August 14, 2008 Guernica prides itself on a unique embrace of art and politics. I would be lying if I said finding that balance in poetry is easy.
August 14, 2008 Two months ago, I wrote about The New York Sun's inaccurate attempt to draw ties between Senator Barack Obama and Islamic extremism in Kenya. The chief problem with The Sun's reporting was that while the ties may have been there, the Islamic extremism was definitely not.
August 13, 2008 Novelists are magicians, too.
August 12, 2008 The Fed acting without congressional authority isn’t Chinese-type authoritarian capitalism, of course, but nor is it, strictly speaking, what we’ve come to expect from a democracy.
August 12, 2008 Between what President Bush called upon America's soldiers to do and what they were capable of doing loomed a huge gap that defines the military crisis besetting the United States today.
August 9, 2008 It’s time to recover the meaning of the word “independence.”
August 8, 2008 Luc Sante offers a story of a man's attempt to meander through the Midwest, leading to an unexpected place and time.
August 7, 2008 An administration that has done everything in its power to oppose abortion goes after the main thing that can prevent unwanted pregnancies and proposes policy that virtually assures there will be more abortions.
August 6, 2008 Jennifer Nix tells us how literature changes the world.
August 4, 2008 The Olympics are nearly upon us, and China continues to ignore the people of Darfur. Perhaps they can offer assistance if and when the genocide ends.
August 4, 2008 A how-to history of the conservative era -- specifically how to destroy a government, leave Americans in the lurch, and enrich yourselves all at the same time.
July 31, 2008 H.R. 676 -- the single-payer bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers that now has 90 co-sponsors in the House -- would guarantee publicly funded, privately delivered health care for everyone in the United States.
July 30, 2008 Is the illusion of sugar, coupled with the perception of being able to "have your cake and eat it, too," actually worth what else can come with that illusion?
July 28, 2008 The privatization of the military and intelligence communities has, to great consequence, become more and more common since the Reagan administration.
July 26, 2008 The only lasting remedy for the current economic downturn is to improve Americans' standard of living by widening the circle of prosperity.
July 25, 2008 If legitimate research found that 100 percent of children raised by same-sex couples developed same-sex attractions, it just wouldn't matter
July 24, 2008 After a couple of geographic mix-ups John McCain recently misspoke on the subject about which he claims to be an expert.
July 23, 2008 In a global economy the propositions of top-down economics are highly questionable. The tenets of bottom-up economics will result in greater prosperity in America.
July 20, 2008 As we seal ourselves away from war's horrors, we're correspondingly finding it easier to speak of "warfighters" and to boast of having the world's best military.
July 19, 2008 Once again, Bush is using fear and deception to dismiss facts and steamroll the opposition.
July 17, 2008 With the Obama campaign trying to make inroads in the evangelical community it is easy to see the perils of mixing politics and religion and why we should be moving away from identity politics as the guiding principle of our campaigns.
July 15, 2008 Even if we were offended by the New Yorker cover, we all must speak up for the right to offend. Discussions of "taste" or "respect" are insidious code words for censorship.
July 14, 2008 A Short Till-Death-Do-Us-Part History of Bush's Wars
July 12, 2008 Are South Koreans demonstrating a new model of citizen action?
July 11, 2008 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are too big to fail, which means Bear Stearns squared. The taxpayers will get stuck with the tab again.
July 10, 2008 The best way to avoid becoming disillusioned is to not have illusions in the first place.
July 9, 2008 The liberation of the hostages has conveniently shifted media focus away from yet another political scandal in which the administration of Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe finds itself mired.
July 8, 2008 All the Oil News That's Fit to Print (Attn: The New York Times).
July 7, 2008 How exactly does John McCain propose to balance the budget by the end of his first term? By telling Americans that supply-side economics works even though they know it doesn't.
July 3, 2008 Since 1998 26 public officials, nearly all republicans, have spoken to the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group denounced by then-head of the GOP, Jim Nicholson, because of its racist views.
July 2, 2008 Why do justices feel compelled to dissent, especially at great length?
July 2, 2008 The great and mighty Amazon is slowly being brought to its knees in the name of progress.
July 1, 2008 How the price of gas fuels the widening of the wage gap in America.
June 30, 2008 Given the situation of Iraq more than five years after the invasion, to speak of the urge to surge and its results as "success" or as "good news" is essentially obscene.
June 29, 2008 Now that it is clear that the Fed can't and won't stimulate the economy, fiscal policy is the sole remaining vehicle.
June 28, 2008 Health Commons aspires to build a new ecosystem for research.
June 28, 2008 Welcome to the Anthropocene, an Earth epoch defined by the emergence of urban-industrial society as a geological force -- and get used to it.
June 27, 2008 The latest decision in a disturbing line of Congressional actions and Supreme Court decisions that cloak encroachments on the First Amendment in the pious garb of protecting children.
June 25, 2008 Stephen Burt on the tradition of gay poetry.
June 24, 2008 Big drug companies are using their clout to stifle and delay generic competition. We pay billions of dollars more.
June 23, 2008 The Oil Majors Take a Little Sip of the Ol' Patrimony.
June 21, 2008 Why making more federal land and offshore rights available for drilling makes no sense.
June 19, 2008 The insurance and hospital industries at the center of health care in the United States are profiting from priorities that condemn many people to death, while corporate enterprises continue to make a killing from U.S. military expenditures.
June 17, 2008 The U.S. Mega-Bases in Iraq are basically modern American ziggurats. They are the cherished monuments of the Bush administration, meant to long outlast it. They are also crucial facts on the ground, when it comes to George W. Bush's Iraq policy, and yet they have been largely missing from the American landscape.
June 16, 2008 The reasons behind a right-wing, anti-gay legal group helping out a lesbian mother.
June 15, 2008 What are the real motives behind big companies' philanthropic campaigns?
June 12, 2008 As George W. Bush lays more flagstones along the path to war on Iran, mainline U.S. news media is, as it was leading up to the war on Iraq, incomplete.
June 12, 2008 The perfect storm attributing to oil's price rise.
June 10, 2008 A frequent contributor to Guernica, Tom Engelhardt, offers his description of his own online "expeditionary" journey through George W. Bush's world -- a little up-to-the-minute alternative history of these mad years when Bush the Younger ruled.
June 10, 2008 In another moment of crisis and ebbing power what will a U.S. administration work out next in a Latin America that has pulled away from its domination?
June 9, 2008 Guestblogger Luc Sante on the time when graffiti truly became an artform in New York.
June 9, 2008 The New York Sun falls for bogus campaign hype... in Kenya.
June 6, 2008 The price one journalist paid for telling the truth.
June 5, 2008 Robert Reich on the Vice President question.
June 3, 2008 Now that the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination is over what will be the result of the anger that contest produced?
June 2, 2008 An excerpt from The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, wherein the ultimate goal of the Christian Right is starkly revealed: the forcible baptism of the United States as a "Christian Nation."
May 29, 2008 In Botswana human rights come after diamonds.
May 29, 2008 How the Senator Won the War of Words in Iraq (again and again and again )
May 28, 2008 The important part of a cap-and-trade system is how the permits are allocated.
May 27, 2008 McCain team claims Clinton strategy memo a frame-up.
May 23, 2008 After years of Iraqis paying a terrible price it is past time for the rest of the world to shoulder at least a small share of the burden of resistance.
May 21, 2008 The decline of the professional middle class is due to something far more pervasive than just individuals harboring too high expectations and poor money management skills.
May 20, 2008 Will the level of presidential campaign discourse actually be raised this time around? Do the American people even want it to be?
May 18, 2008 The Way Forward for Tibet.
May 16, 2008 Since the events of September 11, 2001 the course of action of the Bush administration, as well as its inability to foresee and deal with crises facing this country, have led to a situation far from secure.
May 15, 2008 How a once flexible and even maverick politician lost all resistance to the threats of evangelical indifference in November.
May 14, 2008 The housing bill currently in Congress would lead to, at best, a fraction of the refinancings needed, which is better than nothing. But President Bush may not even want to go that far.
May 13, 2008 In Brazil, in the name of civilization, indigenous people are mistreated and displaced from land that the law says is not theirs.
May 11, 2008 The importance of the number 350 in a post-Kyoto world.
May 7, 2008 Norman Solomon on Tuesday's results.
May 4, 2008 The last war won't end, but in the Pentagon they're already arguing about the next one.
May 3, 2008 The Metropolitan Opera completes its second season of simulcast operas.
May 1, 2008 Do the Democratic presidential candidates put enough emphasis on the make-up of the Supreme Court?
April 30, 2008 The answer to the oil crisis is not in the Alaskan tundra or a tax holiday on gas. The answer is in a strong dollar and alternative sources of energy.
April 29, 2008 Wikileaks investigative editor on the fourth estate.
April 28, 2008 As the Bush Administration waged a war of propaganda on the U.S. media and U.S. citizens, General David Petraeus became the "face" of the administration, with adoring media members fawning over him during his ascension.
April 21, 2008 The similarities between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Barack Obama: History could repeat itself.
April 19, 2008 How the Religious Right's decades-long efforts to reshape the federal judiciary may finally begin to bear fruit.
April 17, 2008 Though the U.S. won the Cold War, we never stopped looking at the rest of the world suspiciously.
April 15, 2008 Mainstream media likes its buzz words and catch phrases. Luckily there are those out there pointing out the absurdity of only relying on these limited words and phrases.
April 14, 2008 As the U.S. heads into the worst economic crisis in a half century or more doesn't it make sense that some people might be bitter?
April 10, 2008 In its Global War on Terror the Bush administration increasingly relies on air power to "take out" the enemy, with little attention given to the civilians taken out as well, or to the consequences this type of strike has on the U.S.
April 8, 2008 The war in Iraq is affecting the U.S. economy, just maybe not in the way you think.
April 7, 2008 Why the Women's Movements of India and the U.S. are so different when it comes to single women.
April 5, 2008 While the U.S. obsessed about Iran a top Iraqi police general provided Al Sadr's Mahdi Army with U.S. weapons and intelligence.
April 4, 2008 A new report on Burma Refugees in Malaysia.
April 2, 2008 Converting poetry skeptics, one month at a time.
April 1, 2008 Howard Zinn on U.S. imperialism past and present.
March 31, 2008 The Pentagon-sponsored project that sounds like a nightmare scenario straight out of the wilder realms of science fiction.
March 27, 2008 NPR is supposed to be willing to go where commercial networks fear to tread, but is the public actually getting this from its public radio?
March 27, 2008 Wikileaks releases a classified military memo written last month by the commander of U.S forces in western Iraq, Maj. Gen. John Kelly, exposing horrific conditions in Iraq's Fallujah jail.
March 24, 2008 In early April, General David Petraeus will report to President Bush and the Democratic Congress on the state of post-surge Iraq. The version he gives in Washington, however, will exclude many details about the reality in Baghdad.
March 21, 2008 There's a double standard in America when it comes to economic risk-taking: When the risk fails the little guys get tough love, while the big guys get forgiveness.
March 19, 2008 Wikileaks has released 35 censored videos relating to the protests in Tibet and has called on bloggers around the world to help drive the footage through the so called 'Great Firewall of China.'
March 18, 2008 Among the often inadequate and sometimes embarrassing coverage of the war in Iraq, there have been shining moments of journalistic excellence. The following is a modest list of those who have accomplished such excellence.
March 17, 2008 Wikileaks exposes JP Morgan's confidential insider trading program.
March 14, 2008 National Public Radio correspondent Margot Adler examines soldiers returning to the U.S. from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD and how the rest of us can connect with them when they do.
March 13, 2008 Drastic cuts in the Pentagon budget would provide more than sufficient funds for universal health care.
March 12, 2008 Will the recent spike in the price of crude oil prove distinctive in the annals of world history or will it be forgotten as energy prices drop, as they did in April 1980 after a record set during another moment of chaos in the Middle East?