Article Archive

Cannabis Goes Corporate

As marijuana moves from the shadows to the marketplace, regulators fear another Big Tobacco.

April 15, 2014

Has Iran Really Pursued Nukes?

Gareth Porter’s new book challenges years of the West’s claims about Tehran’s nuclear program.

April 1, 2014

Lessons from a Surge Skeptic

LTC Daniel Davis reflects on the state of the Army as Afghanistan winds down.

March 7, 2014

How a Careerist Culture Leads to Military Scandals

Bribes, mistresses, cheating on tests—has the armed forces’ professional ethos turned perverse?

February 18, 2014

Chuck Hagel: The Invisible Man

The new secretary of defense was the great hope of realists and non-interventionists. But where is he today?

January 23, 2014

Rise of the Bronies

The male fanbase for “My Little Pony” caught even the show’s creators off-guard. Is this the end of American manhood?

January 3, 2014

Why the ‘Warthog’ Matters

Will military turf wars cost our troops their best friend in the sky?

November 29, 2013

Snowden Shakes Up Washington

NSA revelations are challenging preconceptions of whistleblowing and journalism.

November 5, 2013

Legal Pot Goes Local in Colorado

Towns and counties across the state are alternately banning and welcoming marijuana.

October 18, 2013

The Military’s Prescription Drug Addiction

Overmedication is an epidemic in our armed forces—and kills beyond the battlefield.

October 3, 2013

40 Years of the ‘Fighter Mafia’

An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls on the Pentagon to do more with less.

September 20, 2013

Neocons Are Back—But Not in the GOP

As hawks flock to Obama’s side over Syria, their hold on Republicans is slipping.

September 5, 2013

Lessons From the Anti-Petraeus

Col. Gian Gentile talks about his new book and the failures of savior-generals and their doctrines.

August 22, 2013

The Right Rallies to Edward Snowden

The NSA whistleblower is embraced by unlikely admirers: conservatives in politics and media.

August 8, 2013 Under Surveillance

The FBI’s intelligence gathering on the website fits a pattern of targeting journalists who probe state secrets.

July 25, 2013

VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm Over Vets’ Illnesses

Epidemiologist says VA hid and manipulated data regarding burn pits and Gulf War syndrome.

May 10, 2013

Guantanamo Bay Failed

Courts are overturning the military tribunals’ few convictions, while the notorious prison costs taxpayers millions.

February 7, 2013

‘COPS’ at 25

The popular reality series confronts an “uncertain and problematic” future

January 15, 2013

Surviving War, Falling to Suicide

Brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, and depression are as hazardous as any battlefield — and kill more of our veterans.

January 1, 2013