By James Carroll | – (Tomdispatch.com) – It was only an announcement, but think of it as the beginning of a journey into hell. Last week, President Donald Trump made public his decision to abrogate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), a 1987 agreement with the Soviet Union. National Security Advisor John Bolton, a Cold […]
By Robert Lipsyte | – – (Tomdispatch.com) – Brett Kavanaugh’s hellish Supreme Court fraternity pledge week offered many lessons, but the most powerful, if least noted, was about the raising of boys in America — all boys, not just the groomed Georgetown elite from which the judge emerged. Too many boys are raised in packs, […]
By Frida Berrigan | – (Tomdispatch.com) – “I don’t want to live in a world without cheetahs, Mom.” Seamus loves cheetahs and what’s not to love — unless you are a Thomson’s gazelle? Cheetahs are the fastest mammals on the planet, formidable predators, sleek, saucy looking, and they even have spots. My six-year-old boy can’t […]
By Judith Coburn | – (Tomdispatch.com) – Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency, the FBI, local police, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, data brokers, private spyware groups like Black Cube, and companies from which we’ve ordered swag on the Internet, is there […]
Will Trump’s attacks on black athletes provoke a revolution in the NFL?
A combination of fear, ideology, and influence peddling radically skews “debate” there in favor of military outlays above all else
The embrace of reckless and undemocratic regimes by President Trump has far-reaching implications for American foreign policy