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The War to End All Wars

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In words oft quoted and all too true, George Kennan called the outbreak of war in August 1914 “the great seminal catastrophe” of the last century. It led to the ...

Here’s Where Your Tax Dollars for ‘Defense’ Are Really Going

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‘A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump

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We’ve all seen San Antonio Spurs’ future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich in a state of exasperation on the sidelines, or in post-game news conferences. Many of us have ...

ICAN Drops the Bomb on Nuclear Weapons

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With all the bad news filling the headlines, we are thrilled to trumpet something uplifting: the awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear ...

Two Wars, Two Generations

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The New York Film Festival began this year on a note of muted jubilation, like a fanfare of sighs. Such was the response to the world premiere of Last Flag ...

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic by Targeting Big Pharma’s Bottom Line

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Opioids now kill over 100 Americans every day. In a single year, opioids kill more Americans than died in the entire Vietnam and Iraq Wars. And while the underground drug ...

Trump Thinks Protest Is a Worse Offense Than Treason

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President Trump has been busily tweeting that there oughta be a rule: “The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set ...

ICE’s Captive Immigrant Labor Force

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While the White House rounds up and imprisons migrants, claiming deceptively that they “take jobs” from Americans, human rights advocates say that ICE’s private prison contractors are running a scheme ...

Noam Chomsky Diagnoses the Trump Era

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Truth and Lies in the Trump Era

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“The result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lies will now be accepted as truth…but that the sense by which we ...

The Most Serious Challenge to Gerrymandering in Modern Times Reaches the Supreme Court

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The American Civil Liberties Union is flexing the organizing and campaigning muscles it has developed since Donald Trump assumed the presidency to address the structural challenges that undermined American democracy ...

The Death of Che Guevara Declassified

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About 10 years ago, I traveled with the producers of the Hollywood film on Che Guevara—starring the actor Benicio del Toro and directed by Steven Soderbergh—to Miami to obtain further ...

Fight Against Gun Violence and Demand More Aid for Puerto Rico

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As we grieve and struggle to process the magnitude of the destruction and loss of life from Puerto Rico to Las Vegas, we are not helpless. There are specific public ...

Sure, Bob Corker Stood Up to Trump, but That Doesn’t Excuse His Record

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Following Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s announcement that he would not run for reelection next year, President Donald Trump—who had, once upon a time, considered Corker a potential secretary of state,

After Harvey, Texas Inmates Were Left in Flooded Prisons Without Adequate Water or Food

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During and after Hurricane Harvey’s slow and catastrophic crawl over the Gulf states at the end of August, inmates in multiple prisons in Texas were left to suffer in horrifying,

Don’t Be Fooled: The NRA Doesn’t Want to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’

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In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 people and wounded 489 more, pressure developed quickly inside Washington to ban “bump stocks,” the devices that Stephen ...

The Color of Terrorism and the Whiteness of the Lone Wolf

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Here we are again: one man, a cache of assault weapons, innocent victims. This time it happened in Las Vegas, where a 64-year-old gambler broke through the windows of his ...

The Many Worlds of Nicole Krauss

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Kabbalists explain creation as the deliberate retreat of God to make space for the rest of us. “When it arose in God’s will to create the world, He first withdrew ...

The Republican Plan to Rob America

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The Republican tax plan is a lie. It’s being sold with the promise that the tax cut will create jobs and growth. In fact, the Republican tax cuts, if passed,

Did Monsanto Ignore Evidence Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer?

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In 1970, John E. Franz, a 40-year-old chemist from Springfield, Illinois, hit upon a discovery that would profoundly change agriculture: a chemical that works its way into the leaves of ...

Pregnant Immigrants Say They've Been Denied Medical Care in Detention Centers

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According to Jennye Pagoada López, when she arrived on July 23 at the US-Mexico border, she was four months pregnant and bleeding. Seeking political asylum, Pagoada hoped to finally put ...

Special Investigation: How America’s Biggest Bank Paid Its Fine for the 2008 Mortgage Crisis—With Phony Mortgages!

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You know the old joke: How do you make a killing on Wall Street and never risk a loss? Easy—use other people’s money. Jamie Dimon and his underlings at JPMorgan ...

Danny Meyer Has a Few ‘Tips’ of His Own

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It was 1983, the night before the LSAT, when Danny Meyer decided to ditch the law and follow his passion: food. He got a job at a seafood restaurant in ...

It Feels Surreal Being a Puerto Rican in the United States These Days

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It feels surreal, being a Puerto Rican in the United States these days. No, not because of that poll that showed that almost 50 percent of Americans are unaware that ...

High School Student Activists Have More Rights Than You Might Think

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It seemed to me in high school, as it does now, that the Pledge of Allegiance is patently untrue. We are not a nation “with liberty and justice for all.” ...

The Supreme Court Returns to Washington, and Workers Are on the Menu

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Less than one hour into the new Supreme Court term, which began on Monday, one of the Court’s embattled liberals warned that workplace protections that stretch back to the New ...

Trump Does Not Own the Future

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E.J. Dionne is a columnist for the Washington Post, a professor at Georgetown University, and a frequent commentator on MSNBC. With Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann, he’s co-author ...

Donald Trump Just Threatened to Leave Puerto Ricans to Die

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The Guardian reports that Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are warning of extreme food shortages in Puerto Rico, as the island continues to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The ...

The Future of Food

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Something strange and troubling is sweeping the fields of New Morning Farm in South Central Pennsylvania. Over the past few years, Jim Crawford has watched unfamiliar diseases strike at the ...

Despite ‘Sanctuary City’ Status, Chicago Police Feed Trump’s Deportation Machine

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While immigrant-friendly cities states have spent the last year pushing back against President Donald Trump and his anti-immigration policies, a group of activists in Chicago took a different tack this ...