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In 1997 a 29-year-old schizophrenic inmate named Michael Valent was
stripped naked and strapped to a restraining chair by Utah prison staff
because he refused to take a pillowcase off his head.

Someone's lying--big-time--and neither Congress nor the media have
begun to scratch the surface.

"Abu Ghraib prison was used for torture in Saddam's time.

By smashing evil-doers flat, we've said,
This war has changed Iraq forevermore.
So why is it that Kurds and Shiites start
Imagining they've seen this all before?

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Maryland-based media company whose
holdings include sixty-two TV stations, did the country a favor when it
refused to air the April 30 special edition of Nigh

President Bush is again refusing to take responsibility
for any of the horrors happening on his watch.

The stark fact that significant portions of our planet are under the
supervision of exceptionally stupid and ill-informed people is provoking
unwonted expressions of anger and alarm.

Can we please stop calling it a quagmire? The United States isn't mired
in a bog or a marsh in Iraq (quagmire's literal meaning); it is
free-falling off a cliff.

One of my favorite little films is a satirical documentary titled
Babakiueria.

Blogs

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements deserve our solidarity—not our bombs.

February 10, 2015

The president continues a two-decade legacy of wrapping the military option in Iraq in humanitarian packaging.

August 8, 2014

Washington’s armchair generals are salivating at the world’s current turmoil, seeing a chance to rehabilitate themselves.

July 23, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

The Nation’s editor and publisher takes the notorious neo-con and Iraq war architect to task on ABC’s The Week.

June 30, 2014

Obama’s real failure has been his inability to lead a global New Deal.

June 25, 2014

What is wrong with the stories Americans tell about themselves and their history? Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich discuss.

June 24, 2014

Military intervention in Iraq would inflame sectarian divisions and almost certainly kill civilians.

June 19, 2014

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014