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Something in the Air

Eyal PressThe Intercept on Jul 19, 2018

Jessica Robertson got sick working as an inspector at a poultry plant. Now she's speaking out to defend workers exposed to chemicals.

The Threat of Adoption for Separated Migrant Children

Kathryn JoyceThe Intercept on Jul 1, 2018

Are the children separated from their parents in the border crisis and put in the federal government’s care at risk of international adoptions?

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Tomorrow's Terror Today

Nick Turse on May 29, 2018

For almost 20 years, U.S. drone warfare was largely one-sided. Unlike Afghans and Yemenis, Iraqis and Somalis, Americans never had to worry about lethal robots hovering overhead and raining down missiles...

Tomgram: Making Sense of America's Empire of Chaos

Tom Engelhardt on May 27, 2018

Every week Truthout chooses a book, a “progressive pick,” to highlight (and sell). This coming week, it’s my new book, A Nation Unmade by War...

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Recognizing the Camel's Nose

Rebecca Gordon on May 24, 2018

They are like the camel’s nose, lifting a corner of the tent...

The Surge

Melissa del BosqueThe Texas Observer on May 23, 2018

How Texas's decade-long border security operation has turned South Texas into one of the most heavily policed and surveilled places in the nation.

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, The Hidden Meaning of American Decline

Alfred McCoy on May 22, 2018

Month by month, tweet by tweet, the events of the past two years have made it clearer than ever that Washington’s once-formidable global might is indeed fading...

Tomgram: John Feffer, Korea's Two "Impossibles"

John Feffer on May 20, 2018

When, in early March, Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Washington foreign policy elite nearly suffered a collective heart attack...

Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, Dismantling Democracy, One Word at a Time

Karen J. Greenberg on May 17, 2018

Consider us officially in an Orwellian world, though we only half realize it...

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.