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A Nation Unmade by War

Tom EngelhardtTomDispatch on May 15, 2018

America's unending wars have won nothing, all while contributing to a world more chaotic by the second.

Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Road to Hell in the Middle East

Michael Klare on May 13, 2018

With Donald Trump’s decision to shred the Iran nuclear agreement, announced last Tuesday, it’s time for the rest of us to start thinking about what a Third Gulf War would mean...

Empty Cribs in Prison Nurseries

Victoria LawJezebel on May 13, 2018

Despite record rates of incarcerated mothers, prison nursery programs are rejecting applicants and not for reasons of space.

Tomgram: Ben Freeman and William Hartung, A Saudi Love Affair in Washington

William Hartung on May 10, 2018

It’s another Trump affair -- this time without the allegations of sexual harassment (and worse), the charges and counter-charges, the lawsuits, and all the rest...

Follow The Money

Eli CliftonLobelog on May 8, 2018

Three billionaires paved way for Trump’s Iran Deal withdrawal.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Extremists "R" Us

Tom Engelhardt on May 8, 2018

They are the extremists...

Best of TomDispatch: William Astore, A Military Bemedaled, Bothered, and Beleaguered

William Astore on May 6, 2018

It's time to save the military from itself...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Hail, (Donald) Caesar!

Danny Sjursen on May 3, 2018

It may be too late...

Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, In Present American Wars, Repeating Past Mistakes

Arnold Isaacs on May 1, 2018

"This time, they think they have it right..."

Shmuley Boteach’s China Hypocrisy

Eli CliftonLobelog on Apr 30, 2018

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has never made it a secret that he’s enamored of his biggest patron, casino billionaire and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson.

Collusion

Nomi Prins on Apr 30, 2018

How Central Bankers rigged the world.

15th Annual Ridenhour Prizes

on Apr 30, 2018

This year's winners include #MeToo founder Tarana Burke; San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto; Lauren Markham, author of The Faraway Brothers; and Joe Piscatella's Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower.

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Can Bean Counters Save the World from Trump?

Rebecca Gordon on Apr 29, 2018

They call people like us “bean counters” -- the soulless ones beavering away in some windowless accounting department, the living calculators who don’t care about desperation or aspirations, who just want you to turn in your expense report on time and explain those perfectly legitimate charges on the company credit card...

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, The Return of the Great Meltdown?

Nomi Prins on Apr 26, 2018

Warning: What you are about to read is not about Russia, the 2016 election, or the latest person to depart from the White House in a storm of tweets...

Tomgram: Todd Miller, An Unsustainable World Managed With an Iron Fist

Todd Miller on Apr 24, 2018

At first, I thought I had inadvertently entered an active war zone...

Mercer-Backed Group Throws Viral Video Messaging Behind Pompeo

Eli CliftonLobelog on Apr 23, 2018

OpenSecrets revealed that billionaire hedge funder Robert Mercer was the biggest donor to Secure America Now.

Tomgram: Belle Chesler, A Teacher Listens to Her Students

Belle Chesler on Apr 19, 2018

During the first week of May 1963, more than 800 African-American students walked out of their classrooms and into the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, to call for an end to segregation...

FINRA's Black Hole

Susan AntillaThe Intercept on Apr 18, 2018

In 30 years, only 17 women won sexual harassment claims before Wall Street's oversight body.

Tomgram: Steve Fraser, Teaching America a Lesson

Steve Fraser on Apr 17, 2018

Teachers in red-state America are hard at work teaching us all a lesson...

Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, Growing Up With the Threat of Pervasive Violence

Frida Berrigan on Apr 15, 2018

Guns. In a country with more than 300 million of them, a country that’s recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing sprees they permit, you’d think I might have had more experience with them...

Coachella, Underground

Gabriel ThompsonLongreads on Apr 12, 2018

How the region's Latino communities have adjusted to a life of fear and uncertainty under a Trump administration.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, America Last?

Tom Engelhardt on Apr 12, 2018

The lessons of history? Who needs them? Certainly not Washington's present cast of characters, a crew in flight from history, the past, or knowledge of more or less any sort...

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Creating a Perpetual War Machine

Andrew Bacevich on Apr 10, 2018

The purpose of all wars, is peace...

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, A New Age of Sea Power?

Alfred McCoy on Apr 8, 2018

Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Cleaning House, Enabling War

Danny Sjursen on Apr 5, 2018

Sometimes I get sick of saying it, but just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…