In Wars and Weapons We Trust

by William J. Astore When I was a teenager in the 1970s, I looked to the heavens: to God and Christianity (as arbitrated by the Catholic Church) and to the soaring warbirds of the U.S. military, which I believed kept… Continue Reading  

More Money, Fewer Jobs: Employment and the Defense Industry

by Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top defense contractor and the largest… Continue Reading  

Why Is American Aggression Missing in Action?

by Tom Engelhardt Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here’s the first paragraph: “American intelligence and… Continue Reading  

The Antiwar Movement No One Can See

by Allegra Harpootlian When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, Americans took to the streets all across the country to protest their instantly endangered rights. Conspicuously absent from the newfound civic engagement, despite more than a decade… Continue Reading  

Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?

by John Feffer Imagine, on the day before the 2020 presidential election, that someone posts a video of the Democratic candidate talking before a group of donors. The candidate admits to being ashamed to be an American, confesses that the… Continue Reading