Article Archive

Deep State America

Democracy is often subverted by special interests operating behind the scenes.

July 30, 2015

Revenge of the Anti-Terror State

Once-defeated domestic anti-terrorism legislation is being quietly revived in Congress this week.

July 14, 2015

The True Cost of the War on Terror

Though the global body count is obscured, America’s destabilizing actions may have claimed more lives than nonstate terrorists.

July 2, 2015

Obama Won’t Demilitarize Police

White House claims of de-escalation are merely misdirection.

June 23, 2015

Israel Battles the Boycotts

The BDS movement is now drawing official opposition from Tel Aviv and its American allies.

June 18, 2015

The Presidential Library Trap

Major universities and taxpayer-maintained repositories are too often coopted by political legacy-shaping.

June 2, 2015

How Was Bin Laden Killed?

Seymour Hersh’s sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative.

May 20, 2015

Obama’s Unaccountable Drone War

The United States’s targeted killing program has neither the controls nor the justifications the president promises.

May 7, 2015

The Pope Rebukes Turkey—and Should Challenge America and Israel

The pontiff recognizes the Armenian genocide of a century ago, but can he do more about today’s wars and injustices?

April 21, 2015

Obama’s State Secrets Overreach

This administration has stretched the questionable legal provision beyond the breaking point, dismissing private suits.

April 9, 2015

The Neoconservative Cursus Honorum

The warmongering right has carefully built a network of credentialing institutions that secure it outsized influence.

March 24, 2015

How Governments Twist Terrorism

States craft terror definitions and designations to absolve themselves and satisfy their constituencies.

March 11, 2015

The NSA Escapes Scrutiny

With Republicans now ruling Congress, any momentum for surveillance state reform has been lost.

February 26, 2015

Paranoia Strikes U.S. Intelligence

The drive to “do something” pushes the NSC and FBI to take extreme responses to Charlie Hebdo.

February 20, 2015

Obama’s War on Leaks Skirts the Constitution

Convicted under the kangaroo court conditions of the Espionage Act, Jeffrey Sterling never had a chance.

February 12, 2015

Finding the Foreign Agents

In monitoring the activities of foreign organizations, the DOJ often gives powerful political lobbies a pass.

January 30, 2015

What Makes a Whistleblower?

Edward Snowden’s actions brought him accusations of treason, and a life of exile.

January 14, 2015

Why Spies and Analysts Shouldn’t Mingle

Working closely together encourages tunnel vision and groupthink.

January 1, 2015

What the Torture Report Is Missing

The Senate’s investigation may only be the tip of the iceberg.

December 15, 2014

Don’t Risk War With Russia

Washington rushes to court open conflict with Moscow against every rational interest.

December 9, 2014