Two Versions of the U.S. Destruction of a Hospital in Afghanistan

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by Laura Gottesdiener When people ask me what my new job is like, I tell them that I wake up very early and count the dead. When I say “very early,” I mean a few minutes after four a.m., as the… Continue Reading  

The National Security State’s Incestuous Relationship with the Islamic State

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by Tom Engelhardt Honestly, I don’t know whether to rant or weep, neither of which are usual impulses for me.  In the wake of the slaughter in Paris, I have the urge to write one of two sentences here: Paris… Continue Reading  

Je Suis Encore Charlie?

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by John Feffer Charlie was a pretty good musician. He played guitar, composed songs. Dennis Wilson, the drummer and co-founder of the Beach Boys, befriended Charlie and tried to help him make it in the music industry. He arranged for… Continue Reading  

Islamophobia Surges on the Right

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by Ali Gharib Barack Obama seems determined to strike out at the anti-Muslim bigotry coursing through the American right. The policies being pushed by Republicans—particularly by those campaigning to be president—have reached a new low, and the ugliness driving them… Continue Reading  

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Another Perspective

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by Wayne White Post-Paris, there are good reasons for concern over the mass migration of mainly Syrian refugees into Europe. The knowledge that a November 13 Islamic State (ISIS or IS) attacker slipped into Europe among the refugees surely demands… Continue Reading