Tag: united states
Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019December 2014
The national security state "works," even if nothing it does works.
Theodoric Meyer: Obama Issues 12 Pardons. That’s Still Far Fewer Than PredecessorsDecember 2014
The president’s 18 commutations put him ahead of recent presidents but his use of pardons still lags behind.
Blackness as the Second PersonNovember 2014
The National Book Award finalist on chronicling everyday racism, the violence inherent in language, and the continuum from Rodney King to Michael Brown.
Orin Zebest: Democrat Candidates Lose, Democrat Issues WinNovember 2014
Voters endorsed progressive measures in referendums across the US.
Hina Shamsi and Matthew Harwood: Databases of SuspicionNovember 2014
Uncovering a shadow form of national ID.
Venkat Srinivasan: Meeting Evil with ForceOctober 2014
How did we get here? Where we feel guns protect more lives than they destroy?
Tom Engelhardt: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of SpyingOctober 2014
An interview with director Laura Poitras.
Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil WarsOctober 2014
Washington wields the oil weapon.
Divine AcquisitionOctober 2014
American Empires: The scholar of African-American religion on black megachurches and the marketability of the American Dream.
Naveena Sadasivam: For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, TooSeptember 2014
Department of Labor investigations have uncovered cases in which oil and gas workers are being cheated of earnings.
Rebecca Solnit: Change in a Time of Climate ChangeSeptember 2014
What to do when you're running out of time.
Robert Reich: Work and WorthAugust 2014
The problem of low pay in occupations that have significant social worth.
Joshua Akers and John Patrick Leary: Detroit on $1 Million a DayJuly 2014
A response to Ben Austen's "Detroit Through Rose-Colored Glasses."
Jay Walljasper: The Conservative Case for a Commons Way of LifeJuly 2014
Distributism seeks community power.
Jay Walljasper: Good News for Communities Scared of Economic DeclineJune 2014
The anchor strategy builds on existing assets to boost jobs, businesses & quality-of-life.
Tom Engelhardt: Who Won Iraq?June 2014
Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of instability.
Charles Ornstein: Medicare Overpays BillionsMay 2014
The findings by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicate that many doctors bill for services very differently than their peers.
Joaquin Sapien: Attorney General Requires Recording of Interrogations, Unlike New York CityMay 2014
Holder orders that federal agents must record interrogations.
Robert Reich: The Practical ChoiceMay 2014
New data shows that Canada and Europe are pulling ahead of the United States in several ways
Nick Turse: The U.S. Military’s New Normal in AfricaMay 2014
A secret African mission and an African mission that’s no secret.
Robert Reich: Healthcare for Pregnant Women is InadequateMay 2014
How right-wing ideology puts pregnant women at risk.
Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be ResumedMay 2014
The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
Peter Van Buren: Regime Change in AmericaMay 2014
An empire in decline (city by city, town by town).
What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS RulesApril 2014
The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so.
Karen J. Greenberg: The Road From Abu GhraibApril 2014
A torture story without a hero or an ending.
Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of DollarsApril 2014
Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.
Ann Jones: Star-Spangled BaggageApril 2014
How America’s wars came home with the troops.
Nick Turse: AFRICOM Goes to War on the SlyApril 2014
U.S. officials talk candidly about bases, winning hearts and minds, and the “war” in Africa.
Peter Van Buren: How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?April 2014
How Rahinah Ibrahim's life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracy and anti-terror measures that have come to define post-Constitutional America.
Tom Engelhardt: The Bermuda Triangle of National SecurityApril 2014
Old scripts and empty stories signal a new age."
Richard Falk: Debating Syria and UkraineMarch 2014
Over-reliance on ideology could prevent addressing human tragedies in Syria and Ukraine.
Nick Turse: U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in AfricaMarch 2014
Documents reveal blinding pace of ops in 2013, and more of the same for 2014.
Robert Reich: The New Tribalism and the Decline of the Nation StateMarch 2014
America is divided by tribes. So is the rest of the world.
Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To IgnoreMarch 2014
Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.
Ann Neumann: Whole Body BurningMarch 2014
American South: Who gets executed in America, and where, and how—is changing.
Michael Grabell: A Modern Day Harvest of ShameMarch 2014
Today’s blue collar temp laborers face abuses similar to those of migrant farmworkers.
David Bromwich: The VoiceMarch 2014
How Obama became a publicist for his presidency (rather than the president).
Mattea Kramer: The Pentagon’s Phony Budget WarMarch 2014
Or how the U.S. Military avoided budget cuts, lied about doing so, then asked for billions more.
Robert Reich: The Great U-TurnMarch 2014
Reversing America's great U-turn.
The Lobster KingsMarch 2014
I have two sisters, but I’m the one who works the ocean with Daddy, Cordelia Kings, heir to the throne.
Karen Greenberg: The Five Commandments of Barack ObamaFebruary 2014
How Thou Shalt Not Became Thou Shalt.
Michael Grabell: U.S. Lags Behind World in Temp Worker ProtectionsFebruary 2014
Permatemping cases highlight lack of U.S. protections for temp workers.
Robert Reich: Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsAppFebruary 2014
What it means for Facebook to acquire a 55-person company for $19 billion.
Peter Van Buren: Drone Killing the Fifth AmendmentFebruary 2014
How to build a post-Constitutional America one death at a time.
Sebastian Rotella: Dos Erres Commander SentencedFebruary 2014
A conviction in the case of the Dos Erres massacre.
Pratap Chatterjee: The World of SurveillanceFebruary 2014
Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, observing everything.
Lois Beckett: The PTSD Crisis That’s Being IgnoredFebruary 2014
Not all trauma happens in Afghanistan.
Tom Engelhardt: Ending the World the Human WayFebruary 2014
The story of all stories is barely in the news.
Ellen Cantarow: The Frontlines of FrackingJanuary 2014
What if fracking came to a town near you?
Joaquin Sapien: Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual AssaultsJanuary 2014
Prosecution is rare in sexual assault cases involving correctional officers.
Alfred McCoy: Surveillance and ScandalJanuary 2014
NSA surveillance isn't just about security. It's about blackmail.
Mugambi Jouet: Is America Becoming Less Religious?January 2014
Faith continues to both unite and divide Americans.
Nick Turse: The Special Ops SurgeJanuary 2014
Elite U.S. forces are deployed in 134 countries. We know little about their missions.
Robert Reich: Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self InterestJanuary 2014
The electoral effects of economic desperation.
Joaquin Sapien: Guarded OptimismJanuary 2014
Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.
Diana Bruk: A Russian Jewish American ChristmasJanuary 2014
In the wake of the holiday season, reflections on a polyglot Christmas.
Rebecca Solnit: Resisting MonocultureJanuary 2014
A response to Grist: It's not about the buses, or, why San Franciscans don't love Silicon Valley.
Ann Jones: America’s Child SoldiersDecember 2013
How the United States recruits child soldiers.
Bill Moyers: The Great American Class WarDecember 2013
America's class war is telling the oldest story in the nation.
Crossing the Rio GrandeDecember 2013
“The Pacific Ocean,” he was telling their children through the rearview mirror, “is greater than the Atlantic. Many creatures are living there.”
Bridget Potter: Something Had Happened in DallasNovember 2013
It was just another Friday afternoon in the CBS studios, until it wasn’t.
Michael Klare: Surviving Climate ChangeNovember 2013
Climate change may destroy us, but not before we see a green energy revolution by the people.
Cora Currier: Drone Makers Gather to Defend Their Much-Maligned MachinesOctober 2013
A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.
William Astore: The Business of America is WarOctober 2013
When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.
Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a YearJanuary 2013
Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control.