The President Plays with Matches, and the Whole World Burns

trump

by Rebecca Gordon “I’ve just heard that my family home near Carpenteria is literally in flames at this moment,” a friend told me recently. She was particularly worried, she said, because “my mom has MS. She and my dad got… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Nuclear Dreams

27ed8b2e-ef0f-4085-bf34-ab63940515e9

by Rebecca Gordon Preventing a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea may be the most pressing challenge facing the world right now. Our childish, ignorant, and incompetent president is shoving all of us — especially the people… Continue Reading  

When All the World’s a War…

drone5

by Rebecca Gordon Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a “war on terror.” Real soldiers have been deployed to distant lands; real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used; real cruise missiles have been launched;… Continue Reading  

In Yemen, Yet Another Undeclared U.S. War

Secretary_Kerry_and_Yemeni_President_Hadi_Address_Reporters_(Pic_2)

by Rebecca Gordon The long national nightmare that was the 2016 presidential election is finally over. Now, we’re facing a worse terror: the reality of a Trump presidency. Donald Trump has already promised to nominate a segregationist attorney general, a… Continue Reading  

The Trojan Drone

drone3

by Rebecca Gordon Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent to take out a single key figure. It’s a shiny video game for grown ups… Continue Reading