Tag: government

Andrew J. Bacevich: Rationalizing Lunacy

March 2015

What do policy intellectuals mean to the state?

Robert Faturechi: Mysterious Campaign Appears to be the Latest Salvo in Battle Over Net Neutrality

October 2014

The FCC considers how to regulate Internet provider and the telecom industry’s campaign encompasses everything from art installations to LOLcats

Erik Wennermark: Will the Center Hold?

October 2014

As protests continue in Hong Kong, pro-Beijing forces threaten the movement for self-determination.

Investors Haul In Nearly Half the Tobacco Settlement Cash

September 2014

An updated tally by shows that tobacco bondholders are due billions in this payouts to governments from Big Tobacco.

Tom Engelhardt: The Fourth Branch

August 2014

What the CIA clashes with the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal about the national security state.

Jay Walljasper: Parks are Silent Victims of Our Economic & Political Ills

June 2014

The history of the WPA provides a proven way to rejuvenate them.

Jake Bernstein: NY to Shut Troubled Rehab Clinic

May 2014

Records show state officials knew for years about problems at New York Service Network, violations of patients’ rights.

Megan McCloskey: Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify Its Missing

April 2014

Pentagon mission that solves few MIA cases each year will make reforms.

Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To Ignore

March 2014

Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.

David Bromwich: The Voice

March 2014

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

David Morris: When it Comes to Public Services, Government Knows Best

February 2014

Across the U.S., communities discover privatization delivers inferior services at higher prices.

Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save It

January 2014

Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.

Jeremy Brecher: Discovering a Legal Tool to Curb Climate Change

January 2014

A legal argument for climate protection based on the vitality of future generations.

Bill Moyers: The Great American Class War

December 2013

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

Richard Falk: Escaping the Abusive State After Snowden

December 2013

The modern liberal state needs to find a decent balance between freedom and security.

Richard Falk: Two Forms of Lethal Polarization

November 2013

How polarization is poisoning Turkey and Egypt.

Brothers in Arts

November 2013

Evading Chinese censorship, the Gao Brothers challenge authority through sculpture, painting, performance, and photography.

Christie Thompson: The Best Stories on the Government’s Growing Surveillance

June 2013

What we know about what the government knows.

David Morris: A Stormy Reminder of Why We Need Government

October 2012

Sandy has been a vivid reminder of the role of Government.

Alex Marshall: Hidden Issues in This Year’s Campaign

September 2012

Can the free market exist without the government's imposition?

Jake Bernstein: How an Obscure Federal Rule Could Be Shaking Up Presidential Politics

August 2012

A state pension rule passed in 2010 could make it more difficult for sitting governors to run for federal office.

David Morris: For Good Customer Service Go to Government, Not Corporations

August 2012

Received wisdom aside, good customer service is easier to come by at government agencies than many private businesses.

Mattea Kramer: Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our World

July 2012

How the deficit obsession has been distracting us from our country's most pressing issues.

Robert Reich: Patriotism

July 2012

There are two competing visions of patriotism in America today.

Joshua Dratel: The Evaporation of American Political Dissent

March 2012

Is the anti-Occupy law fundamentally un-American?

Full Metal Racket

May 2011 The Rolling Stone reporter on his blockbuster articles, how the generals pushed Obama into a war he didn’t want to fight, and the Pentagon’s effort to tear down the wall between PR and propaganda.

Ex-detainees allege US, Afghan abuse (video)

June 2009 According to the BBC, as the Obama administration takes action to shut down Guantanamo, a detention facility in Bagram (a US military base in Afghanistan) expands. Ex-detainees talk to the BBC about their time at Bagram.

Staff Pick: Jordan Hirsch

June 2009 As the crisis in Iran has unfolded, one book has received numerous mentions across the blogosphere: Amir Taheri’s The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution.