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Rebecca Gordon: The True High Crimes and Misdemeanors of Donald J. Trump

Extorting political favors from foreign leaders is bad enough, but Donald J. Trump has done so much worse…

October 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: We’re not the good guys

Addicted to war? Not us.

July 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lawrence Wittner: Most Americans Actually Reject Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy

Large majorities support arms control, curbs on military spending, and international institutions. The question is what they’re willing to do about it. As president, Donald Trump has leaned heavily upon … Continue reading

May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Frida Berrigan: The Cheetah in Us All

A mother thinks about the inheritance of children. “I don’t want to live in a world without cheetahs, Mom.” Seamus loves cheetahs and what’s not to love — unless you … Continue reading

October 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Adam Johnson: 10 of the Most Sociopathic Washington Post Columns

. For casually threatening economic ruin, inciting violence against entire populations, pushing for bombing faceless Muslims, or downplaying racism and child rape, there’s no better outlet than long-time echo chamber … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: Pentagon proposes using nuclear weapons against terrorists

The Pentagon’s new Nuclear Posture Review calls for dropping nuclear bombs on countries that harbor terrorists.  The draft of the Pentagon’s proposed plan to “update” the United States’ nuclear weapon … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Rebecca Gordon: Take Your Tiny Fingers Off the Button, Trump

Nuclear Nightmares Past and Present Preventing a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea may be the most pressing challenge facing the world right now. Our childish, ignorant, … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union

Over the past few months, as the disturbing prospect of a Trump administration became a disturbing reality, I decided to reach out to Noam Chomsky, the philosopher whose writing, speaking … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Noam Chomsky — Ticking Towards Midnight

. In this brief excerpt from a recent interview, the renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky answers the question: Where in history are we now? According to Chomsky, climate change and nuclear … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: Resurrecting My Parents From the Dead for Election 2016

Creating a National Security State “Democracy” Or How the American Political System Changed and No One Noticed To say that this is the election from hell is to insult hell. … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Noam Chomsky: The Doomsday Clock

Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for Survival [This essay is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metropolitan Books).] In January 2015, the Bulletin of … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

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