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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble
July 20th, 2017, 06:39 PM

You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science...

Tomgram: John Feffer, The Invisible Monster of Climate Change
July 18th, 2017, 06:39 PM

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land...

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Trumping the Empire
July 16th, 2017, 06:39 PM

The superhighway to disaster is already being paved...

Tomgram: William Astore, Returning to Cheyenne Mountain
July 13th, 2017, 06:39 PM

Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to preparing for doomsday as the United States?

Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, Resistance is Fertile (Not Futile)
July 11th, 2017, 06:39 PM

In the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s 1984 soared onto bestseller lists, as did Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which also hit TV screens in a storm of publicity...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Aiding and Abetting the Tweeter-in-Chief
July 9th, 2017, 06:39 PM

I don’t tweet, but I do have a brief message for our president: Will you please get the hell out of the way for a few minutes?

Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Two Impulsive Leaders Fan the Global Flames
July 6th, 2017, 06:39 PM

The Middle East.  Could there be a more perilous place on Earth, including North Korea?  Not likely...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Fighting the War You Know (Even If It Won't Work)
June 29th, 2017, 06:39 PM

We walked in a single file...

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, All War All the Time, or War American-Style
June 27th, 2017, 06:39 PM

The headlines arrive in my inbox day after day: “U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, U.N. panel says...

Tomgram: Nick Turse, The Commandos of Everywhere
June 25th, 2017, 06:39 PM

The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne...”

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, "There Will Be Hell to Pay"
June 22nd, 2017, 06:39 PM

Forgive me for complaining, but recent decades have not been easy ones for my peeps...

Tomgram: William Hartung, Trump's Love Affair With the Saudis
June 20th, 2017, 06:39 PM

At this point, it’s no great surprise when Donald Trump walks away from past statements in service to some impulse of the moment...

Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Summer of Love and the Winter of National Insecurity
June 18th, 2017, 06:39 PM

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love...

Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, A Planet's Future Threatened by the Fate of Its Children
June 15th, 2017, 06:39 PM

“This is a war against normal life...”

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Making of a Pariah Nation
June 13th, 2017, 06:39 PM

In its own inside-out, upside-down way, it’s almost wondrous to behold...

Tomgram: Michael Klare, "The Battle Lines of the Future"
June 11th, 2017, 06:39 PM

That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media...

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, In Washington, Is the Glass(-Steagall) Half Empty or Half Full?
June 8th, 2017, 06:39 PM

Donald, listen, whatever you’ve done so far, whatever you’ve messed up, there’s one thing you could do that would make up for a lot...

Tomgram: William Astore, Back in the USSR
June 6th, 2017, 06:39 PM

Jump into your time machine and let me transport you back to another age...

Tomgram: Rajan Menon, What Would War Mean in Korea?
June 4th, 2017, 06:39 PM

Defense Secretary James Mattis remarked recently that a war with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.” No kidding...

Tomgram: John Feffer, Trump, China, and the Unsettled Future of Asia
June 1st, 2017, 06:39 PM

Asia has been the future for more than a generation...

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Beating the War Drums... Again
May 30th, 2017, 06:39 PM

“Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the region,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters on a mid-April visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, “you find Iran...”

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Thank You, Donald
May 28th, 2017, 06:39 PM

He’s huge. Outsized. He fills the news hole at any moment of any day...

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Those Who Do Not Remember History...
May 25th, 2017, 06:39 PM

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

Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, Hit Him Where It Hurts
May 23rd, 2017, 06:39 PM

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, 06:39 PM

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