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Obama's Budget Proposes Drastic Increases in War Spending
Posted on: Feb 11, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch
This Republican notion that Obama is shrinking the military could not be more wrong!
The 'Greatest Military Force in History' Pretty Much Fails at Every Turn
Posted on: Feb 7, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch
The U.S. military is far from successful globally. In fact, failure is its middle name.
Should We Really Be Treating San Bernardino Shootings Like They're the End of Civilization?
Posted on: Dec 10, 2015, Source: Tom Dispatch
If you want to be fearful of anything, don’t get into your vehicle, since that’s where 32,000 Americans die every year.
It’s a $cam! The American Way of War in the 21st Century
Posted on: Nov 12, 2015, Source: TomDispatch
We are getting ripped off in the name of spreading peace and democracy.
We Are in the Strangest Presidential Race in Our History
Posted on: Oct 30, 2015, Source: TomDispatch
This race is more bizarre than a futuristic science fiction novel.
Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?: War, Sunny Side Up, and the Summer of Slaughter (Vietnam and Today)
Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source: TomDispatch
Americans would generally live through their twenty-first-century wars as if they weren’t happening.
America's Got the #1 Military in the World — and It's Increasingly Useless
Posted on: Jul 2, 2015, Source: TomDispatch
The U.S. faces a major superpower conundrum.
One of Largest Transfers of Public Wealth to Private Hands: Our Staggering War Economy
Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
The cost of our massive military and endless wars is almost beyond comprehension, and non stop.
Why Americans Are Hysterical Over Things Unlikely to Hurt Us
Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
In 2015, you’re going to hear far more about protecting Americans from everything that endangers them least.
Welcome to the Terrordome! Why Our ISIS Panic Is Way More Dangerous than ISIS
Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch
We're all listening to a daily soundtrack of hysteria.
The Massive Failure of American Intelligence
Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
It has a terrible record of getting anything right in a timely way.
Why ISIS Is the Spawn of Washington
Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
Thirteen years of regional war, occupation, and intervention played a major role in clearing the ground for the group.
Thoughts on Turning 70, America's Decline, and About a Dozen Shocking Developments I Never Saw Coming
Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
We may be hardwired for prediction. But we're terrible at it.
America's Dangerous Stumble Back Into Iraq
Posted on: Jun 24, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
This is quite a development for a president who took special pride in getting us out of Iraq.
The Bowe Bergdahl Lesson: There's No Room for Conscience in American-Style Warfare
Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
Walking away from failed, immoral wars is just not the American way.
Congratulations Internet Class of 2014: Big Brother is Watching This and Everything Else You Do, Virtually
Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
There's no escaping the national security or corporate surveillance state.
Climate Change as a Weapon of Mass Destruction
Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: TomDispatch.com
Is climate change a crime against humanity? Let's go with... Yes.
What It's Like to Grow Up Among the First Generation Facing Human Extinction
Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
As a school boy, I knew the world could end. I just never thought it would be at our own hands.
Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington
Posted on: Apr 20, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch
The only crime that makes it to court is revealing the national security state's secrets.
Cable News Is Reporting in an Alternate Universe
Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: TomDispatch.com
Obsessed with missing planes and a "new Cold War," TV news people are missing the stories right under their noses.
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