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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.
Putin and Flight 370 Are Mere Distractions—America's Foreign Policy Has Been Hijacked
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.'
Col. Manners Takes Your Top Secret Questions on CIA Practices, Invasion Etiquette and More
Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
Our man on the inside gives advice too secret to ignore.
Is This the Golden Age of Journalism for Readers?
Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: TomDispatch.com
There's so much choice out there.
A Dash of Cold Weather Is No Excuse to Argue That Extreme Climate Change Won't Happen
Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: TomDispatch
The 'polar vortex' is giving insane climate change deniers more reason to do nothing as planet burns.
Militarization of America: Campus Cops Get Armored Vehicle Built to Withstand IEDs and Mines
Posted on: Dec 9, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
The battle field has embedded itself chillingly in our civilian world.
Col. Manners Answers Etiquette Questions on War and Surveillance
Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
"Hacking into your partner's email is, by definition, bad manners."
The Kenya Mall Attack Did Not Come Out of the Blue—Al-Shabab is Joined to Washington at the Hip
Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch
Our covert actions in Africa will have lots of unintended consequences.
We Destroyed Afghanistan: Americans Can't Remember, Afghans Will Never Forget
Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: TomDispatch.com
12 years in Afghanistan, down the memory hole.
8 Most Exceptionally Dumb American Achievements of the Twenty-First Century
Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
Obama is just the latest U.S. politician to tell the world just how exceptional we are.
The Dictionary of the Global War on You
Posted on: Jul 3, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
Study up! There will be a test.
Feet to the Fire: Time to Hold the Big Energy Villains Who Kill the Earth While Making a Killing Accountable
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.
Nuclear Weapons Will be Used -- If We Don't Do Something to Get Rid of the Damn Things
Posted on: May 13, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
The spread of nuclear weapons has continued unabated since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Why America May Be the Last Empire
Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
America may very well be the last empire, because the planet can't sustain any more.
The Book That Exposes How America's Imperial Global War on Terror Makes Life Much More Dangerous for Us at Home
Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: TomDispatch.com
Jeremy Scahill's 'Dirty Wars' chronicles the assassination squads, private armies, and drone attacks that have turned America into a kind of Murder, Inc.
As the Newspaper Fades, Are We Entering a New Age of Conglomerated Chaos?
Posted on: Apr 25, 2013, Source: TomDispatch.com
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.
America Has Turned a World Without Serious Enemies into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe
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.
Big Anniversaries That Remind Us of America's Dark Side -- Abu Graib, USA Patriot Act, My Lai Massacre -- Slipped by Too Easily
Posted on: Mar 28, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
We must strain to civilize ourselves and this country, and that means remembering our crimes against humanity.
Where Is Everybody? Why It’s So Tough to Get Your Head Around Climate Change
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.
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