Tom Engelhardt: It’s a $cam!November 2015
The American way of war in the 21st century.
Greg Grandin: Kissinger, the BombardierNovember 2015
How diplomacy by air power became an all-American tradition.
Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian FireOctober 2015
Can diplomacy do what war couldn't?
Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian FireOctober 2015
Can diplomacy do what war couldn’t?
Tom Engelhardt: The Fog of IntelligenceOctober 2015
With a massive intelligence program, the US is still caught off guard
Tom Engelhardt: Three Exceptional Facts About AmericaSeptember 2015
It’s safe to be paranoid in the US.
Greg Grandin: Debacle, Inc.September 2015
How Henry Kissinger helped create our “proliferated” world.
Richard Krushnic and Jonathan Alan King: Privatizing the ApocalypseSeptember 2015
How nuclear weapons companies commandeer your tax dollars.
Rebecca Gordon: The No-Fly FolliesSeptember 2015
How to censor yourself before the government even has the chance.
John Feffer: To Boldly Go HomeSeptember 2015
Resisting intervention on earth and beyond.
Alfred W. McCoy: Grandmaster of the Great GameSeptember 2015
Obama’s geopolitical strategy for containing China.
Laura Gottesdiener: Coal DethronedAugust 2015
In Appalachia, the coal industry is in collapse, but the mountains aren’t coming back.
David Bromwich: Playing the Long Game on IranAugust 2015
The neoconservatives, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Republicans game the system.
Noam Chomsky: “The Iranian Threat”August 2015
Who is the gravest danger to world peace?
William deBuys: California FirstAugust 2015
As both climate victim and responder, the national style-setter leads the way.
Michael T. Klare: Double-Dip Oil RoutAugust 2015
Why an oil glut may lead to a new world of energy.
Tom Engelhardt: What It Means When You Kill People On the Other Side of the Planet and No One NoticesAugust 2015
War, sunny side up, and the summer of slaughter (Vietnam and today).
Christian Appy: Our Merciful Ending to the Good WarAugust 2015
How patriotism means never having to say you're sorry.
Karen Greenberg: The Mass Killer and the National Security StateAugust 2015
Why mass shootings have remarkably little to do with Islamic extremism and why the government doesn’t care.
Subhankar Banerjee: Paradise BurningJuly 2015
Why we all need to learn the word “anthropogenic.”
Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just ChangedJuly 2015
U.S.-Iranian relations emerge from a thirty-year cold war for the better.
Eduardo Galeano: God’s Masterpiece or the Devil’s Bad Joke?July 2015
Barbarians and apes—from the Opium Wars to the origin of the species.
Pepe Escobar: The Eurasian Big BangJuly 2015
How China and Russia are running rings around Washington.
Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the Home FrontJuly 2015
A cheer for Irma the caricaturist.
Tim Weiner: The Most Dangerous Man in AmericaJuly 2015
The fall of Richard Nixon.
Max Blumenthal: The Fire Next TimeJuly 2015
Before homes are even rebuilt in the ruins of the Gaza Strip, another war looms.
Pratap Chatterjee: Killing by Committee in the Global Wild WestJuly 2015
The perpetrators become the victims of drone warfare.
Peter van Buren: What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?June 2015
Five things that won't work in Iraq: when at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.
Nomi Prins: All In for JebJune 2015
The Bush family goes for number three (with the help of its bankers).
Naomi Oreskes: The Hoax of Climate DenialJune 2015
Why “politically motivated” science is good science.
David Vine: The Truth About Diego GarciaJune 2015
Fifty years of fiction about an American military base.
Alfred W. McCoy: The Geopolitics of American Global DeclineJune 2015
Washington versus China in the 21st century.
Michael T. Klare: Delusionary Thinking in WashingtonJune 2015
The desperate plight of a declining super power.
Barbara Myers: The Other ConspiratorJune 2015
The secret origins of the CIA’s torture program and the forgotten man who tried to expose it.
John Feffer: The Worst of All Possible WorldsMay 2015
Did market Leninism win the Cold War?
Dahr Jamail: Destroying What RemainsMay 2015
How the US Navy plans to war game the Arctic.
Nick Turse: The Kids Aren’t All RightMay 2015
Presidential waivers, child soldiers, and an American-made army in Africa
William J. Astore: The American Military UncontainedMay 2015
Chaos Spread, Casualties Inflicted, Missions Unaccomplished.
Ann Jones: “Farkhunda is Our Sister”May 2015
A "martyr," a murder, and the making of a new Afghanistan?
Michael Gould-Wartofsky: The Wars Come HomeMay 2015
A five-step guide to the police repression of protest from Ferguson to Baltimore and beyond.
Tom Engelhardt: Who Counts? Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage”May 2015
Engelhardt weighs in on the consistent erasure of the casualties in the War on Terror.
Andrew Cockburn: The Kingpin StrategyApril 2015
Andrew Cockburn on how Pablo Escobar's assassination could inform War on Terror policy.
Christian Appy: America’s Endless WarsApril 2015
Forty years later, will the end games in Iraq and Afghanistan follow the Vietnam playbook?
Laura Gottesdiener: A Foreclosure Conveyor BeltApril 2015
The continuing depopulation of Detroit.
Nick Turse: 2044 or BustApril 2015
Military missions reach record levels after US inks deal to remain in Africa for decades.
Michael T. Klare: The Renewable RevolutionApril 2015
Is the age of renewable energy already upon us?
Peter Van Buren: The Iranian AscendancyApril 2015
Twelve years later, we know the winner in Iraq: Iran.
Grégoire Chamayou: Manhunters, Inc.April 2015
How the Predator and extra-judicial execution became Washington’s calling cards.
Steve Fraser: Plutocracy the First Time AroundApril 2015
Revisiting the Great Upheaval and the first gilded age.
Dilip Hiro: Afghanistan’s China CardApril 2015
The US is losing the great game in Afghanistan.
William Hartung: Your Money at War EverywhereMarch 2015
Military strategy? Who needs it?
Howard Zinn and Paula J. Giddings: I Plead Guilty (to Insubordination)March 2015
An excerpt from Zinn's 1960 piece on the young women of Spelman College turning into protestors, and historian Paula Giddings vividly looking back on Zinn and the Spelman experience fifty-five years later.
Tom Engelhardt: The New American OrderMarch 2015
A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes.
Nan Levinson: The Big Dick School of American PatriotismMarch 2015
And what we make of it.
William deBuys: The Politics of ExtinctionMarch 2015
An introduction to the most beautiful animal you’ll never see.
Michael T. Klare: Big Oil’s Broken Business ModelMarch 2015
The real story behind the oil price collapse.
Frida Berrigan: Uncle PentagonMarch 2015
Growing up in the shadow of the American war state.
Andrew J. Bacevich: Rationalizing LunacyMarch 2015
What do policy intellectuals mean to the state?
Pratap Chatterjee: Are Pilots Deserting Washington’s Remote-Control War?March 2015
A new form of war may be producing a new form of mental disturbance.
Subhankar Banerjee: To Drill or Not to Drill, That Is the QuestionMarch 2015
The Obama Administration, Shell, and the fate of the Arctic Ocean.
Michael Schwarz: Israel, Gaza, and Energy Wars in the Middle EastFebruary 2015
How Gazan natural gas became the epicenter of an international power struggle
Alfred W. McCoy: The Real American ExceptionalismFebruary 2015
From torture to drone assassination, how Washington gave itself a global get-out-of-jail-free card.
Pepe Escobar: Year of the Sheep, Century of the Dragon?February 2015
China is building new silk roads.
Michael Klare: Keystone XL, Cold War 2.0, and the GOP Vision for 2016February 2015
Energy coordination on one continent could bring the planet to its knees.
Rebecca Gordon: Saying No to TortureFebruary 2015
A gallery of American heroes.
Matthew Harwood: The Lone-Wolf Terror TrapFebruary 2015
The fear of lone-wolf terrorism rises.
William J. Astore: War Is the New NormalFebruary 2015
Seven deadly reasons why America’s wars persist.
Andrew Bacevich: Save Us From Washington’s VisionariesJanuary 2015
What happened when muddling was the best Washington had on offer.
Tom Engelhardt: More and WarJanuary 2015
Peace used to be part of the American political lexicon.
Maya Schenwar: Your Home Is Your PrisonJanuary 2015
How to lock down your neighborhood, your country, and you.
Nick Turse: The Golden Age of Black OpsJanuary 2015
Special ops missions have already taken place in 105 countries in 2015..
Peter Van Buren: The Military-Industrial Complex in IraqJanuary 2015
America is open for business in Iraq.
Rory Fanning: Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)January 2015
Why the War on Terror shouldn't be your battle.
Ann Jones: Is This Country Crazy?January 2015
America's endless wars and maddening inequality raise tough questions around the world.
Michael T. Klare: Carbon CounterattackJanuary 2015
How Big Oil is responding to the anti-carbon moment.
Tom Engelhardt: The National Security State in 2015January 2015
In an almost enemy-less world in which the American economic system was triumphant and the US possessed by far the strongest military on the planet, nothing seems to have gone as planned or faintly right.
Rebecca Gordon: American Torture—Past, Present, and… Future?December 2014
Beyond the Senate torture report.
Pepe Escobar: Go West, Young HanDecember 2014
As Washington “pivots” to Asia, China does the Eurasian pirouette.
James Carroll: The Abolition of AbolitionDecember 2014
How the president who pledged to banish nuclear weapons is enabling their renewal.
Adam Hochschild: Why No One Remembers the PeacemakersDecember 2014
How we celebrate war over and over and peace once.
Tom Engelhardt: The War Party AscendantDecember 2014
Thirteen years after 9/11, the War Party is on the rise.
Rebecca Solnit: Las Vegas and the Global Casino We Call Wall StreetDecember 2014
The new Las Vegas invites you to defy or deny outright the desert that the old Vegas celebrated.
Tom Engelhardt: What if it Weren’t Us?December 2014
Russians invade Afghanistan (again!), Chinese fight Iraq War (again!).
Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the PotomacNovember 2014
Five bedrock Washington assumptions that are hot air.
Nick Turse: The Outpost That Doesn’t Exist in the Country You Can’t LocateNovember 2014
A base camp, an authoritarian regime, and the future of U.S. blowback in Africa.
Laura Gottesdiener: Two Detroits, Separate and UnequalNovember 2014
A journey across a city divided.
Tom Engelhardt: Psychoanalyzing EmpireNovember 2014
America on the couch.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?November 2014
Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.
Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to EscalateNovember 2014
The two horsemen of the American apocalypse.
Hina Shamsi and Matthew Harwood: Databases of SuspicionNovember 2014
Uncovering a shadow form of national ID.
Rebecca Solnit: Feminism, Now with MenNovember 2014
Misogyny is over (if you want it).
Ann Jones: The Missing Women of AfghanistanNovember 2014
After thirteen years of war, the rule of men, not law.
Studs Terkel: You Got Into My Heart Violently, But You’re ThereOctober 2014
Trauma, death, and forgiveness on the front lines of American life.
Rory Fanning: Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service…October 2014
Still on the thank-you tour-of-duty circuit, thirteen years later.
David Bromwich: The Importance of Being ExceptionalOctober 2014
On American exceptionalism and its discontents.
Karen J. Greenberg: Fighting the Last WarOctober 2014
Will the War on Terror be the template for the Ebola crisis?
Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)October 2014
Life inside the boom.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?October 2014
Seven worst-case scenarios in the battle with the Islamic State.
William J. Astore: Investing in Junk ArmiesOctober 2014
Why American efforts to create foreign armies fail.
Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in WashingtonOctober 2014
America’s soundtrack of hysteria.
Pepe Escobar: Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington out of Eurasia?October 2014
The future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin alliance.
Todd Gitlin: A Change in the ClimateOctober 2014
The climate movement steps up.
Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is SuccessOctober 2014
How American intelligence works in the 21st century.
Nick Turse: Pirates of the Gulf of GuineaSeptember 2014
In the face of rising maritime insecurity, AFRICOM claims success and Obama embraces a strongman.
Peter van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Iraq EditionSeptember 2014
Fighting in Iraq until hell freezes over.
Astra Taylor and Hannah Appel: Education With a Debt SentenceSeptember 2014
For-profit colleges have become American Dream crushers and factories of debt.
Eddie Bautista: Why We MarchSeptember 2014
Stepping forth for a planet in peril.
Steve Fraser: Playing GodSeptember 2014
How billionaires are undermining America through the rebirth of family capitalism.
Michael Klare: Oil Rush in AmericaSeptember 2014
How a global warming president presides over a drill-baby-drill America.
Anya Schiffrin: The Fall and Rise of Investigative JournalismAugust 2014
From Asia to Africa to Latin America, muckrakers have corrupt officials and corporate cronies on the run.
Aviva Chomsky: America’s Continuing Border CrisisAugust 2014
The real story behind the “invasion” of the children.
Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror FailedAugust 2014
The underrated Saudi connection.
William J. Astore: The American Cult of BombingAugust 2014
Why you should expect more bombs to be dropped everywhere.
Matthew Harwood: To Terrify and OccupyAugust 2014
Are cops being turned into counterinsurgents?
Eduardo Galeano: Century of DisasterAugust 2014
The Uruguayan writer on riddles, lies, and lives.
Sandy Tolan: Blown Chances in GazaAugust 2014
For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. have chosen war, with devastating consequences for the families of Gaza.
Nick Turse: As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South SudanAugust 2014
The limits of America’s African experiment in nation building.
Tom Engelhardt: The Fourth BranchAugust 2014
What the CIA clashes with the Senate Intelligence Committee reveal about the national security state.
Naomi Oreskes: Wishful Thinking About Natural GasJuly 2014
Why fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuels.
Peter van Buren: Dead Is DeadJuly 2014
Drone-killing the Fifth Amendment.
Jonathan Schell: The Path to a New 1914?July 2014
How America chose war after 9/11.
Tom Engelhardt: The Age of ImpunityJuly 2014
What a moment it is! For the national security state and the corporate sector.
Dahr Jamail: A Nation on the BrinkJuly 2014
How America's policies sealed Iraq's fate.
Peter Van Buren: Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional AmericaJune 2014
Four ways that the Fourth Amendment no longer applies.
Michael Schwartz: It’s the Oil, Stupid!June 2014
Insurgency and war on a sea of oil.
Laura Gottesdiener: Drowning in ProfitsJune 2014
A Private equity firm, a missing pool fence, and the price of a child’s death.
Tom Engelhardt: Who Won Iraq?June 2014
Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of instability.
Peter Van Buren: What We’ve Lost Since 9/11June 2014
Taking down the First Amendment in post-constitutional America.
William J. Astore: Worshipping WarfightersJune 2014
The militarized realities of fortress America.
Dilip Hiro: Clueless in CairoJune 2014
The importance of understanding Egypt.
Eduardo Galeano: The World Turns Around a Spinning BallJune 2014
Choreographed War and Other Aspects of the World’s Greatest Game
Peter Van Buren: Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?June 2014
Nine critical questions on the state of the economy and the fate of the unemployed.
Rebecca Solnit: Our Words Are Our WeaponsJune 2014
The feminist battle of the story in the wake of the Isla Vista massacre.
Pepe Escobar: Who’s Pivoting Where in Eurasia?May 2014
What you need to know about Russia and China's 'Pipelineistan' gas deal.
Michael Klare: Let Them Eat CarbonMay 2014
Like big tobacco, big energy targets the developing world for future profits.
Tom Engelhard: The 95% DoctrineMay 2014
Is climate change a crime against humanity?
Nick Turse: The U.S. Military’s New Normal in AfricaMay 2014
A secret African mission and an African mission that’s no secret.
Anand Gopal: How the U.S. Created the Afghan War—and Then Lost ItMay 2014
The unreported story of how the Haqqani network became America's greatest enemy.
Peter Van Buren: An Apartheid of DollarsApril 2014
Life in the new American minimum-wage economy.
Todd Miller: They Are Watching YouApril 2014
The national security state and the U.S.-Mexican border.
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.
Astra Taylor: Open Systems and Glass CeilingsApril 2014
The disappearing woman and life on the internet.
Laura Gottesdiener: When Predatory Equity Hit the Big AppleApril 2014
How private equity came to New York’s rental market—and what that tells us about the future.
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."
Michael Klare: Carbon DeliriumApril 2014
The last stage of fossil-fuel addiction and its hazardous impact on American foreign policy.
Jonathan Schell: The More We ‘Won,’ the More We LostMarch 2014
A 2003 interview with the late great journalist about America’s Vietnam debacle.
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.
Catherine Crump and Matthew Harwood: Invasion of the Data SnatchersMarch 2014
How big data and the internet of things means the surveillance of everything.
Tom Engelhardt: Advice Too Secret To IgnoreMarch 2014
Col. Manners answers your questions on national security.
Lewis H. Lapham: Crowd ControlMarch 2014
Political revolt and the accumulation of more.
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.
Peter Van Buren: Silencing Whistleblowers Obama-StyleMarch 2014
Obama takes his war on whistleblowers to the Supreme Court.
Tom Engelhardt: A New World OrderMarch 2014
What happened to war and the imperial drive to organize the planet?
Ira Chernus: Apocalypses EverywhereFebruary 2014
Is there any hope in an era filled with gloom and doom?
Greg Grandin: The Bleached Bones of the DeadFebruary 2014
What the modern world owes slavery (it’s more than back wages).
Michael Klare: The Gravitational Pull of Planet CarbonFebruary 2014
Three signs of retreat in the global war on climate change.
Mark Danner: In the Darkness of Dick CheneyFebruary 2014
The smile of secret power.
Chase Madar: The Folly of Arming IsraelFebruary 2014
Why America should stop arming Israel to the teeth.
Pratap Chatterjee: The World of SurveillanceFebruary 2014
Imagine that you could wander unseen through a city, observing everything.
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?
Laura Gottesdiener: Now You See MeJanuary 2014
Celebrating the new year with the Zapatista movement.
Tom Engelhardt: The Golden Age of Journalism?January 2014
What if it's not a decline in (print) journalism, but a rebirth of new (new) journalism?
Alfred McCoy: Surveillance and ScandalJanuary 2014
NSA surveillance isn't just about security. It's about blackmail.
Nick Turse: The Special Ops SurgeJanuary 2014
Elite U.S. forces are deployed in 134 countries. We know little about their missions.
Peter Van Buren: We Have to Destroy Our Constitution to Save ItJanuary 2014
Debunking ten myths about NSA surveillance.
Michael Klare: The Death of Peak Oil?January 2014
Shale oil has changed the timeline, but we're still going to run out of oil. Here's why.
Lewis Lapham: Laughing into DarknessDecember 2013
Why humor saves, with help from Twain.
Dahr Jamail: Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?December 2013
Scientists consider extinction---and whether we can avoid it.
Beverly Gologorsky: In the Shadow of WarDecember 2013
The absence of war in contemporary American literature isn't about politics or violence; it's about class.
Pratap Chatterjee: Hollywood Without the Happy EndingDecember 2013
How the intelligence community in America fails to achieve the success of its fictonal counterpart.
Todd Gitlin: How to Reverse a Slow-Motion ApocalypseNovember 2013
Why the divestment movement against big energy matters.
Michael Klare: Surviving Climate ChangeNovember 2013
Climate change may destroy us, but not before we see a green energy revolution by the people.
Jeremy Scahill: Perpetual WarOctober 2013
The question all Americans must ask themselves lingers painfully: How does a war like this ever end?
Tom Engelhardt: Why Washington Can’t StopOctober 2013
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
William Astore: The Business of America is WarOctober 2013
When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.
Mattea Kramer & Jo Comerford: The Shutdown in PerspectiveOctober 2013
What the essentials and nonessentials of the government shutdown reveal about Washington's problems.
Michael T. Klare: Fossil Fuel Euphoria — Hallelujah, Oil and Gas Forever!October 2013
What America's sudden boom in energy production and fossil fuel reserves means for the planet.
Tom Engelhardt: The Etiquette of War and SurveillanceOctober 2013
Colonel Manners demystifies national security etiquette for the masses.
David Vine: The Italian JobOctober 2013
How the Italian peninsula became a major center of U.S. military power.
Christopher Calabrese and Matthew Harwood: Destroying the Right to Be Left AloneSeptember 2013
The NSA isn’t the only government agency exploiting technology to make privacy obsolete.
Mattea Kramer and Miriam Pemberton: Beating Swords Into Solar PanelsSeptember 2013
It's time to re-purpose America's war machine.
Tom Engelhardt: Letter to an Unknown WhistleblowerSeptember 2013
How the security state’s mania for secrecy will create you.
Rebecca Solnit: Joy Arises, Rules Fall ApartSeptember 2013
Thoughts for the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.
Peter Van Buren: What if Congress Says No?September 2013
Why refusing to attack Syria matters.
Andrew J. Bacevich: The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?September 2013
Congress has an opportunity to debate and reconsider decades of foreign policy, but don't get your hopes up about it.
Nick Turse: The Pivot to AfricaSeptember 2013
On the startling size, scope, and growth of U.S. military operations on the African continent.
Ariel Dorfman: A Time for Creative SufferingAugust 2013
Martin Luther King’s words in a surveillance world.
Ernest Callenbach: Epistle to the EcotopiansAugust 2013
The last words to an America in decline.
Barbara Garson: Abracadabra! You’re a Part-TimerAugust 2013
How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones.
Bill McKibben: Movements Without LeadersAugust 2013
What to make of change on an overheating planet.
Tom Engelhardt: Teenagers in SpaceAugust 2013
Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn, and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.
Tom Engelhardt: The Secret History of G.I. JoeAugust 2013
Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and warmaking in children’s culture.
Michael T. Klare: The Third Carbon AgeAugust 2013
Are we really heading for an era of renewable energy?
Tom Engelhart: The Crime of the CenturyAugust 2013
I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country–yours.
Peter Van Buren: Welcome to Post-Constitution AmericaAugust 2013
What if your country begins to change and no one notices?
Laura Gottesdiener: The Great EvictionAugust 2013
The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction is pockmarked with red Xs.
William deBuys: Field Notes From a Drying WestJuly 2013
There simply isn’t enough water to go around.
Tom Engelhardt: Now You See Him, Now You Don’tJuly 2013
Living in a one-superpower world (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)
Ira Chernus: Political Dreaming in the 21st CenturyJuly 2013
As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s famed speech approaches, give in to the power of dreaming and "the fierce urgency of now."
Rebecca Solnit: Prometheus Among the CannibalsJuly 2013
A letter to Edward Snowden
Tom Engelhardt: How to Be a Rogue SuperpowerJuly 2013
No one's laughing in a global security state.
Alfred W. McCoy: Surveillance BlowbackJuly 2013
The making of the U.S. surveillance state, 1898-2020.
Todd Miller: Creating a Military-Industrial-Immigration ComplexJuly 2013
How to turn the U.S.-Mexico border into a war zone.
Matthew Harwood: Political Violence and PrivilegeJuly 2013
Violent right-wing extremism doesn’t scare Americans.
Nick Turse: The Classic Military RunaroundJuly 2013
If you're reporting on the U.S. military, always expect evasion.
Tom Engelhardt: The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY)July 2013
Vocabulary for life in the surveillance state.
Rebecca Solnit: Welcome to the (Don’t Be) Evil EmpireJune 2013
How Silicon Valley is running the world, and destroying San Francisco.
Chip Ward: Trek West for the Big PictureJune 2013
By now you know that you woke up this morning on an overheated planet of slums threatened by ecological collapse. So let’s get right to the point: what do we do about it?
Pepe Escobar: The Chimerica DreamJune 2013
Two nations, two dreams, one Pacific
Nick Turse: The Terror DiasporaJune 2013
The U.S. military and the unraveling of Africa.
Tom Engelhardt: The Making of a Global Security StateJune 2013
The five uncontrollable urges of a secrecy-surveillance world.
Rebecca Solnit: The Far North of ExperienceJune 2013
In praise of darkness (and light).
Victoria Brittain: Guilty Until Proven InnocentJune 2013
How to pre-convict and pre-punish an American Muslim.
Tom Engelhardt: Just BeginJune 2013
A graduation day speech for the post-post-docs of life.
Noam Chomsky: Humanity ImperiledJune 2013
The path to disaster.
Lewis Lapham: The (Less Than) Eternal SeaJune 2013
The Poet’s Metaphor and the Styrofoaming of the Waters.
Michael T. Klare: The Cold War Redux?May 2013
Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing using the global arms trade to create a new Cold War?
Andrew Bacevich: Naming Our Nameless WarMay 2013
How many years will it be?
Tom Engelhardt: Terracide and the TerraristsMay 2013
Destroying the planet for record profits.
Mattea Kramer & Jo Comerford: How America Became a Third World CountryMay 2013
Ten years from now, looking back on the sequestration.
Rebecca Solnit: Too Soon to TellMay 2013
The case for hope, continued.
Andy Kroll: Billionaires UnchainedMay 2013
America's new pay-as-you-go democracy.
David Vine: Where Has All the Money Gone?May 2013
Contractors have raked in $385 billion to build and maintain military bases overseas. How much of the total is fraud?
Nick Turse: Nuclear Terror in the Middle EastMay 2013
Lethality beyond the pale.
Peter Van Buren: Homeland InsecurityMay 2013
Seven years, untold dollars to silence one man.
Tom Engelhardt: And Then There Was OneMay 2013
Imperial gigantism and the decline of planet Earth.
Ellen Cantarow: The DownwindersMay 2013
Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania.
Eduardo Galeano: The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even NatureMay 2013
From walking libraries and a god named “Word” to what Sherlock Holmes never said.
Todd Gitlin: Is the Press Too Big to Fail?April 2013
It’s dumb journalism, stupid.
Tom Engelhardt: Filling the Empty BattlefieldApril 2013
A new book from Jeremy Scahill, America's blowback reporter.
Michael Klare: Entering a Resource-Shock WorldApril 2013
How resource scarcity and climate change could produce a global explosion.
Erika Eichelberger: House of HorrorsApril 2013
Violence on the home front.
Jeremiah Goulka: It Doesn’t Take MuchApril 2013
On almost getting PTSD in Iraq.
Tom Engelhardt: The Enemy-Industrial ComplexApril 2013
How to turn a world lacking in enemies into the most threatening place in the universe.
Mattea Kramer: A Tax Day Plan for Righting the RepublicApril 2013
Just doing what’s popular would make us healthier, wealthier, wiser, and less indebted.
Barbara Garson: Down Is a Dangerous DirectionApril 2013
How the 40-Year “Long Recession” led to the Great Recession.
Bill McKibben: Is the Keystone XL Pipeline the “Stonewall” of the Climate Movement?April 2013
And if so, is that terrible news?
Steve Fraser: Making Disaster PayApril 2013
From the San Francisco earthquake to superstorm Sandy, how capitalism stacks the deck on disaster.
Dilip Hiro: The Great Afghan Corruption ScamApril 2013
How Operation Enduring Freedom mutated into Operation Enduring Corruption.
Ira Chernus: Obama Walks the High Wire, Eyes ClosedApril 2013
When it comes to Israel, Palestine, and Iran, it could all come crashing down.
Tom Engelhardt: American Anniversaries from HellMarch 2013
What you don’t know can hurt you.
Dahr Jamail: Living with No FutureMarch 2013
Iraq, ten years later.
William J. Astore: Drone Warfare is Neither Cheap, Nor Surgical, Nor DecisiveMarch 2013
The ever-destructive dreams of air power enthusiasts.
Ann Jones: Men Who Kick Down DoorsMarch 2013
Tyrants at home and abroad.
Nick Turse: Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?March 2013
A question for veterans that needs answering.
William deBuys: Phoenix in the Climate CrosshairsMarch 2013
We are long past coal mine canaries.
Lewis Lapham: The Conquest of NatureMarch 2013
And what we’ve lost.
Jeremiah Goulka: Lockheed Martin’s Herculean Efforts to Profit From Defense SpendingMarch 2013
The Epic Story of the C-130.
Peter Van Buren: Mission UnaccomplishedMarch 2013
Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.
Victoria Brittain: Shadow LivesMarch 2013
England's war on terror has become a war on women and children.
Tom Engelhardt: Where Is Everybody?March 2013
Why it’s so tough to get your head around climate change.
Mattea Kramer & Chris Hellman: “Homeland Security”March 2013
The Trillion-Dollar Concept That No One Can Define
Chase Madar: The School Security America Doesn’t NeedFebruary 2013
After Newtown: turning schools into prisons
Nick Turse: “I Begged for Them to Stop”February 2013
Waterboarding Americans and the Redefinition of Torture
Greg Grandin: The Latin American ExceptionFebruary 2013
How a Washington global torture gulag was turned into the only gulag-free zone on Earth.
Tom Engelhardt: Dumb and DumberFebruary 2013
A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world, and why Washington has no learning curve.
Michael T. Klare: A Presidential Decision That Could Change the WorldFebruary 2013
The strategic importance of Keystone XL.
Todd Miller: Living in a Constitution-Free ZoneFebruary 2013
Drones, surveillance towers, malls of the spy state, and the national security police on the northern border.
Tom Engelhardt: The American Lockdown StateFebruary 2013
Post-Legal drones, the Bin Laden tax, and other wonders of our American world.
Noam Chomsky: The Paranoia of the Superrich and SuperpowerfulFebruary 2013
Washington’s dilemma on a 'lost' planet.
Rebecca Solnit: A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a YearJanuary 2013
Violence against women is rampant, systemic, and all about control.
Michael Klare: Powder Keg in the PacificJanuary 2013
Will China-Japan-U.S. tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?
Jonathan Schell: How Did the Gates of Hell Open in Vietnam?January 2013
The atrocities committed by American forces in Vietnam defy easy explanation.
Jon Weiner: Eight Things I Miss About the Cold WarJanuary 2013
Fifty years ago, college was cheap, unions were strong, and there was no terrorism-industrial complex.
Tom Engelhardt: The Pentagon as a Global NRAJanuary 2013
For Washington, there is no arms control abroad.
Karen J. Greenberg: Learning to Love Torture, Zero Dark Thirty-StyleJanuary 2013
Seven easy, onscreen steps to making U.S. Torture and detention policies once again palatable.
Nick Turse: “So Many People Died”January 2013
The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.
Tom Engelhardt: The U.S. Intelligence Community’s New Year’s WishJanuary 2013
Megatrends, game-changers, black swans, tectonic shifts, and a world not that different from 2012.
David Vine: Picking Up a $170 Billion TabDecember 2012
How U.S. taxpayers are paying the Pentagon to occupy the planet.
Tom Engelhardt: The Barack Obama StoryDecember 2012
An open letter to the community organizer and Constitutional law professor who became a robot President.
Steve Fraser: The Archeology of DeclineDecember 2012
Debtpocalypse, austerity, and the hollowing out of America.
William J. Astore: Sucking Up to Military BrassNovember 2012
Generals who run amuck, politicians who could care less, an “embedded” media...and us.
Oded Na’aman: It’s Mostly PunishmentNovember 2012
Testimonies by veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces from Gaza and elsewhere.
Ellen Cantarow: Frack FightNovember 2012
Activists are waging a secret war, and the stakes couldn't be higher.
Nick Turse: America’s Nation-BuildingNovember 2012
The United States is in the midst of a tremendous building spree, but it isn't happening in America.
Tom Engelhardt: The Mandate of HellNovember 2012
How not to change the world.
Alfred W. McCoy: Beyond Bayonets and BattleshipsNovember 2012
Technology is reshaping the face of U.S. military power, but is it for the best?
Rebecca Solnit: The Fourth Horseman of the ApocalypseNovember 2012
Hurricane Sandy rides in.
Jeremiah Goulka: The Dogs of War Are BarkingNovember 2012
Would a President Mitt Romney be primed for military action in Iran?
Rebecca Solnit: Our Words Are Our WeaponsOctober 2012
Our political language is in desperate need of a change.
Tom Engelhardt: Democratic MockpocalypseOctober 2012
This year's presidential campaign is bigger and louder than anything we've ever seen before.
Dilip Hiro: The Alliance From HellOctober 2012
How the U.S. and Pakistan became the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.
Noam Chomsky: The Week the World Stood StillOctober 2012
The Cuban Missile Crisis and ownership of the world.
Jeremiah Goulka: Of Republicans and Race CardsOctober 2012
Why I used to believe that voter ID laws really were just common sense.
Peter Van Buren: Don’t Ask and Don’t TellOctober 2012
During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won't be asked.
Tom Engelhardt: Overwrought EmpireOctober 2012
The discrediting of U.S. military power.
Michael T. Klare: The New “Golden Age of Oil” That Wasn’tOctober 2012
Forecasts of oil abundance collide with planetary realities.
Mattea Kramer: Tough Talk for AmericaOctober 2012
A guide to the presidential debates you won't be hearing.
Andy Kroll: The Death of the Golden Dream of Higher EducationOctober 2012
Back to $chool: College is the past, prison is the future.
Rebecca Solnit: The Rain On Our ParadeSeptember 2012
A letter to my dismal allies.
Andrew Bacevich: BoykinismSeptember 2012
Joe McCarthy would understand today's Islamophobia.
Jen Marlowe: Terror and Teargas on the Streets of BahrainSeptember 2012
Protests in Bahrain have been largely ignored in Western media, but they shouldn't be.
Rebecca Solnit: Occupy Your VictoriesSeptember 2012
It's the first anniversary of the Occupy movement, and there is much to look forward to.
Tom Engelhardt: Monopolizing War?September 2012
War has become a sort of American monopoly--but the American people don't seem to know, or care.
Nick Turse: Afghanistan’s Base BonanzaSeptember 2012
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
Tom Engelhardt: The Best Laid PlansAugust 2012
How quickly will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?
Greg Muttitt: Mission Accomplished for Big Oil?August 2012
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil's rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
Peter van Buren: How Not to Reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan, or AmericaAugust 2012
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
Alfred W. McCoy: Impunity at Home, Rendition AbroadAugust 2012
How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.
Nick Turse: Washington Puts Its Money on Proxy WarAugust 2012
The election year outsourcing that no one’s talking about.
Michael T. Klare: The Hunger Wars in Our FutureAugust 2012
Heat, drought, rising food costs, and the chaos that could ensue.
Subhankar Banerjee: Walking the WatersAugust 2012
"Extreme oil" and the destruction of our oceans
Tom Engelhardt: Mission Failure: AfghanistanAugust 2012
A message written in blood that no one wants to hear.
Mattea Kramer: Four Spending Myths That Could Wreck Our WorldJuly 2012
How the deficit obsession has been distracting us from our country's most pressing issues.
David Vine: The Lily-Pad StrategyJuly 2012
The Pentagon's system of overseas bases is evolving, and a new model for warfare is evolving with it.
Nick Turse: Obama’s Scramble for AfricaJuly 2012
Secret wars, secret bases, and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.
Rebecca Solnit: Apologies to MexicoJuly 2012
As narcotraficantes terrorize Mexico with surreal acts of violence, it's time to reconsider our basic assumptions about the U.S. War on Drugs.
William D. Hartung: Beyond Nuclear DenialJuly 2012
Nuclear weapons don't get the attention that they once did, but they're still very much a part of our world.
Tom Engelhardt: The Military SolutionJuly 2012
A process of militarization is working its way through all facets of American government, and it's not likely to stop any time soon.
Nan Levinson: Mad, Bad, SadJune 2012
Could one key to helping our military veterans be providing assistance for moral injuries?
Lewis H. Lapham: Magic and the MachineJune 2012
The ascension of science in so many facets of our everyday lives has not sparked a revitalization of belief in the power of reason.
Michael T. Klare: Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?June 2012
President Obama's approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney's. What this tells us about America's new nationalism.
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett: Deep-Sixing the China OptionJune 2012
Could Richard Nixon hold the keys to fixing the Obama administration's Iran problems?
Tom Engelhardt: It Couldn’t Happen Here, It Does Happen ThereJune 2012
The value of American—and Afghan—lives.
Nick Turse: The New Obama Doctrine, A Six-Point Plan for Global WarJune 2012
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.
Peter Van Buren: Leaking WarJune 2012
Is the Obama administration's crackdown on leakers and whistleblowers indicative of a new sort of Imperial Presidency?
Andy Kroll: Getting Rolled in WisconsinJune 2012
Despite a recent loss at the ballot box, the fight is far from over for unions in Wisconsin.
Todd Miller: Bringing the Battlefield to the BorderJune 2012
Border security, it isn't just about borders anymore. How new surveillance technology has made border-enforcement a big business.
Bill McKibben: The Planet WreckersJune 2012
Climate change denial is facing significant new challenges, but the fight is nowhere close to over.
Nick Turse: A Drone-Eat-Drone WorldMay 2012
Drone technology has long been touted as the future of warfare, but should we believe the hype?
Andrew J. Bacevich: UnleashedMay 2012
Globalizing the global war on terror.
Tom Engelhardt: How to Forget on Memorial DayMay 2012
Whistling past the graveyard of empires.
Chris Hellman and Mattea Kramer: War PayMay 2012
On the nearly $1-trillion national security budget.
Ellen Cantarow: How Rural America Got FrackedMay 2012
The environmental nightmare you know nothing about.
Barbara Ehrenreich: Preying on the PoorMay 2012
The government spends a great deal of money on programs and services for the benefit of the poor. So why is it also, in tandem with corporations, robbing them blind?
William J. Astore: The National Security State Wins (Again)May 2012
There will be a winner in the 2012 election, but it won't be Obama or Romney.
Tom Engelhardt: America as a Shining Drone Upon a HillMay 2012
On staring death in the face and not noticing.
Michael T. Klare: The Energy Wars Heat UpMay 2012
Six recent clashes and conflicts on a planet heading into energy overdrive.
Noam Chomsky: Plutonomy and the PrecariatMay 2012
On the history of the U.S. economy in decline.
Ernest Callenbach: Epistle to the EcotopiansMay 2012
Wise words from a document found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.
Bill McKibben: Too Hot Not to Notice?May 2012
A planet connected by wild weather.
Rebecca Solnit: Welcome to the 2012 Hunger GamesMay 2012
Sending debt oeonage, poverty, and freaky weather into the arena.
Tom Engelhardt: The Obama ContradictionApril 2012
Obama: Weakling at home, imperial president abroad.
Karen J. Greenberg: The Unstoppable Legacy of the War on TerrorMarch 2012
Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, on how the most important thing in Washington now is “messaging”, and how this affects Washington’s unnerving national security.
Michael T. Klare: A Tough-Oil WorldMarch 2012
Why 21st century oil will break the bank—and the planet.
Anand Gopal: Obama’s Secret PrisonsJanuary 2010 Night raids, hidden detention centers, the “Black Jail,” and the dogs of war in Afghanistan.
Rebecca Solnit: Covering Haiti: When the Media Is the DisasterJanuary 2010
The media in disaster bifurcates. Some step out of their usual “objective” roles to respond with kindness and practical aid. Others bring out the arsenal of clichés and pernicious myths and begin to assault the survivors all over again.