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    Loving America and Resisting Trump

    Photo by iStock/D.aniel This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.So reality has inexorably, inescapably penetrated my life.  It didn’t take long. Yes, Donald Trump is actually the president of the United States. In that guise, in just his first weeks in office, he’s already ...

    Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula

    Photo by AdobeStock/Mieszko9This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.Defense Secretary James Mattis remarked recently that a war with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.” No kidding. “Tragic” doesn’t even begin to describe the horrors that would ...

    Forbidden Questions?

    Photo by AdobeStock/Celso DinizThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.Donald Trump's election has elicited impassioned affirmations of a renewed commitment to unvarnished truth-telling from the prestige media.  The common theme:  you know you can’t trust him, but ...

    How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

      Photo by Adobe Stock/veneratio This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.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. Not ...

    American Carnage

     Photo by iStock/BasSlabbersThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.In his inaugural address, President Trump described a dark and dismal United States, a country overrun by criminal gangs and drugs, a nation stained with the blood seeping from bullet-ridden corpses left at ...

    To the Women of America and the World: A Warning and a Rallying Cry From Poland

     Photo courtesy Agnieszka Morcinek / Agencja GazetaAn international strike of and for the women of the 99%, A Day Without a Woman, will take place on March 8, 2017.We, the women of Poland, have watched the emergence of the biggest threat to American democracy in the person of Donald Trump with ...

    The Collective “Wisdom” of the U.S. Intelligence Community

    Photo by iStock/RuskppThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.They call themselves the U.S. “Intelligence Community,” or the IC. If you include the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which in 2005 began as a crew of 12 people, including its director, ...

    Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia

    Photo by iStock/Daniel Bendjy This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.Many of the folks I know are getting ready to play serious defense in 2017, and they’re not wrong. Before we take up our three-point stance on the national line of scrimmage, however, maybe we should ask ...

    Bob Inglis Takes a Stand on Climate Change

    Photo courtesy Republicen.orgThis piece was originally published by Sierra. For Bob's reaction to Trump's election win, read Andrea Cooper's interview with him here.On a steamy June morning, a golf cart festooned with Boys State signs points the way to the auditorium at Catawba College in ...

    Madres De La Plaza De Mayo

    Elsa Massa (left) and Norma Vermeulen (right) march at the Plaza 25 de Mayo in Rosario.On Thursday following Argentina’s national Flag Day, shortly after four, the plaza was quiet and the air was brisk. Few people wandered around the statues of Argentine heroes, including Manuel Belgrano and ...

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