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Posted on: Nov 12, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

We are getting ripped off in the name of spreading peace and democracy.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

This race is more bizarre than a futuristic science fiction novel.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Americans would generally live through their twenty-first-century wars as if they weren’t happening.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The U.S. faces a major superpower conundrum.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

The cost of our massive military and endless wars is almost beyond comprehension, and non stop.

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.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

We're all listening to a daily soundtrack of hysteria.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

It has a terrible record of getting anything right in a timely way.

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.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

We may be hardwired for prediction. But we're terrible at it.

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.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Walking away from failed, immoral wars is just not the American way.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

There's no escaping the national security or corporate surveillance state.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source:

Is climate change a crime against humanity? Let's go with... Yes.

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.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

The only crime that makes it to court is revealing the national security state's secrets.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source:

Obsessed with missing planes and a "new Cold War," TV news people are missing the stories right under their noses.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

'No, Virginia. Flight 370 was not commandeered by aliens. And Vladimir Putin is not Joseph Stalin's younger brother.'

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Our man on the inside gives advice too secret to ignore.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source:

There's so much choice out there.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

The 'polar vortex' is giving insane climate change deniers more reason to do nothing as planet burns.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

The battle field has embedded itself chillingly in our civilian world.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

"Hacking into your partner's email is, by definition, bad manners."

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Our covert actions in Africa will have lots of unintended consequences.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source:

12 years in Afghanistan, down the memory hole.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Obama is just the latest U.S. politician to tell the world just how exceptional we are.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Study up! There will be a test.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

We've heard plenty about terrorists. Time to talk about the 'terrarists' and make them pay for their crimes.

Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

The spread of nuclear weapons has continued unabated since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

America may very well be the last empire, because the planet can't sustain any more.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source:

Jeremy Scahill's 'Dirty Wars' chronicles the assassination squads, private armies, and drone attacks that have turned America into a kind of Murder, Inc.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013, Source:

In an age of news staff cutbacks and dropping revenue, it’s so much cheaper to focus attention at where the eyeballs are going to be.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

The U.S. is in less danger from external enemies than at any moment in the last century. So our security state demands we invent some.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

We must strain to civilize ourselves and this country, and that means remembering our crimes against humanity.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

“There is no planet B.” That is why hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, should be out in the streets demanding that our leaders begin to attend to climate change before it’s too late.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Civilian suffering is the one way the “Vietnam analogy” really does apply to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source:

The new "Global Trends 2030" report reads as though the world will continue to be America's plaything for a few more decades -- what a bunch of dreamers.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights concluded for the first time in a court of law that “the CIA's rendition techniques amounted to torture."

Posted on: Nov 20, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

History, farce, and David Petraeus.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

It's all to easy for the media to forget.