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    The Reparations of History

      What the modern world owes slavery This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. Many in the United States were outraged by the remarks of conservative evangelical preacher Pat Robertson, who blamed Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake on Haitians for selling their souls to ...

    Is Trump Launching a New World Order?

     Photo by AdobeStock/Mitchell KnaptonThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate ...

    America’s Iran Hysteria

      Photo by Adobe Stock/Borna_Mir This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.“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.”I must admit that when I ...

    Boycott Trump

    Photo by iStock/br-photoThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.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. Amazon is on the Grab Your Wallet list, a campaign to boycott retailers that ...

    Making Sense of the Deportation Debate

      Photo by AdobeStock/sherryvsmith This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.Ever since he rode a Trump Tower escalator into the presidential race in June 2015 and swore to build his “great wall” and stop Mexican “rapists” from entering the country, undocumented ...

    Prepare, Pursue, Prevail!

     Photo courtesy U.S. Department of DefenseThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, the American bandleader Artie Shaw once remarked, “I am an incurable optimist.” In reality, Artie was an incurable narcissist. Utterly devoid ...

    The Manhattan White House, the Secret Service, and the Painted Bikini Lady

    Photo by iStock/100pkThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.High above, somewhere behind the black glass façade, President-elect Donald J. Trump was huddled with his inner circle, plotting just how they would “drain the swamp” and remake Washington, perhaps the world. On ...

    On the Road With Our American Selves

    Photo by Fotolia/anwarerheemThis piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.The fluorescent circus of Election 2016 — that spectacle of yellow comb-overs, and orange skin, and predatory pussy-grabbing, and last-minute FBI interventions, and blinking memes hewn by an underground army ...

    How the Democrats Created a “Liberalism of the Rich”

     Thomas Frank on Boston and the failings of the blue-state economic model.This piece has been adapted from Thomas Frank's new book, Listen, Liberal, or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (Metropolitan Books) and is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.When you press ...

    Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

    Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch.Oil drills and fracking for natural gas cause far-reaching damage to natural environments.When I was a kid, I was creepily fascinated by the wrongheaded idea, current in my grade school, that your hair and your fingernails kept growing after you ...

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