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The Venetian resort in Las Vegas

Why Israel Slept Why Israel Slept

The long catalogue of intelligence failures that allowed Hamas to stage its brutal surprise attack on October 7 begins at The Venetian, Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas resort.

Nov 2, 2023 / James Bamford

Kaiser Permanente workers on strike marching with signs on a picket line

What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave? What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave?

Nurses and others have won victories on the picket line they couldn’t achieve at the ballot box.

Nov 1, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

Pioneer Natural Resources equipment near Midland, Tex., on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

In Exxon’s Orwellian World, Lower Emissions Means More Oil Production In Exxon’s Orwellian World, Lower Emissions Means More Oil Production

In the corporation's version of Newspeak, "carbon emissions" means whatever it wants—and any investment in renewables is just a facade.

Oct 24, 2023 / Brad Swanson

Biden delivers a speech in the Oval Office

Biden’s Zombie Foreign Policy Lurches Blindly Along Biden’s Zombie Foreign Policy Lurches Blindly Along

As global instability spreads, the president remains committed to failed strategies.

Oct 23, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Robert Malley, Biden administration special envoy for Iran, testifies about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations on Capitol Hill on May 25, 2022.

Disinformation and Deception in Tehran and Washington Disinformation and Deception in Tehran and Washington

A series of articles allege that some high-profile Western analysts and aides are working for the Iranian government. Are they spies? Or is someone trying to sabotage their work?

Oct 19, 2023 / Nicolas Niarchos

Former Washington Nationals player Sean Doolittle pitching

Sean Doolittle, Baseball’s Left-Wing Lefty, Retires Sean Doolittle, Baseball’s Left-Wing Lefty, Retires

How the Nationals’ star reliever became the conscience of baseball.

Oct 6, 2023 / Peter Dreier

Trump UAW speech, Trump misses republican primary debate

Why the Mainstream Media Loved Trump’s Fake Pro-Workers Rally Why the Mainstream Media Loved Trump’s Fake Pro-Workers Rally

A combination of horse race journalism and anti-union bias led to absurd reporting.

Sep 29, 2023 / Jeet Heer

US President Joe Biden shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they meet at the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 20.

In Its Rush to Waive Visas for Israeli Visitors, the Biden Administration Has Insulted and Betrayed Arab Americans In Its Rush to Waive Visas for Israeli Visitors, the Biden Administration Has Insulted and Betrayed Arab Americans

The repeated promise by US officials that Israel would never get a visa waiver until it stopped discriminating against Arab American visitors turned out to be worthless.

Sep 29, 2023 / James Zogby

“Succession” for suckers: While Lachlan Murdoch (left) gets the fancy title, Rupert retains the ultimate power.

Rupert Murdoch’s Final Con Game Rupert Murdoch’s Final Con Game

Announcing his exit, the right-wing baron mixes public populism and private elitism.

Sep 25, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Ukrainian soldiers adjust flag

The Dangerous Myth of the “Good War” The Dangerous Myth of the “Good War”

The fantasy that the war in Ukraine is a war to secure democracy around the world has taken root among well-meaning liberals.

Sep 7, 2023 / David Bromwich

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