Stories by Chase Madar

Chase Madar is a lawyer in New York. He reviews and reports for the London Review of Books, Le Monde Diplomatique, the American Conservative Magazine and CounterPunch. subscribe to Chase Madar's feed

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: The Guardian

For years, comparing American freedom to Russian tyranny seemed like an exaggeration. But maybe we're not so different after all.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Why it doesn’t make sense to arm Israel and why no one ever discusses the subject.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Policing overkill has entered the DNA of America's social policy.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Bradley Manning has done more for U.S. security than SEAL Team 6.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013, Source: TomDispatch.com

Reactionary policies after Newtown will only bolster the school-to-prison pipeline.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013, Source: The Nation

The Justice Department’s legal assault on Swartz is one of many attacks on people who carried important information into the public realm.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

The real problem with the laws of war is not what they fail to restrain but what they authorize.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

Washington only seems to want to talk about the casualties of war when they're the entirely hypothetical ones they're trying to pin on Bradley Manning.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

We still don't know if he's guilty, but if he did leak the Wikileaks documents, Bradley Manning deserves commendation for exposing our secretive government's lies.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

Washington is clearly intent on destroying this young Army private and then putting him away until hell freezes over. It should not be this way.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2010, Source: TomDispatch.com

In many ways, Guantanamo is not the exception, but far closer to the rule of our criminal justice system.