Tag: Tom Dispatch

Peter Van Buren: Nickel and Dimed in 2016

February 2016

You Can't Earn a Living on the Minimum Wage

Michael T. Klare: Welcome to a New Planet

October 2015

The earth is reaching its tipping point

Tom Engelhardt: Writing History Before It Happens

May 2015

Nine surefire future headlines from a bizarro American world.

Sandy Tolan: Flute at the Check Point

May 2015

The everyday politics of confinement and the power of music in Palestine.

Tom Engelhardt: Power Drain

September 2014

The mystery of the 21st century in a helter-skelter world.

Noam Chomsky: How Many Minutes to Midnight?

August 2014

On the nuclear weapons era, or the true end of the beginning.

Tom Engelhardt: Documenting Darkness

February 2014

How a thug state operates.

Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053

February 2014

After enough time, who still actually cares?

Peter Van Buren: Drone Killing the Fifth Amendment

February 2014

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

Greg Grandin: The Two Faces of Empire

January 2014

From whales to seals, and now to dolphins, our insatiable appetite for power.

Jeremiah Goulka: Win Today, Lose Tomorrow

January 2014

The USA: a country where, no matter your color, you are supposed to dress, act, and aspire to be white.

Nick Turse: America’s Black-Ops Blackout

January 2014

Trying to calculate the man-years spent by Green Berets, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Special Operations Aviators, and Delta Force commandos all over the world.

Rebecca Solnit: The Arc of Justice and the Long Run

December 2013

The future needs us.

Bill Moyers: The Great American Class War

December 2013

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

Peter Van Buren: Welcome to the Memory Hole

December 2013

Why the NSA's reaction to Snowden hints at a future that is closer to 1984 than even Orwell could have imagined.

Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of Manners

December 2013

Move over, Dear Abby. Colonel Manners answers your questions on the etiquette of war, nuclear threats, and civilian surveillance.

Todd Miller: Border Patrol International

November 2013

Entering an era where “homeland security” no longer stays in the homeland: it’s mobile, it’s rapid, and it's international.

Ann Jones: War Wounds

November 2013

Wounded veterans face a long road to recovery.

Ann Jones: The Losers From Our Lost Wars

November 2013

How the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first silenced our soldiers and then defeated them.

Peter Van Buren: Ramblin’ Man

November 2013

John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that's not a good thing).

Max Blumenthal: The Desert of Israeli Democracy

October 2013

Journey to the center of a refugee camp.

Pratap Chatterjee: The Data Hackers

October 2013

When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.

Rebecca Solnit: Bigger Than That

October 2013

What happens when the weather morphs into man-made violence, becomes a terrorist?

Dilip Hiro: A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole Superpower

October 2013

Dilip Horo writes about America's impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.

Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden’s Long Flight

July 2013

What a whistleblower thinks a fellow whistleblower might have thought.

Chase Madar: How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars

June 2013

The future of U.S. security depends on freeing Bradley Manning, not punishing him.

Bill McKibben: Obama Versus Physics

January 2013

Why climate change won't wait for the president.

Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me

August 2012

Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit's 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.

Tom Engelhardt: Praying at the Church of St. Drone

June 2012

An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.

William D. Hartung: Throwing Money at the Pentagon

March 2012

A lesson in Republican math.

Barbara Ehrenreich: Rediscovering Poverty

March 2012

How we cured the “culture of poverty” but not culture itself.