined Authority On Travel
Bans - Feb. 15th, 2017

Trump's presidential power to ban individuals from other countries may
remain uncomfortably large and ill-defined.
Photo From
Are U.S., Russia Brewing A New Nuclear Weapons
Standoff? - Feb. 26th, 2017

Some in the U.S. have 'called for the deployment of greater numbers and types
of nuclear weapons in Europe, in response to Russia's continuing aggression in
Photo From
Solar Panel Users Sell Excess Power To Electric
Companies, Says GAO - Mar. 19th, 2017

Solar power can be a financial boon to those who employ the technology at
their house or place of business, states the GAO.
Photo From
Saudi Arabia Is The Danger Mr. Trump, Not Islam - Mar.
31st, 2017

Osama bin Laden and most of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia - yet
Trump fails to mention Saudis in his travel bans.
Photo From
Two-Thirds of Active Corporations Pay No Federal
Income Tax - Apr. 18th, 2017

'From 2006 to 2012, at least two-thirds of all active corporations had no federal
income tax liability,' states the GAO.
Photo From
Does U.S. Routinely Prosecute Whistleblowers And
Journalists? - Apr. 30th, 2017

After all, nothing frightens tyrants quite as much as an outbreak of the truth.
Photo From
U.S. Officials Don’t Know How Much Money Pentagon
Spends On Contractors - May 20th, 2017

It appears that U.S. officials have no way to verify how much money the
Pentagon has agreed to pay its contractors.
Photo From