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Death Eaters In The White House

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is a Death Eater, consider all that the Groper in Chief and his circle of Dementors have done in the space of just three short weeks.

Donald Trump and the "F" Word

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Is Trump a fascist? When are we justified in using the "f" word to describe a right-wing politician or movement that we legitimately find frightening?

Eternal Hostility: A New Year's Resolution

Kathy Kelly | Posted 01.04.2017 | World
Kathy Kelly

photo: Ed Juillard 1/1/2017 This New Year's Eve, 750 heavy wooden crosses were distributed to a gathering of Chicagoans commemorating the victims of...

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

Triumph Of Terror: Are Successive Attacks Slowly Reducing Us To Societal Apathy?

Nick Fouche | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Nick Fouche

For their sustained frequency alone, today's string of suicide bombings continues to entreat our self-interrogation regarding any prior or contingent social marginalization of the perpetrators.

The Debut Of Bernie's 'Our Revolution': Great Potential. But.

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Opportunities await for campaigns that might be well-funded much as Bernie's presidential race was funded, from many small online donations. But except for presidential races, the politics of elections are overwhelmingly local -- and therein lies a hazard for Our Revolution.

Saving Lives; Black And Blue

Nadine Smith | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Nadine Smith

Bad cops make the job dangerous for good cops.

Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Those who want to perpetuate the military mindset -- that is to say, the servants of the most powerful economic interests in the country -- have to grab the minds of the young, because only in one's youth does militarism resonate with uncontaminated glory.

Hammering for Peace

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

Jessica Reznicek arrested outside of Northrop Grumman Corporation in Nebraska Last winter, at the Voices home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two frie...

Protest and Politics, Black Women and Leadership

David Ragland | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
David Ragland

I write to you from a circle formed by women. They are leading, preaching, singing and protesting the sad state of things. They are also working to tr...

Cowardice and Exoneration in Kunduz

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"The people are being reduced to blood and dust. They are in pieces."

Recovering From Militarism

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The American military is an unceasing hemorrhage of cash and aggression, committed -- perhaps only at the unconscious level -- to nothing more than its own perpetuation, which is to say, endless war.

The American Version of Militarism

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's time we finally ask: Whatever happened to old-fashioned civilian control over the U.S. military? These days, who controls the civilians?

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

Republican Sabotage Works

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.24.2017 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We need to awaken ourselves to the danger our nation faces: A shrinking group of privileged bullies seeks to extend and secure its power by keeping the rest of us at one another's throats.

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers. 

Tom Digby on Militarism, Sexuality and Romance

Randall Horton | Posted 01.14.2017 | Books
Randall Horton

His thesis is that militaristic societies establish values and goals that require men to cut off their feelings of care for others and for themselves, see women's freedom as a threat and rely on violence to solve their problems.

Whither America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.01.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The start of this New Year finds America at an inflection point as wars and terrorism abroad are echoed in violence, suspicion, and fear at home. How will we meet the moment?

Law, Order and Social Suicide

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.31.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Want a ringside seat for the war on crime? Go to A few hours ago (as I write this), the site had listed 1,191 police killings in the U.S. this year. I just looked again. The total is up one.

The Two Parties in Washington (and I Don't Mean the Republicans and the Democrats)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.03.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

They might be labeled the More War Party and the Much (or Much, Much) More War Party.

Congress Is Falling Into ISIS's Trap on Syrian Refugees

Jon Rainwater | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

At a time when our country should be uniting behind a sensible comprehensive approach to ISIS, too many elected officials are playing politics with our national security.

The Aftermath of Paris

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The aftermath of Paris seems likely to be intensified bombing raids in Syria, closed borders, heightened fear-based security and the deletion of "the gray zones of coexistence" across the planet.

"Live and Let Live" Has Two Parts

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.

Challenging the Washington Consensus

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Washington consensus never changes. The mainstream media shills never cease their efforts to bully all seriousness -- all reality -- out of the voting process. And money and militarism silently, invisibly rule, no matter who wins.

Black Lives Matter and The Trinity: Recognizing How Systems Are Connected When Working for Change

Charles Howard | Posted 10.12.2016 | Religion
Charles Howard

To describe this darkest hour in our nation's history as simply being based on a racist hatred of people of African descent is to miss the complexity of the transatlantic slave trade and the work of enslaved Africans in America.