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Germany is the tell-tale heart of America’s Drone War

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A TOP-SECRET U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Intercept confirms that the sprawling U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany serves as the high-tech heart of America’s drone...   Read More

The US isn’t winding down its wars – it’s just running them at arm’s length

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So relentless has the violence convulsing the Middle East become that an attack on yet another Arab country and its descent into full-scale war...   Read More

America, Not Iran, Is Biggest Threat To Mideast Stability

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The Obama administration’s decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East....   Read More

Same Surveillance State, Different War

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It’s been a long 22 months since the first of thousands of classified government documents became public in what has turned into a drumbeat...   Read More

Just Say No

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Pardon my cynicism, but the “war on terror” (aka “war on violent extremism”) is reminding me more and more of the disastrous U.S. “war...   Read More

The shared roots of the War on Drugs and the War on Terror, in one chart

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If there was ever any doubt in your mind about the shared DNA between the War on Drugs and the War on Terror, consider...   Read More

None Of The Agents Involved In DEA ‘Sex Parties’ Were Fired. Some Even Got Promoted.

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The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration defended herself on Tuesday against charges by skeptical members of Congress that the DEA dealt overly lax...   Read More

Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead

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A recently published report has revealed that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1 million Iraqis,...   Read More

Washingtonese translated

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April 15 is the day each year when Americans are most likely to slander Washington. Unfortunately, the city’s nebulous nomenclature deters citizens from recognizing...   Read More

When everything is a federal crime

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There are an estimated 4,500 federal criminal statutes — and innumerable regulations backed by criminal penalties that include incarceration. Even if none of these...   Read More