Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA and American Furies. His latest book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, was published by Nation Books in September.
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson's cachet is growing in the wake of a stem-winding speech in which he called the President to account for lies and ineptitude in Irag, castigated a complaisant media and assailed the electorate for passively consuming government lies.
Americans wondered how Army Specialist Charles Graner could torture
detainees in the gruesome Abu Ghraib scandal. In war, people do things
that would otherwise be unthinkable. But this former corrections
officer with a record of spousal abuse has always been at war.