Tom Dispatch

2020 Feb 13 - 7:53pm
My first question is simple enough: After 18-plus years of our forever wars, where are all the questions?
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2020 Feb 11 - 7:47pm
Donald Trump likes to posture as a tough guy and part of that tough-guy persona involves bragging about how much he’s spent on the U.S. military...
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2020 Feb 10 - 4:15am
In early March, an estimated 7,500 American combat troops will travel to Norway to join thousands of soldiers from other NATO countries in a massive mock battle with imagined invading forces from Russia...
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2020 Feb 6 - 7:44pm
Last month, as hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., a few miles from my home, I was at a karate dojo testing for my first belt...
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2020 Feb 4 - 7:23pm
The expression “self-licking ice cream cone” was first used in 1992 to describe a hidebound bureaucracy at NASA...
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2020 Feb 3 - 4:00am
The plight of impoverished children anywhere should evoke sympathy, exemplifying as it does the suffering of the innocent and defenseless...
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2020 Jan 30 - 7:29pm
Attorney General William Barr’s campaign to expand the powers of the presidency to unprecedented imperial levels has been misinterpreted as an attempt to raise Donald Trump to the level of his strongman heroes like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, and Jair Bolsonaro...
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2020 Jan 28 - 8:13pm
“YES!” he yelled, thrusting his fist in the air. “We get to live in the mayor’s house!” ...
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2020 Jan 27 - 4:21am
Let me betray my age for a moment. Some of you, I know, will be shocked, but I still read an actual newspaper...
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2020 Jan 23 - 7:28pm
In March 1906, on the heels of the U.S. Army’s massacre of some 1,000 men, women, and children in the crater of a volcano in the American-occupied Philippines, humorist Mark Twain took his criticism public...
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2020 Jan 21 - 7:34pm
Call it a colossal victory for a Pentagon that hasn't won a war in this century, but not for the rest of us. Congress only recently passed and the president approved one of the largest Pentagon budgets ever...
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2020 Jan 20 - 4:39am
In January 2002, the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility in Cuba opened its gates for the first 20 detainees of the war on terror...
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