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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to the Post-American World

Tom Engelhardt on Aug 17, 2017

Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about every politician and mainstream pundit in America assured us that we were the planet’s indispensable nation, the only truly exceptional one on this small orb of ours...

The New War on Birth Control

Kathryn JoycePacific Standard on Aug 16, 2017

How the Christian Right is co-opting the women's rights movement to fight contraceptives in Africa.

Congressmen Question 'Appalling' Border Officer Conduct

Brian Epstein on Aug 16, 2017

Two congressmen are demanding answers after our investigation with ABC News shed light on a tragic 2013 death at the US-Mexico border.

Historical Amnesia as a Tool of White Supremacy

Mychal Denzel SmithThe Nation on Aug 15, 2017

Where we have (mostly) condemned slavery, we as a country have refused to condemn its defenders.

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Is Anything the Moral Equivalent of War?

Rebecca Gordon on Aug 15, 2017

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a “war on terror...”

The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America — and Spawned a Global Crisis​

Michael W. Hudson on Aug 14, 2017

Hudson reveals the story of the rise and fall of the subprime mortgage business by chronicling the rise and fall of two corporate empires: Ameriquest and Lehman Brothers.

Alt-Right Vows to Return to Charlottesville

Sarah Posner on Aug 13, 2017

Trump is the president he signaled he'd be — the one who emboldened the alt-right, and then stood by while they wreaked havoc on America.

Exxon Mobil's Civil Rights Problem

Sharon LernerThe Intercept on Aug 13, 2017

Exxon Mobil is pumping toxins into a black community in Texas — 17 years after a civil rights complaint.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Counting Coups

Nick Turse on Aug 10, 2017

Winning! It’s the White House watchword when it comes to the U.S. armed forces...

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Great Hysteria

Andrew Bacevich on Aug 8, 2017

Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself...

Tomgram: Robert Lipsyte, Hail to the Duffer in Chief

Robert Lipsyte on Aug 3, 2017

While waiting for Trump to jump the tracks, let’s savor the day when his inevitable train wreck first passed through a critical safety switch...

Purging Climate Scientists for Telling the Truth

Adam FedermanThe Nation on Aug 2, 2017

Dozens of senior officials have been reassigned at the Department of the Interior.

Tomgram: Ann Jones, Can the Age of Trump Spur Medicare for All?

Ann Jones on Aug 1, 2017

You may have noticed that quite a few of the formerly united states of America have been choosing to go their own way...

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Spreading the Cult of Carbon

Michael Klare on Jul 30, 2017

Who says President Trump doesn’t have a coherent foreign policy...

Her Own Devices

Jennifer BlockReveal on Jul 29, 2017

Is a contraceptive implant making women sick?

Life and Death at the Border

Brian RossABC News on Jul 28, 2017

Exclusive video appears to show border agents directing a 16-year-old to drink a fatal dose of meth.

Tomgram: Laura Gottesdiener, The Wrath of the U.S. Along the Euphrates River

Laura Gottesdiener on Jul 27, 2017

It was midday on Sunday, May 7th, when the U.S.-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim Abdo’s family...

Sons and Daughters

Sarah A.Harper's on Jul 26, 2017

The village in the Dominican Republic where girls turn into boys.

The Battle Over Essure

Jennifer BlockThe Washington Post Magazine on Jul 26, 2017

Some people see a breakthrough in female contraception. Others see a dangerous medical device.

Tomgram: William Hartung, The Trillion-Dollar National Security Budget

William Hartung on Jul 25, 2017

You wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians, and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble

Tom Engelhardt on Jul 20, 2017

You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science...

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Invisible Monster of Climate Change

John Feffer on Jul 18, 2017

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land...

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Trumping the Empire

Alfred McCoy on Jul 16, 2017

The superhighway to disaster is already being paved...

The Advice Trap

Susan AntillaThe Intercept on Jul 16, 2017

Financial advisers want to rip off small investors. Trump wants to help them do it.

Tomgram: William Astore, Returning to Cheyenne Mountain

William Astore on Jul 13, 2017

Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to preparing for doomsday as the United States?