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Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

SIGINT map

One key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not US national security but political blackmail—as it has been since 1898.

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

John Kerry

The bill now being pushed by the neocons and AIPAC could destroy the most promising developments in a decade.

Relinquishing privacy and transparency has stifled genuine public debate about the goals of our policy and left us both stupid and weak.

Blogs

I was the editor of Editor & Publisher then and we raised many questions about the dangers of this from the start, with Joe Galloway, Sydney Schanberg and others sounding alarms. But few others did the same.

March 30, 2014

“I don't want to sound alarmist,” says Stephen Cohen, “but I believe we've come certainly to the worst crisis since the Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Russia.”

March 28, 2014

An interview with Russ Bellant, author of Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party.

March 28, 2014

Can The Intercept make a dent in the overwhelming white maleness of policy reporting?

March 27, 2014

“What President Obama said is false,” said Ross Caputi of Iraq Veterans Against the War. “The U.S. did not attempt to work within the international system.”

March 27, 2014

They're using the Ukraine crisis to push for expedited approval of US natural gas exports.

March 25, 2014

Unlike, George W. Bush, President Obama has avoided unilateralism and sought to accommodate Russia.

March 24, 2014

Will Media Atonement Day happen? Don’t bet on it. 

March 24, 2014

They don’t like what Obama is doing, but they want him to do more of it.

March 21, 2014

News reports and politicians lauding US gas exports as “best for Crimea” don’t disclose the US gas companies pushing the line, or their Russian connections.

March 20, 2014