Article Archive

How Republican Primaries Create More Pentagon Pork

Military reformers debunk the defense establishment wishlists embraced by Fiorina and other hawks.

September 28, 2015

The Most Invisible Christians in Washington

Even as Middle Eastern churches face extinction, their lobby struggles to be heard.

September 14, 2015

The Whistleblower the CIA Couldn’t Break

John Kiriakou went to prison for exposing waterboarding. Now he’s out, and taking on the carceral state.

September 3, 2015

Police Spying Meets Bipartisan Opposition

The “Stingray” surveillance tool captures innocent and criminal cell information alike—and Congress is taking note.

August 21, 2015

Will Politics Bury Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl?

The returned soldier’s legal proceedings are beset by the red meat rhetoric of GOP primary season.

August 6, 2015

America’s Already-Failed Cyber War

Like the War on Drugs, cyberwarfare turns a very real problem into a money-making bureaucratic machine.

July 23, 2015

Army Whistleblower Turns Populist

Lt. Col. Danny Davis was a fierce truth-teller on Afghanistan; can he make the civilian transition?

July 17, 2015

Reading War With China

Ghost Fleet is a fictionalized foretelling of World War III fought in the Pacific that’s too real for comfort.

June 22, 2015

March of the Imperial Senators

John McCain and Lindsey Graham try to rewrite history to vindicate the Iraq war, and blame Obama for ISIS.

May 29, 2015

Pamela Geller’s Free-Speech Hypocrisy

Her hatred of Muslims extends to their constitutional liberties—and even Bill O’Reilly has had enough.

May 15, 2015

Lobby Day For the Marijuana Industry

Weed wonks head to Capitol Hill, talking taxes and policy reform

May 1, 2015

Our Bad Friends, the Saudis

Why is the United States obligated to support the wars and wishes of its brutal, terror-funding client state?

April 17, 2015

How Google AdSense Censors the News

The Internet’s largest ad network won’t support sites that show what happened at Abu Ghraib—but company reps say they’re only enforcing the rules.

April 2, 2015

America’s Warlords in Afghanistan

To fight the Taliban, the United States created a new generation of abusive strongmen that are now running rampant.

March 20, 2015

The DEA Strands Veterans

New federal restrictions on painkillers separate wounded warriors from needed treatment with bureaucratic chasms.

March 6, 2015

Abu Ghraib Goes to Court

Victims of the private contractors responsible for the Iraq war’s worst prison abuses are finally being granted standing to sue.

February 19, 2015

A Blackwater World Order

The privatization of America’s wars swells the ranks of armies for hire across the globe.

February 6, 2015

David Petraeus’s Double Standard

While real whistleblowers go to jail, the teflon general gets made a martyr to Obama’s war on leaks.

January 22, 2015

Bureaucrats With Berettas

Federal departments from the USDA to Education are starting to arm their inspectors general for law enforcement.

January 13, 2015

Afghanistan’s Still-Broken Government

The Kerry-brokered Afghan power-sharing agreement hasn’t resolved any problems, or appointed any ministers.

December 23, 2014