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How to Destroy the Arctic

It isn't the best of times for the American Arctic and let me explain why. The world is in the midst of an oil glut. In the last year, oil prices bottomed out before rising modestly. A NASA study just offered the news that a massiveShow More Summary

Meet the Neocons

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Tolerance and Totalitarianism

Co-authored by Frank Turek A disturbing trend is sweeping across American colleges and universities under the guise of protecting students from allegedly offensive speech -- defined differently by different interest groups -- with demands...Show More Summary

Destroying What Remains

How the U.S. Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic Cross-posted with [This essay is a joint TomDispatch/Truthout report.] I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state, the Alaska Range. Show More Summary

The Academy of War Awards

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Who Gives A Sht?

A nefarious disease plagues our nation. With devastating efficiency, and in plain sight, it has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, yet we sit around scratching our bewildered heads at the debilitating social ills now unraveling the...Show More Summary

Confronting Homeland Security's 'SSSS' Watch List

It's official. The Department of Homeland Security has placed me on a travel watch list. Every time I travel abroad, I now have "SSSS", which stands for Secondary Security Screen Selection, on my boarding documents. That means I getShow More Summary

Why Public Pensions Matter to Us All

Recently the office of Scott Stringer, New York City's Comptroller, released a widely-covered report confirming what many in the pension world have been realizing: high-priced investments in hedge funds and private equity have not only failed to beat the market, they have cost the city pension funds billions. Show More Summary

Public Private Partnerships: No Silver Bullets

Public Private Partnerships (P3s) are the new rage inside the capital beltway. They are the new buzzword of officialdom. One of the few bills that actually passed the Congress last year and was signed into law by the President was the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Show More Summary

Will Congressional NSA Action Matter?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is playing "beat the clock" when it comes to the continued authorization of the NSA accumulation of phone data of US citizens. June 1 is the deadline and there is no consensus on how to go...Show More Summary

Presidents and I

In 1940 Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for a third term against Wendell Wilkie. My father took me, a very politically aware 14-year-old, to a political dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. At our table were Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, and James Petrillo, head of the musicians union. Show More Summary

The TPP Must Be Defeated

Congress is now debating fast track legislation that will pave the way for the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) unfettered free trade agreement. At a time when our middle class is disappearing and the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing wider, this anti-worker legislation must be defeated. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Governor Hogan: The New Metro Lines Are Too Expensive

Dear Governor Hogan, You have said you would approve the $2.5-billion Purple Line light-rail in suburban DC (along with Baltimore's $3.0-billion Red Line) if the cost could be substantially reduced. Here is a way to accomplish this goal. First, use buses instead of railcars. Show More Summary

Cuba Libre or Cuba Americana?

After half a century, America has decided to recognize an island of eleven million people that lies 93 miles off the coast of Florida. As if this tiny island was ever a serious threat to 300 million Americans! As if Fidel Castro's revolution...Show More Summary

Keeping Truth Legal: It Is Our Right To Film Police

Without the video from the cases of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Walter Scott, these cases and many others would have gone uninvestigated and unnoticed; with many holding staunchly to the belief that whatever is written in a police report is fact. Show More Summary

Can We Socialize Courage?

As Salman Rushdie said in a recent New York Times commentary, "We find it easier, in these confused times, to admire physical bravery than moral courage." Indeed, the growing failure of American leaders -- political, nonprofit, academic,...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush, Iraq, and The Vietnam Syndrome

David Brooks is a nice guy, and thinks the rest of us have been too mean to Jeb Bush, dumping on him for his bungling responses to questions about his brother's war in Iraq. Don't dwell on the past, he wrote in his New York Times column (May 19) because you can't undo it. Show More Summary

Time to Answer Romero's Call to Action

I will be in El Salvador this weekend as a witness to the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated on March 24, 1980, on the eve of El Salvador's 12-year civil war. This is the last step before what many of us hope...Show More Summary

The Wage War's Two Battlegrounds: The Ballot Box and the Board Room

Members of Unite Here Local 11 voice their support for a $15 municipal minimum wage at Los Angeles City Council chambers on Tuesday. Thousands of McDonald's employees protest Wednesday outside the corporation's headquarters in Oak Brook,...Show More Summary

How Many More Wars?

Jeb Bush certainly had a bad week last week, as he struggled to come up with a clear answer to a question he really should have been expecting in the first place. Other Republicans also struggled to admit that the Iraq War was indeed a mistake (which is somewhat understandable, because by doing so they are criticizing a former Republican president). Show More Summary

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