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Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 4:48pm, April 14, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. American War Is Off the ChartsHow the U.S. Military Feeds at the Terror TroughBy Tom Engelhardt Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about […]

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What Barbara Lee did on the House floor three days after 9/11—speaking prophetic words and casting the only vote against a green light for endless war—remains the bravest wise action in Congress during this century. The contrast was jolting last week when her vote enabled the House Budget Committee to approve a bill with a […]

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Why Is Barbara Lee Helping Fund Our Forever Wars?

April 8, 2019           |                                       

What Barbara Lee did on the House floor three days after 9/11 — speaking prophetic words and casting the only vote against a green light for endless war — remains the bravest wise action in Congress during this century. The contrast was jolting last week when her vote enabled the House Budget Committee to approve […]

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Irony, paradox, contradiction, consternation — these define the times in which we live. On the one hand, the 45th president of the United States is a shameless liar. On the other hand, his presidency offers an open invitation to Americans to confront myths about the way their country actually works. Donald Trump is a bullshit […]

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Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair “These aren’t people. These are animals” – Donald Trump, May 17, 2018 President Trump is right about one thing: there is an emergency; indeed we would call it a humanitarian catastrophe at the U.S. Southern Border.[1] It is also a demographic, political and moral catastrophe. However, the chaotic ‘solutions’ devised […]

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America’s senior generals find no exits from endless war, writes William J. Astore for TomDispatch. By William J. Astore TomDispatch.com “Veni, Vidi, Vici,” boasted Julius Caesar, one of history’s great military captains. “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that famed saying when summing up the Obama administration’s military intervention […]

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The news, however defined, always contains a fair amount of pap. Since Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency, however, the trivia quotient in the average American’s daily newsfeed has grown like so many toadstools in a compost heap, overshadowing or crowding out matters of real substance. We’re living in TrumpWorld, folks. Never in the history […]

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The news, however defined, always contains a fair amount of pap. Since Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency, however, the trivia quotient in the average American’s daily newsfeed has grown like so many toadstools in a compost heap, overshadowing or crowding out matters of real substance. We’re living in TrumpWorld, folks. Never in the history […]

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Posted by Andrew Bacevich at 7:44am, February 5, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. In 2013, ExxonMobil CEO and future secretary of state Rex Tillerson — the man who called the president who would fire him a “moron” — summed up our world with eerie accuracy in a single question. Speaking of climate change and ExxonMobil’s […]

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Life, replete with its ups and downs, goes on in U.S. and Mexican border communities, despite the political calamity unfolding all around them. “Calamity” is the word author Octavio Solis chooses to describe the refugee crisis that those in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, are all too aware of at a time when child […]

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It’s imperative to criticize presumable progressive politicians and parse their words carefully. It might open the door to actual improvements in policy, writes Sam Husseini. By Sam Hussein Post Haven In her New Year’s Eve announcement about forming an exploratory committee for the presidency, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a great point: “Right now, Washington works […]

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Presidents Richard Nixon and Donald Trump are bookends to the culture wars. They personify how two opportunist politicians can effectively exploit critical social issues — racism and patriarchy, among others – for personal gain. The year 2020 will be the year that Trump may likely seek re-election as president – and will mark a half-century […]

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of War

December 18, 2018           |                                       

Trump Can and Should Be Indicted Mexico Heeds Trump’s Gag Order on Immigration Communications Ivy Leagues Are Handing Out Millions in Fees to Hedge Fund Managers Chuck Schumer Refuses to Endorse Medicare for All How Bombs Built by Raytheon in Tucson Killed 31 Civilians in Yemen Prominent Doctors Aren’t Disclosing Industry Ties in Publications There […]

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Remarks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 12, 2018Video is uploading now, at airplane internet speed, to Youtube.com/WorldBeyondWar There’s action happening now in the U.S. Senate on ending U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. There’s a big loophole in the bill. There’s the matter of selling Saudi Arabia its weapons. There’s the House of Misrepresentatives […]

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We face a world of multiple wars some leading to direct global power conflagrations and others that begin as regional conflicts but quickly spread to big power confrontations. We will proceed to identify ‘great power’ confrontations and then proceed to discuss the stages of ‘proxy’ wars with world war consequences. In our times the US […]

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