America’s Arms Sales Addiction

By William Hartung It’s no secret that Donald Trump is one of the most aggressive arms salesmen in history. How do we know? Because he tells us so at every conceivable opportunity. It started with his much exaggerated “$110 billion arms deal”… Continue Reading  

How to Make American Foreign Policy Yours

By Ryan Summers and Ben Freeman Foreign influence in America is the topic du jour. From the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s request that a foreign power investigate a political opponent to the indictment of associates of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani,… Continue Reading  

Why I Weep While I Work

By Allegra Harpootlian Think back to the last time you cried at work. Did the tears come after your boss sent you a curt email? Or when you accidentally cc’d (instead of bcc’d) everyone? Maybe you just had a really,… Continue Reading  

Killing Me Softly With Militarism: The Decay Of Democracy In America

By William J. Astore When Americans think of militarism, they may imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets as flag-waving crowds exult; or, like our president, they may think of enormous parades featuring troops and missiles and tanks, with warplanes soaring overhead.… Continue Reading  

Extorting Ukraine is Bad Enough, But Trump Has Done Much Worse

by Rebecca Gordon Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, “I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?” “Well,” I… Continue Reading