Vox Populi

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Rebecca Gordon: How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

Donald Trump would rather demonize desperate people than deploy the resources needed to attend to their claims in a timely way — or in any way at all.

August 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

Marc Jampole: Why does Trump keep acting against U.S. interests in foreign policy?

Why does Trump keep acting against U.S. interests in foreign policy? Stupidity? Narcissism? Or maybe it’s money from Russia and elsewhere. Let’s take a bird’s eye view at the foreign … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 5 Comments

W.J. Astore: Ending Wars, Not “Winning” Them, Should Be America’s Goal

Beware the tunnels you choose to go down (Wikimedia) . You can’t win wars that should never have been fought.  The U.S. should never have fought the Iraq and Afghan … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fran Schor: Spiritual Death/Spiritual Awakening

 “I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: The Sweet Nostalgia for War

Donald Trump and the triumph of fantasy The other day, I walked across much of Manhattan Island on the street where I grew up. Once upon a time, in a … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: What It Means When You Kill People On the Other Side of the Planet and No One Notices

Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?  Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I’m not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: On the Half-life of Memory and All the Lives Lost in the Process

After you’ve invaded someone’s country enslaved its people tortured its citizens insulted and belittled its culture and beliefs it’s a little late in the proceedings and in the course of … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Barack Obama’s Terrifying Otherness

GOP letter to Iran is not about treaty but about undermining the legitimacy of President Obama. Republicans, and Democrats for that matter, have every right to make public their opposition … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

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