When Will the Dirty Wars End?

When Will the Dirty Wars End?

Director Rick Rowley and journalist Jeremy Scahill’s much talked about docu-thriller Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield opened on June 7th to strong positive reviews. A companion piece to Scahill’s book of the same name, Dirty Wars details the growing use of...
Plain Old Murder

Plain Old Murder

Drones are President Barack Obama’s weapon of choice in the War on Terror. Since taking office, he has ordered over 280 drone strikes in Pakistan alone. That’s more than eight times as many as George W. Bush authorized and doesn’t even count the...

Obama Did It, All By Himself

“Change We Can Believe In.” Those fine words fooled a lot of people in 2008. Now they stick in the craw even of Obama apologists for whom all the hopes dashed over the past three years are the fault of tea party Republican obstructionists. Expect to hear a...
Troy Davis and al-Awlaki: Two Murders, One Outrage

Troy Davis and al-Awlaki: Two Murders, One Outrage

On Wednesday, September 21, the state of Georgia murdered Troy Anthony Davis by poisoning him to death in front of a small audience. Despite overwhelming doubt about his guilt, his murderers, in the name of justice and the citizens of Georgia, held that he killed a...