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Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of Everything (Including Me)

I find myself experiencing three versions of that ultimate story: that of my own fall; that of my country; and that of an increasingly overheating planet as a habitable place for us all.

August 15, 2022 · 3 Comments

Rebecca Gordon: In the Shadow of Roe’s Undoing

I still hate electoral politics, but you don’t always get to choose the terrain you’re fighting on. Through its machinations at the federal, state, and county level, the Republican Party has been all but screaming its plans to steal the next presidential election.

July 12, 2022 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: A Duck-and-Cover World?

Welcome to the Ukraine Moment.

April 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Andrew Bacevich: What Would Martin Say?

The attention given to racism of late has had exactly that unintended effect — relieving Americans of any obligation even to acknowledge the insidious implications of materialism and militarism.  In that sense, even now, two of King’s giant triplets barely qualify for lip-service.  In the political sphere, they are either ignored or, at best, treated as afterthoughts.

April 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Norman Solomon: Bob Dylan and the Ukraine Crisis

I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight

February 23, 2022 · 7 Comments

Jesse Jackson: Congress Must Defend Democracy Against Those Who Are Trying to Destroy It

A minority party—grounded in the white South—is intent on taking and keeping power, despite the will of the majority—even if democracy itself is destroyed in the process.

January 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: The Leaden Hat of Fall

Once in a while the tufted sky would break open into dazzling radiance. I would often look up from my reading to behold a waterfall of fiery light, as if the Golden Fleece were hanging in a waterfall shedding all its precious minerals into the valley below.

November 28, 2021 · 10 Comments

Jeff Goodell: 10 Reasons to be Optimistic (Without Being Naive) About Climate Change

These are dark times, but hope is not lost nor foolish, and change has already begun.

November 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: ‘Code Red’ for Climate Means Reducing US Oil and Gas Production Now

For all the obvious climate impacts, the United States does not yet seem disturbed enough to demonstrably disrupt our burning of fossil fuels.

October 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jon Queally: ‘To Change Course of History,’ US Climate Movement Takes Aim at Biden White House

Five days of direct action and civil disobedience are planned this week to denounce “broken promises” and demand ambitious action against the planetary threat.

October 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Brett Wilkins: Wildlife Defenders Cheer Restoration of Migratory Bird Protections Gutted Under Trump

Over the last 50 years, the population of North American birds has declined by an estimated three billion birds.

October 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

David Orr: Letting the World Burn | The Question of Governance

The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.

September 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

Karen J. Greenberg: The Endless Shadow of the War on Terror

Will the Forever Wars Become Forever Policy?

August 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Andrew Bacevich: Answering the Armies of the Cheated

But No Questions about War Please!

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

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