A Political 100-Year Flood: Trump’s Venom Is Nothing New

by Adam Hochschild Along rivers prone to overflowing, people sometimes talk of preparing for a 100-year flood — a dangerous surge of muddy, debris-filled water so overwhelming it appears only once a century. In our political world, we are now… Continue Reading  

Lifeboat Earth

by John Feffer At its best, the earth was once likened to a spaceship that sails through the heavens with a crew working together for the common good. Thanks to climate change, this metaphor no longer works. Our planet is… Continue Reading  

Tulsi Gabbard and the Military

by Mark Perry It’s not a requirement that our presidents serve in the military, but it used to be—or nearly so. For the five decades following World War II, serving in uniform was not only a kind of litmus test… Continue Reading  

Trump is Doubling Down on Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but Congress Won’t Give Up

By Erica Fein President Trump has vetoed five bills this year. Four of them have dealt with U.S. support for the Saudi and Emirati (UAE) monarchies and their role in the now four-year-old brutal war and humanitarian nightmare in Yemen.… Continue Reading  

The GOP’s Sinister New Nationalism

by John Feffer The worst thing you could be in the Soviet Union in the late 1940s was a “rootless cosmopolitan.” The epithet sometimes came with a death sentence. The Soviet Communist Party, under the strong guiding hand of Joseph… Continue Reading