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Go Back to Where You Came From

Sasha Polakow-Suransky on Oct 16, 2017

The backlash against immigration and the fate of western democracy.

Gitmo's Living Legacy in the Trump Era

Karen J. GreenbergTomDispatch on Oct 15, 2017

We just can't escape the perpetual pendulum of the never-ending war on terror.

Despite Trump’s Efforts, the Coal Industry is Scaling Back

Adam FedermanThe Washington Post on Oct 13, 2017

Even as he offers them new opportunities, executives are quietly saying "no thanks."

The Fate of the Earth

Elizabeth Kolbert on Oct 12, 2017

At the Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth, Elizabeth Kolbert asked what happens when we look at the future through the eyes of other species.

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Embracing Our Inner Empire

Danny Sjursen on Oct 12, 2017

“This... thing, [the War on Drugs] this ain't police work... I mean, you call something a war and pretty soon everybody gonna be running around acting like warriors... 

Tomgram: William Hartung, How the Military-Industrial Complex Preys on the Troops

William Hartung on Oct 10, 2017

Here’s a question for you: How do you spell boondoggle?

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America's Wars

Andrew Bacevich on Oct 8, 2017

Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, but at least seven.  Second, the vast majority of the American people could not care less. 

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Disappearance, a Body, and What It Takes to Make the News

Nick Turse on Oct 5, 2017

We were already roaring down the road when the young man called to me over his shoulder...

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril

Noam Chomsky on Oct 3, 2017

Noam Chomsky: There is a diversionary process under way, perhaps just a natural result of the propensities of the figure at center stage and those doing the work behind the curtains...

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, When a Voice Tells You You'll Never Be Enough

Mattea Kramer on Oct 1, 2017

Back in 1992, a certain New York real estate mogul told a reporter from New Yorkmagazine that you have to treat women “like shit”...

Bayer Pulls Contraceptive Device From Global Markets

Jasper Craven on Sep 27, 2017

Essure remains on the market in the United States while the company undertakes a controlled study required by the FDA.

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, The Global War of 2030

Alfred McCoy on Sep 26, 2017

For the past 50 years, American leaders have been supremely confident that they could suffer military setbacks in places like Cuba or Vietnam without having their system of global hegemony, backed by the world’s wealthiest economy and finest military, affected...

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, In Donald Trump's Washington, The House Always Wins

Nomi Prins on Sep 24, 2017

During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized that our country was run terribly and needed a businessman at its helm...

Where the Bodies Aren't Buried

Nick TurseColumbia Journalism Review on Sep 21, 2017

Bearing witness to a murder — and a message — on a dirt path in South Sudan.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Tweeting While the Planet Burns

Tom Engelhardt on Sep 21, 2017

It’s January 2025, and within days of entering the Oval Office, a new president already faces his first full-scale crisis abroad...

NYCHA Denies Transfers to Crime Victims

Ese OlumhenseCity Limits on Sep 20, 2017

Despite the high incidence of rape and murder in public housing, victims and witnesses get the runaround when they try to change developments.

NYCHA Denies Emergency Transfers to Residents Who Witness Crimes

Ese OlumhenseCity Limits on Sep 20, 2017

Despite the high incidence of rapes and murders in public housing, victims and witnesses get the runaround when they try to change developments.

Tomgram: Ann Jones, When Will They Ever Learn?

Ann Jones on Sep 19, 2017

Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest war this country ever fought, American soldiers are again being deployed to Afghanistan...

Trump's Coal-Friendly Arguments Fail in Court

Adam Federman on Sep 18, 2017

The decision could have consequences for other environmental regulations the administration has been working to roll back.

Tomgram: Michael Klare, The New Face of "War" at Home

Michael Klare on Sep 17, 2017

Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were hurriedly dispatched to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to face Irma, the fiercest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean...

Government by Goldman

Gary Rivlin and Michael W. HudsonThe Intercept on Sep 17, 2017

Gary Cohn is giving Goldman Sachs everything it ever wanted from the Trump administration.

Border Officers Engaged in 'Egregious Abuse'

John Carlos Frey and Brian EpsteinABC News on Sep 14, 2017

Minors from Mexico and Central America have lodged hundreds of formal complaints containing detailed claims of mistreatment by border agents.

Tomgram: Ariel Dorfman, A Tale of Two Donalds

Ariel Dorfman on Sep 14, 2017

The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville last month knew just what they were doing when they decided to carry torches on their nocturnal march to protest the dethroning of a statue of Robert E. Lee...

Tomgram: William Astore, The Superpower That Fought Itself -- And Lost

William Astore on Sep 12, 2017

When it comes to the “world’s greatest military,” the news has been shocking...

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, How the Pentagon Snatched Innovation From the Jaws of Defeat

Alfred McCoy on Sep 10, 2017

Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century...