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Trump's Financial Arsonists

Nomi PrinsTomDispatch on Feb 1, 2018

The next financial crisis — not if, but when.

The Secret History of Bathroom Bills

Sarah PosnerRolling Stone on Jan 22, 2018

How a small band of far-right activists in Houston sparked a movement against transgender rights.

Trump's 20/20 Census Pick

Ari BermanMother Jones on Jan 2, 2018

The man on track to head the census, which will determine redistricting and voting rights enforcement, has defended racial gerrymandering and voter suppression laws.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Most Dangerous Man on Earth

Tom Engelhardt on Dec 21, 2017

Let’s start with the universe and work our way in...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Three Administrations, One Standard Playbook

Danny Sjursen on Dec 19, 2017

I remember the day President Obama let me down...

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Trump the Flamethrower

Rebecca Gordon on Dec 17, 2017

“I’ve just heard that my family home near Carpenteria is literally in flames at this moment,” a friend told me recently...

Anti-Abortion Crusaders

Yoruba RichenFrontline on Dec 15, 2017

Inside the African-American abortion battle.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Wider World of War

Nick Turse on Dec 14, 2017

“We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October...

Tomgram: Ann Jones, Out With Monstrous Men

Ann Jones on Dec 12, 2017

First, for the record, let me tell you my story about another of those perversely creepy Hollywood predators, a sort of cut-rate Harvey Weinstein: the screenwriter and film director James Toback...

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, A Country Addicted to War

Andrew Bacevich on Dec 10, 2017

What makes a Harvey Weinstein moment...

How the Trump Administration Gives Big Oil the Keys to Public Lands

Adam FedermanThe Nation on Dec 8, 2017

The Bureau of Land Management is rapidly opening previously off-limits areas to oil and gas drilling.

Tomgram: Todd Miller, The Market in Walls Is Growing in a Warming World

Todd Miller on Dec 7, 2017

When I first talked to the three Honduran men in the train yard in the southern Mexican town of Tenosique, I had no idea that they were climate-change refugees...

Tomgram: John Feffer, Drowning Liberalism in the Bathtub

John Feffer on Dec 5, 2017

He was a rich businessman, an outspoken outsider with a love of conspiracy theories...

Tomgram: Erin Thompson, Curating Guantanamo

Erin Thompson on Dec 3, 2017

We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, A President Made for a Zombie Apocalypse Media World

Tom Engelhardt on Nov 30, 2017

Don’t look away. I mean it...

How Washington Winks at Violent Discipline of Special Needs Kids

Ben HattemPolitico Magazine on Nov 29, 2017

The Department of Education is supposed to keep track of such incidents, but it lets schools slide on reporting. Critics fear the situation will get worse under Betsy DeVos.

The Christian Legal Army Behind ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’

Sarah PosnerThe Nation on Nov 28, 2017

A special investigation into the rise of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Tomgram: Rajan Menon, How Trump Will Betray His Base

Rajan Menon on Nov 28, 2017

Among the stranger features of the 2016 election campaign was the success of Donald Trump, a creature of globalization, as an America First savior of the white working class...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Putting the "War" in the "War on Terror"

Danny Sjursen on Nov 26, 2017

You’ve heard the platitude that hindsight is 20/20...

Sudan Sanctions Enriched the Powerful

Simona FoltynBloomberg Businessweek on Nov 22, 2017

Private hospitals scored contracts that benefited the nation’s elite.

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, The Annals of Rehabilitation

Rebecca Gordon on Nov 21, 2017

He received a prestigious award from the West Point Association of Graduates...

The Coast Guard's 'Floating Guantánamos'

Seth Freed WesslerNew York Times Magazine on Nov 20, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard is shackling low-level smugglers on ships for weeks in international waters.

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Normalizing Nukes

Michael Klare on Nov 19, 2017

Maybe you thought America’s nuclear arsenal, with its thousands of city-busting, potentially civilization-destroying thermonuclear warheads, was plenty big enough to deter any imaginable adversary from attacking the U.S. with nukes of their own...

No Protection for Protectors

Susan Antilla and Gary RivlinReveal on Nov 18, 2017

Wall Street wants to kill the agency protecting Americans from financial scams.

Pizzagate: a Slice of Fake News

Amanda Robb and Laura StarecheskiReveal on Nov 18, 2017

Unraveling the world of right-wing Twitter trolls, pro-Trump political operatives and fake-news profiteers.