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Yuletide Lockdowns and Cancelling Christmas

The mind changer in Downing Street has struck again. With UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the helm, changes of

Hoarding the Jabs: The Inequalities of Vaccine Distribution

Public health is no excuse to keep business and patriotism at bay. Not a very humanitarian sentiment, but then again,

I agree with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of…

You may have heard that the U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill to spend $741 billion renaming military

Top 10 Ways Neera Tanden Has Been Misunderstood

When Neera Tanden emailed her colleagues in support of forcing Libya to pay for the privilege of having been bombed,

“I Told You So. You Damned Fools”: 75 Years of…

Leafing – or in this case scrolling through – the commemorative issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists after

Think Tankers Against China: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Security think tanks are the leeches of industry. Attached to their appropriate field, they compile analysis that is supposedly masterful,

Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona

In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures. Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take

Not Adding Up: Australia, Iran and the Release of Kylie…

Australia’s ambassadorial offices and political leaders have a consistent record of ignoring their citizens in tight situations. David Hicks, Mamdouh

Top 10 Reasons to Reject Blinken

Antony Blinken is not the Secretary of State the United States or the world needs, and the U.S. Senate should

Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan

The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read – and

The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza

“Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen

Dim Halos: Suppressing the Cult of Pope John Paul II

As chief conductor of the saint factory, Pope John Paul II was always going to be, in time, canonised. Almost

The New U.S. War on Western Sahara

I’m not misusing the word “war” to mean something like the war on Christmas or drugs or some TV pundit

Re-Learning to Reject War

Chris Lombardi’s fantastic new book is called I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars. It’s a

Everything Will Fundamentally Change

In June 2019, Joe Biden promised wealthy so-called donors that nothing would fundamentally change. At this moment hundreds of millions

One America, Two Nations

As I write this, officials across the United States continue to count votes in the 2020 US presidential election. When

Glory: The Deadliest Drug

Yale Magrass and Charles Derber’s latest book is called Glorious Causes: The Irrationality of Capitalism, War, and Politics. I hope

Google meets the Sherman Act

“Ambition is the subtlest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field,” wrote John Adams to his son, John Quincy Adams,

TRUMP LIES ABOUT HIS TREATMENT OF MIGRANT CHILDREN

During the most recent debate in Nashville on October 22, President Trump was not unexpectedly asked about his administration’s 2018

GAPS IN COVID CARE – A SINGLE DOSE OF REMDESIVIR…

Essential workers, who must continue to work even as COVID rates spike and shelter in place orders are re-issued, largely