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Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Those Who Do Not Remember History...
May 25th, 2017, 08:31 AM

The Trump administration seems intent on tossing recent history down the memory hole...

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, Hit Him Where It Hurts
May 23rd, 2017, 08:31 AM

In normal times, Dee from New York would have ordered her copy of The Handmaid’s Tale from Amazon, but these are not normal times...

Best of TomDispatch: Graduation Day With Howard Zinn
May 21st, 2017, 08:31 AM

I am deeply honored to be invited back to Spelman after forty-two years...

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, The Human Price of Trump's Wars
May 18th, 2017, 08:31 AM

“My guilt will never go away,” former Marine Matthew Hoh explained to me...

Tomgram: David Vine, Trumping Democracy in America's Empire of Bases
May 16th, 2017, 08:31 AM

Much outrage has been expressed in recent weeks over President Donald Trump’s invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, whose “war on drugs” has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Globalization of Misery
May 14th, 2017, 08:31 AM

The closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away -- or so the Internet assures me...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, America's Wars and the "More" Strategy
May 11th, 2017, 08:31 AM

More, more, more...

Tomgram: William Hartung, Ignoring the Costs of War
May 9th, 2017, 08:31 AM

When Donald Trump wanted to “do something” about the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria, he had the U.S. Navy lob 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield (cost: $89 million)...

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us To Miss
May 7th, 2017, 08:31 AM

Donald Trump's election has elicited impassioned affirmations of a renewed commitment to unvarnished truth-telling from the prestige media...

Tomgram: John Dower, Terror Is in the Eye of the Beholder
May 4th, 2017, 08:31 AM

Some years ago, a newspaper article credited a European visitor with the wry observation that Americans are charming because they have such short memories...

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, All in the Family Trump
May 2nd, 2017, 08:31 AM

President Trump, his children and their spouses, aren’t just using the Oval Office to augment their political legacy or secure future riches...

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa
April 27th, 2017, 08:31 AM

General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy...

Tomgram: Aviva Chomsky, The Criminalization of Immigrants From Clinton to Trump
April 25th, 2017, 08:31 AM

Ever since he rode a Trump Tower escalator into the presidential race in June 2015 and swore to build his “great wall” and stop Mexican “rapists” from entering the country, undocumented immigrants have been the focus of Donald Trump’s ire...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Chameleon Presidency
April 23rd, 2017, 08:31 AM

MOAB sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs...”

Tomgram: Michael Klare, Do African Famines Presage Global Climate-Change Catastrophe?
April 20th, 2017, 08:31 AM

Not since World War II have more human beings been at risk from disease and starvation than at this very moment...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Remind Us How This Ends...
April 18th, 2017, 08:31 AM

Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars...

Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Love Trumps Domination (Without the Combover)
April 16th, 2017, 08:31 AM

You could hear the deep sadness in the preacher’s voice as he named “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government..."

Tomgram: William Astore, From Deterrence to Doomsday?
April 13th, 2017, 08:31 AM

What does an “America-first” foreign policy look like under President Donald Trump...

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, Road Rules, or Rediscovering My Country from Cuban Soil
April 11th, 2017, 08:31 AM

I’ll tell you up front that my personal vehicle has crowns of rust on the rear wheel wells and an interior that smells vaguely of dog puke...

Tomgram: Dahr Jamail, Alaska in the Crosshairs
April 9th, 2017, 08:31 AM

It’s war in the Gulf and the U.S. Navy is on hand to protect us...

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Believe the Autocrat
April 6th, 2017, 08:31 AM

When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney launched their forever wars -- under the banner of a “Global War on Terror” -- they unleashed an unholy trinity of tactics...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Teflon Wars
April 4th, 2017, 08:31 AM

On successive days recently, I saw two museum shows that caught something of a lost American world and seemed eerily relevant in the Age of Trump...

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Would-Be Strongmen Worldwide
April 2nd, 2017, 08:31 AM

In 2016, something extraordinary happened in the politics of diverse countries around the world...

Tomgram: Rajan Menon, Making America Insecure Again
March 30th, 2017, 08:31 AM

Donald Trump’s supporters believe that his election will end business as usual in Washington...

Tomgram: John Dower, Body Count for the American Century
March 28th, 2017, 08:31 AM

On February 17, 1941, almost 10 months before Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Life magazine carried a lengthy essay by its publisher, Henry Luce, entitled “The American Century”...