Tag: united states

Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019

December 2014

The national security state "works," even if nothing it does works.

Theodoric Meyer: Obama Issues 12 Pardons. That’s Still Far Fewer Than Predecessors

December 2014

The president’s 18 commutations put him ahead of recent presidents but his use of pardons still lags behind.

Blackness as the Second Person

November 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 Win

November 2014

Voters endorsed progressive measures in referendums across the US.

Hina Shamsi and Matthew Harwood: Databases of Suspicion

November 2014

Uncovering a shadow form of national ID.

Venkat Srinivasan: Meeting Evil with Force

October 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 Spying

October 2014

An interview with director Laura Poitras.

Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil Wars

October 2014

Washington wields the oil weapon.

Divine Acquisition

October 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, Too

September 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 Change

September 2014

What to do when you're running out of time.

Robert Reich: Work and Worth

August 2014

The problem of low pay in occupations that have significant social worth.

Joshua Akers and John Patrick Leary: Detroit on $1 Million a Day

July 2014

A response to Ben Austen's "Detroit Through Rose-Colored Glasses."

Jay Walljasper: The Conservative Case for a Commons Way of Life

July 2014

Distributism seeks community power.

Jay Walljasper: Good News for Communities Scared of Economic Decline

June 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 Billions

May 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 City

May 2014

Holder orders that federal agents must record interrogations.

Robert Reich: The Practical Choice

May 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 Africa

May 2014

A secret African mission and an African mission that’s no secret.

Robert Reich: Healthcare for Pregnant Women is Inadequate

May 2014

How right-wing ideology puts pregnant women at risk.

Richard Falk: Why The Peace Talks Collapsed and Should Not Be Resumed

May 2014

The United States' double role in Israel-Palestinian negotiations.

Peter Van Buren: Regime Change in America

May 2014

An empire in decline (city by city, town by town).

What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS Rules

April 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 Ghraib

April 2014

A torture story without a hero or an ending.

Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of Dollars

April 2014

Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.

Ann Jones: Star-Spangled Baggage

April 2014

How America’s wars came home with the troops.

Nick Turse: AFRICOM Goes to War on the Sly

April 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 Security

April 2014

Old scripts and empty stories signal a new age."

Richard Falk: Debating Syria and Ukraine

March 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 Africa

March 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 State

March 2014

America is divided by tribes. So is the rest of the world.

Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To Ignore

March 2014

Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.

Ann Neumann: Whole Body Burning

March 2014

American South: Who gets executed in America, and where, and how—is changing.

Michael Grabell: A Modern Day Harvest of Shame

March 2014

Today’s blue collar temp laborers face abuses similar to those of migrant farmworkers.

David Bromwich: The Voice

March 2014

How Obama became a publicist for his presidency (rather than the president).

Mattea Kramer: The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War

March 2014

Or how the U.S. Military avoided budget cuts, lied about doing so, then asked for billions more.

Robert Reich: The Great U-Turn

March 2014

Reversing America's great U-turn.

The Lobster Kings

March 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 Obama

February 2014

How Thou Shalt Not Became Thou Shalt.

Michael Grabell: U.S. Lags Behind World in Temp Worker Protections

February 2014

Permatemping cases highlight lack of U.S. protections for temp workers.

Robert Reich: Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp

February 2014

What it means for Facebook to acquire a 55-person company for $19 billion.

Peter Van Buren: Drone Killing the Fifth Amendment

February 2014

How to build a post-Constitutional America one death at a time.

Sebastian Rotella: Dos Erres Commander Sentenced

February 2014

A conviction in the case of the Dos Erres massacre.

Pratap Chatterjee: The World of Surveillance

February 2014

Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, observing everything.

Lois Beckett: The PTSD Crisis That’s Being Ignored

February 2014

Not all trauma happens in Afghanistan.

Tom Engelhardt: Ending the World the Human Way

February 2014

The story of all stories is barely in the news.

Ellen Cantarow: The Frontlines of Fracking

January 2014

What if fracking came to a town near you?

Joaquin Sapien: Guards May Be Responsible for Half of Prison Sexual Assaults

January 2014

Prosecution is rare in sexual assault cases involving correctional officers.

Alfred McCoy: Surveillance and Scandal

January 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 Surge

January 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 Interest

January 2014

The electoral effects of economic desperation.

Joaquin Sapien: Guarded Optimism

January 2014

Examining the factors that contribute to sexual victimization in American prisons.

Diana Bruk: A Russian Jewish American Christmas

January 2014

In the wake of the holiday season, reflections on a polyglot Christmas.

Rebecca Solnit: Resisting Monoculture

January 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 Soldiers

December 2013

How the United States recruits child soldiers.

Bill Moyers: The Great American Class War

December 2013

America's class war is telling the oldest story in the nation.

Crossing the Rio Grande

December 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 Dallas

November 2013

It was just another Friday afternoon in the CBS studios, until it wasn’t.

Michael Klare: Surviving Climate Change

November 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 Machines

October 2013

A dispatch from the conference of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.

William Astore: The Business of America is War

October 2013

When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.

Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year

January 2013

Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control.