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The Unending Punishment of Fallujah, Iraq

Dan Kovalik | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home
Dan Kovalik

While the U.S. media gleefully reports on such war crimes when alleged to have been carried out by Assad or Putin, it is silent when it comes to covering such war crimes when committed by the U.S. or allied governments.

This Flamethrower Shoots Napalm And Is Yours For $1,600

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News

If you have $1,600 burning a hole in your pocket, then why not pick up this hot new gizmo? The X15 flamethrower shoots a burning stream of diesel and ...

Images Matter: ISIL Knew That

Michelle Kraus | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Images do matter and again the terrorists understand their insidious power. Social media was not meant for this.

What Does it All Mean?

Francis Levy | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

"What Does It All Mean?" is actually a sharp turn from "What Me Worry?" and it's indicative of the peculiar direction of the '60s sensibility which danced between the desire for transcendence and a darker nihilism occasioned by the specter of the Vietnam War.

War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

The Johnson administration was looking for a pretext to escalate the war. "We don't know what happened," National Security Adviser Walter W. Rostow told the president after Congress passed the resolution, "but it had the desired result."

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

Syria, Chemical Weapons and Exceptionalism: If Putin Tells the Truth, We Should Listen

Beth Green | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Beth Green

Whether or not we are skeptical of the Putin's motives or even his religious consciousness, can't we acknowledge the truth of his statement?

Buy President Obama a History Book

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

No man with such a fundamental misunderstanding of modern American history should be deciding the fate of a new group of civilians.

Stopping a War Before It Starts

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Who's up for stopping a war? This is the time, as the next war strains to be born, amid the same old lies as last time, amid the same urgency and ps...

Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The United States and the international community have failed to take constructive steps to promote peace-making efforts, which could have brought the crisis in Syria to an end.

War -- What Is It Good For? Some Memorial Day Reflections

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.28.2013 | Home
Steve Heilig

It's said that everything looks like a nail if you're holding a hammer; the United States has long had many more "hammers" than it needs. I consider myself a patriot, but blind patriotism is really meaningless. We can both honor those who have sacrificed and do much better.

Drones Are the Napalm of Our Crazy Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The common element is death rained down from the sky, and drones take this a step further by leaving the inflictors of it safe back in the States.

Mad Men: Are You Not Entertained?

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Will Mad Men regain the acclaim that made it the best drama on television? Based on the response to To Have and To Hold, so far the answer would have to be no.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen join forces, loneliness in the digital age, and the deadliest jellie...

John Mayer: Jessica Simpson Is "Sexual Napalm," Jennifer Aniston Hates Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If you thought John Mayer's recent Rolling Stone interview had too much information, wait till you read his upcoming Playboy interview. It's online, a...

Obama Must Live Up to Campaign Pledge on Vieques Cleanup

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

President Obama should instruct all relevant federal agencies to live up to his stated commitment to address the health crisis in Vieques immediately, pursue an "environmentally acceptable" clean-up for Vieques, and work toward a fair and complete resolution to the ongoing litigation.