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Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

immigrant detention center

President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Our government has always justified its worst abuses of power—here and abroad—on the basis of “national security.”

Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.

Kerry and el-Sissi

The conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists yesterday underscored the hypocrisy of US support for Egypt’s General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

Iraqi Funeral

In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.

Bush

Former president Bush is to blame for the present crisis in Iraq—along with decades of murder, lies and imperial aggression.

The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.

Blogs

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 2, 2012

The ayatollahs have their endgame, too.

August 1, 2012

Mitt's foreign policy, like much of his vision for America, seems out of a 20th-century history book.

July 31, 2012

While Romney toured Poland, the current leaders of the historic union denounced his “support for the attacks against trade unions and labor rights.”

July 30, 2012

While abroad Romney signals that he wants a return to the Bush Doctrine. 

July 30, 2012

The presumed GOP candidate’s offense-slinging stumble through London this week lends irony to his false claims about Obama apologizing for America. It seems America will have to apologize for Mitt.

 

July 27, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

July 27, 2012

A well-funded new conservative website, the Washington Free Beacon, helps its lobbyist sponsor press for Taiwanese arms deals—with no disclosure.

July 26, 2012

Lewis Carroll, and Bob Dylan, would be amused.

July 26, 2012

Don't expect anything to change at the Department of Defense in 2012.

July 24, 2012