Author Archives: Chase Madar

The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare

Why in five years, the American right will embrace socialized medicine.

The Case for Clemency

To forgive prisoners is divine—or as close as government gets.

A Republican Against Prisons

Virginia’s ex-attorney general is taking on the incarceration state.

The Dirty History of Habeas Corpus

The biography of “negative liberty” encompasses a past rife with social upheaval and hypocrisy.

The Anti-Warrior

Micah Zenko brings peace to the Council on Foreign Relations.

Vietnam: A War on Civilians

On the 50th Anniversary of My Lai massacre, we’re re-visiting Nick Turse’s groundbreaking reporting on the atrocities that were covered up.

How State Secrecy Leads to War

And why Bradley Manning has done more for American security than Seal Team Six.

Legal Atrocities

Do the WikiLeaks war logs reveal war crimes — or the poverty of international law?

What’s Wrong With Rights?

Mary Ann Glendon challenges America’s supreme political values.

Dooley Noted

Listen to Finley Peter Dunne’s sagacious Irishman.

Blood on Whose Hands?

From TomDispatch: Bradley Manning, Washington, and the blood of civilians  By Chase Madar …

Bradley Manning: American Hero

From TomDispatch: Four Reasons Why Pfc. Bradley Manning Deserves the Presidential Medal …

Torture’s Comeback

Don’t rush to credit waterboarding for catching bin Laden.

Libyan War: Legal, Multilateral, and Still Wrong

Why UN Security Council Resolution 1973 was no adequate reason to wage …

Tom Clancy’s “Brain-Dead or Alive”

By Tom Clancy Created by Tom Clancy’s Op-Center, written in collaboration with …

Ostrich America?

The ludicrous, destructive, curiously enduring myth of U.S. isolationism. By Chase Madar …

Guanatanamo, U.S.A.

America’s camp for terror detainees is not much of a departure from …

Obama’s Gitmo

Torturing the rule of law

Boy George

Exclusive excerpts from the former First Lady’s new book, Spoken from the Heart

How Liberals Kill

Harold Koh learns to love bomb power.

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